Institute of Geosciences, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, Germany, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia-Osservatorio Etneo, Italy
Eibl, Eva P. S.; Vollmer, Daniel; Jousset, Philippe; Currenti, Gilda; Contrafatto, Danilo; Larocca, Graziano; Pellegrino, Daniele; Pulvirenti, Mario
Etna rotation experiment 2019
“1-month seismological experiment on Etna, Italy in 2019" is a 1-month seismological experiment realized near the Pizzi Deneri Observatory on Etna, Italy, by Eva Eibl and Daniel Vollmer (University of Potsdam) in collaboration with Philippe Jousset from GFZ Potsdam Germany and Gilda Currenti and Graziano Larocca from INGV-OE, Italy. From August to September 2019, we recorded the volcano-seismic events accompanying the volcanic activity using a rotational sensor and a co-located seismometer. The aim of the seismological experiment was to study LP events, VT events and tremor. We used a 3-component broadband seismometer (Nanometrics Trillium Compact 120 s) and a 3-component rotational sensor (iXblue blueSeis-3A) and stored the data on a DataCube and CommunicationCube, respectively. Sensors were installed on the same 35 * 35 * 3 cm3 granitic base plate at about 40 cm depth enclosed by backfilled pyroclastic material to avoid wind noise. The instruments recorded at 200 Hz sampling rate and were located about 2 km from the craters on Etna. The setup was powered using 3 solar panels of 140W each and three batteries of 75Ah each. We oriented the rotational sensor and seismometer using a Quadrans fiber-optical gyrocompass. The Quadrans is not affected by magnetic minerals in the ground and our sensors are hence properly aligned to geographic north. We converted the seismometer data to MSEED using Pyrocko’s Jackseis program and created a catalogs of LP events and VT events that were further investigated in Eibl et al. 2022. Waveform data are available from the GEOFON data centre, under network code ZR.
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Eibl, Eva P.S.; Rosskopf, Martina; Sciotto, Mariangela; Currenti, Gilda; Di Grazia, Guiseppe; Jousset, Philippe; Krüger, Frank; Weber, Michael (2022). Performance of a Rotational Sensor to Decipher Volcano Seismic Signals on Etna, Italy. Journal of Geophysical Research, accepted. doi:10.1029/2021JB023617