While our servicing crew conquers the Alaska Peninsula, our ragtag bunch on Kodiak Island is blanketing the roads with tiny seismometers–400 of them to be exact!
Each instrument, called a ‘node’, is about the size of a soup can and has batteries to last in the field for about a month. Our team has been installing up to ~80 nodes in a day, rain (and rain and rain and rain) or shine!
As of today, we have 327 nodes in the ground, forming the main transect across the northern part of the island.
This deployment will make the Kodiak transect one of the most densely sampled subduction interfaces in the world! Awesome!
-Lindsay Worthington, UNM