Seismic, infrasonic and magnetic induction data from Mt Erebus: 1980-1986, The International Mt Erebus Seismci Survey (IMESS)
Entry ID: K044_1980_1986_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The International Mt Erebus Seismic Survey (IMESS) was conducted on Mt Erebus to monitor and assess the seismic activity of the volcano year round. Seismic, infrasonic and magnetic induction data were telemetered and recorded continuously at Scott Base. A figure eight cable was installed around the main crater on the Mt Erebus summit and the area called 'Camp Flow' to record electromagnetic impulses generated by the lava column which would be transmitted together with the data from a permanent seismometer and microphone at the Main Crater back to Scott Base where is would be recorded. Near surface seismic velocities and earthquake frequencies were determined using infrasonic and magnetic sensors, electromagnetic surveys, telemetry seismographs and lava lake surveillance and probes to determine earthquake size vs frequency of occurrence. The summit was occupied to observe crater activity and monitor and repair equipment. The principle objective was the location of earthquake foci but statistics of occurrence, tidal effects, spectra, energy and time and amplitude relationships between different types of data for both earthquakes and eruptions was also studied. The study was terminated in 1986.

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Description: The relevant seismic and magnetic induction data and some of the infrasonic data, and tapes for 1981-1990 are to be transfered to this database


Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.5333 S: -77.5333  E: 167.1667  W: 167.1667
 Min Altitude: 3500  Max Altitude: 4020

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-12-20
Stop Date: 1981-01-09

Start Date: 1981-11-24
Stop Date: 1981-12-13

Start Date: 1982-12-03
Stop Date: 1983-01-12

Start Date: 1983-11-23
Stop Date: 1983-12-06

Start Date: 1984-12-07
Stop Date: 1984-12-17

Start Date: 1985-11-28
Stop Date: 1985-12-23


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT EREBUS
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE PREDICTIONS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >LAVA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >VOLCANIC GASES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
ELECTROMAGNETIC DIRECTION METER    [Information]
SEISMOGRAPHS    [Information]
SEISMOMETERS    [Information]
INFRASONIC MICROPHONES    [Information]


Project
IMEEMS >International Mount Erebus Eruption Mechanism Study    [Information]


Quality
The international investigation of the Mt Erebus crater included investigations from several different scientists and organisations (Victoria University of Wellington, NSF and NIPR).

All the seismic and magnetic induction data and some of the infrasonic data, and tapes for 1981-1990 (480 10 channel analog) are held at:

GNS Science
Wairakei Research Centre
Private Bag 2000
Taupo 3352
New Zealand.

For more information, please contact either:

Brad Scott (B.Scott@gns.cri.nz)
ph: +64 07 376 0151
Fax:+64 07 374 8199

OR

Chris Benny (C.Benny@gns.cri.nz)
ph: +64 07 376 0157
Fax:+64 07 374 8199


The data from the publication:

Shibuya, K. Dibble, R.R. Baba, M. Kyle, P.R. Classification of volcanic earthquakes at Mount Erebus, Antarctica. in: Volcanic hazards.Latter J.H. (ed) Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 1989. pp.520-535 [IAVCEI proceedings in volcanology: 1]

is/was held at the Univesrity of Alaska, in Fairbanks.

Dr Philip Kyle also has stored data in his possession.
Please contact the investigators for more information.


Keywords
seismic activity
electromagnetic impulses
seismic velocities
earthquake frequencies


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Personnel
RAY DIBBLE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: r.dibble at actrix.co.nz


PHILIP KYLE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: kyle at nmt.edu
Contact Address:
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
City: Socorro
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 87801
Country: US


BRAD SCOTT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +64 07 376 0151
Fax: +64 07 374 8199
Email: B.Scott at gns.cri.nz
Contact Address:
Wairakei Research Centre
Private Bag 2000
City: Taupo
Postal Code: 3352
Country: New Zealand


CHRIS BENNY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +64 07 376 0157
Fax: +64 07 374 8199
Email: C.Benny at gns.cri.nz
Contact Address:
Wairakei Research Centre
Private Bag 2000
City: Taupo
Postal Code: 3352
Country: New Zealand


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Publications/References
Dibble, R.R. Takanami, T. Kienle, J. Kyle, P.R. Kaminuma, K. Shibuya, K. Seismological observation on Mt Erebus 1980-81. in: Antarctic earth science.Oliver R.L. James P.R. Jago J.B. (eds) Canberra: Australian Academy of Science. 1983. pp.671-674

Dibble, R.R. International Mount Erebus seismic survey 1980/81. in: Immediate report - Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 25. Wellington: Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington. 1981. pp.22-27

Dibble, R. Erebus studies and IMESS (K4). in: Immediate report - Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 26. Wellington: Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington. 1982. pp.5-8

Dibble, R.R. New eruption parameters and spectral relationships between seismic and infrasonic signals from Erebus volcano. Memoirs of the National Institute of Polar Research 37(special issue): 22-28, 1985.

Dibble, R.R. Kienle, J. Kyle, P.R. Shibuya, K. Geophysical studies of Erebus Volcano, Antarctica, from 1974 December - 1981 January. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 27(4): 425-455, 1984.

Dibble, R.R. 1984. New eruption parameters and spectral relationships between seismic and infrasonci signals from Erebus volcano, Antarctica. In: Nagata, T. (ed.), Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Antarctic Geoscience, 1984, Mem., NIPR, 37, pg 40-47.

Kaminuma, K., Koyama, E., Veki, S. 1984. A preliminary report of the gravity survey in Ross Island, Antarctica. In: Nagata, T. (ed.), Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Antarctic Geoscience, 1983, Mem. NIPR, 33, pg 41-46.

Kaminuma, K. Baba, M. Shibuya, K. Dibble, R.R. Explosion earthquakes of Mount Erebus, Antarctica. Memoirs of the National Institute of Polar Research 37(special issue): 40-47, 1985.

Kaminuma, K. Dibble, R.R. Seismic activity of Mount Erebus in 1981-1988. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Geosciences 4: 142-148, 1990.

Kaminuma, K. Shibuya, K. The structure and seismic activity of Mount Erebus, Ross Island. in: Geological evolution of Antarctica; proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Cambridge, 1987.Thomson M.R.A. Crame J.A. Thomson J.W. (eds) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1991. pp.329-333 ISBN 0521372666

Kaminuma, K. The seismic activity of Mount Erebus in 1981-1990. in: Volcanological and environmental studies of Mount Erebus, Antarctica.Kyle P.R. (ed) Washington: American Geophysical Union. 1994. pp.35-50 [Antarctic research series: 66] ISBN 0875908756

Kaminuma, K. Seismic studies in Mount Erebus, Ross Island, 1980-1986. Antarctic journal of the United States 21(5): 8-10, 1986.

Kienle, J., Kaminuma, K., Dibble, R.R. 1985. Seismicity of Mount Erebus and vicinity, 1983-1984. Antarctic Journal of the US 19(5): 25-27.

Kienle, J. Kaminuma, K. Dibble, R.R. Seismicity of Mount Erebus and vicinity, 1983-1984. Antarctic journal of the United States 19(5): 25-27, 1984.

Kienle, J. Rowe, C.A. Kyle, P.R. McIntosh, W.C. Dibble, R.R. 1985. Eruption of Mount Erebus, and Ross Island seismicity 1984-1985. Antarctic journal of the United States 20(5): 25-27.

Kienle, J., Kyle, P.R., Estes, S., Takanami, T., Dibble, R.R. 1982. Seismicity of Mount Erebus, Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the US 16: 35-36.

Kienle, J. Kyle, P.R. Estes, S. Takanami, T. Dibble, R.R. Seismicity of Mount Erebus, 1980-1981. Antarctic journal of the United States 16(5): 35-36, 1981.

Kienle, J. Marshall, D.L. Estes, S.A. Dibble, R.R. Shibuya, K. Kyle, P.R. Seismicity of Mount Erebus, 1981-82. Antarctic journal of the United States 17(5): 29-31, 1982.

Kienle, J. Kyle, P.R. Kaminuma, K. Shibuya, K. Marshall, D.L. Dibble, R.R. Volcanic activity and seismicity of Mount Erebus 1982-83. Antarctic journal of the United States 18(5): 41-44, 1984.

Kyle, P. R. 1982. Volcanic activity of Mount Erebus 1980-1981. Antarctic Journal of the U.S. 16 (5): 34.

Kyle, P.R. Otway, P. Volcanic activity of Mount Erebus, 1981-82. Antarctic journal of the United States 17(5): 31-32, 1982.

Kyle, P.R. Dibble, R.R. Giggenbach, W.F. Keys, J. Volcanic activity associated with the anorthoclase phonolite lava lake, Mt. Erebus, Antarctica. in: Antarctic geoscience.Craddock C. (ed) Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 1982. pp.735-745

Nagata, T. Japanese earth science research in the McMurdo Sound region. Antarctic journal of the United States 17(5): 26-28, 1982.

Nagata, T. 1984. Geophysical studies on Mount Erebus, Antarctica. Antarctic Journal fo the US 18: 38-41.

Nagata, T. 1985. Geophysical studies on Mt Erebus, Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the US 19 (5): 22-24.

Shimozuru, D., Kaminuma, K., Dibble, R.R. 1984. Interpretation of the interruption period of Mount Erebus, Antarctica. In: Nagata, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Antarctic Geoscience 1983, Mem., NIPR, 33, pg 47.

Shibuya, K., Baba, M., Kienly, J., Dibble, R.R., Kyle, P. R. 1983. A study of the seismic and volcanic activity of Mount Erebus, Antarctica 1981-1982. In: Nagata, T. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Antarctic Geoscience, 1982. Mem. NIPR., 28: 54-66.

Shibuya, K. Baba, M. Kienle, J. Dibble, R.R. Kyle, P.R. A study of the seismic and volcanic activity of Mount Erebus, Antarctica. Memoirs of the National Institute of Polar Research 28(special issue): 54-66, 1983.

Shibuya, K. Dibble, R.R. Baba, M. Kyle, P.R. Classification of volcanic earthquakes at Mount Erebus, Antarctica. in: Volcanic hazards.Latter J.H. (ed) Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 1989. pp.520-535 [IAVCEI proceedings in volcanology: 1]

Takanami, T., Kienle, J., Kyle, P.R., Dibble, R.R., Kaminuma, K., Shibuya, K. 1982. Seismological observations on Mount Erebus 1980-1981. Antarctic Earth Science, Proceedings of 4th International Symposium 1982, 671-674.

Takanami, T. 1982. Earthquake observations at the summit of Mount Erebus, Antarctica. Polar News (Kyokuchi) 33: 52-57.

Takanami, T., Kaminua, K., Terai, K., Osada, N. 1983. Seismological observations on Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica, 1980-1981. In: Nagata, T. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Antarctic Geoscience, 1982. Mem. NIPR 28, 46-53.

Takanami, T. Kienle, J. Kyle, P.R. Dibble, R.R. Kaminuma, K. Shibuya, K. Seismological observations on Mount Erebus, 1980-81. in: Antarctic earth science.Oliver R.L. James P.R. Jago J.B. (eds) Canberra: Australian Academy of Science. 1983. pp.671-674

Takanami, T. Kaminuma, K. Terai, K. Osada, N. Seismological observations on Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica, 1980-1981. Memoirs of the National Institute of Polar Research 28(special issue): 46-53, 1983

Takanami, T., Kienle, E., Estes, S., Kyle, P .R., Dibble, R. R., 1981. Earthquake observations at Mt. Erebus, Antarctica. Part 1. Proceedings of the Ann. Gen, Meeting of the Seismological Soc. of Japan, October 1981.

Veki,S., Kaminum, K., Baba, M., Koyama, R., Keinle, J. 1984. Seismic activity of Mount Erebus, Antarctica in 1982-1983. In: Nagata, T. (ed.), Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Antarctic Geoscience, 1983, Mem. NIPR, 33, pg 41-46.

Wiesnet, D.R., D'Aguanno, J. 1983. Thermal imagery of Mount Erebus from the NOAA-6 satellite. Antarctic Journal of the US 17 (5): 32-34.

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DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-09-29

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