Rocks and Water

a tectonics blog by Richard Styron

Halfspace: a Python package for elastic halfspace calculations

Part 1: Introduction

I’ve been working the past year and a half on calculating topographic and tectonic stresses. This work has relied heavily on using elastic halfspace approximations, which are quite commonly used in the crustal deformation communities, particularly by geodesists. To this end, I have written a Python ...

AGU and SSA have new open access policies

Open access to scientific publications and datasets is very important for both scientific progress and for the incorporation of scientific knowledge into the public sphere. The reasons for this are manifold, and have been enumerated so vociferously on various blogs, email lists, and internet fora that one fears the spittle ...

Low-angle Normal Fault Likelihood IPython Notebook

This is an IPython Notebook version of a paper I have just submitted to Geophysical Research Letters. This is the complete paper, but with all the code embedded, and is executable. However, it does need a Python module called eq_stats.py as well as some of the typical Python scientific ...

Some tips for new scientific programmers

This post is slightly modified from an email that I wrote to some friends who were looking for tips on getting started with scientific computing with MATLAB. I’m not the world’s expert on the subject, and I traded MATLAB for Python a couple years back, but the advice ...