Exploring the Structure and Evolution of the North American Continent. Earth Sciences version of Hubble Space Telescope Enables “ survey mode ” of continent that cannot be achieved with PI-driven efforts alone Named the #1 “ Epic Project ” by Popular Science in 2011.
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Exploring the Structure and Evolution of the North American Continent
Earth Sciences version of Hubble Space Telescope
Enables “survey mode” of continent that cannot be achieved with PI-driven efforts alone
Named the #1 “Epic Project” by Popular Science in 2011
EarthScope National Office @ ASU:
Community data and facilities
Hierarchical nesting of focused projects within broad coverage
Integrative and multidisciplinary
IRIS and UNAVCO will submit proposals in September 2012 for integrated 2013-2018 Operations and Maintenance including USArray and the Plate Boundary Observatory.
The proposals must demonstrate deep community input.
Any expansion of purview will come from a fixed level of funding and therefore at the expense of something else important or increased efficiency.
UNAVCO/PBO and IRIS/USArray as base infrastructure for expansion and integration.
Lay the groundwork now to indicate scientific importance
Joint planning efforts:
Alaska (September 2011)
ENAM (October 2011)
Cascadia (April 2012)
of intersecting research questions
PBO in green and yellow
ANSS backbone in purple
Alignment of EarthScope and GeoPRISMS science objectives
USArray ground motion visualization Oklahoma earthquake