[MTT37-P03] Seismic observations in Greenland by a joint USA and Japanese GLISN team (2011-2016)
Keywords:GLISN project, Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS), seismic observation
Seismic observation is now drawing widespread attention as an alternative method for monitoring the GrIS. The Greenland Ice Sheet Monitoring Network (GLISN), an international project between 11 countries that began in 2009, now provides broadband, continuous, and real-time seismic data from 33 stations in and around Greenland. Japan is a partner country from when the GLISN project was launched, and has been sending an expedition team every year since 2011. In 2011, a joint USA and Japanese GLISN team installed the dual seismic–GPS station ICESG-GLS2 in the middle of the GrIS. During 2012-2015, we conducted maintenance of three stations on the GrIS (station codes: ICESG-GLS2, DY2G-GLS1, and NEEM-GLS3), and three stations on bedrock in coastal areas (NUUK, DBG, and SOEG).
We had succeeded in real-time transmission of broad-band and continuous seismic waveform data from the three ice stations. It was the first time in the world that the seismic data with such a high sampling rate are transferred from the ice sheet. The data is now open to public and available from the IRIS Data Management Center (http://www.iris.edu/ds/nodes/dmc/).
In 2016, we installed another seismic station (PILOT) on the GrIS to test a new system of data transmission. This presentation will summarize our field activities for 2011-2016, and introduce the future plans.
Related presentation: Analyses of the GLISN data revealed highly heterogeneous basal conditions of the GrIS. The results will be presented in this session, entitled "Seismological evidence for heterogeneous ice sheet basal conditions".
Acknowledgments: The Japanese GLISN team has been supported by research grants from JSPS (24403006).