Start date:
Late October 2009
End date:
Late November 2009
Bull Pass, Mt Newall
Principle Investigator:
Robert Kemerait
United States Air Force
The Dry Valleys Seismic Project monitors regional and global seismicity. The Dry Valley stations are part of the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s southern network, which accumulates near-real-time data from nine locations in the southern hemisphere. The data is telemetered to the National Data Center in Florida and made available to the international scientific community. The field team initially will make a day trip by helicopter to Bull Pass and Mount Newall to refuel diesel generators, and to perform annual engine, electrical, and technical, maintenance and inspections. Afterward, the team members will travel again by helicopter to establish temporary field camps at each station, where they will refuel the diesel generators and perform battery checks and general maintenance. When the work is finished, the team members will strike camp and return to McMurdo by helicopter.