Mark Naylor’s Blog

Mark Naylor’s Blog

I want to know how the Earth works…

Author: mnaylor

We want to be able to deploy the Geoduino Seismic system as a data logger in remote locations which are off grid. It is therefore really important that we consider how to power the Geoduino efficiently. In some settings, this might be off a lead acid (like a car battery) with solar power to recharge […]

By PhD Student Bronwyn Matthews (Sounding Out the River) In September 2020, I started my PhD amidst a global pandemic of which I had no idea about when I applied in January 2020. I found the PhD opening for a project entitled ‘Sounding out the river: Seismic monitoring of bedload mobilisation and transport in mountain […]

There are two ways to control what the chips are doing. Use the microcontroller to make things happen Use functionality built into the chips to control operations In this post, we are going to look at the latter. Our Geoduino Seismic ADC system has a few different chips that can be programmed. We will start […]

As part of the Sounding Out the River project, we are developing a low cost seismic logger which sits on an arduino that we can use to telemeter data back to Edinburgh over the mobile network. The desire is that we can deploy operationally at reasonably large scale for monitoring in potentially hazardous environments such […]

In the Sounding Out the River project, we had dual aims of showing (i) how to monitor bedload transport during floods using geophones and also (ii) the development of a low cost data collection and telemetry system. This latter component has seen us develop three pieces of technology. BattMan (for battery management) Geoduino Seismic Logger […]

Please find our new paper on the Pre Print Server. Authors: Francesco Serafini (1), Mark Naylor (1), Finn Lindgren (1), Maximilian Werner (2), Ian Main (1) (1) University of Edinburgh, (2) University of Bristol Funding: This collaborative project was funded by the Real-time Earthquake Risk Reduction for a Resilient Europe “RISE” project, which has received […]

Here is the presentation from PhD Student Francesco Serafini at the Edinburgh School of GeoSciences annual Postgraduate Research Conference. He is funded by the Real-time earthquake rIsk reduction for a reSilient Europe project (H2020 RISE). Please find a pdf copy full paper on the arXiv preprint server. ABSTRACT: This work is about ranking earthquake forecasts […]

Here is the presentation from Dr Kirsty Bayliss in our group at the Seismological Society of America this year. She is funded by the Real-time earthquake rIsk reduction for a reSilient Europe project (H2020 RISE). ABSTRACT: To develop robust and reliable earthquake forecasts, we must have a good understanding of spatial patterns of seismicity. Log-Gaussian […]

Forward: Sediment production on Earth is dominated by the erosion of active mountain ranges. It seems intuitive that maximum sediment flux delivered to surrounding continental margins should correlate with active mountain building (orogenesis). Therefore, active orogenic systems where important interactions occurs between tectonics, climate and surfaces processes like Andes or Taiwan have been the place […]

One of my teaching roles over the last 4 years has been setting up a Geophysics with Professional Placement degree route where students take a placement sandwiched between their 3rd and 4th years. The lag time between starting this initiative and seeing the results has been long, just because of how long it takes for students […]


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