Students Analyzing Noise-Level Lockdown Data

May 4, 2020

“In the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Assistant Professor Marine Denolle’s (HDSI Competitive Research Awardee) teaching assistant had students analyze noise-level data from a city in China that was locked down. Tim Clements, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, assigned the project as homework in the earthquake and tectonics class. Students downloaded seismic data from Enshi City in central China, which has a population of 750,000. They noticed that during the lockdown, noise levels were similar to that of a rural area. “It got down to, basically, the natural level you would expect when there are no humans around,” Clements said.”

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See also: COVID-19