Capricorn Orogen Passive Array (COPA)

Locations of the COPA and ALFREX passive seismic arrays
Locations of the COPA and ALFREX passive seismic arrays

The Capricorn Orogen Passive Array (COPA) is a network of more than 60 broadband seismic stations deployed from 2014 to 2017 in an area covering the Capricorn Orogen. This extends from the southern Pilbara Craton to the northern Yilgarn Craton. The network is recording continuous data, with the aim of imaging large-scale tectonic structures through ambient noise tomography, receiver function studies and shear-wave splitting.

This project is a collaboration with the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems and the Science and Industry Endowment Fund project, The Distal Footprint of Giant Ore Systems.

Contact
For more information contact:
3D.geoscience@dmirs.wa.gov.au