The mission of the field geophysics lab is to provide equipment for research and field-based teaching activities by students and faculty in the School of Geosciences. The lab includes a wide range of equipment for near-surface studies, basin- to crustal-scale geophysical imaging and monitoring, rapid aftershock responses, infrastructural monitoring, and field-based classes. The equipment includes:
Passive seismic stations
132 Fairfield (now Magseis) ZLAND Gen2 3C 5Hz nodes (incl. 2 16-piece charging racks, 2 data servers, 4 HHT).
15 short period stations (Seismic Source). Each station has a 3C-4Hz geophone sensor, a solar panel and a quick-deployment box.
3 broadband Nanometrics Meridian stations. Each station has a 3C-20s broadband sensor, a solar panel and a quick deployment box.
3 Geode seismic recording units with a total of 72 channels and 4.5-Hz/28-Hz geophones.
Truck-mounted seismic source PEG-40 ('thumper')
Betsy seismic shotgun and Sledgehammer
Electrical Resistivity Imaging
ARES II 88-Channel ERT system
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Sensors and Software PulseEkko GPR + 100 MHz / 1000 MHz antennas
Scintrex CG5 relative gravimeter
2 Geometrics Proton Precession Magnetometers
GPS + LiDAR
8 complete GPS stations, with telemetry, batteries, and solar panels (PolaRx5 receivers + Septentrio PoalNT antennas)
5 NetRS receivers + 5 Trimble Zephyr antennas
Trimble Base/Rover field GPS (5 stations)
Riegl VZ-400 LiDar