Next Meeting Is Friday, February 3, 2017 "QuakeFinder"
Using Magnetometer Data To Predict Earthquakes." by Karl Kappler
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Karl Kappler completed a B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from the University of Victoria, Canada, and MS and Ph. D. degrees in applied geophysics with an emphasis
on signal processing from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a postdoctoral fellow at
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2008–2011, primarily working in electromagnetic
methods applied to unexploded ordnance detection and classification problems. He has been a research
geophysicist in mineral and oil-and gas applications working on topics ranging from field system
development, to data acquisition, processing and interpretation as a consultant as well at SJ Geophysics
in Vancouver, Canada and at GMI in San Diego California. Karl is currently Chief Scientist at
QuakeFinder – a humanitarian research organization dedicated to earthquake forecasting based in Palo
Alto CA. His main research interests are signal and noise separation and understanding noise sources
in EM measurements.
Past Meetings Click on The Year/Month Below For A Past Meeting
Location: Cubberley Community Center; 4000 Middflefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
Telephone: (650) 329-2418.
After the meeting, many members gather for beer, pizza, and eyeball QSOs at Round Table Pizza, located on El Camino Real, just a few blocks north of Ravenswood Avenue.
Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
The PAARA Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the home of Marty Wayne, W6NEV. Address is: 1039 Bryant Way, Sunnyvale, CA. We conduct most of our club business there in order to allow more time for guest speakers and socializing at regular club meetings. Any PAARA member is welcome to attend.
A few meetings throughout the year have pre-defined agenda items. These include:
September Board Meeting
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President to decide on a slate of candidates to be recommended to the membership.
October General Meeting
The Nominating Committee presents its nominations to the membership at the regular club meeting. Nominations from club members opens at the beginning of the meeting, and closes at the end of the meeting.
December General Meeting
Elections are held at the December annual meeting.