2013-2014 Science Planning Summaries
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IRIS/PASSCAL seismic support
 

Program Manager:
Dr. Mark Kurz

Event Number: T-299-M
NSF/EAR Award 1261681

ASC POC/Implementer:
John Rand / Elizabeth Kauffman

Mr. Paul Carpenter (Principal Investigator)
pcarpenter@passcal.nmt.edu
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 10 percent of all the projects PASSCAL supports worldwide. 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.

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)
  • Dean Childs
  • Jason Hebert (Team Leader)
  • Tim Parker

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