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Teleseismic and local earthquake measurements with an digital seismometer array spread between the McKay Glacier and Table Mountain (to the north and south) and Cape Bird and Mt Fleming (to the east and west)
Entry ID: K102_1999_2000_NZ_1

Abstract: A digital seismometer array (10 station) was placed in the Transantarctic Mountains over a three month period (November 1999-January 2000) to record teleseismic (distant earthquakes more than 20° from Antarctica) and local earthquakes in the region and subsequently define the crustal and lithospheric structure beneath the mountains. The array was spread between the McKay Glacier in the north, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.0   S: -78.0   E: 167.0   W: 160.0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 60000

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-11-01
Stop Date: 2000-01-30
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SEISMOMETERS Ancillary Description
Quality The data was transferred directly to DAT tape for data archive and duplicated for a second back up copy. A full archive copy will be soon kept at the IRIS-DMC international seismology centre, accessible on the internet.
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Data Set Progress
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
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Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 570 4678
Fax: +64 4 570 4600
Email: s.bannister at
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GNS Science
1 Fairway Drive, Avalon
PO Box 30368
City: Lower Hutt
Postal Code: 5040
Country: New Zealand
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Bannister, S. Kennett, B.L.N. 2002 Seismic activity of the Transantarctic Mountains - results from a broadband array deployment. Terra Antartica 9(1): 41-46

Bannister, S. Yu, J. Leitner, B. Kennett, B.L.N. 2003 Variations in crustal structure across the transition from West to East Antarctica, Southern Victoria Land. Geophysical journal international 155: 870-884
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24