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Louis Moresi

Professor of Geophysics University of Melbourne Victoria 3010 Australia +61 4 0333 1413

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Making your research reproducible means that you provide the entire workflow from data, through software and post-processing freely available. Not only can somebody repeat your experiments and verify them, they can build upon them. In lab-based disciplines, there are many further challenges, but in research that is predominantly based on data processing, this ought to be an achievable goal.

We are releasing all of the background for our recent paper on the Alaska Moho (Miller & Moresi, 2018) to make it transparent and reproducible. Open source software is one thing (the software and raw moho picks are available through pip install miller_alaskamoho_srl2018), but to manage versions and operating system changes, we have packaged everything in a docker container (see this earlier post for a long-winded discussion on why).

Since the software we release is also used to interpolate the surfaces, and not everyone wants to install docker, we also make all our notebooks available in the cloud with everything pre-configured. You can launch it here and try it out.


The software is also tracked on Zenodo



Miller, M. S., and L. Moresi (2018), Mapping the Alaskan Moho, Seismological Research Letters, 1–7, doi:10.1785/0220180222.