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Instrument Request for Seismic sliding law (201914)

Name: Seismic sliding law

Long Name: Using passive seismics to determin a glacier sliding law


New experimental validation of glacier sliding laws has contrasted long-standing sliding theory. The applicability of laboratory and theoretical treatments of sliding is under debate but can be assessed through close monitoring of glacial slip in the real world. Saskatchewan Glacier, in Banff National Park, is an ideal natural glaciological laboratory to study glacial slip and sliding laws because its unique bed shape closely aligns with the simplifying assumptions posed in both the theoretical and laboratory investigations. I propose to deploy a ground-based geophysical survey using passive seismic instrumentation at this glacier to acquire a dataset capable of testing the applicability of these sliding theories.

Scheduled Requests
# Request Id Leaves PIC Dock Returns to PIC Dock Updated
1 S5161-3537 2019-07-15 2019-09-30 2018-10-19 13:38:33
Type Instrument Quantity
Other Nodes (3 Channel) 30
Collaborators & Roles
PI Organization Role
Lucas Zoet Wisconsin-Madison Principal Investigator (PI)
Funded Funding Date Award # NSF Letter Letter Due
Yes 2019-01-01 No N/A

Funding Agencies & Programs

Agency Program
University Not Applicable
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? No

Field Coordination? No

SSF Coordination? No

Coordination Notes:

Location & Environment
Southwest Coordinates:
Latitude 52.1135
Longitude -117.254
Northeast Coordinates:
Latitude 52.1834
Longitude -117.121


Geographic Location:

Saskatchewan glacier Canada