Juan Roederer is interviewed by Karen Cedzo in the fall of 1982 in Fairbanks, Alaska
ORAL HISTORY 2000-78-49
KUAC (Radio station : Fairbanks, Alaska)
KUAC studios; University of Alaska
Karen Cedzo talks about federal budget cuts causing a shutdown of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute system of seismographic networks around southern Cook Inlet, federal agencies and universities operating local seismographic networks along the Aleutian belt from the Gulf of Alaska to Adak and the Geophysical Institute with federal support operating a system of thirty stations in the south central part of the state. Dr. Juan Roederer talks about the cut back is not decreasing support of the Institute, but rather the Department of Energy supporting projects of importance to the federal government, believing the state should be expected to support the seismic monitoring in the area because of the importance of that area, the area in question being near the most populated area of the state, importance of their studies, interest in developing a seismic predicting capability and a volcanic hazard study development in that area, needing many years of very detailed monitoring of the locally produced earthquakes to develop prediction capability, the small earthquakes giving them information of activity in this entire area, no major support of seismology by the state up to now, currently having about thirty stations that are all automatic, information sent to their center on campus, money to support the servicing of the equipment and the cost of data transmission and data analysis, and trying to get funds to support the program.
1 audioreel tape (about 6 min.) : mono.
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