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New Year, New Deployments!

The PASSCAL Instrument Center is getting the New Year off to a bang with the Pearl Hot Springs active source experiment.  The Pearl Hot Springs experiment is a multidisciplinary study to explore the Basin and Range normal faulting in the area near Silverpeak, NV (see map). The Principal Investigator, Katie Keranen from the University of Oklahoma, along with her collaborators, Randy Keller, OU and Daniel Stockli, University of Kansas, planned Geologic mapping of the area, a Magnetic Survey, a GPS Survey and possibly a Ground Penetrating Radar survey to accompany the Seismic Study.  The PIC Texans and geophones were used for 2 active source seismic deployments within the Pearl Hot Springs experiment.







Josh Burrus deploys a 4.5hz geophone and Texan.




The first deployment was a 2 Km line with 191 Texans deployed and 190 small shots.





The second deployment was a 10 Km line with 602 Texans deployed and 13 larger shots.  The  detail map to the right shows the end points of the longer line.



PASSCAL Staff Scientists Pnina Miller and Brit O'Neill were on hand to support this experiment. The Tonopah Convention center housed the Field Instrument Center.







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