|Boxes with seismographs and other equipment|
During this project, we will deploy 1200 small seismographs along a 200-mile-long (300-km-long) profile across Georgia. All of these seismographs were shipped to Georgia from Socorro, New Mexico. This is the headquarters of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL), a facility that provides seismic instrumentation to US researchers. It takes a lot of boxes to hold all 1200 seismographs and the associated equipment and tools. There are 15 seismographs per box, so that's 80 boxes alone without counting boxes for geophones, etc.
Fortunately, we have a lot of space! Our field headquarters is located in a historic gym on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA. Faculty and staff at GSW have been extraordinarily generous with their time and expertise. They are allowing us to use the Florrie Chappel gym as our base of operations, and they have helped us enormously with Georgia geology and logistics coordination, handling our huge shipment of equipment and supplies, housing on the campus (many of us are staying in one of the dorms!), setting up the gym with internet access, power, and tables, and much, much more. Today, they moved all of the boxes with our seismic equipment from the shipping warehouse to our field headquarters in the gym. I can sense that all of our seismic instruments are itching to be deployed....
|Pallets waiting outside the Florrie Chappell gym|
11 March 2014
11 March 2014