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Geophysics Bunker

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In honour of Halloween, our every-day creepy storeroom decent: You thought I was kidding about geophysicists as supervillains, yet what better location for an urban lair (or final stronghold to defend against the zombie hordes) than a concrete bunker hidden … Continue reading

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Shorted Switchbox

When you’re working under a wind-blown tarp with 48mm of rain coming down in 24 hours, water creeps in where it really shouldn’t, and gear shorts out. Most geophysics equipment is amiable to field repairs, using twisted wire and clamps … Continue reading

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Twist the Collar, not the Probe

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The techs have been teaching me about common instrument damage, and how to repair it. The following is a visual lesson in why you twist the collar, not the probe, and if you feel significant resistance, STOP.

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The Problem with Cables

This is a common story, but well-executed: the problem with cables.

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