Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | September 12, 2012

Upgrading Seismic Stations in Yellowknife, Canada

Watch Ross Ashlie and the team battle insects, swamp and minus 40 degrees to upgrade seismic stations in Yellowknife, Canada. It’s a massive logistical effort.  Around 60 tons of equipment is helicoptered in to 20 remote sites. Together the sites create an array — like a giant microphone — to track and record vibrations in the Earth. The array is part of the CTBTO’s global network of sensors to monitor the world for nuclear explosions, anywhere, anytime.

See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO3bN0jVLVs

Read more on the Yellowknife seismic station here.

 


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