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Data set name

BIRPS Faeroe-Iceland Ridge Experiment (FIRE) seismic data (1994)

Data holding centreBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodThe data were acquired from the end of July to the end of August 1994
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Along the Faeroe-Iceland Ridge

Observations 
Parameters

Seismic reflection

Instruments

60 Hz top-bandwidth multi-channel seismic reflection systems

Description 
Summary

FIRE was acquired by BIRPS (the British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate). The primary target was anomalously thick oceanic crust along the Faeroe-Iceland Ridge that was possibly formed by underplating due to the proximity of the Iceland hotspot. FIRE made use of 110 land seismometers to record the airgun shots. The resulting velocity models and reflector geometries have proved critical in interpretation of variations in crustal volumes along the ridge. The data were recorded to 23 s two-way time.

OriginatorsBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
References

Snyder, D. and Hobbs, R. (1999) The BIRPS Atlas II: A Second Decade of Deep Seismic Reflection Profiling, Geological Society of London

Availability 
OrganisationBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
AvailabilityDistribution cost charge; unrestricted
ContactBGS Enquiries
Address

British Geological Survey, Edinburgh
Murchison House
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH9 3LA
United Kingdom

Emailenquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
Local identifierBIRPS_FIRE
Global identifier3994
Last revised2010-12-18