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QuakeFinder 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Book Review: The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought To See the Future
Author: Peter Moore, 2015
Review by: Dan Coughlin, Director, QuakeFinder

The subject book provides a detailed history of the emergence of weather forecasting as it advanced in the U.K. and U.S. during the mid 19th century.  The author focuses on a handful of scientists, sailors, inventors, explorers and others that broke with the conventional wisdom and beliefs in meteorology to better understand the content and behavior of the atmosphere and to attempt to put order to what appeared to be random weather.

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Costanoa Lodge – a new QuakeFinder partner

QuakeFinder would like to thank The Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, California for hosting a QF station on the property. This Spring, QuakeFinder’s nearby Ano Nuevo station suffered communication loss due to a local AT&T cell tower deactivation. This remote (and beautiful) coastal area has been challenging in the past to maintain a sufficient cell phone signal strength for our daily data transmission. Costanoa kindly agreed to let QuakeFinder move the Ano Nuevo site to their property.

During our installation at the Costanoa Lodge, QuakeFinder personnel had the opportunity to tour the grounds and meet the staff. The Lodge is a phenomenal camping destination complete with cabins, bungalows, RV spaces, a spa, lodge, meeting rooms and a restaurant/bar. We highly recommend The Costanoa Lodge for your next camping trip or corporate event. Visit http://www.costanoa.com.

A special ‘thanks’ to Trevor Bridge, the general manager, and his maintenance team for the assistance during the QF station relocation. Welcome to the QuakeFinder Community!

Thank You Henry Dela Pena!

The QuakeFinder team would like to thank Henry Dela Pena for his dedicated service to the project.

Henry is our ‘Operations Fellow’ in Southern California and supports the team in maintaining and upgrading our stations and sensors. As of August 25th, he completed his portion of QuakeFinder’s ‘California 2016 Sweep’ – wherein we are visiting every one of our 125 stations in California to perform annual maintenance. Site visits this year also included some key hardware/software upgrades that are making our system even more robust.

Henry’s region is especially challenging as it covers the Mojave desert and other difficult-to-reach and remote sites. He performed his tasks diligently and on schedule completing the sweep of 38 sites – each taking many hours to complete in challenging environments. The QuakeFinder data streams from his region are continuing to flow from those sites flawlessly.

Thank you Henry!

M 6.2 Earthquake In Central Italy

The QuakeFinder Team wishes to show our support for the families of victims of the Aug 24th M 6.2 earthquake near Perugia, Italy.
Researchers worldwide are investigating ways to provide advanced warning ahead of major earthquakes.
QuakeFinder is working diligently with our partners to understand the pre-earthquake electromagnetic phenomenon with the goal to enable a forecasting system – and to save lives.