Finger, Claudia; Harrington, Rebecca; Reinsch, Thomas (2022): Seismological Characterization of the Geothermal Field Laboratory Rhineland. GFZ Data Services. Other/Seismic Network. doi:10.14470/MO7576467356.
Finger, Claudia; Harrington, Rebecca; Reinsch, Thomas
Seismological Characterization of the Geothermal Field Laboratory Rhineland
A temporary seismic network consisting of 48 long-term and 15 short-term stations was deployed from June 2021 to June 2022. The network comprises 27 broadband stations and 20 short period geophones from the Ruhr-University Bochum, the Geophysical Instrument Pool Potsdam (GIPP) and the RWTH Aachen. The inter-station spacing of the longer-term network is about 2 km and the total extent of the network is about 20 km. The densely populated area and vicinity of active pit mining demanded a balance between dense station placement and avoidance of anthropogenic noise sources. The network serves as a pre-study for the installment of a field laboratory in Eschweiler-Weisweiler, Germany. Details can be found in the accompanying data publication (Finger et al., in preparation). This project has been subsidized through the Cofund GEOTHERMICA, which is supported by the European Union’s HORIZON 2020 programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 731117. Furthermore, this study was supported by the Interreg North-West Europe (Interreg NWE) Programme through the Roll-out of Deep Geothermal Energy in North-West Europe (DGE-ROLLOUT) Project (http://www.nweurope.eu/DGE-Rollout), NWE 892. The Interreg NWE Programme is part of the European Cohesion Policy and is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Waveform data are available from the GEOFON data centre, under network code ZB. Data from some stations are embargoed until Januar 2026 but might be available on request.
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