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Apr
07

Displaying and Analyzing Streamflow Patterns with Time-Series Visualization in Surfer

 In 2018, Dr. Richard Koehler presented a Golden Software webinar on how the Surfer package can be used to detect patterns of daily, monthly and seasonal streamflow on the Colorado River. He demonstrated a new way of plotting historical flows using a raster map technique to visualize time-series data. The traditional way of plotting streamflow...
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Jul
26

Modeling Groundwater Resources in Surfer

We are pleased to present another story detailing the application of Surfer in the industry.

This story comes from former Golden Software team member, Jared King, who now works as a hydrogeologist for Knight Piésold. Mr. King and the Knight Piésold team were tasked to characterize groundwater resources for a potential mining area. An important component of the mining process, water is used for mineral processing, metal recovery, dust mitigation, and the basic needs for on-site workers. Even more importantly, a thorough understanding of groundwater resources is a major factor in understanding the environmental impact of the mine on those resources.

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Guest — Jared
Hi Armandt, I am the author of the article and can give you a bit more information if you would like. The premise of the methodol... Read More
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:10
Blakelee Mills
Hi Armandt - I can't speak to the methodology used, but let me reach out to the author to see if he can provide some insight.... Read More
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 08:54
Guest — Armandt
Hi Blakelee - thanks, I viewed the article, but I am interested in the methodology followed during the study, especially the use o... Read More
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 01:42
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Jan
07

Customer Spotlight: John McMurray Uses Surfer For Meterology & Hydrology

Golden Software customers possess a broad assortment of backgrounds from earth sciences and engineering to education and politics. This vast background results in a variety of uses for Golden Software’s products. Each customer uses the software in a unique way, and we are pleased to share these stories. This blog features John McMurray, President of Commercial Weather Services, Inc., and his use of SURFER in the application of meteorology and hydrology.

In the arena of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), an application of Meteorology and Hydrology has been bridged. With more than 30 years experience each; meteorologist John McMurray and hydrologists Rod Carson have developed detailed spatial resolution of Doppler radar data. John McMurray, President of Commercial Weather Services, Inc. (CWS) has used Golden Software's programs, PLOTCALL and GRAPHER, as far back as the mid 90's in the development of Wind Roses. A 1964 graduate from the NY State Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, BS Meteorology, John spent the next five years in the US Air Force. Separating as a Captain, the next venture was as a Broadcast Television meteorologist and as a private consultant to date.

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