IASPEI New Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice

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IASPEI New Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice

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IASPEI New Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice (NMSOP)
Volume 1&2

Peter Bormann

GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, 2002

ISBN 3-9808780-0-7

The IASPEI New Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice
In 1994 the Commission on Practice (CoP) of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth Interior (IASPEI) formed an international Working Group entrusted with the elaboration of a New anual of Seismological Observatory Practice (NMSOP). Since then the WG organised six open workshop sessions in conjunction with IASPEI and ESC assemblies, with oral and poster sessions as well as Internet presentations of the Manual website under development. In total, 37 authors from 9 countries have collaborated in producing about 1250 pages of new drafts, which were reviewed extensively both within the WG and by 30 external reviewers from 10 countries. The Manual appears in two volumes as a loose-leaf collection in two clamp-folders. This allows easy updating and complementing the first edition by circulating new drafts via e-mail attachment to registered Manual users.

Volume 1 comprises 13 topical chapters:

•Chapter 1: Aim and scope of the New Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice
•Chapter 2: Seismic Wave Propagation and Earth Models
•Chapter 3: Seismic Sources and Source Parameters
•Chapter 4: Seismic Signals and Noise
•Chapter 5: Seismic Sensors and their Calibration
•Chapter 6: Seismic Recording Systems
•Chapter 7: Site Selection, Preparation and Installation of Seismic Stations
•Chapter 8: Seismic Networks
•Chapter 9: Seismic Arrays
•Chapter 10: Data Formats, Storage, and Exchange
•Chapter 11: Data Analysis and Seismogram Interpretation
•Chapter 12: Intensity and Intensity Scales
•Chapter 13. Volcano Seismology

The Annex Volume II comprises:

•Datasheets (DS): Parameter lists of important seismic sensors; collection of seismic record examples from all regions, distance and depths ranges; travel-time curves; Earth models; magnitude calibration functions; etc.;
•Information Sheets (IS): Detailed treatment of special topics (such as event location, theoretical source presentation, setting of trigger parameters, etc.) as well as condensed summaries of special instructions/recommendations for quick orientation (e.g., new IASPEI proposals for standard nomenclature of seismic phases and magnitude names, examples for parameter reports according to the new IASPEI Seismic Format, criteria for site selection, etc.);
•Exercises (EX): Exercises with solutions on basic observatory tasks such as event location, magnitude estimation, determination of fault-plane solutions and other source parameters, instrument calibration and the construction of response curves, etc.;
•Program Descriptions (DS): Short descriptions of essential features of freely available software for observatory practice and how to access it;
•Miscellaneous with References, List of Acronyms, Glossary, Index;
•CD-ROM with the complete Manual as pdf-file and animations of seismic ray propagation and seismogram formation.
This page: http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/bib/nmsop_formular.html

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