Great Sand Dunes NP

Great Sand Dunes NP

Held annually at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, this is a research workshop organized by students exclusively for students broadly focused on seismology and related fields. It gives students the opportunity to present their research, learn about new topics, and network with other students in a low pressure environment compared to a traditional conference. Since its inception, the workshop has grown from a regional northeastern event to an international conference with over 50 attendees. I attended and was part of the organizing committee from 2015 - 2017 and cannot recommend it enough for any student involved in seismology or earthquake research. More information.


A longstanding tradition of the seismology group at Lamont is the weekly record readings led by the graduate students where a recent earthquake is discussed in detail. Half of the discussion involves examining the seismic records for that earthquake. The matlab package that is used is available for anyone to download here and may be useful for students looking to incorporate a record reading in their own departments, or more generally for looking at seismic records from a particular earthquake.