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Special datasets

This page gives access to special datasets at ORFEUS Data Center. These datasets are not (yet) validated by us in any way.

A new absolute arrival time data set for Europe

See: Amaru, M. L., Spakman, W., Villasenor, A., Sandoval, S. and Kissling, E., A new absolute arrival time data set for Europe, Geoph. J. Int., 173(2),465-472, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03704.x, 2008 - link to article

For further details about the paper or data set please contact Maisha Amaru (amaru@geo.uu.nl).

OBS data Sardinian Sea, Dec 2006 - Dec 2007

The Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany, deployed an OBS in the Ligurian sea from December 2006 to December 2007. Raw waveform data (mini-SEED format) from that deployment are found here.

OBS data Ionian Sea, May 2007 - Feb 2008

The OBS Lab of Gibilmanna of the "Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia", deployed from May 2007 to March 2008 three OBS’s in the southern Ionian Sea. One of them was funded within the NERIES project and its mini-SEED data are available here. A special acknowledgment goes to the Italian Navy and the Italian Coastal Guard for their naval support to the deployment and recovery operations.

OBS data IPGP, 2007 - 2008

IPGP and GEOSCOPE are operating OBS stations near the Azores, one of them being BB (Trillium 240). Data from all these stations is available at GEOSCOPE, the BB-OBS data can be downloaded here as well.

Seismic waveform data Jordan station, 1998-1999

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Natural Resources Authority (NRA) of Jordan jointly operated seismic station in Jordan in 1998 and 1999. Continuous waveform data from 2 stations (RUW and HIT) are available through ORFEUS in SAC binary (big endian, SPARC) files and in mini-SEED format. Please notice that both the station codes RUW and HIT, as well as the network code JO are not registered with NEIC, ISC or FDSN. Some information about the stations is available here.

Local earthquake waveform data for the greater Alpine region, 1995-2007

This data set contains waveforms of 1533 selected earthquakes in the greater Alpine region in the periode between 1995/05 and 2007/05 recorded by 13 different national and regional networks in the Alpine region.

See: Diehl, T., Kissling, E., Husen, S. and Aldersons, F., 2009. Consistent phase picking for regional tomography models: application to the greater Alpine region. Geophys. J. Int., 176, 542-554, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03985.x

Waveform data are availble here in GSE format.

Multiple UJF datasets

The Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, has carried out a number of temporary deployments using mobile seismic equipment. Data from these experiments have been made public available and can be found here. Each entry contains both metadata and waveform data in SEED format.

Infrasound data LOFAR

Infrasound data measured in the north of Netherlands by the Large Aperture Infrasound Array (LAIA). LAIA consists of sixteen microbarometers and has an aperture of 100 km. The microbarometers are able to measure a period up to 1000 seconds.

LAIA has been installed by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) in the framework of the radio–astronomical Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) initiative.

Data are available here in mini-SEED format.

For further information please contact or any other ORFEUS staff member.

Last update: May 17, 2013

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