Start date:
October 2015
End date:
February 2016
Taylor Valley, Wright Valley
Principle Investigator:
Mr. Paul Joseph Carpenter
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
The IRIS Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL) Instrument Center and EarthScope USArray Array Operations Facility (AOF) at New Mexico Tech support cutting-edge seismological research into Earth’s fundamental geological structure and processes. The facility provides instrumentation to NSF-funded seismological projects in Antarctica and elsewhere. Antarctic and arctic projects comprise five to ten percent of all the projects PASSCAL supports worldwide. The IRIS/PASSCAL Polar program designs, builds & tests seismic and ancillary station equipment for autonomous operation for over winter and summer only in polar locations.