Workshop to evaluate EARS and community needs for mantle discontinuity research using EarthScope data
EARS, the EarthScope Automated Receiver Survey (http://www.seis.sc.edu/ears) is a standardized EarthScope data product currently providing crustal thickness and bulk properties for all broadband stations available via the IRIS DMC. Initial customers for the EARS products span a wide spectrum of needs and experiences, ranging from research seismologists to research geologists to K-12 educators and students.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together EARS users and potential users to establish priorities for improvements to the EARS product prior to its transition to production product routinely maintained by staff at an EarthScope facility. In a broader context, this workshop will serve as a forum for discussing the needs of the community for EarthScope products in support of mantle discontinuity research.
The workshop will be held November 6-7, 2008 at the University of South Carolina. Support is available for a limited number of participants. Interested participants should register at: http://www.seis.sc.edu/ears08/
The Workshop Steering Committee is: Tom Owens (University of SouthCarolina), Hersh Gilbert (Purdue University), Karen Fischer (Brown University), and Matt Fouch (Arizona State University).