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Video surveillance recordings and seismic activity of Mt Erebus: 1986-1991, The International Mt Erebus Eruption Mechanism Study (IMEEMS)
Entry ID: K044_1986_1991_NZ_1

Abstract: Studies of the location of earthquake foci at Mt Erebus found that eruption earthquakes had an apparent range of depths to 4km, but that infrasonic signals were more consistant with a surface origin. Although a possible explanation was time error in picking emergent seismic onsets, and inaccurate modelling of velocity structure, a more attractive option was the triggering of eruptions in the vents ... View entire text
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Description: The IMEEMS study was a continuation of the previous IMEES study. The metadata for the IMEES study is at this link.
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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: 1986-11-01
Stop Date: 1991-01-01
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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).

The data is covered well in the publications. All of the 220 VHS videotapes, the digital seismic records for 1986 to 1990 and the digital seismic records that were added by Victoria ... View entire text
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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. Infrasonic recordings of Strombolian eruptions of Erebus, Antarctica, March-December 1984, covering the jump in activity on 13 September 1984. in: Volcanic hazards.Latter J.H. (ed) Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 1989. pp.536-553 [IAVCEI proceedings in volcanology: 1]

Dibble, R.R. Barrett, S.I.D. Kaminuma, K. Miura, S. Kienle, J. Rowe, C.A. Kyle, P.A. McIntosh, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24