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Instrument Request for Soil Sound (201863)

Name: Soil Sound

Long Name: Soil Soundscapes from Seismic Arrays


Our proposed collaboration takes a novel geophysical approach to better understand soil and biotic processes from soundscapes by analyzing the seismic signals that can be readily measured by seismometers and geophones. In this NSF EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) funded project, we explore an interdisciplinary frontier for understanding soil processes. We will build capacity through training and integration of disciplines and linking established NSF-funded networks and datasets to understand soil bioturbation processes in a nearby, arid UC Reserve Ecological Research site (Elliott Chaparral Reserve) and an NSFfunded Critical Zone Observatory/Long-Term Ecological Research site: a humid, tropical forest site (Puerto Rico - the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory). Listening to previously unheard soil soundscapes is a new horizon for interdisciplinary soil research that will facilitate scientific progress and learning opportunities for grant-supported trainees and the public.

Scheduled Requests
# Request Id Leaves PIC Dock Returns to PIC Dock Updated
1 S5185-3742 2019-05-15 2019-06-17 2019-05-08 14:36:07
Type Instrument Quantity
Datalogger Ground Penetrating Radar 1
Sensor GPR Antenna 1
2 S5184-3741 2019-02-15 2019-03-15 2019-05-08 14:36:07
Type Instrument Quantity
Datalogger Ground Penetrating Radar 1
Sensor GPR Antenna 1
3 S5177-3586 2019-01-18 2019-05-17 2019-01-08 11:32:40
Type Instrument Quantity
Auxiliary Propelled Energy Generator 1
4 S5163-3540 2018-11-14 2020-12-15 2018-10-29 15:05:38
Type Instrument Quantity
Datalogger Three Channel 30
Sensor High Frequency 30
Collaborators & Roles
PI Organization Role
Peter Shearer U.C. San Diego Principal Investigator (PI)
Funded Funding Date Award # NSF Letter Letter Due
Yes 2019-01-01 1841619 No N/A

Funding Agencies & Programs

Agency Program
National Science Foundation Earth Sciences
Using the PI's current contact information as the billing contact.
Experiment Support
If the experiment requires additional support, it will be listed below.

Passcal Staff? No

Computer Support? Yes

Field Coordination? No

SSF Coordination? No

Coordination Notes:

Location & Environment
Southwest Coordinates:
Latitude 32.8405
Longitude -117.141
Northeast Coordinates:
Latitude 32.904
Longitude -117.078


Geographic Location:

Camp Elliott of UCSD