|Goal||Improve earthquake monitoring and warnings|
|Task||Use USB sensors to detect earthquakes|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
The Quake-Catcher Network provides software so that individuals can join together to improve earthquake monitoring, earthquake awareness, and the science of earthquakes.
The Quake-Catcher Network links existing networked laptops and desktops in hopes to form the world’s largest and densest earthquake monitoring system. With your help, the Quake-Catcher Network can provide better understanding of earthquakes, give early warning to schools, emergency response systems, and others.
The Quake-Catcher Network also provides a natural way to engage students and the public in earthquake detection and research. This project places USB-connectable sensors in K-12 classrooms as an educational tool for teaching science and a scientific tool for studying and monitoring earthquakes. Through a variety of interactive experiments students can learn about earthquakes and the hazards that earthquakes pose.
Earthquake safety is a responsibility shared by billions worldwide. Let's get to work!
|How to Join||
You can participate in the Quake-Catcher Network in several ways:
1. Join the Laptop Network: Install Quake-Catcher Network monitoring software on your computer (free). If you have a laptop with an internal sensor, learn how to install Quake-Catcher Network software at http://qcn.stanford.edu/
2. Purchase a USB Sensor:
3. Join Quake-Catcher Network's Rapid Aftershock Mobilization Program: Sign up for free to host a USB sensor in the event of a major earthquake in your area. By joining Quake-Catcher Network's Rapid Aftershock Mobilization Program list, you will ensure that Quake-Catcher Network mobilizes rapidly after the main event in order to catch aftershocks. Rapid Aftershock Mobilization Program is an international effort. Sign up here: http://qcn.stanford.edu/RAMP/index.php.
A computer with Internet access
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||At home, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, Emergency Response|
|Tags||boinc, distributed computing, earthquake, earthquakes, emergency response, geology & earth science, response, u.s. geological survey|
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yvonnegreene43 12/15/20161.Understanding why earthquakes occur2. Where they occur and the frequency 3. How it effects the ecosystem surrounding it.
Debra (sunny) Turner 12/15/2016Could be a long ranger project to monitor quakes and volcanoes, then do a graph analysis on the most frequent and locations.
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