Posts Tagged ‘automated processing’

Broadband seismometers & local monitoring

Broadband seismometers & local monitoring

Every seismic observatory should have a few broad bands, they are truly things of wonder. Works of art. The Cadillacs of the seismic world. But having too many broad bands is counterproductive to real-time monitoring. Like driving a Hummer in an urban setting, painting your nails before […]

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“Depth 10 km” What gives?

"Depth 10 km" What gives?

Automated systems often declare seismic events with fixed depths. In SeisComP, for example, scautoloc fixes the depth at 10 km when it determines that the depth resolution is poor. What gives? Well, automated processing is all about the P’s: P distribution, P proximity and P density. Robust picking […]

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