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News Release 17-100

EarthScope's Transportable Array now spans Alaska, the last frontier

Final seismic station has been installed in Alaska

Field operations manager Ryan Bierma makes last adjustments to station C19K as a blizzard rolls in.

Field operations manager Ryan Bierma makes last adjustments to station C19K as a blizzard rolls in.

Credit: IRIS


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Map of EarthScope Alaska Transportable Array stations (red symbols). Circles are new stations.

Map of EarthScope Alaska Transportable Array stations (red symbols). Circles are new stations.

Credit: IRIS


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A broadband seismometer is at each station, with buried cables to connect it to the main power hut.

A broadband seismometer is at each station, with buried cables to connect it to the main power hut.

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Placing a seismometer in bedrock is preferred but not always possible in the array's spacing.

Placing a seismometer in bedrock is preferred but not always possible in the array's spacing.

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The Transportable Array field crew and helicopter pilots celebrate a successful installation.

The Transportable Array field crew and helicopter pilots celebrate a successful installation.

Credit: IRIS


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On Earth Science Week, NSF's EarthScope Transportable Array celebrated its final frontier: Alaska.

On Earth Science Week, NSF's EarthScope Transportable Array celebrated its final frontier: Alaska.

Credit: AGI


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