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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. I've worked in R&D, analytical, and clinical labs over the years and have always found myself in the role of computer and software expert for my team. I started working at Golden Software in early 2015. Helping our customers discover new ways to use our software and constantly learning from them makes everyday new and interesting. When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time outside in the garden, discovering new gluten free recipes in the kitchen, and working on my house.


Maximize your data’s impact using Grapher’s new Piper Plots

Over the years, Piper plots have become one of the most requested new plot types for Grapher. If you're one of our many users that have been looking forward to this new plot type, your wait is over! Grapher's new Piper plots make it easier than ever to display water, soil, and rock chemistry data in a clear and visually appealing graphs. Use a Pipe...
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Make Meaningful Maps with Symbology in Surfer

Colorado County Populations
Surfer's new base symbology feature can be used to create thematic maps. Thematic maps are used in a wide variety of fields to illustrate attributes or statistics about defined areas. For example, thematic maps can be used to show the population of counties in a region or the number of oil wells in a geographic zone. Combined with Surfer's already ...
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Calculating the Average Contaminant Plume Concentration in Surfer 14

Calculating the Average Contaminant Plume Concentration in Surfer 14
I recently ran across an article that was written by an experienced Surfer user, Joseph A. Ricker. The article, A Practical Method to Evaluate Ground Water Contaminant Plume Stability , provides a workflow for determining the average contaminant plume concentration that I thought our Surfer community may find interesting. Below, I've summarized the...
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Adding Wells to Cross Sections in Strater 5

Adding Wells to Cross Sections in Strater 5

Cross sections are an important tool in illustrating subsurface geology.  Among the many new features added to Strater 5 are several new cross section options including water level display, retaining custom levels, and adding wells to an existing cross section. This blog will address how a new well can be added to a cross section. For this example, we will use the Cross Section.sdg sample file that ships with Strater.

The Strater 5 sample file “Cross Section.sdg” contains a cross section with four wells, well headers, two inset maps, a horizontal cross section, a depth log, and a legend. We will further manipulate this file by adding a new well and reshaping the default layers.

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Jennifer Woodson
Hi again Paul, You may also want to look into using Strater template (*.tsf) files if you find yourself recreating logs quite a b... Read More
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:25
Jennifer Woodson
Hi Paul, When you say you're attempting to copy a well, are you attempting to copy from a data table, or are you copying a log fr... Read More
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:01
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Graphing the Growing Season

Graphing the Growing Season

Spring bulbs are beginning to bloom, and with each reminder that spring is on the way I think more about starting my vegetable garden. Every gardener knows that the question of when to plant is always a struggle.  Maximizing the growing season while minimizing plant loss due to surprise cold snaps and frosts is always a balancing act. Living at high elevations can make this even more difficult, so I decided to do some research and see if I could get a better picture of what my garden and I are up against. 

The first thing I needed to find was information about the temperature tolerances for vegetables.  I found a great table at the Colorado State University Extension that provided acceptable germination temperatures as well as information on how temperature-hardy the young plants are.  I created a floating bar chart in Grapher 12 to depict this information.

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