Archive for March 2009

Essentials of Paleomagnetism

Thanks to Kurt for this: Lisa Tauxe has released the first web edition of Essentials of Paleomagnetism, which she wrote along with Rob Butler and Subir Banerjee. It looks like EoP contains material from Lisa’s class notes, Rob’s classic out-of-print textbook on paleomag, and a chapter by Subir on environmental magnetism. Lisa’s PmagPy python software [...]

Tracker, Meet AudioXPlorer

I’ve been noticing more and more people using the awesome free program Tracker for video analysis. But what about audio analysis? I’m teaching the third quarter of physics soon (waves, optics, and thermodynamics), and have been looking for ways to get students to do some basic acoustical measurements and processing. Clearly they’ll need some software. [...]

I’m back!

Back to posting after a brief hiatus and hard disk crash. In my absence, there were a few noteworthy events: Chris Rowan at Highly Allochthonous wrote a great post on the basics of magnetic reversals. Looks like I don’t have to finish my series after all. Maybe I’ll go on to write about paleointensity. I [...]