IRIS Community Instrument Deployment in Chile
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Don Eugenio Lira (left), Mario Pardo, University of Chile (center), and Bob Greschke, IRIS PASSCAL (right) stand by the broadband station during installation on Don Eugenio's property near Curacavi. Notice the gloves Don Eugenio is wearing. At many sites, our hosts, in addition to giving us their permission to install a station on their property, became PASSCAL field crew members for a few hours. These hosts helped us dig holes, set up stations, and pour water. Some shared jokes with us in English and Spanish, as did Don Eugenio, who spent 16 years in the U.S. (Photo by Ray Russo)
A cavalcade of 4x4 vehicles leaves after installing the station at Fundo Santa Carolina near Malvilla. This station, like many others, was installed in one of central Chile's famous vineyards (the vines in the background hold a mix of green and red grapes for making many different varieties). Note: Ray Russo calls this project "the vineyards deployment." The relationship between the active tectonics that cause great earthquakes and good wine country is one that holds true in many of the world's great wine growing regions, such as the slopes of the Alpine foothills in Italy and France; the Pyrenees in Spain; the coastal ranges of the western U.S.; and of course, the slopes of the Andes here in Chile and nearby in Argentina. (Photo by Ray Russo)
After installation of the station at Fundo Las Aranas near San Pedro, Ray Russo, University of Florida (left) and Mario Pardo, University of Chile (center) pose with Don Cesar Opazo and his family. This station sits in a small grove of trees in the middle of an extensive vineyard. (Photo by Ray Russo)
Mario Pardo, University of Chile, (kneeling) and Bob Greschke, IRIS PASSCAL, work hard to get the station near San Pedro ready to operate. Note the grape vines in the distance. (Photo by Ray Russo)
Professor Mario Pardo gets ready to dig a vault for the seismometer. Mario is at the Departamento de Geofisica, University of Chile, Santiago. (Photo by Ray Russo)
Bob Greschke, IRIS PASSCAL, and Mario Pardo, University of Chile, install one of the first stations of the deployment. (Photo by Steve Roecker)
Bob Greschke, IRIS PASSCAL, and Mario Pardo, University of Chile, install one of the first stations of the deployment. (Photo by Steve Roecker)
Bob Greschke, IRIS PASSCAL, and Mario Pardo, University of Chile, install one of the first stations of the deployment. (Photo by Steve Roecker)
Pallets of equipment are inspected after arriving in Chile. (Photo by Steve Roecker)
Pallets of equipment are unloaded from a US Air Force plane. (Photo by Steve Roecker)
The US Air Force plane that transported the IRIS PASSCAL instruments waits on the tarmac in Chile to unload its special cargo. (Photo by Steve Roecker)
Damage near the coast of Chile due to the 2010 earthquake. (Photo by Diana Comte, University of Chile)
Damage along the coast of Chile due to the tsunami following the 2010 Chile earthquake. The photo was taken the day after the mainshock. (Photo by Diana Comte, University of Chile)
A building in Concepcion is severely damaged by the earthquake. (Photo by Steve Roecker)
A building in Concepcion is severely damaged by the earthquake. (Photo by Steve Roecker)
Chile waits for the arrival of the IRIS scientific community! (Photo by Steve Roecker)