Quake-Catcher Network

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The Quake-Catcher Network is an initiative run by the University of Southern California that aims to use computer-based accelerometers to detect earthquakes.[1] It uses the BOINC volunteer computing platform (a form of distributed computing, similar to SETI@home).

It currently supports mobile devices (smartphones and some tablets/laptops) that have a built-in accelerometer.[2] It also supports three external USB devices currently - the codemercs.com JoyWarrior 24F8, the ONavi sensor, and the MotionNode Accel.[3]

In 2011, project scientist Elizabeth Cochran was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award from US President Barack Obama in large part due to her founding of the Quake-Catcher Network project.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Main project page". University of Southern California. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Introduction to the Network". University of Southern California. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Sensor Comparison". University of Southern California. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Elizabeth Cochran accepts the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists". UCR Today. Retrieved 2016-12-23. 

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