ACCN - Adirondack Community College, New York


Station:Adirondack Community College, Glens Falls, NY
Director:Dr. Donald Minkel Network Affiliation: LCSN, LD
Host Institution:  
Geology Department
Adirondack Community College
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
Participating Institution:
Hudson Falls Central School District
Attn: Karen Woodard
North Hudson Electronic Education Empowerment Project
1153 Burgoyne Avenue
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Network Contact:
Dr. Won-Young Kim
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
of Columbia University
Palisades, NY 10964
 

New Station Code: ACCN
A new three-component, broadband seismograph is installed near Glens Falls, NY in cooperation among the North Hudson Electronic Education Empowerment Project (NHEEEP), Hudson Falls Central School District, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and the US Geological Survey External Grant Program for the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP). The new instrument replaced existing one which had been in operation since November 1999. 

The new instrument has been operating since June 20, 2000, with a new station code - ACCN. The primary objectives of the station are:

  • to monitor earthquakes in the Northeastern United States for evaluating earthquake hazard in the region, 
  • to provide material for Earth Science curriculum activities for the Hudson Falls Central School District and NHEEEP, 
  • to acquire high-quality data for studies of earthquakes and Earth's internal structure.
  • Coordinates:
    Latitude: 43.384N, Longitude: 73.668W, Elevation: 470 m

    Geology:Surface consists of gneiss bedrock with thin soil cover
    Vault Conditions:Vault contains concrete pad poured directly onto gneiss outcrop
    Site Description:N/A
    Station Instrumentation:remote site: Guralp CMG-3Tbroadband Seismometer (T0=100 sec) + Guralp DM24 24-bit Digitizer + GPS clock + Spread-spectrum digital radio
    Data collection site:Spread-spectrum radio + PC windows NT + SCREAM! (Guralp Dataserver) + Earthworm
    Operated Since:June 20, 2000

    ACC or ACCNY, November 10, 1999 through June 9, 2000.
    Coordinates:
    Latitude: 43.336N, Longitude: 73.739W, Elevation: 470 m
    Geology: Surface consists of gneiss bedrock with thin soil cover
    Vault Conditions: Vault contains concrete pad poured directly onto gneiss outcrop
    Site Description: N/A
    Station Instrumentation: remote site: Guralp CMG-40T + Reftek 72A-07 + GPS clock + Spread-spectrum radio
    Data collection site: Spread-spectrum radio + PC windows NT + RTPD (Ref Tek Protocol Dataserver) + Earthworm
    Operated Since: November 10, 1999


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