The Basic Core Seafloor Measurement (BCSM) packages are located at Primary Nodes 1A (Hydrate Ridge) and 3A (Axial) on the backbone cable in areas that are environmentally benign. Basic Core Seafloor Measurement packages at these locations provide measurements key to understanding seismic activity at zones of crustal formation, and along subduction zones. They also provide an offshore, complementary component to the EarthScope array and Pacific Northwest Seismic array.
Basic Core Seafloor Measurements Package (BCSM)
Power and Bandwidth Requirements for Basic Core Seafloor Measurements Package