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Challenges In Deploying Temporary Polar Seismic Equipment. Paul Carpenter IRIS / PASSCAL 6/11/2013. Outline. Current Systems & Design P hilosophy Schedule Logistics Challenges from Field Conditions Design philosophy. Current Systems & Design Philosophy.

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Challenges in deploying temporary polar seismic equipment
Challenges In Deploying Temporary Polar Seismic Equipment

Paul Carpenter

IRIS / PASSCAL

6/11/2013


Outline
Outline

  • Current Systems & Design Philosophy

  • Schedule

  • Logistics

  • Challenges from Field Conditions

  • Design philosophy


Current systems design philosophy
Current Systems & Design Philosophy

  • Current systems well built and designed

  • High data return

  • Further refinement

    • Easy to install or service


Schedule
Schedule

Arctic Prep

Arctic Shipping

Arctic Field Work

Antarctic Shipping

Antarctic Prep

Antarctic Field Work


Logistics to the ice
Logistics to the Ice

  • Long shipping lead times

  • Documentation & paperwork

  • Hold ups

    • Weather

    • Environmental

    • Mechanical


Logistics on the ice
Logistics on the Ice

  • Staging Area

    • Paperwork & coordination

    • Equipment handling

    • Storage

  • Equipment Movement

  • Pre Site visit prep

  • Weather has a large role


Field life
Field life

  • Big or small camp

  • Several to no support staff

  • Subjected to weather

  • Camping life style

  • Diet changes

  • Removed from society

  • 24 Hour Sunlight


Weather
Weather

  • Dynamic weather

    • Low temperatures

    • Wind

    • Dry or Wet

    • Warm!?

  • Clothing management

  • Remember to review body condition


Climate terrain
Climate & Terrain

  • Snow & Ice

    • Crevasse

    • Blue Ice

    • Animals

    • Accumulation

  • Altitude

    • 0’ to >10,000’


Field crew at site
Field Crew at Site

  • Physical state

    • Long hours

    • Fatigue, exhaustion

  • Mental state

    • Stress

    • Distracted


Design philosophy
Design Philosophy

  • Easy to install or service

    • Pre-assembled

    • Ready and running

    • Minimal construction needed

    • Modular

    • Quick swap components

    • Easy to read and understand lights or screens


Design philosophy cont
Design Philosophy cont.

  • One Opportunity to Install or Service

  • Focus

    • Sensor placement

    • Data recording


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