2012-2013 Science Planning Summaries
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IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support

Program Manager:
Dr. Alexandra Isern

NSF/EAR Award 1261681

ASC POC/Implementer:
Leslie Blank / Cara Sucher

Mr. Paul Carpenter (Principal Investigator)
http://www.passcal.nmt.edu/content/polarExternal Non U.S. Government Site

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center
Socorro, New Mexico

Supporting Stations:  McMurdo Station
Research Locations:  As required to support NSF-funded projects

Project Description:
The IRIS Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL) Instrument Center and EarthScope USArray Array Operations Facility (AOF) at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology support cutting-edge seismological research into Earth’s fundamental geological structure and processes. The facility provides instrumentation to NSF-funded seismological projects in Antarctica and elsewhere. Antarctic and arctic projects comprise five to ten percent of all the projects PASSCAL supports worldwide.

Field Season Overview:
Each year, PASSCAL supports a variety of NSF-funded science projects while also developing cold station deployment strategies, collaborating with vendors to develop and test equipment rated for -55°C / -67°F, building an equipment pool, and creating a repository for cold station techniques.

This year, PASSCAL will support the following projects: Susan Schwartz C-525-M, Terry Wilson/POLENET G-079, Doug Wiens G-089-M/S, Phil Kyle/MEVO III G-081-M, Howard Conway I-210-M, and other project which may have late requests.

Deploying Team Members:

  • Paul Carpenter (PI)
  • Greg Chavez
  • Dean Childs
  • Jason Hebert
  • Guy Tytgat

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Curator: Esther L. Hill PhD, Antarctic Support Contract   |   NSF Official: Alexandra Isern, Division of Polar Programs