So here's a fun little test that PuterMan linked me to long ago, but am just now getting around to doing. It's a clever online interactive test to
assess basic seismology skills, made by natural science faculty members and support staff at California State University, Los Angeles.
It's not all that hard, and the test is just child's play to real seismologists. But it might still humble a few of you- and amuse an even fewer of
So go ahead, try it, and see how you do!
There are many ATS members who will likely do well on it, especially if you are one of the quake watching crowd. Most of it should be pretty easy for
As for the certificate, while it really means a whole lot of nothing, it was still cool to get one.
At some point in there, after it appears you
might get one, it asks you for, and I filled out:
Institution: Self Taught
City, State: I blacked this out on this pic, but answered it.
I also omitted another part of the certificate that gives you more detail about actual correct answers. Omitted only because the test appears to be
unique to every user- depending on the choices you make in station placement, etc. You'll see what I am talking about once you get in there. A few of
my answers varied just slightly from the actual correct ones (and this mostly had to do with minor measurement differences), but were still close
enough to score "correct". So I'm happy to report I nailed this sukka with 100%, first and only pass, no corrections.
Click for big pic
It is (or was?) part of a skills assessment tool for instructors at CSU. But all I got was this link, and so you have to figure out the rest, and all
the instructions are there:
If you take the time to do the test, be sure and take a screen cap of yours and post it! This is not a couple of clicks and you're done kind of test.
In a few places you WILL have to think. But not all that hard. Have some fun with it, and you can learn a lot too.
Thanks again PuterMan for that link long ago...Should have taken it sooner...
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