Ronald W. Cook -- B.S. Physics
2001 Nov - 2002 Nov Loudoun Co. Public Schools, VA.
General Delivery -- Cell via e-mail
Joshua, TX 76058 -- email@example.com
I drive Special Education and regular school bus. I continue efforts to get people to use sensible date formats.
1997 Feb - 2001 Jan: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
I worked as a staff scientist at Maxwell Technologies conducting research
using PCs and Unix workstations in support of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
I helped to refine and define techniques for discriminating between natural and
manmade phenomena in seismic, hydroacoustic and infrasonic methods of surveillance.
Extensively using GMT for mapping and illustrations, I functioned as backup Unix/PC systems
administrator. I pioneered an adaptive event depth process and for 32 years have
encouraged logical date formats. A member of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club
for about five years, I coordinated public outreach activities and served as club secretary
for a spell.
1994 Jun - 1997 Feb: Science Applications International Corporation
I was employed at Science Applications International Corporation
(SAIC) as a geophysical analyst in support of The Group of Scientific Experts
Technical Test #3 (GSETT). The test is preparation for a Nuclear Test Ban
Treaty and is performed by the GSE and SAIC under a contract to the
ARPA. My responsibilities involved analysis of a world wide network of
seismological, hydroacoustic and infrasonic stations at various stages of
development as an effort to preclude a clandestine nuclear explosion. I also
developed SQL programs, Unix scripts and used GMT to aid the group of analysts in meeting our contract
1992 - 94: Industrial Screw Conveyors
As an employee of Industrial Screw Conveyors, I worked in sales, purchasing
and the shop. In sales, I developed quotes for various conveying systems,
including engineering and design according to CEMA standards for
pipes, drives, mixers, drag conveyors, screw conveyors, bucket elevators,
heat-flow studies of cooling troughs and spiral of Archimedes flight
calculations. I also had office manager duties, accounting, collections, and
represented the company at trade shows in Houston and Minneapolis.
As purchasing agent, I purchased all sheet, plate, pipe, drives, bearings,
gaskets, motors and other necessary components for the material handling
equipment we manufactured. I received vendors, and had purchasing authority
on my signature.
I performed plant foreman duties, plant maintenance, sandblasted, sawed
and bushed pipe, made drive, coupling and end shafts, seals, flanges and
machined flights. Lathes, mills, saws, radial drills, rolls, shears, brakes,
plasma torches and welding equipment were used.
1990 - 92: Consultant
I consulted with RockBit Industries two months, installed software and
performed rock, drill-bit CAD work to help them reduce a backlog of
drawings. I occasionally designed subdivisions and hunted biological specimens.
I programmed on a Unix operating system with the `C' programming language.
1989 - 90: Halliburton Logging Services
Helping program and maintain a database management system, I programmed in 'C' on PC DOS and Apollo Unix computer systems.
1982 - 89: Consultant
I programmed, formatted and provided amortization schedules for various
banks, real estate developers and related concerns in North Texas. I
developed, provided services with, and sold a CAD system with HP hardware
that produced a recordable plat of subdivisions, or apartment, retail and
office complexes for architects, engineers, surveyors and developers.
Collecting biological specimens locally, most notably the Brown Recluse
spider, I shipped them to a major supplier of scientific
specimens to museums and educational institutions.
1980 - 82: Gearhart Industries
I improved calibration and operational techniques for sensors used to determine
orientation and location of the drill bit for Gearhart's Measurement-While-
Drilling service. Software I provided helped to automate calibration
data reduction. A laser optical system was added to the calibration fixture
to provide a measured reference geomagnetic field. Shielding effects
of a drilling mud additive, I analyzed for undesireable effects on drill string
guidance. I taught new classes of logging engineers sensor electronics and
1979 - 80: University of Texas at Dallas
Offered the job to start up Gearhart's post processing computer section in
Ft. Worth, I instead returned to college to
complete my degree and working there part time developed data management and
presentation software for analysis of MAGSAT satellite data pertaining to
mapping Earth's magnetosphere. I also studied a two axis laser beam control
system and the astable state of a multivibrator.
1976 - 79: Gearhart Industries
I developed assembly language software for merging, scaling and analysis
of open-hole logging data for all logging tools (SP, conductivity, resistivity,
gamma ray, neutron, dipmeter, etc.) to provide a common database for more
exotic calculations as well as archival purposes. Sidewall Neutron/Compensated
Density crossplot and graphics programming were also my tasks.
1970 - 76: Teledyne/Geotech
I was a seismic analyst at the Seismic Array Analysis Center where I analyzed
digitally processed signals received from LASA (Large Aperture
Seismic Array) located in Montana, and various other detection facilities
distributed over Earth. There I programmed assembly and Fortran changes to
the IBM computer analysis systems and provided numerous programs for epicenter
analysis to ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency). I devoted spare time to
recovering seismic information recorded on vintage tapes. I went on an
excursion with the Smithsonian, helping recover Oligocenian (30 my) baby
whale and porpoise fossils.
1965 - 71: U. S. Air Force
As a schooled seismic and magnetotelluric analyst involved with geophysical monitoring
to insure compliance with nuclear test ban treaties, I discovered the first
reflection "PKiKP" proving the Earth's inner core boundary was sharply defined.
I also noted the effect caused by total removal of electrical energy from a
substantial city. With the sudden commencement of a magnetic storm, I
proved the correlation between such disturbances and large pulses detected
by seismic observatories. As an electronics technician and operator, I
assembled, wired, maintained and operated complete geophysical observatories,
their electronics, sensors, recorders (film, analog and digital tape),
communications, and even did bulldozer landscaping. At the training facility,
I supervised a "flight" of 60.
1960 - 64: Buffalo Iron & Pipe Co., High School
I made sand and high-speed spin cast iron pipe, served a two year machinist
apprenticeship with mechanical drafting and one year electronics training with
electronics drafting. I was an Eagle Scout, and a member of the National
Honor Society, Astronomy Club, and swimming team at the Milton Hershey School.
2001 Loudoun Co. Bus Driving School
2001 Fairfax Co. Bus Driving School
1966 U. S. A. F. Special Electronics Technician school 99125B
1965 U. S. A. F. Special Electronics Technician school 99125H
1965 Flight Supervisor ~60 men.
1964 Iron foundry cast iron pipe moulding and spin casting.
1962-1963 One year electronics school
1962-1963 One year electronics drafting
1960-1962 Two year machinist apprenticeship
1960-1962 Two year mechanical drawing
1958-1963 Boy Scouts
PERFORMANCE RATINGS, AWARDS, HONORS, AND RECOGNITIONS
1979 President, Society of Physics Students- UTD Chapter.
1967 Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding scientific achievement.
1960's High school honor student, swimming team, band, astronomy club.
1961 Sep 21 Eagle Scout.
U.S. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION
Branch and Period of Active Duty Service: 1965/01 to 1971/02, U.S. Air Force
1967 Air Force Commendation Medal for "outstanding scientific achievement."
Type of Discharge: Honorable
Reasonably good typist at about 50 wpm.
I have been a leader in fighting the good fight to try and get this
country on logical dates because mm-yyyy makes absolutely no sense at
all, and its use, in fact, does injury to this country. Most military
sites have both civilian and military format dates on their web pages
often both on the same page. The yyyy/mm/dd form should replace all others.
See www.cowaro.com for more detail.
John R. "Jack" Murphy or Dr. T. Joseph Bennett,
SAIC Center for Monitoring Research,
1300 N. 17th Street, Suite 1450,
Arlington, VA 22209 Tel.: 703-276-7900, Fax 703-243-8950
Dr. J. Roger Bowman,
4770 Eastgate Mall Road, Mail Stop X-2,
San Diego, CA 92121 Tel.: 858-826-9507
Murphy, J. R., T.J. Bennett, B.W. Barker and R.W. Cook (1999), "Revised Global Distance Corrections and Station Corrections For Use in the Estimation of IDC Mb Magnitudes." Technical Report to DTRA
Stevens, J. L., G. E. Baker, H. Xu, R. Cook, G. D'Spain, L. Berger, and L. Pautet (2000), "Empirical and Numerical Modeling of T-Phase Propagation from Ocean to Land," Maxwell Technologies final report to Defense Threat Reduction Agency, MTSD-DTR-00-16622, December.
Murphy, J. R., R. W. Cook, W. L. Rodi (2000), "Improved Focal Depth Determination For Use in Seismic Monitoring of Underground Nuclear Explosions." Maxwell Technologies final report to Defense Threat Reduction Agency, MSD-DFR-00-16621, December.
Bennett, T. J., R. W. Cook, and J. A. Carter (1997a). "Seismic Discrimination with Regional Phase Spectral Ratios: Investigation of Transportability," Phillips Lab Report No. PL-TR-97-2140.
Bennett, T. J., K. L. McLaughlin, R. W. Cook, and J. A. Carter (1997b). "The Physical Basis for the Lg/P Discriminant: Signal Characteristics and Modeling," Phillips Lab Report No. PL-TR-97-2149.
Bennett, T. J., M. E. Marshall, and R. W. Cook (1999). "Seismic Event Screening in Rockburst Regions," Maxwell Technologies Report MSD-DTR-99-16466, Under Contract DSWA01-98-C-0153, 1999 December.
Bennett, T. J., M. E. Marshall, and R. W. Cook (2000). "Seismic Event Screening for Ground Truth Events in Several Rockburst Regions," Maxwell Technologies Report MSD-DTR-00-16603, 2000 October.
Bennett, T. J., M. E. Marshall, and R. W. Cook (1999), "Screening of Seismic Events in Rockburst Areas," Proceedings of the 21st Seismic Research Symposium, Las Vegas, 363- 373.
Bennett, T. J., M. E. Marshall, and R. W. Cook (2000), "Regional Signal Characteristics for Use in Screening Seismic Events in Rockburst Areas," Proceedings of the 22nd Seismic Research Symposium, New Orleans.
Murphy, J. R., J. L. Stevens, T. J. Bennett, B. W. Barker, and R. W. Cook (2000). "Development of Improved Magnitude Measures for the International Data Centre," in Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Seismic Research Symposium on Monitoring the CTBT.
Stevens, Jeffry L., G. Eli Baker, Ron W. Cook, Gerald D'Spain, Lewis P. Berger, and Steven M. Day (2001), "Empirical and Numerical Modeling of T-Phase Propagation from Ocean to Land", Pure and Applied Geophysics, in press.
Stevens, Jeffry L., G. Eli Baker, Ron W. Cook, Gerald D'Spain, Lewis P. Berger, and Steven M. Day (1999), "Empirical and Numerical Modeling of T-Phase Propagation From Ocean to Land", Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, December.
Stevens, Jeffry L., G. Eli Baker, Ron W. Cook, Gerald D'Spain, Lewis P. Berger, and Steven M. Day (1999), "Empirical and Numerical Modeling of T-Phase Propagation From Ocean to Land", Proceedings of the 21st Seismic Research Symposium on Monitoring a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, 1999 September 21-24.
Cook, R. W. and J. L. Stevens (1998), "TP Phase Observations at the pIDC," Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 79, P. F558, November.
Stevens, J. L., G. E. Baker, J. R. Murphy, R. W. Cook, G. D'Spain, L. P. Berger, and B. D. Khristoforov (1998), "T-Phase Excitation and Transfer Function Research," Proceedings of the 20th Seismic Research Symposium on Monitoring a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, 1998 September 21-23.
Murphy, J. R., J. L. Stevens, T. J. Bennett, B. W. Barker, and R. W. Cook (1998), "Development of Improved Magnitude Measures for the Prototype International Data Center (PIDC)," Proceedings of the 20th Seismic Research Symposium on Monitoring a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, 1998 September 21-23.
Barker, T. G., J. L. Stevens, G. E. Baker, G. L. D'Spain, and R. L. Cook (1998), "Analysis of Pacific events recorded at land and sea in Western North America," Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 79, no.17, P. S210.