[unav_all] Wavefields Demonstration Community Experiment - Sign up by May 15th

Justin Sweet justin.sweet at iris.edu
Mon May 2 09:33:42 MDT 2016

IRIS is pleased to announce that a Wavefields Demonstration Community Experiment will be conducted this summer in northern Oklahoma. The experiment will make use of cutting-edge, three-component 5 kHz nodal-type sensors. These sensors, which are about the size of a paint can, have onboard GPS timing and can run independently for up to 30 days. IRIS plans to piggyback on an existing single-channel nodal deployment led by Katie Keranen that includes 1000+ single channel nodes and broadband sensors. The additional instruments provided by IRIS and IRIS community members (~300+ 3-C nodes, 40+ broadband sensors, and 10 infrasound sensors) for the the wavefield experiment will be deployed in the same area. The experiment design is a collaboration among PIs Katie Keranen (Cornell University); Heather DeShon, Brian Stump, and Chris Hayward (Southern Methodist University); Michael Brudzinski (Miami University); Susan Bilek (New Mexico Tech); Marianne Karplus (The University of Texas at El Paso); FanChi Lin (University of Utah); Chuck Langston (University of Memphis); and Xiaowei Chen (University of Oklahoma). An experiment oversight committee has been assembled and approved by the IRIS Board to guide execution of this experiment.

Since this is a community experiment, IRIS is seeking broad participation from students, postdocs, and faculty who are interested in gaining valuable field experience with next-generation seismic equipment and helping to collect a full wavefield data set for use by the wider community. We are particularly excited that our experiment will make use of the new three-channel nodal seismometers that have only recently begun to be deployed for purely academic purposes. 

Funding is available to support travel and accommodations for as many as 40 participants at up to $500 per person. While siting and permitting are still in progress, we anticipate the primary field effort to occur around a deployment in mid-June. No prior field experience is required, though all participants should be available for at least five days (one day of training and four days of fieldwork). On-site training will be provided.

Those who are interested in participating are encouraged to sign up by filling out the online application on IRIS’ wavefields page www.iris.edu/wavefields. Applications are due no later than May 15. Please contact IRIS Portable Program Manager Kent Anderson (kent at iris.edu) or IRIS Portable Project Associate Justin Sweet (justin.sweet at iris.edu) if you have any questions.

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