Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Passive teleseismic experiment explores the deep subsurface of southern Ireland



The Irish Seismological Lithospheric Experiment (ISLE 2002) has been designed to investigate the deep lithospheric and asthenospheric structure across the late-Caledonian Iapetus Suture Zone in southern Ireland. The project is a collaboration between the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), Ireland, and the Geophysical Institute (GPI) of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. This is the first passive teleseismic experiment conducted in Ireland, building upon a large body of earlier work on the crustal structure offshore and onshore Ireland, based on controlled source seismics and potential field studies.