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YK (2000-2002): Coordinated Seismic Experiment in the Azores

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FDSN code YK (2000-2002) Network name Coordinated Seismic Experiment in the Azores (COSEA)
Start year 2000 Operated by
  • Eidgendssisch Technische Hochschule - Swiss Seismological Service (ETH), Switzerland
End year 2002 Deployment region

A 5-station broadband array (STS2 w/Reftek dataloggers) provided
by DTM, installed with help from ETH, and Instituto Metreorologia, Ponta
Delgada, Azores, Portugal was in operation from December 2000 - September
2002. Site locations selected to utilize existing stations operated by the
Portuguese (CMLA (an IRIS/GSN station) and CDRO (operated by Centro de
Geofisica da Universidadede Lisboa)) and French (FLOR (operated by Institut
de Physique du Globe de Paris)); placed on both sides of the mid-Atlantic
ridge; and as a westward extension of the MIDSEA experiment. This
deployment is aimed at understanding a) the Azores plume (the crust and
upper mantle structure); b) the behavior of the boundries between Eurasia,
Africa, and North America; and c) monitoring local seismic and volcanic
activity for improved natural hazards assesment.

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