The AW Seismic Network

 
Cite as:
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) (1993): AWI Network Antarctica. Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ. Other/Seismic Network. doi:10.14470/NJ617293.
Network code:
AW
Type:
Permanent
Time Range:
2006–
Terms of use:
Open; download from and acknowlege GEOFON
Archived at:
GFZ
Institution(s):
AWI
Creator(s):
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Description*:
AWI Network Antarctica (AWI-Net)
Abstract:
The AWI Network Antarctica is a local to regional seismological network around the German research base Neumayer Station in Dronning Maud Land, a coastal region in eastern Antarctica. The network is providing high quality data for scientific research and monitoring regional seismicity in East Antarctica, which is generally believed to be seismically inactive. However, the station coverage in Antarctica is in general sparse and small magnitude local events remain undetected by global seismic networks. The AW network increases the station coverage substantially and has the potential to reveal regional earthquakes and cryogenic events. By 2016 the network consists of 3 stations transmitting data in real-time and 4 stations, which are only accessible in the archive. Stations are equipped with three-component broadband sensors buried in snow pits or on outcropping bedrock if present. An additional small aperture array of vertical short-period sensors was installed in 1996. Between 1993 and 1999 digital data are provided as triggered event segments only, after 1999 continuous data sets are available. Stations might have larger data gaps during the austral winter, when power supply is limited. All data are freely distributed by the GEOFON data center.

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Creator(s):
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Title:
AWI Network Antarctica
Publisher:
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Resource Type:
Other/Seismic Network
Network DOI:
doi:10.14470/NJ617293
Related Reference(s):
  1. Eckstaller, A.; Müller, C.; Ceranna, L.; Hartmann, G. (2007). The Geophysics Observatory at Neumayer Stations - GvN and NM II - (Antarctica). Polarforschung 76 (1-2), 3-24.
  2. Büsselberg, T.; Müller, C.; Eckstaller, A. (2001). The Neumayer Array and its impact on seismological research in the Southern Atlantic and Antarctica. Terra Antartica, Siena, Vol. 8(2), 41-48.
[+] To provide additional references, PIs should contact GEOFON staff.

Station List for Network Code AW

Code
Station description
Begin
End
Loc
Channels
Flags
VNA1
Station Neumayer OBS, Antarctica
2006-01-01
2012-02-25
--
BHE BHN BHZ LHE LHN LHZ
2012-02-25
--
--
BHE BHN BHZ LHE LHN LHZ
VNA2
Station Neumayer Watz-Array Centre, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
BHE BHN BHZ LHE LHN LHZ
VNA3
Station Neumayer Olymp, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
BHE BHN BHZ LHE LHN LHZ
VNAA1
Station Neumayer Watz-Array A1, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAA2
Station Neumayer Watz-Array A2, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAA3
Station Neumayer Watz-Array A3, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAB1
Station Neumayer Watz-Array B1, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAB2
Station Neumayer Watz-Array B2, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAB3
Station Neumayer Watz-Array B3, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAB4
Station Neumayer Watz-Array B4, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAB5
Station Neumayer Watz-Array B5, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAC1
Station Neumayer Watz-Array C1, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAC2
Station Neumayer Watz-Array C2, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAC3
Station Neumayer Watz-Array C3, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAC4
Station Neumayer Watz-Array C4, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAC5
Station Neumayer Watz-Array C5, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAC6
Station Neumayer Watz-Array C6, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ
VNAC7
Station Neumayer Watz-Array C7, Antarctica
2006-01-01
--
--
LHZ SHZ

Database last updated at 2019 Oct 20 11:58:06