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With a one of a kind 13,000 kilogram (about 28,000 pound) pile driver, members of Sandia National Labs have hammered the desert floor and acquired seismic data spanning nearly 30 kilometers across Yucca Flat, Nevada. I am going to take that data and utilize a technique called Refraction Microtremor (ReMi), which takes advantage of linear arrays of geophones in order to record seismic data. This data has to then be processed in order to eliminate outside noise, requiring transforms from velocity and time into slowness and frequency. Then, I will be able to extract the surface wave data in order to create an image of the subsurface at Yucca Flat. The goal is to be able to get a more detailed structural understanding of the flat, which benefits the next phase of the Source Physics Experiment (SPE). SPE is a project which intends to learn more about underground explosions.
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