National Science Foundation (NSF) EarthScope Project Updates

University of Illinois graduate student Mike DeLucia (left) and Indiana University professor Gary Pavlis (right) prepare to remove a seismometer vault in western Kentucky.


University of Illinois graduate student Mike DeLucia (left) and Indiana University professor Gary Pavlis (right) prepare to remove a seismometer vault in western Kentucky.

ISGS researcher Tim Larson and University of Illinois grad student Mike DeLucia joined a team of colleagues from Indiana University and Purdue University to remove a temporary seismometer array in western Kentucky as the field portion of a multi-university, multi-year NSF-funded research project draws to a close.

Part of the national EarthScope program (http://www.earthscope.org/), this project uses a network of temporary seismometers placed through Missouri, southern Illinois, southern Indiana, and western Kentucky to investigate the relationships between the Ozark Dome, the Illinois Basin, and crustal structures in western Kentucky (http://www.earthscope.org/science/field-studies/oiink).  

ISGS researcher Tim Larson carefully uncovers a seismometer in central Kentucky prior to removing it as the field portion of a multi-year multi-university NSF research project draws to a close.

ISGS researcher Tim Larson carefully uncovers a seismometer in central Kentucky prior to removing it.