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.