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Antarctic ice sheet -Ambient Noise observations

In December 2019, the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at Southern University of Science and Technology used 100 stations of SmartSolo short-cycle seismographs to make precise observations along the inland route between Zhongshan and Taishan stations in the Antarctic. The objective was to accurately image the fine structures inside the Southeast polar ice sheet and the upper crust.

The first test data recorded by SmartSolo short-cycle seismograph in the South Pole

More than 95% of the Antarctic continent is covered by extremely thick snow and ice, and its annual average temperature is -25℃ (-13°F). The average temperature of the inland plateau is around -52℃ (-61.6°F), and the lowest temperature once reached -89.2℃ (-128.6°F), making the continent of Antarctica the coldest land in the world. The Antarctic ice sheet is mobile, deformed by gravity and constantly flowing to lower elevations along the coast.

Extreme weather conditions, unique and ever-changing geological formations, rich natural resources, and more than 200 kinds of minerals have led Antarctic scientists to wonder what the geological structure of the continent looks like under the ice. The ESS at Southern University of Science and Technology will carry out this difficult and influential scientific activity using SmartSolo seismographs.
With the help of SmartSolo, this project will add another flag to the South Pole scientific investigation of earth science in China, and confirm the suitability of the SmartSolo equipment for this challenging area of research.

Extreme weather conditions, unique and ever-changing geological formations, rich natural resources, and more than 200 kinds of minerals have led Antarctic scientists to wonder what the geological structure of the continent looks like under the ice. The ESS at Southern University of Science and Technology will carry out this difficult and influential scientific activity using SmartSolo seismographs.
With the help of SmartSolo, this project will add another flag to the South Pole scientific investigation of earth science in China, and confirm the suitability of the SmartSolo equipment for this challenging area of research.

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