USArray Siting Project in Missouri and Southern Iowa
The project is funded by
(Incorporated Research Institutions
for Seismology) to Missouri S&T.
A team of students from MST, UMKC, and Missouri State are working
in the summer of 2009 to select a total of 43 sites in Missouri
and southern Iowa. These sites will be occupied by state-of-the-art
earthquake detection instruments (seismographs) for a two-year
period starting from 2010.
The USArray project started in 2004 in California and is rolling
eastward until it covers the entire US in 2014.
Data from the seismic stations will be transmitted in real time to
the IRIS data center in Seattle and will be shared by the world's
geoscience community to study earthquakes and image the interior
structure of the Earth, for the purpose of earthquake hazard mitigation
and a significantly improved understanding about the structure, dynamics,
and evolution of the Earth.
If you own properties in the circles (click
here for the map)
and are willing
to host a station, please contact
Dr. Steve Gao