2017-2018 USAP Field Season
Dry Valley seismic project
Dr. Robert C Kemerait
United States Air Force
Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
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
Four to 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 Mt. Newall repeater sites. The team will camp at each site for seven to ten days. Camp put-ins and pull-outs will be by helicopter.
Deploying Team Members