2018-2019 Science Planning Summaries
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2018-2019 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Dry Valley seismic project


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G-078-M Research Location(s): Dry Valleys

Summary

Event Number:
G-078-M
NSF/PLR-DoD MOA

Program Manager:
Dr. Douglas Kowalewski

ASC POC/Implementer:
Jenny Cunningham / Elizabeth Kauffman


Principal Investigator(s)

Dr. Robert C Kemerait
robert.kemerait@us.af.mil
United States Air Force
AFTAC
Patrick AFB, Florida


Location

Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: Dry Valleys


Description

The Dry Valley 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 are transmitted to the National Data Center in Florida and made available to the international scientific community.


Field Season Overview

Six personnel will deploy from late October through late November to refuel diesel generators and perform annual equipment maintenance and inspections at the Bull Pass (Wright Valley) seismic and Mount Newall repeater sites. The team will camp at each site for seven to 10 days. Camp put-ins and pull-outs will be by helicopter.


Deploying Team Members

  • Jacob Phelps
  • Andrew Pouncy
  • Raymond Richards
  • Robert Stone
  • Richard Westra