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The SPICED Experiment (1998-2001) - Station Map

An array of 8 broadband (BB) three-component (3C) seismometers have been deployed across Scotland, England and France, filling gaps between permanent BB 3C stations. The objective is a study of the deep Earth with the array being used as a Seismic Profile of the Inner CorE and D" (SPICED). Many sites are co-located with existing BGS sites for short-period stations. Events from the Tonga-Fiji region are an optimal distance to study the attenuation and anisotropy of the inner core. The lowermost mantle (or D" region) beneath northern Asia can be studied using events from the north-west Pacific subduction region and a previously unexplored region beneath the middle Atlantic can be explored with South American events. This NERC funded project is a collaborative effort between the University of Leeds (PI Kendall) and the University of Bristol (PI George Helffrich) and will run until 2001.