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
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. Each year, the facility provides instrumentation and support to NSF-funded seismological projects while also developing cold-station deployment strategies, collaborating with vendors to develop and test equipment rated -55°C / -67°F, building an equipment pool, and creating a repository for cold-station techniques.
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, some of the projects PASSCAL will support include: Susan Schwartz (C-525-M), Terry Wilson/POLENET (G-079), Phil Kyle/MEVO III (G-081-M), Howard Conway (I-210-M).
Deploying Team Members:
Paul Carpenter (PI)
Jason Hebert (Team Leader)