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South Iceland Seismic Refraction Experiment of 1990

Abstract: The experiment design was a linear profile of 210 receiver points
and 11 shot points crossing the Western Volcanic Zone and South
Iceland Seismic Zone of southern Iceland. The profile is oriented
northwest-southeast and is about 170 km long.

The main goals were to image the upper 10-15 km of the crust with a
resolution of 1 km vertically and 5-10 km horizontally in the South
Iceland Transform zone, and to measure crustal thickness through the
measurement of moho reflection travel times.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 67.01   S: 62.81   E: -12.79   W: -24.55

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: William Menke, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University
Dataset Title: Joint Lamont-National Energy Authority of Iceland South Iceland Seismic Refraction Experiment of 1990
Dataset Release Date: 1992-06-04
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington USA
Dataset Publisher: IRIS Consortium
Issue Identification: PASSCAL Data Report 92-002
Data Presentation Form: Text, figures
Other Citation Details: full report in PDF available online
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Data Center
PASSCAL Instrument Center, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: PASSCAL Assembled data set 92-002 / ICELAND

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (505) 835-5070
Fax: (505) 835-5079
Email: passcal at
Contact Address:
PASSCAL Instrument Center
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City: Socorro
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 87801
Country: USA
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Fees: None
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-11-02