Seismic land stations

Autonomous seismic station on sea ice.
Autonomous seismic station on sea ice


To record seismic waves of earthquakes, icequakes or artificial seismic sources in polar regions, AWI owns a set of specially equipped seismic stations that are autonomous for several weeks and cold-proof. The stations consist of compact broadband seismometers or short-period geophone chains, a datalogger with low power consumption and a GPS antenna. Apart from solar panels special batteries supply power. These batteries are non-spillable and non-dangerous such that they can be transported along with the other equipment in a helicopter. For deployments on drifting sea ice our seismic stations can be tracked with Argos transponders such that we know their position anytime and easily find the stations again.




PD Dr. Vera Schlindwein
Dr. Alfons Eckstaller