posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 02:05 PM
Originally posted by Olivine
reply to post by TrueAmerican
I here ya, TA. I was just going to make a post asking who we need to write,e-mail, bombard to demand a temporary array on a few of the glaciers
during this "swarm".
How do you even know about temporary arrays? lol. You scare me you know so much. For a fricken Botanist!
But yes, my question exactly. For example, when we had a swarm that developed in CA a year ago or so, I got in touch with some people at Berkley.
Through email exchanges I learned that they had dispatched a temporary array to the area for better study. And I know from reading other things that
many networks keep temporary arrays in stock for just that kind of occurrence. Why they wouldn't have better coverage for a situation like Rainier, a
known active beast, threatening a lot of people, remains beyond me.
Although I will mention a certain comment made to me that said something on the order of "It's very hard to work up there at those elevations."
And it is. A lot of people get their butts in a sling or dead trying to mess with that mountain. The wind, the ice, the snow- yeah, has to be a bitch.
But darn, drop a homemade wireless sensor on a glacier or two from a helicopter, I don't care. Just get the thing covered is what I am saying... And I
don't even live there.
TrueAmerican, did you also read the part saying that the amplitudes are 10x's higher for the events when registered on the ice? So, basically,
yeah, the ice/rock interface on Rainer is attenuating the signals...
The attenuation is very high, and even more of a reason they need better coverage. Scientists are not usually like this. If there is a step that can
be taken to further qualify data, they will usually make sure it happens. So gotta be something else going on. Lack of funds is probably part of the
problem, but I am just speculating.
edit on Tue Jan 24th 2012 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)