2023-2024 Science Planning Summary
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2023-2024 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Global seismograph station at South Pole and Palmer stations

South Pole SPRESSO Vault. Photo courtesy of USGS
G-090-P/S Research Location(s): South Pole SPRESSO Vault, Palmer Station Terra Lab


Event Number:
NSF / USGS Agreement

Program Director:
Dr. Michael Jackson

ASC POC/Implementer:
John Rand / Jamee Johnson / Paul Sullivan / Sheryl Seagraves

Principal Investigator(s)

Mr. Kent Anderson
EarthScope Consortium

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Supporting Stations: Palmer Station, South Pole Station
Research Locations: South Pole SPRESSO Vault, Palmer Station Terra Lab


The United States Geological Survey's Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (USGS- ASL), in collaboration with the NSF-sponsored Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology consortium's Portable Network's Instrumentation Center (IRIS-PASSCAL), maintains and operates seismometers at South Pole in the South Pole Remote Earth Science and Seismological Observatory (SPRESSO) vault and at Palmer Station in the Terra Lab.

Field Season Overview

No on-site field work is to be performed by the science team this year. The instruments will continue to operate autonomously, year-round, via remote monitoring and control, aided by on-site support provided by ASC staff and other station infrastructure (IT network, station services, etc.) as needed.