In this module, we explore data in the Earth Sciences using interactive Python libraries. This includes visualization and sonification of data relating to earthquakes, plate tectonics, and seismic waves.
After a large earthquake, Earth's normal modes vibrate like waves on a guitar string. If the earthquake is large enough, the Earth can 'ring' for days or weeks. This video demonstrates both visually and sonically these free oscillations of the Earth.
Earthquakes produce seismic waves that are recorded by seismometers. I work with the Seismic Sound Lab at Columbia University to turn these seismic data into sound!