Cascadia

Cascadia OBS deployment cruise during 2011

DATA AVAILABILITY FOR CASCADIA INITIATIVE

CHANNEL NAMING CONVENTIONS FOR CASCADIA INITIATIVE

CHANNEL RUNTIME AND DATA QUALITY RATING

CASCADIA DATA UPDATES AND CHANGES

CASCADIA DATA RESTRICTION AND REUPLOAD INFORMATION 

 

PIs:

The Cascadia Initiative is a community seismic experiment. Cascadia Cruises are led by the Cascadia Initiative Epedition Team (CIET), comprised of the following team of scientists:

  • Doug Toomey, Team Leader, University of Oregon
  • Richard Allen, University of California, Berkeley
  • John Collins, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Bob Dziak, OSU/NOAA, Newport, OR
  • Emilie Hooft, University of Oregon
  • Dean Livelybrooks, University of Oregon
  • Jeff McGuire, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Susan Schwartz, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Maya Tolstoy, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Anne Trehu, Oregon State University
  • William Wilcock, University of Washington.

Experiment Summary

The Cascadia Intitiative is an onshore/offshore seismic and geodetic experiment deployed in the Pacific Northwest to study questions ranging from megathrust earthquakes to volcanic arc structure to the formation, deformation and hydration of the Juan De Fuca and Gorda plates.

As part of the 2009 Stimulus or ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) spending, NSF’s Ocean Sciences (OCE) division funded the construction of an amphibious array of 60 Ocean Bottom Seismometers by the three IIC’s for OBSIP.

Cascadia Amphibious Array Design

Twenty of the Lamont OBSs will be installed in trawl-resis- tant enclosures and will be available for deployments in water depths extending from the shelf down to 1,000 m. These 20 OBSs will be deployed via the ship’s wire and recovered using a Remotely-Operated Vehicle.

The OBSs will be utilized in four one-year deployments. These experiments will provide an offshore extension of the Earth- Scope Transportable Array (~70 km spacing) as well as 3 dense experiments focused on either imaging various properties of the thrust interface and forearc or recording local seismicity.

Experiment Website

Articles

Science 23 September 2016 "Tomography reveals buoyant asthenosphere accumulating beneath the Juan de Fuca plate" W. B. Hawley, R. M. Allen, and M. A. Richards.

Berkeley News 22 September 2016 "Seismic ‘CT scans’ reveal deep earth dynamics" W. Ravven.

Cruises

During 2015, OBSIP supported the following Cascadia cruises:

  • Cascadia 5A, RV Oceanus, Recover 15 WHOI OBS instruments - August/September
  • Cascadia 5B, RV Oceanus, Recover 15 SIO OBS instruments - September
  • Cascadia 5C, RV Atlantis, Recover 29 LDEO OBS instruments - September/October

During 2014, OBSIP supported the following Cascadia cruises:

  • Cascadia 4A, RV Oceanus, Recover 25 WHOI OBS instruments - June
  • Cascadia 4B, RV Oceanus, Recover 15 SIO OBS instruments - June
  • Cascadia 4C, RV Atlantis, Recover 30 LDEO OBS instruments - June/July
  • Cascadia 4D, RV Oceanus, Deploy 25 WHOI OBS instruments - August
  • Cascadia 4E, RV Oceanus, Deploy 15 SIO OBS instruments - August
  • Cascadia 4F, RV Oceanus, Deply 30 LDEO OBS instruments - August/September

During 2013, OBSIP supported the following Cascadia cruises:

  • Cascadia 3A, RV Oceanus, Recover 25 WHOI OBS instruments - June
  • Cascadia 3B, RV Oceanus, Recover 15 SIO OBS instruments - June
  • Cascadia 3C, RV Atlantis, Recover 30 LDEO OBS instruments - June/July
  • Cascadia 3D, RV Oceanus, Deploy 25 WHOI OBS instruments - August
  • Cascadia 3E, RV Oceanus, Deploy 15 SIO OBS instruments - August
  • Cascadia 3F, RV Oceanus, Deply 30 LDEO OBS instruments - August/September

During 2012, OBSIP supported the following Cascadia cruises:

  • Cascadia 2A, RV Oceanus, Recover 15 OBS instruments - May
  • Cascadia 2B, RV Thomas Thompson, Recover 24, Deploy 6 OBS instruments - July
  • Cascadia 2C, RV New Horizon, Recover 15 OBS instruments - July
  • Cascadia 2D, RV Oceanus, Deploy 15 OBS instruments - August
  • Cascadia 2E, RV Oceanus, Deploy 15 OBS instruments - August/September
  • Cascadia 2F, RV Oceanus, Deply 24 OBS instruments - September
  • Cascadia 2G, RV Oceanus, Contingency Cruise - November

Data

Data from the ocean bottom seismometers will be archived at the IRIS DMC under temporary network code 7D (four years of OBSIP deployments) and 7A (first deployment of WHOI-Keck). Temporary and permanent broadband land stations are archived under the network codes 5E (PASSCAL 2014-2015), BK (Berkeley Digital Seismograph Network), IU (Global Seismograph Network), TA (EarthScope Transportable Array), UO (University of Oregon Regional Network), US (US National Seismic Network), and UW (Pacific Northwest Regional Seismic Network). All stations will be available using the virtual network _CASCADIA.

Horizontal Orientations

The OBSIP Management Office has generated horizontal orientations for the third year of Cascadia OBS deployments.

The current version is: 2.1

Cascadia Horizontal Orientation Report 2013-2014 (15.1 MB)

Appendix B - Heli Plots long period filtered (269 MB)

Appendix Bb - Heli Plots short period filtered (5269 MB)

Year 3 Appendix C - PDF-PSD (5 MB)

Year 3 Appendix D - Orientations (11.4 MB)

Year 3 Appendix E -  Information about Year 2 Data Re-upload and Horizontal Convention Change (110 KB)

Year 3 Appendix F - Methods for Determining Possible Errors in Channel Orientations (3.4MB) 

 

The OBSIP Management Office has generated horizontal orientations for the second year of Cascadia OBS deployments. 

The current version is: 1.0

Cascadia Horizontal Orientation Report 2012-2013 (4.2MB)

Year 2 Appendix B - Heli Plots (247.2 MB)

Year 2 Appendix C - PDF-PSD (4.6MB)

Year 2 Appendix D - Orientations (68.3MB)

Year 2 Appendix E -  Information about Data Re-upload and Horizontal Convention Change(107 KB)

Year 2 Appendix F - Determining Possible Errors in Channel Orientations (3.2MB)

 

The OBSIP Management Office has generated horizontal orientations for the first year of Cascadia OBS deployments.  

The current version is: 3.0

Cascadia Horizontal Orientation Report 2011-2012 (9.1MB)

Year 1 Appendix B - Heli Plots (337MB)

Year 1 Appendix C - PDF-PSD (4.8MB)

Year 1 Appendix D - Orientations (55.5MB)

Year 1 Appendix E-– Information about Data Re-upload and Horizontal Convention Change (107 KB)

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kasey Aderhold (kasey@iris.edu).