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Press Release 12-028

First EarthScope 'Transportable Array' Seismic Station Reaches U.S. East Coast

Data generate 3-D 'CT scan' of North American continent's interior

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Image of a seismic station in Florida.

Transportable Array Station 457A in Florida: first such seismic station on the U.S. East Coast.

Credit: IRIS


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A 3-D image of the mantle under Western North America.

From the array, a CT scan-like, 3-D image of Earth's mantle under Western North America.

Credit: Richard Allen/UC-Berkeley


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Image of the closed vault containing the transmitting seismometer.

A vault with the transmitting seismometer is closed, then a mound of dirt is piled on top.

Credit: IRIS


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Image showing the seismometer wrapped in insulating material at the bottom of the vault.

The seismometer is aligned at the bottom of the vault and wrapped in insulating material.

Credit: IRIS


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Image showing electronic components and communications system in the upper section of vault.

Electronic components and a communications system are in the vault's upper section.

Credit: IRIS


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Map of the United States showing EarthScope's installation plan for the Transportable Array.

EarthScope's installation plan for the Transportable Array as it marches across the nation.

Credit: IRIS


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