Seismic and Infrasound Data Recorded at Regional Seismoacoustic Research Arrays in South Korea from the Six DPRK Underground Nuclear Explosions

Stump, Brian and Hayward, Chris and Golden, Paul and Park, Junghyun and Kubacki, Ray and Cain, Chris and Arrowsmith, Stephen and McKenna, Mihan et al.
Seismological Research Letters, 2022

Five seismoacoustic research arrays and one infrasound research array located across the southern Korean peninsula have been installed, maintained, and are cooperatively operated by Southern Methodist University and Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources. The seismoacousitc arrays are each composed of 1–5 broadband seismometers spaced from 0.5 to 1.5 km and 4–16 infrasound sensors spaced from 0.1 to 1.5 km. The arrays—BRDAR, CHNAR, KSGAR, KMPAR, TJIAR, and YPDAR—have recorded regional seismic and infrasound signals from the six underground nuclear explosions conducted by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. These seismoacoustic data are being made available for researchers interested in studying and quantifying the explosion source functions of these events as well as wave propagation effects in the solid earth and atmosphere as constrained by seismic and infrasound observations at regional distances.

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