Mark Naylor’s Blog

Mark Naylor’s Blog

I want to know how the Earth works…

Author: mnaylor

The public, regulators and policy makers are understandably concerned about the magnitude of earthquakes induced by fracking operations and the risk of any consequent damage that might occur. When a M2.3 earthquake was induced 7 years ago by fracking operations in the Presse Hall project near Blackpool, the authorities responded by imposing tight limits on […]

As a Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh University, one of my research specialties is statistical seismology. This is the study of the statistics of earthquakes. Whilst I really want to know about earthquake process – but it turns out that you need to understand the earthquake data well in order to infer anything that is likely […]

In this post, I thought I would show you how to load some time series data into a Pandas DataFrame. The obvious choice of data is the School of GeoScience’s weather station, archive data is available for it on the web. The met station is positioned on the top of JCMB which has the view […]

This is a difficult post to write because hazard and risk mean different things to different people. I am going to describe what they mean to me as physical scientist who researches natural hazards. What is a Natural Hazard? At the core of my research, I study natural hazards. These are physical events in the […]

If you do any data analysis on a computer, the first step is loading that data into the computer program you want to use to analyse it. This is frequently a frustrating business that is harder than it should be… Below I show two ways of getting data into Python using Pandas DataFrames. The first […]

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