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Georods: the development of a four-element geophone for improved seismic imaging of glaciers and ice sheets


Voigt, DE and Peters, LE and Anandakrishnan, S, Georods: the development of a four-element geophone for improved seismic imaging of glaciers and ice sheets, Annals of Glaciology, 54, (64) pp. 142-148. ISSN 0260-3055 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2013 International Glaciological Society

DOI: doi:10.3189/2013AoG64A432


Active seismic imaging of glaciers and ice sheets is important for constraining inputs to climate models, such as englacial ice fabric and the nature of the basal interface. However, acquiring high-quality seismic data is time-consuming and resource-intensive. Using traditional single-element geophones requires ideal weather conditions (e.g. light winds) and excellent source coupling. In addition, deploying and retrieving these geophones is slow and cumbersome.We have developed a four element ‘georod’ that enhances signal levels by 20–30 dB in a variety of conditions, including blowing snow and poorly coupled source detonations. The long, slender design of these georods makes them easy to deploy and retrieve, allowing researchers to acquire greater line-kilometers of seismic data during field campaigns that are commonly time-constrained.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:geophysics, glaciology
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Peters, LE (Dr Leo Peters)
ID Code:103756
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2015-10-27
Last Modified:2018-03-16
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