2020-2021 Science Planning Summaries
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2020-2021 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Dry Valley seismic project

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G-078-M Research Location(s): Bull Pass, Mount Newall


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Program Manager:
Dr. Michael Jackson

ASC POC/Implementer:
Jenny Cunningham / Elizabeth Kauffman

Principal Investigator(s)

Dr. Robert C Kemerait
United States Air Force
Patrick AFB, Florida


Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: Bull Pass, Mount Newall


The Dry Valley seismic project monitors regional and global seismicity. The Dry Valleys' stations near Antarctica’s McMurdo Station 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

Antarctic Support Contract personnel will make helicopter day trips to the Bull Pass seismic and the Mount Newall repeater sites to refuel diesel generators and perform any required equipment maintenance and inspections.

Deploying Team Members

  • Marcus Bottensek
  • Marcus Bottensek
  • Marcus Bottensek
  • Evan Estrada
  • Evan Estrada
  • Evan Estrada
  • Dale Pomraning
  • Dale Pomraning
  • Dale Pomraning
  • Robert Stone (Team Leader)
  • Robert Stone (Team Leader)
  • Robert Stone (Team Leader)