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1989 Greenland Seismic Survey

Abstract: The 1989 seismic survey was part of a large cooperative project
mounted in Greenland to carry out geophysical studies of the Earth's
oldest crust. The targets included possible oceanic crust under the
oldest supracrustal rocks, granulite terrains and three crustal
sutures. Geophysical studies consisted of gravity, CDP reflection and
wide-angle reflection studies that combine recording on land and at
sea using a 6000 cu. in. airgun array from the University of Bergen's
research vessel shooting every 100 meters.

A total of 35 stations recorded various portions of the
shooting. There were two lines perpendicular to the coast along fjords
and two lines parallel to the coast. A total of 400 Mbytes of data
were recorded.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 86.6   S: 56.78   E: -9.36   W: -75.34

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: S. Smithson and N. Boyd - University of Wyoming
Dataset Title: 1989 Greenland Seismic Survey
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington USA
Dataset Publisher: IRIS Consortium
Issue Identification: PASSCAL Data Report 94-005
Data Presentation Form: Text, figures
Other Citation Details: Full report available in PDF
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-01-01
Stop Date: 1989-12-31
ISO Topic Category
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Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
PASSCAL Instrument Center, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: PASSCAL Assembled data set 94-005 / GRN89

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (505) 835-5070
Fax: (505) 835-5079
Email: passcal at
Contact Address:
PASSCAL Instrument Center
New Mexico Tech
100 East Road
City: Socorro
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 87801
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: Exabyte Tape
Distribution Format: SEGY
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-11-02