The purpose of this study is to evaluate potential methods for obtaining higher quality seismic data from Antarctica. Currently, USGS-sponsored WWSSN stations are located at Scott Base, Sanae Base, and at South Pole Station. Scott and Sanae Stations are located near the coast; data obtained from coastal installations are normally degraded by noise generated by ocean wave action on the coast. Operations at South Pole are rather difficult because of the severe environmental characteristics and the extended logistics which are required to provide supplies and operating personnel to its remote location. Short-period data quality from Pole Station has been moderately high with a short-period magnification of 100K at 1Hz.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Preliminary study of methods for upgrading USGS Antarctic seismological capability|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Contributing office(s)||Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory|