2012-2013 Science Planning Summaries
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Dry Valley seismic project

Program Manager:
Dr. Mark Kurz


ASC POC/Implementer:
John Rand / Jessica Jenkins

Dr. Robert Kemerait (Principal Investigator)
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United States Air Force
Patrick AFB, Florida

Supporting Stations:  McMurdo Station
Research Locations:  Dry Valleys

Project Description:
The Dry Valleys seismic project monitors regional and global seismicity. The Dry Valleys stations are part of the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s (AFTAC) southern network, which accumulates near-real-time data from nine locations in the southern hemisphere. The data is telemetered to the National Data Center in Florida and made available to the international scientific community.

Field Season Overview:
Participants will travel by helicopter to field camps at Bull Pass and Mount Newall where they will refuel the diesel generators, perform annual engine, electrical, and technical, maintenance and inspections

Deploying Team Members:

  • Christoper Dale
  • Brian Fox
  • Joseph King
  • David Mose
  • Scott Robertson (Team Leader)

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