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About EarthScope

EarthScope is a bold undertaking to apply modern observational, analytical and telecommunications technologies to investigate the structure and evolution of the North American continent and the physical processes controlling earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The multifaceted research initiative will include:

(1) modern digital seismic arrays, installed across the continent, capable of producing three-dimensional images of the North American continental crust and mantle;

(2) global positioning satellite receivers, strainmeters and new satellite radar imagery that will measure and map the smallest movements along faults, magma movement inside active volcanoes and the wide areas of deformation associated with plate tectonic motion; and

(3) an observatory deep within the San Andreas Fault that will provide direct measurements of the physical state and mechanical behavior of one of the worlds most active faults.
Funding through the NSF Major Research Equipment program has been requested.

--EarthScope Working Group, 2001


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