2016-2017 Science Planning Summaries
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2016-2017 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Dry Valley seismic project

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Program Manager:
Dr. Douglas Kowalewski

ASC POC/Implementer:
Jenny Cunningham / Elizabeth Kauffman

Principal Investigator

Dr. Robert C Kemerait

United States Air Force
Patrick AFB, Florida


Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: Dry Valleys


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

The team will travel to Bull Pass and Mount Newall to refuel the diesel generators, perform annual engine, electrical, and technical, maintenance and inspections.

Deploying Team Members

  • Aaron Boyle
  • Michael Farrar
  • Dillon Gibbs (Team Leader)
  • Richard Westra