EarthScope Transportable Array Spans the Last Frontier

EarthScope’s Transportable Array is now fully operational, providing a state-of-the-art science observatory spanning the entire state of Alaska and portions of Canada!

The red symbols show the Transportable Array fully deployed across Alaska and northwestern Canada. Locations of newly deployed stations are shown by circles (~200), while contributing stations from existing collaborating networks are shown with squares and triangles (~80). The small black symbols are stations in the Alaska Earthquake Center network (circles) and the Yukon-Northwest Seismic Network (triangles).

Nearly 280 geophysical stations have been deployed across Alaska and northwestern Canada in the last three years, supported by funding from the National Science Foundation and with the collaboration of many local, state, federal and native organizations. Transportable Array crews traveled by helicopter, boat and truck to install stations in some of the most remote locations on Earth! The stations are equipped with seismometers, weather sensors, infrasound, and other instruments, which record and transmit observations instantly and continuously, 24/7. The observations are freely available to anyone with internet access.

Please join us for a half-day program (no cost) that will focus on the capabilities of this
new network and the impact it is having on scientific research and operational monitoring in areas as diverse as earthquakes, weather forecasting, volcanoes, tsunamis, and ecosystems.

DATE:        Wednesday, October 18, 2017
TIME:         9:00 am – 12:00 pm (registration and refreshments starting at 8:30 am)
PLACE:     Campbell Creek Science Center
                  5600 Science Center Drive
                  Anchorage, AK 99507

For more information about the EarthScope Transportable Array in Alaska, visit our website.


Questions about the event? Contact Perle Dorr.


8:30 Registration and Refreshments  
9:00 Welcome and Introductions Robert Detrick, IRIS Consortium
  National Science Foundation Perspectives  
  The Transportable Array, As Built Bob Busby, IRIS Consortium
  Impact on Scientific Research Jeff Freymueller, University of Alaska Fairbanks and EarthScope National Office
  Earthquakes and Other Hazards - State of Alaska
  • Earthquakes
  • Other Hazards
Mike West, Alaska Earthquake Center
  Tsunami Warning  NOAA
  Stories from the Field - a Gallery of Alaska  
  Volcano Monitoring 
  • Seismic
  • Infrasound
Alaska Volcano Observatory
  Meteorology  NOAA-National Weather Service
  Outreach & Public Impact of TA Deployment Lea Gardine, Univerisity of Alaska Fairbanks
12:00 Adjourn  



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