Open Tsunami Alert System (OTAS)

I’ve started working with a Computer Scientist named Charles Martin on the Open Tsunami Alert System (OTAS). The call-to-arms which spawned this particular project was the following column by Robert X. Cringely:

Go read it. I hope to be able to use my data processing skills to work on the Tsunami detection part of the system. The plan is to use Internet-available seismic data to issue alerts to people’s computer desktops and mobile phones.

Cringely mentions me and Charles by name in a later column, which is way cool, but also a big responsibility. Yikes! It will be an interesting and challenging experience for me. Many people across the Internet are coming forward to offer their services as well. Now to go learn more about seismic data and seismic processes…

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