EGU General Assembly 2020
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Rotation and Strain Instrument Performance Tests with Active Seismic Sources

Felix Bernauer1, Joachim Wassermann1, Katrin Behnen1, Heiner Igel1, Stefanie Donner2, Pascal Edme3, David Sollberger3, Patrick Paitz3, Jonas Igel3, Gizem Izgi4, Eva P.S. Eibl4, Stefan Buske5, Christian Veress6, Frederic Guattari7, Olivier Sebe8, Basil Brunner9, Anna T. Kurzych10, Piotr Bonkovsky11, Piotr Bobra11, Johana Brokesova12, and the Fürstenfeldbruck Experiment Team*
Felix Bernauer et al.
  • 1Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Deparment of Earth and Evironmental Sciences, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany (
  • 2Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Stilleweg 2, 30655 Hannover, Germany
  • 3Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zürich, Sonneggstrasse 5, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
  • 4Institute of Geosciences, University of Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
  • 5Institute of Geophysics and Geoinformatics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Gustav-Zeuner-Strasse 12, 09599 Freiberg, Ger- many
  • 6Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Hans-Högn-Straße 12, 95030 Hof/Saale, Germany
  • 7iXblue, 34 Rue de la Croix de Fer, 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
  • 8Commissariat Energie Atomique, Direction des Applications Militaires, Direction Ile de France, 91297 Arpajon, France
  • 9Streckeisen GmbH, Daettlikonerstrasse 5, 8422 Pfungen, Switzerland
  • 10Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology, 2 gen. S. Kaliskiego Str., 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
  • 11Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Opole University of Technology, 45-951 Opole ul.Katowicka 48, Poland
  • 12Department of Geophysics, Charles University, V Holesovickach 2, 180 00 Prague, Czech Republic
  • *A full list of authors appears at the end of the abstract

Interest in measuring seismic rotation and strain is growing in many areas of geophysical research. This results in a great need for reliable and field deployable instruments measuring ground rotation and strain. To further establish a high quality standard for rotation and strain measurements in seismology, researchers from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, the University of Potsdam and the ETH Zürich organized a comparative sensor test experiment which took place in November 2019 at the Geophysical Observatory of the LMU in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany. More than 40 different sensors such as ring-laser and fiber optic gyroscopes, a Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) cable and interrogator, liquid-based as well as mechanical rotation sensors were involved in addition to 12 classical broadband
seismometers and a 80 channel, 4Hz geophone chain. The experiment consisted of two parts: during the first part, the sensors were co-located in a huddle test recording self noise and signals from small, nearby explosions. In a second part, the sensors were distributed into the field in various array configurations recording active seismic signals generated by small amounts of explosive and a vibro-seis truck. This contribution presents details on the setup of the experiment and first results on sensor performance characteristics and signal similarities.

Fürstenfeldbruck Experiment Team:

Bernauer, F. , J. Wassermann, K. Behnen, S. Egdorf, H. Igel, S. Donner, K. Stammler, M. Hoffmann, P. Edme, D. Sollberger, Y. Rossi, C. Schmelzbach, P. Paitz, J. Igel, K. Smolinski, A. Fichtner, G. Izgi, D. Vollmer, E.P.S. Eibl, S. Buske, C. Veress, F. Guattari, T. Laudat, L. Mattio, O. Sebe, S. Olivier, C. Lallemand, B. Brunner, A.T. Kurzych, M. Dudek, Z. Krajewski, L.R. Jaroszewicz, J.K. Kowalski, P. Bońkowski, P. Bobra, Z. Zembaty, J. Vackář , T. Kratochvı́l, and J. Brokesova

How to cite: Bernauer, F., Wassermann, J., Behnen, K., Igel, H., Donner, S., Edme, P., Sollberger, D., Paitz, P., Igel, J., Izgi, G., Eibl, E. P. S., Buske, S., Veress, C., Guattari, F., Sebe, O., Brunner, B., Kurzych, A. T., Bonkovsky, P., Bobra, P., and Brokesova, J. and the Fürstenfeldbruck Experiment Team: Rotation and Strain Instrument Performance Tests with Active Seismic Sources, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-4256,, 2020

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  • AC1: Comment on EGU2020-4256, Frédéric Guattari, 06 May 2020

    Thanks a lot Felix for organizing this great experiment to challenge rotational seismology output , and also for this poster !

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