The USArray Transportable Array's Full-Met Network

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Thursday, 6 February 2014
Hall C3 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Jonathan E. Tytell, University of California, La Jolla, CA; and F. Vernon, R. Busby, J. Eakins, J. C. Reyes, and G. Davis

In early 2013, twenty-five stations within Earthscope's USArray Transportable Array (TA) footprint were installed along with a Vaisala WXT520 weather station. The region for this portion of the array covers most of North Carolina and into southern Virginia, and is hereby referred to as the “full-met” array. The TA's full-met array not only provides real-time acquisition of the TA's standard suite of seismic and surface pressure observations in 1 and 40 samples per second (sps), but has therefore been augmented with additional surface weather parameters including: temperature, humidity, hail, rainfall, wind speed and wind direction. Each Vaisala channel also acquires data at 1 sps in real-time. In order to demonstrate the utility of the full-met array, we will present data from Tropical Storm Andrea, the June 13th 2013 derecho, and also a web-based real-time waveform viewer easily accessible by the public. The TA's full-met network will remain operational through approximately the spring of 2015, though all of its data will be publicly available via the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology's Data Management Center. Furthermore, the observational utility of the full-met array proves to be a successful test-bed for similar weather station deployments in the future.