An Educational Seismic Network: Tomographic Imaging of the Gulf Coast Lithosphere*


Juan M. Lorenzo

Department of Geology and Geophysics,  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4101, e-mail

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*Funded by Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation


Additional Acknowledgements

Chacko John, (Louisiana Geological Survey); Don Stevenson, (Savannah River Site, Department of Energy); Paul Favaloro and Sam Territo,  LSU Facility Services.



Prototype Station Installation
  • July 2005

Drilling equipment preparation

Borehole design

  • August 2005

Drilling underway

PVC housing

Outside wiring

  • October 2005

Calibration of borehole geophone

  • January 2006

First published raw seismograms

  • Febuary 2006

Network Topology

  • March 2006

Server Software Development (perl and GMT) FREE scripts - Please feel free to e-mail me for a copy and assistance.

Station Name: GCESN LSU1

GPS Location:

30.4120450 deg N, 91.1792067 deg E

3.8 m below ground level

~ 6 m NAVD 88

(Using US National Geodetic Survey Marker PID:BJ4051) )

Last Updated: Sunday, 05. November 2006