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Seismological Investigation of the Cameroon Volcanic Line

The Cameroon project is a 2-year passive-source broadband seismic experiment, consisting of an 8 station prototype deployment in 2005 and a 32 station deployment in 2006. The experiment will allow us to evaluate models for the origin of volcanic lines without age progression (hot lines) by examining the seismic structure of the crust and upper mantle beneath one of the most easily accessible hot lines, the Cameroon Volcanic Line (CVL).

Maps and Station Locations

Project Summary

Initial Research Results


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Principal Investigators

Graduate Students

International Collaborators

  • Dr. Joseph Netuk Nnange, Deputy Director; Institute for Geological and Mining Research (IRGM). Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Dr. Ateba Bekoa, Research Scientist; Institute for Geological and Mining Research (IRGM). Buea, Cameroon
  • Dr. Charles Tabod, Lecturer; Dept. of Physics Univ. of Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Alain Pierre Tokam, Ph.D. Candidate; Dept. of Physics Univ. of Yaounde, Cameroon


This project was funded by the National Science Foundation

Revised: September 30, 2005