The ANU, RSES, Seismology & Mathematical Geophysics, Field Experiments
S&MG Field Projects
Since 1992 the group has carried out a major program of deployment of portable broad-band seismic stations across Australia in experiments primarily designed to improve knowledge of the 3-D structure of the region. The SKIPPY experiment (1993-1996) with a sequence of 6 progressive deployments across the continent with an interstation spacing of around 400 km, provided the first coverage of the whole of Australia and its surroundings. Subsequent experiments have been on a range of scales, including detailed studies of the Kimberley region, SE Australia and Tasmanian and broader scale coverage of Western Austrlia and the surroundings of the Tasman line marking the edge of Precambrian outcrop. The program of portable deployments has also been extended to East Antarctica where currently 7 instruments have been deployed.