Fiber Optic Sensing in Earth and
Atmospheric Sciences (FOSES)
Principles, operation, field practices, and data analysis,
for Distributed Temperature and Acoustic Sensing (DTS and DAS)
October 8 - 12, 2019
Castle Thurnau, Germany
The Micrometeorology Group of the University of Bayreuth in collaboration with the U.S. National Science Foundation Centers for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (CTEMPs) and the Finland Geological Survey offer a 5-day long hands-on workshop on the theory, application and analysis of fiber-optic sensing for earth and atmospheric sciences. The workshop will accommodate a wide range of practitioners, from those interested in an introduction to the methods, to those wanting to learn state-of-the-art data processing for getting the greatest possible precision.
Both Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) will be addressed in theory and practice. Examples will be discussed ranging from observing ice temperatures at the Ross Ice Sheet, water temperatures at the Dead Sea, atmospheric turbulence in Germany, deep rock installations in Nevada, and other geophysical properties around the world. All participants will have the opportunity to work directly with a wide range of DTS and DAS instruments and cables designed specifically for environmental sensing, with a full day of hands-on installation and operations, and a full day of data analysis. DTS and DAS manufacturers, fiber optic cable manufacturers, and instructors will lecture and be available for consultation. We encourage attendees to bring their own data sets.
John Selker – Oregon State University (John.Selker@OregonState.edu)
Christoph Thomas - University of Bayreuth (firstname.lastname@example.org)