Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-TT Technology & Techniques

[M-TT05] Cryoseismology - a new proxy for detecting surface environmental variations of the Earth -

Thu. May 26, 2016 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Masaki Kanao(National Institute of Polar Research), Seiji Tsuboi(JAMSTEC, Center for Earth Information Science and Technology), Takeo Ito(Earthquake and Volcano Research Center, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University), Douglas Wiens(Washington University in St Louis), Sridhar Anandakrishnan(Penn State University), Jeremy Winberry(Central Washington University), Kent Anderson(Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology)

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[MTT05-P03] Characteristics of seismic waveform recorded by seismic array at East Ongul Island, Antarctica

*Manami Nakamoto1, Hiroki Miyamachi2, Takeshi Matsushima1, Masaki Kanao3, Masa-yuki Yamamoto4 (1.Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, 2.Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, 3.National Institute of Polar Research, 4.Department of systems engineering, Kochi University of Technology)

Keywords:seismic array, tremor, Antarctica

In polar region, various vibration phenomena are exited in association with physical interaction between solid earth, atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere systems. These phenomena can be observed as seismic and infrasonic waves, and it is important to investigate their features and generation process in order to reveal relationship between their occurrence and environmental variations.
An array observation helps us to get information of incident waves on the stations. In order to detect source locations of seismic event around Showa station, East Ongul Island, East Antarctica, we carried out a seismic array observation from January 2 to February 2, 2015. We installed 7 temporary seismic stations in a rocky area located at 1 km away from Showa station, consisting of 1-Hz three-component seismometers with a site spacing of about 100 m. During this period, two characteristic waveforms were recorded. One occurred from January 11 at 22:40 (UTC) to January 12 at 11:20 (UTC), corresponding to ice-breaking by a ship. The peak frequency was about 10 Hz. The other occurred on January 14 at 3:45 (UTC) and its duration was about 13 minutes. Peak frequencies of the tremor were about 2, 4 and 6 Hz, and these peaks varied over time. It seems that the tremor arrived from south-southeast direction with a small slowness by semblance analysis. We will reveal characteristics of these seismic events in more detail and estimate location of their sources by using data recorded at other seismic and infrasound stations around East Ongul Island.