Apply Now: Short Course on Using NSF’s New Magnetotelluric Instruments and Data Processing Tools

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Wide band Phoenix MTU-5C w/MTC-150 coils

Are you interested in learning how to use magnetotellurics (MT) to study a range of Earth systems at different scales? If so, this is your chance! We encourage you to apply to our short course this fall that will cover a smorgasbord of topics related to doing science with MT.

Where: South-Central Rio Grande Rift
When: Monday, October 17 - mid-day Friday, October 21, 2022
How: See below to apply by September 7

The course program will span everything from theory and instrumentation to data processing software and the tips and tools for analysis, modeling, and interpretation. This event is geared towards the academic research community, with no prior experience with MT needed!

Staff from NSF’s SAGE facility at IRIS and New Mexico Tech University, and supported by expert instructors from the MT research community, will host a 4½-day course at the PASSCAL Instrument Center on the NMT campus in Socorro, New Mexico. We are planning a hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art MT instruments managed by the PIC and the evolving landscape of software tools for developing research products with MT datasets. A generalized agenda is available now, with further detail and more information about the short course in general to be added in the coming weeks.

We welcome participants from a variety of backgrounds and career stages (graduate student and beyond), and are especially keen to engage potential future users of PASSCAL facility MT instruments. Course enrollment will be capped at around 15 attendees. The financial support policy for participants is being finalized, but we expect to cover most or all expenses related to domestic travel, room, and board for attendees who are either currently based at a US academic institution or are a US citizen working temporarily outside the US.

Please apply here by September 7. Selected participants will be notified by September 16. Please contact Justin Sweet or Andy Frassetto if you have any questions.