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    The future of Broadband Passive Seismic Acquisition

    Hammond, James O.S. and England, R. and Rawlinson, N. and Curtis, A. and Sigloch, K. and Harmon, N. and Baptie, B. (2019) The future of Broadband Passive Seismic Acquisition. Astronomy & Geophysics , ISSN 1366-8781. (In Press)

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    It is an exciting time to be a seismologist. In November 2018, the InSight lander touched down on Mars and the first seismometer was deployed on another planet. This incredible feat means planetary seismologists are currently searching for marsquakes and will hopefully soon be providing images of its interior and helping us to understand how rocky planets form. However, we have been doing this for a long time in more familiar territory back home on Earth, where the field of terrestrial seismology has reached a turning point with significant developments in instrumentation and the manner of their deployment in recent years. However, equipment available to the UK community has not kept pace and needs urgent regeneration if the UK is to lead in the field of passive seismology in the future. To begin the process of redesigning the UK’s equipment for the next few decades, the British Geophysical Association sponsored a meeting in Edinburgh in late 2018 to discuss the future of passive seismic acquisition. What follows is a historical account of how and why we arrived at the present day UK seismological research and resource base, a summary of the Edinburgh meeting, and a vision for the passive seismic facilities required to support the next 20 years of seismological research.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication following peer review. The version of record is available online at the link above.
    School: School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences > UCL/Birkbeck Centre for Planetary Sciences
    School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: James Hammond
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 08:48
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 13:52


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