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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 discov...er 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. More

Mapping Hawaii's Volcanic Activity

Thermal-imagery-of-Kilauea-east-rift-zone Surfer color relief map showin thermal activity in the East Rift zone of Kīlauea.
Recent eruption activity from Kīlauea, the youngest volcano in the Hawaiian island chain, is a reminder of the destructive nature of the volcanoes that formed the island chain. Having recently visited Hawaii and met a number of its fun-loving and friendly locals, the news of the recent eruptions and the havoc they have wrought caught me by surprise...
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Mapping Local Bike Trails in Surfer

Surfer map of Golden bike trails
One of the things that drew me to Colorado is the wide range of activities that are available to its residents. Among the many available activities is biking. Whether you prefer mountain biking or street biking, there are multitudes of trails to explore for all skill levels. With spring on its way, I decided to map out the biking trails around Denv...
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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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