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
                  907-267-1247

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

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Questions about the event? Contact Perle Dorr.

AGENDA

8:30

Explore a Demo Transportable Array Station

Registration and Refreshments

 
9:00 Welcome and Introductions Robert Detrick, IRIS Consortium
  National Science Foundation Perspectives Maggie Benoit, National Science Foundation
  The Transportable Array, As Built (slides, media) Bob Busby, IRIS Consortium
  Impact on Scientific Research (slides) Jeff Freymueller, University of Alaska Fairbanks and EarthScope National Office
  Earthquakes and Other Hazards (slides) Michael West, Alaska Earthquake Center
  Outreach & Public Impact (slides) Lea Gardine, University of Alaska Fairbanks
10:30 BREAK  
10:50 Stories from the Field (slides) Max Enders, IRIS Alaska Operations Center
  Volcano Monitoring (slides) Michelle Coombs, Alaska Volcano Observatory
  Tsunami Warning (slides) Paul Huang, National Tsunami Warning Center
  Ecosystems (slides, media) Peter Kirchner, National Park Service (NASA ABoVE Program)
  Meteorology (slides) Renee Tatusko, NOAA-National Weather Service
12:00 Wrap Up Bob Woodward, IRIS Consortium
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