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XK (2012-2014): Seismic Arrays for African Rift Initation

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FDSN code XK (2012-2014) Network name Seismic Arrays for African Rift Initation (SAFARI)
Start year 2012 Operated by
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T), United States of America
End year 2014 Deployment region

The passive seismic experiment is part of a NSF Continental Dynamics project trying to understand the early stage of rifting. Approximately fifty PASSCAL broadband stations will be deployed along 3 rift-orthogonal profiles at an interval of about 50 km at locations outside the rifted valleys, and 20-30 km inside the valleys. Each profile consists of 15-17 stations and is about 550 km long.The portable stations will record for a two-year period with a sampling rate of 100 samples per second.Environment:Low MountainAdditional comments:Approximately 15 stations will be in Botswana, 15 in Zambia, 10 in Congo, 5 in Malawi, and 5 in Tanzania. Given the large area covered by the stations and the logistic complexity, two field teams will be formed: one for Botswana+Congo, and one for Zambia+Malawi+Tanzania

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.7914/SN/XK_2012
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