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Job Title: Field Geophysicist

I keep getting asked what a field geophysicist actually does. Geophysics is an adventure vacation crossed with electronics lab; field geophysicists are the hybrid offspring of MacGuyver and a James Bond villan. Geophysics is the science of collecting data on … 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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Geology is a Murder Mystery

Research is all about investigating mysteries, trying to understand the What, When, Where, and How of the universe (not the Why — motivation is a question for philosophy). My very first research project was observing and writing an orbital determination … Continue reading

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