IRIS: A program for the next decade
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 67, Issue 16, pages 213–219, 22 April 1986
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1986), IRIS: A program for the next decade, Eos Trans. AGU, 67(16), 213–219, doi:10.1029/EO067i016p00213.(
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Consortium has produced an ambitious plan for new seismological research facilities to be developed during the coming decade. The plan reflects a broad consensus among seismologists in this country with respect to both the need for improved data and the potential for significant scientific advances that can occur as a result. The three elements of this program are a 100-station broadband global network utilizing satellite telemetry, a 1000-station portable network of advanced digital seismographs, and a national center for management and distribution of the data generated by these networks to the research community. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the long-range plan and an update as to the progress made to date.