|Observatories and Research Facilities for EUropean Seismology|
|Volume 1, no 2||April 1999||Orfeus Newsletter|
The Regional Data Center at the Seismological Central Observatory Gräfenberg SZGRFKlaus Stammler
Access to waveform data - Detections - Locations and bulletins
|GRF 20 Hz||Jul.1976 - Dec.1979||yes||not yet|
|GRF 20 Hz||Jan.1980 - now||yes||yes|
|GRSN 1 Hz||Jan.1992 - now||yes||yes|
|GRSN 20 Hz||Aug.1991 - now||yes||yes|
|GRSN 80 Hz||Jan.1997 - now||no||yes|
|GRSN 80 Hz||Aug.1991 - now||yes||no|
All 20Hz and 1Hz data are continuously on CD and available for automated access (except GRF from 1976-1979, currently). The continuous 80 Hz data of the GRSN are mostly on tape, some more recent on CD, but only a few selected events of local events in Germany are in a jukebox. So data requests on these 80Hz data can be processed only in a few cases.
The data are transmitted to the SZGRF via digital dial-up lines (ISDN) and the GRSN data also by tapes. The GRF data are copied several times a day, so the most recent are between 1 and 6 hours old. The 20Hz and 1Hz GRSN data are transmitted once at night (European time), transmission gaps on GRSN data are not recovered, so the data may be incomplete. The complete GRSN data set including the 80Hz streams comes after 2-4 weeks on tapes.
The SZGRF runs two automated interfaces for waveform data requests. One is the AutoDRM developed at the Swiss Seismological Service (SSS), the other is a request form on WWW. The AutoDRM is an e-mail based request manager. It accepts specially formatted e-mails, processes the requests and sends the data back by e-mail or, preferably for large files, by anonymous ftp. Start with a mail 'please help' or read the manuals at the SSS: The output format of the AutoDRM is always GSE2.0 (cm6-compressed). A mail example for requesting 5 minutes of GRF z-components is:
BEGIN EMAIL [your-email-address] STA_LIST GRF CHAN_LIST BHZ TIME 1995/08/17 01:08:00.0 TO 1995/08/17 01:13:00.0 WAVEFORM GSE2.0 STOP
The homepage of the SZGRF allows requests via WWW. It will show a request form for selection of stations, channel, component, start time, copy length and out put format. Available output formats are currently SEED, Mini-SEED (data records only), GSE1.0, GSE2.0 and SAC. CSS3.0 is in preparation. After submitting the request it is immediately processed and after some time (seconds or minutes depending on the size of the request) a message will tell that a result file has been prepared and is ready for ftp. With one more mouseclick the transmission by anonymous ftp from the WWW page to the local computer is started. Note that we currently have only a digital 64kBit connection to the Internet, please be patient when transmitting larger files.
Of course, we also accept request lists by e-mail. Please send it to Uta Mundl or Klaus Stammler. Please specify a station list (GRF and/or GRSN or single station names), components (z or zne), channel (BH=20Hz or LH=1Hz), output format (SEED, Mini-SEED, GSE1.0, GSE2.0 or SAC) and a time window list. The window list should have one time window per line, the time window given by copy start time (format: 23-may-1996_22:45:05 or equivalently 23,5,1996,22,45,5 or 1996/5/23,22,45,5) and the number of seconds to copy, separated by one or more blanks. Do not use blanks within the start time. We also need to know which exchange media to use (CD-Recordable, DAT tape, Exabyte tape or ftp).
The data of GRF and GRSN are scanned by automatic detection algorithms. The resulting longperiod and shortperiod detections lists are made available on the Web-Site of the SZGRF.
All detected and recorded local and teleseismic events are manually
a daily basis. Phase readings, preliminary locations, periods,
amplitudes and different magnitudes are stored in a database
(INGRES). The homepage of the SZGRF allows requests to this database
creating listings of various types over a specified time window.
Additionally, manually revised local and teleseismic bulletins
are available. The are organized as monthly files and are created
with a time delay of less than 4 weeks.