Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) announces that EarthScope's Transportable Array is now fully operational and invites participation in an informational program that will focus on the capabilities of the new network and the impact it is having on scientific research and operational monitoring. This no-cost, half-day program will convene 18 October 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
The EarthScope Transportable Array is a dense network of state-of-the-art seismic stations that, from 2004-2015, migrated across the contiguous 48 states recording the high-quality data needed to map the structure of the earth beneath North America. The project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and deployed by IRIS, has already made possible a growing body of significant, peer reviewed science that furthers our understanding of the continent, its formation, and its hazards.
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. The stations are equipped with seismometers, weather sensors, infrasound, and other instruments, which record and transmit observations instantly and continuously. These observations are freely available to anyone with internet access.