Digitalization of Nuclear Explosion Seismograms from the Former Soviet Union

Lead PI: Dr. Paul G Richards

Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

July 2012 - December 2014
Asia ; Kazakhstan
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will take Soviet-era analog seismogram records from 100 stations in Kazakhstan that recorded nuclear tests and re-issue them in modern formats for the use of researchers.

OUTCOMES: 1,500 analog seismograms have been scanned, 260 records of chemical explosions have been scanned, and 500 records of nuclear explosions at Semipalatinsk have been scanned.