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Recreational Geophysics (winter edition)

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When hunting for snowshoes in the equipment room, I discovered snowboards and skis. I am now utterly enchanted by the concept of a downhill geophysical survey. If we blend in some techniques from urban skiing in small town British Columbia, … Continue reading

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“I have no good explanation for why a geophysical company has so many teddy bears.” Explanations proffered on social media include: Fashionable cushions for high amplitude seismic testing. “Padding”-ton bears to supplement shock-foam when packing shipments. Hug-providers for when data-processing … Continue reading

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Fieldgear: It’s all about the Spray

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One of the most important shelves to visit when packing for a field job: bear spray & bangers, bug spray, bungee cords, cargo straps, first aid kits, and even more bug spray.

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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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Overheard at the office: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger coffee. I have an image of a cyclopsian monster brewing coffee strong enough to dissolve stir spoons.

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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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