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Instrumentation and sensor development

Ridge observatory development
Project Manager/Lead Engineer: Paul McGill
Lead Scientist: Debra Stakes

The goal of this continuing project is to develop the hardware and software necessary to support an integrated suite of instruments to measure ground motion, fluid flow, and fluid chemistry on an active mid-ocean ridge. The instrumentation will be deployed on the Endeavour Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge in 2003.

In 2003 the project focuses on three goals: 

  1. Develop the procedures for moving the existing short-period seismic database to University of California, Berkeley to become part of the Northern California Seismic Network. 
  2. Make minor improvements to the data logger clock. 
  3. Continue with test deployments in Monterey Bay to validate new hardware and to refine deployment procedures.