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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Dr. Graeme Marlton

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Responsibilities:

Post doctral buddy co-ordinator.

Research Interests:

  • Gravity wave observations
  • Novel measurement techniques and development
  • Atmospheric turbulence

Research Projects:

  • Atmospheric dynamic Research Infrastructure in Europe (ARISE)
  • HERTZ
  • Volclab

HERTZ

HERTZ is a R&D project lead by Juliet Robson that allows the inaudible sound of our planet and the cosmos to be experienced through sight and touch. This project has two aims:

The first is to take the resonance of stars, or star song, and use the tone and amplitude of each start to create chladni patterns using a chladni plate.

The second is to use natural infrasound measurements (Sound waves below the range of human hearing) that are produced by volcanos and glaciers etc. These infrasound waves are used to modulate a soundwave that can be played through a sub woofer, and a silent sub woofer. Silent sub woofers can be attached to chairs to make them vibrate. Thus, allowing a participent to experience infrasound produced by our planet. More information about this phase of the project is available on this EGU poster

Below are two infrasound clips, one from an F16 jet aircraft and the second from the Mt Etna Volcano. Both are made audible by playing the infrasound at 200x the orginal speed. Courtersy of Peiter Smets of the Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

F16

Mt Etna

To get the latest updates on HERTZ visit Juliet Robsons blog.

HERTZ is an R&D project lead by Juliet Robson and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists with funding from Arts Council England. Twitter: @weareunltd

Last update: 30th January 2019

Contact

graeme.marlton@reading.ac.uk

Office:

2U18 -

Phone:

5586

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