Lithospheric structure of West Greenland

Richard W. England, Peter Voss
Lithospheric structure of West Greenland
This is a Full Scientific Report resulting from NERC Geophysical Equipment Facility Loan 813, principal investigator Dr Richard England.


5 broadband seismometers were deployed along a profile as a pilot project in west Greenland between July 2006 and September 2007. 78% data recovery was achieved. The data have been converted to miniSEED and are of good quality owing to the lack of ambient noise. The instruments detected local and teleseismic earthquake events. Initial work at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland has concentrated on calculating receiver functions for crustal thickness and velocity and on local earthquake tomography. There is considerable scope for further work on this good but small dataset which has been archived with IRIS and GFZ Potsdam.