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Breqfast - an ODC e-mail service for retrieving EIDA data

Description:
Breqfast is an e-mail based request tool to obtain data from EIDA. You can request mini-SEED, dataless SEED or full SEED data.

Purpose:
Breqfast is very useful to obtain data from EIDA by sending a request by e-mail. Large amounts of data will be stored for you on the ODC ftp server. You will be notified by e-mail where to collect the data by ftp. Small amounts of data will be send to you directly by e-mail.

Usage:
Send a request file to: breq_fast@knmi.nl

The format of your data can be specified in your email subject field. An empty subject will provide full SEED data, subject miniseed will yield mini-SEED data, subject dataless will result in dataless SEED data.

Request file:
The request file should contain lines like:

.NAME
your name

.EMAIL
your email address (notifications will be sent to this address)

.LABEL
this will be used as the output directory on the ORFEUS ftp

.END
 

...followed by the request lines with station code, network code, start time, end time and channel code(s):


SSS
NN
YYYY mn DD HH MM SS.T
YYYY mn DD HH MM SS.T
#_CH
CH1
CH2
CHn
LL

where

SSS
3-5 character station code

NN
1-2 character network code

YYYY
year

mn
month (1-12)

DD
day of month (1-31)

HH
hour (0-23)

MM
minute (0-59)

SS.T
seconds (accuracy in tenth of seconds)

#_CH
number of channel codings in the immediately following list

CHn
channel coding (may contain wildcards like * or ?)

LL
location code (optional)


Example:
A full request example is given here:

.NAME Joe Smith
.LABEL EIDA_request
.EMAIL j.smith@seismo.domain
.END
HGN NL 2012 09 27 02 56 10.0 2012 09 27 04 14 00.0 1 BH? 02
WLF GE 2012 09 27 02 56 10.0 2012 09 27 04 14 00.0 1 BH?
DIX CH 2012 09 27 02 56 10.0 2012 09 27 04 14 00.0 2 BH? BG?
TRBF FR 2012 09 27 02 56 10.0 2012 09 27 04 14 00.0 3 HH? BH? LH?

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