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Overview of earthscope 2010 may 2010

Overview of EarthScope 2010May, 2010

Slides that may be used and modified for presentations involving instrumentation, data, science results, and education and outreach incorporating the NSF EarthScope Program

www.earthscope.org


Information slide for users
Information Slide for Users

Fair Use Policy:

  • These slides are intended for use by EarthScope research scientists, teachers, outreach specialist, and other members of the public.

  • Please feel free to edit slides and content for your specific use.

  • We would appreciate it if you would include the following acknowledgement slide in your presentations.


EarthScopeis funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

EarthScope has been constructed and is being maintained as a collaborative effort with UNAVCO, Inc., the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), and Stanford University, with contributions from the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and several other national and international organizations.

Acknowledgements


What is earthscope
What is EarthScope?

Drillhole across San Andreas Fault

875 GPS Instruments

175 Borehole Strainmeters

5 Long-Baseline Laser Strainmeters

400 Seismometers at 2,000 sites

100 Permanent Seismometers

A nationwide effort to …..

  • Explore the structure and evolution of the North American continent

  • Study processes that cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

  • EarthScope has three main “observatories” …..


1. USArrayTransportable Array (TA)

Observatories

IRIS

Washington, DC

PASSCAL

Socorro, NM

  • Includes 400 Transportable Array (TA) Seismometers

  • Each station occupies a site for 1½ to 2 years

  • 10 years to leap-frog across the country


1 usarray flexible array fa
1. USArrayFlexible Array (FA)

Observatories


2 plate boundary observatory pbo
2. Plate Boundary Observatory(PBO)

Observatories

Backbone Network

Subduction Cluster Volcanic Cluster

Transform Cluster Extension Cluster


2. Plate Boundary Observatory(PBO)

Observatories

  • GPS Instruments

  • Strainmeters

GSP Station

California State University at San Bernardino

PBO Field sites in Alaska, California, Utah, and Washington

UNAVCO

Boulder, CO


3 safod san andreas fault observatory at depth
3. SAFOD: San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth

Observatories

SAFOD

Stanford University (now UNAVCO)

San Andreas Fault Zone

  • 4 kilometer (2½ mile) deep hole

  • Core samples

  • Geophysical monitoring


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More EarthScope Presentations

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www.earthscope.org/workshops


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