|Jared Peacock||USGS||Member (Chair)|
|Bruce Beaudoin||IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center||Observer|
|Ninfa Bennington||University of Wisconsin||Ex Officio|
|Lloyd Carothers||IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center||Observer|
|Jerry Carter||IRIS DMC||Member|
|Gary Egbert||Oregon State University||Observer|
|Andy Frassetto||IRIS||Project Lead|
|David Goldak||IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center||Observer|
|Adam Schultz||Oregon State University||Observer|
Under its new award, IRIS will establish a pool of community magnetotelluric (MT) systems at the PASSCAL Instrument Center (PIC). The PIC will comprehensively support modern MT instrumentation, provide expertise to reduce the knowledge and technical barriers for new principal investigators, and encourage more joint seismic-magnetotelluric studies. This effort will establish a user-friendly “dirt-to-desktop” workflow with software tools and data formats that aid the scientific throughput of MT data for non-experts.
The working group will bring together stakeholders from the MT community and IRIS, including data specialists, software developers, and IRIS governance/facility staff. It will furnish input to guide IRIS in developing MT data handling practices through the following charges:
This is an ad-hoc working group within the IRIS governance structure to be initially comprised of members from the IRIS Electromagnetic Advisory Committee (EMAC), MT science community, and IRIS facility. Observers from award institutions may be recused from certain discussions. Membership may evolve with the priorities of the working group. This group will report to the EMAC, which in turn reports to the PASSCAL Standing Committee. This working group’s tasks will be considered complete when a successful MT data processing and analysis workflow has been established, targeted by the end of the Federal fiscal year 2020 (September 30, 2020).