Dr. Spahr Webb
Earth Institute Contact: Dr. Spahr Webb
We propose to develop and construct three broad band autonomous seismic instruments to use for 1) compliance measurements on the seafloor, 2) the development and testing of new sensors for broadband seismology and other geophysical applications and 3) studies of the variations in ocean floor seismic noise in preparation for the installation of permanent seafloor seismic observatories. The compliance technique can map regions of melt within the oceanic crust and is thusly an invaluable scientific tool for understanding the formation of the oceanic crust. Better instruments are required to continue the development of this technique and to extend the use of this technique to new geophysical targets such as hydrates and hydrothermal areas. The new instruments are required for this lab to continue its long running program in the development of seafloor geophysical instrumentation.
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National Science Foundation