Articles | Volume 41
02 Feb 2016
 | 02 Feb 2016

Performance report of the RHUM-RUM ocean bottom seismometer network around La Réunion, western Indian Ocean

S. C. Stähler, K. Sigloch, K. Hosseini, W. C. Crawford, G. Barruol, M. C. Schmidt-Aursch, M. Tsekhmistrenko, J.-R. Scholz, A. Mazzullo, and M. Deen

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Short summary
RHUM-RUM is a German-French project to record motion of the sea-floor caused by earthquakes around La Réunion. For this, 57 autonomous ocean-bottom seismometers were installed for one year in an area of 2000 × 2000 km around the island. These 57 were of two different types (Kiel-built LOBSTER and LCPO2000 from Scripps), whose performances are reviewed here. It was found that the LCPO2000-type is better suited for low frequencies, at the cost of higher power consumption and more difficult handling.