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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

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 ... View entire text
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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
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.53   S: -77.53   E: 167.17   W: 167.17
Min Altitude: 3500 Max Altitude: 4020

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

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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Email: r.dibble at
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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 ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24