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||IPGP Data Center
||2008 to now
||Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP), Université de Paris
||Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP)
The WI network is composed of stations geographically distributed all along the Lesser Antilles
from Grenada in the south, to St Barthélémy in the north. The stations all share the
Seismic data of this network are fully disseminated in SEED format and GNSS data in Rinex format after a
validation process. Only seismic data is available in real time (raw data).
- (1) very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite telemetry,
- (2) solar power and 10-day battery,
- (3) multi sensor stations with
broadband seismometer (Nanometrics - Trillium120s or 240s), accelerometer (Kinemetrics -
Episensors +/- 2G)
and continuous GNSS (Trimble, NetR9),
- (4) vault and installation design to minimize environmental effects on the instruments.
The vault design addresses several needs: environmental insulation, ground coupling,and
The seismic pier, which can accommodate a broadband seismometer, with its insulation, and an
accelerometer, is mechanically isolated from the vault walls.
The sensors are separated from the electronics in order to avoid any electric, magnetic and
thermal mutual influence.
The vault is further insulated with 6 cm thick Styrofoam panels covering every floor. A "CASSIS"
shielding (CASserole SISmologique - seismic cooking pot)
which is based on the granite slab and "cooking pot", attenuates the barometric effects and then
decreases the vertical noise level of broadband sensors by several dBs
An additional mumetal cover on Trillium 240 damps magnetic field variations by 100 dB between
50s and 600s,
which is the range of the strongest natural variations during magnetic storms.
Institut De physique Du Globe De Paris (IPGP). (2008). GNSS, seismic broadband and strong motion permanent networks in West Indies. Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP), Université de Paris.
The "Observatoire Volcanologique et Sismologique de Guadeloupe" (OVSG), the "Observatoire Volcanologique
et Sismologique de Martinique" (OVSM) and the Seismic Research Center of Trinidad and Tobago (SRC)
currently operate broadband seimometers, accelerometers and GNSS stations geographically distributed all
along the Lesser Antilles subduction zone.
Anglade, A., Lemarchand, A., Saurel, J.-M., Clouard, V., Bouin, M.-P., De Chabalier, J.-B., Tait, S., Brunet, C., Nercessian, A., Beauducel, F., Robertson, R., Lynch, L., Higgins, M., & Latchman, J. (2015). Significant technical advances in broadband seismic stations in the Lesser Antilles. Advances in Geosciences, 40, 43–50.