New research conducted by ESSIC / CICS-MD associate research scientist Sinead Farrell and AOSC graduate student Joshua McCurry was recently featured in the August 2018 issue of Witness the Arctic, a publication of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS).
The article discusses the EarthScope Transportable Array (TA) of seismic stations, instruments meant to explore the geological structure and formation of the North American continent. Recently, this technology has been used to explore how microseism data could improve sea-ice monitoring.
The continuous data from TA stations could allow for detailed monitoring of sea-ice coverage and thickness, potentially pinpointing events more accurately than satellite images taken weeks apart.
In addition to her work at ESSIC and CICS-MD, Sinead Farrell is a visiting scientist at the Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), and an affiliate of the Cryospheric Sciences Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). She is also a principal investigator on both the NASA ICESat-2 Science Definition Team and the NASA/NOAA Ocean Surface Topography Science Team.
To read the article in full, see the following: “From Sea Ice to Volcanoes: EarthScope Transportable Array Provides a Wealth of New Data”.