[Part 1] One more thing we need to know about Bibliography


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* Dasapta Erwin Irawan
* Andriyanti
* Iwan Setiawan
* Rizal Debrian

Affiliation: Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung

How to cite this page:

Irawan, D., Andriyanti, Setiawan, I. and Debrian, R. (2014). Bibliography Part 1: The first search is always overwhelming. [online] My little online books. Available at: http://onlinewaterbook.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/part-1-one-more-thing-we-need-to-know-about-bibliography/ [Accessed 26 Jun. 2014].

My co-authors, found the fact that there were over 1000 abstracts using the words West Java in the database of Annual Indonesia Association of Geologist Proceeding. This organization is the biggest geologist organization in Indonesia. We are planning to filter the list with the following keywords:

  1. We use IN(TITLE) option in every search
  2. We use the following keywords combinations:
Stage English Indonesia
Stage one West Java Jawa Barat
Stage one geothermal geotermal
panas bumi
hotspring mataair panas
hot spring mata air panas
volcanogenic volkanogenik
vulcanogenic vulkanogenik

So the result is we need to know the number of papers that correspond to the following complete keywords in the title.

Keyword 1 (AND) keyword 2 Number of publ Publ type: Keyword 1 (AND) keyword 2 Number of publ Publ type:
geotermal Jawa Barat ??? geothermal West Java ???
panasbumi Jawa Barat ??? ???
panas bumi Jawa Barat ??? ???
vulkanogenik Jawa Barat ??? vulcanogenic West Java ???
volkanogenik Jawa Barat ??? volcanogenic West Java ???
mataair panas Jawa Barat ??? hotspring West Java ???
mata air panas Jawa Barat ??? hot spring West Java ???

3.We will also list all the publications time-wise, so we can me a time series chart to see the trend of papers with each keyword combination as show in the previous table.

We are going to use:
1. general search using Google Scholar dan Scopus, without pre-screening the source.
2. pre-screened search. We are going to focus on several Indonesia-scale large academic event: Annual Meeting of Indonesia Association of Geologist, Indonesia Association of Geophysics, and Indonesia Petroleum Association.

Why do we plan to do the “pre-screened” search? Because we believe there will be abundant papers that presented in those events but not going online.

Anyway, these two entries were the earliest result of this work. Buckle Up Guys:

  • Sriwana, T., van Bergen, M.J., Sumarti, S, de Hoog, J.C., van Os, B.J., Wahyuningsih, R., Dam, M.C. (1988), “Volcanogenic pollution by acid water discharges along Ciwidey River, west Java,” Jour. Geochem. Exploration, 62, p. 161-182. (Pencemaran hulu sungai Ciwidey akibat asupan polutan volkanogenik dari kawah putih, dan atenuasi polutan akibat pengenceran oleh air“bersih” )
  • Layman, E.B, Soemarinda, S. (2003), “The Patuha Vapor Dominated Resource, West Java, Indonesia.” Proc.28th Workshop. Geoth. Res. Engginering, Stanf ord Univ. SGP-TR-173 (Sistem Geothermal gunung Patuha serta manifestasi permukaan, sejarah dan perkembangan proyek Geotermal gunung Patuha)

Thesis experiences


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Dear friends,

I was following a Facebook post from one of my student who had successfully passed his thesis exam. The next thing I remembered my own experience in 1998. That’s what? a century a go.  How was your exam?

Kalau lihat yang posting habis sidang, ingat dulu sidang di hari sabtu (jaman itu masih enam hari kerja). Kalau hari Sabtu, dosen-dosen (termasuk yang sudah GB) banyak yang hadir di jurusan. Akibatnya sembilan dosen nonton saya presentasi. Walaupun yang menilai hanya empat, tapi kedernya minta ampun karena ada Prof Kusumadinata, Prof Suyono dan Alm Prof Rubini.

LEDs talk

LEDs talk

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The following article covers electricity consumption in the world and how LED technology uses less energy. I use LEDs talk as a title instead of widely known TED talks. 🙂 Read and tell me what you think.

The electricity consumption chart was made using R with the following code.

xyplot(mydata$Country ~ mydata$X2007 + mydata$X2008 + mydata$X2009 + mydata$X2010 +
mydata$X2011, main = "Electricity consumption (2007-2011)", type = "p",
pch = 16, auto.key = list(x = 0.7, y = 0.8, text = c("2007", "2008", "2009",
"2010", "2011"), title = "Year"), ylab = "countries", xlab = "billion Kwh")

LEDs talk

Blogpost arrangement

UWS lake
UWS lake









[image from: personal collection, a path way in UWS MacArthur Campus]

Dear friends,

It’s another 10 degrees morning in Sydney. I know the number is fairly warm for most of you, but as an Indonesian, it needs an effort to keep the finger to hit the right key.

After thinking about the position of my blogs, I will:

  1. gradually this blog, my oldest blog, about Linux and other tech-internet
  2. focus my posts on R and data analysis on my Blogger site
  3. gradually move my posts about hydrology and research/teaching to my other new WordPress blog, My Online Water Books. I try to post the pdf format in every post.

I’ll post all of my updates on my Twitter (@dasaptaerwin) and Google Plus (+Dasapta Erwin Irawan).

Thank you. All the best for you all.

WTF: writing a skill to die for

I had a discussion with a student this morning. He was very confuse about what’s to write and what’s not write. He is working on Cikapundung watershed, in West Java Province. His focus is evaluating the interaction between the groundwater with river water.

After hearing his problem, I said “write everything”. Even if your analysis went wrong, you can always write about your failure and what’s to avoid, etc etc. Teaching everyone else to identify a lack in a method is also a science.

Don’t worry about your sentences at this stage. Just write and sleep on it.

At the end of the conversation I said ->

writing skill is not something you born with,

it’s something you would die for


The perks of online shopping

central perks

I was watching a rerun of Friends series. It is on GEM, an Australia TV network, every Monday to Friday at 6.30 pm. The six joyful humans were the icon of my generation, the 90’s. I practically lived with them.  Until now…

They always hang out at Central Perks Cafe. An imaginary cosy coffee place. Then I wrote this piece the next morning. The perks of having online shop. Read it and let me know what do you think.