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A Tour of Sonification Designs by Marty Quinn


Ground Penetrating Radar

  • Ground penetrating radar data recorded from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
  • Data represents ice density at different depths.
  • Depth is mapped to instrument type.
  • 8 instruments evenly divide the 200 meter depth.
  • Density value is converted to a pitch in a major scale
  • Each scan of the radar is identified by a percussive 'chick' sound and contains 8 notes/values per instrument for a total of 64 notes per scan.

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