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Here is a listing of PASSCAL News items from over 6 months ago. If you want to look up something newer, you should check Recent News.

P.I. Transition coming to the IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center

After 15 years of shepherding the IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center as Principal Investigator, Rick Aster will be leaving NM Tech to begin a new phase of his career at Colorado State University as Geosciences Department Head, beginning in January of 2014. Principal Investigator duties will be assumed by Susan Bilek, Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science beginning October 1, 2013. After moving to Colorado, Rick will remain engaged with IRIS as an active community member and as Chair of the Data Management System Standing Committee, and will continue to interact with Sue, NM Tech, and the Instrument Center on continuing projects and as a user of IRIS facilities for Antarctic and other research.

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IRIS/PASSCAL Intern Caps Busy Summer with Alaska Deployment at Poker Flat

It's been a busy summer for IRIS/PASSCAL intern Kasey Aderhold, a PhD Candidate at the Department of Earth & Environment, Boston University. Kasey has been heavily involved in an ongoing comparison of seismic vaults to direct burial installations at two sites: the Dotson Ranch near Socorro, NM, and Poker Flat in Alaska. 

 

Seismic Community Gathers for SITS

The 2013 Seismic Instrumentation Technology Symposium (SITS) was held in Albuquerque, NM on June 10th and 11th, 2013.  The well-attended symposium provided a splendid opportunity for members of the seismic community to exchange knowledge on instrumentation, as well as on novel approaches for improving the usefulness of data.

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EarthScope/TA Featured on the Weather Channel

The EarthScope/Transportable Array program was highlighted on the Weather Channel in an April 26th report by correspondent Dave Malkoff, titled "A CT Scan for the Earth." The segment included the actual installation of an EarthScope/TA vault in Virginia, and featured appearances by several EarthScope/TA team members, a discussion on the need for computerized tomography of the earth's interior, and an animation of the effects of Hurricane Sandy as seen by the Transportable Array.

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Seismic Instrumentation Technology Symposium coming to Albuquerque on June 10-11, 2013

The next Seismic Instrumentation Technology Symposium (ITS2013) will be held in Albuquerque, NM on June 10th and 11th, 2013, at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel.

The IRIS website has a page for the conference, with the agenda, participants, and registration form.

The theme of this symposium is to examine future technology, both from the perspective of capabilities scientists and engineers are seeking and the technologies that are, or will be, in the product pipeline of the seismic technology industry. The symposium will provide a forum for perspectives from both technology users and vendors and allow generous time for discussion and interaction.

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