Accessing OBSIP Data

Below are a instructions for a few of the many ways that you can request OBSIP data. For more complete information go to the IRIS DMC webpage. 

Request Restricted Data

Request Instrument Response Files

Breq_fast requests

*** Information from the IRIS.edu breq_fast manual

To submit breq_fast requests to the IRIS DMC, the user needs to format a file with the request information and then email that request to the IRIS DMC.  An example file is shown below:

This file should be left justified to work properly.

.NAME OBS Seismologist
.INST 
.MAIL
.EMAIL
.PHONE
.FAX
.MEDIA:
.ALTERNATE MEDIA:
.ALTERNATE MEDIA:
.LABEL
.SOURCE               | optional
.HYPO                     | optional
.MAGNITUDE        | optional
.QUALITY
.END

request line-1
request line-2
.
.
.
request line-n

 

The request lines should be formatted as follows: 

                       STARTING TIME                              ENDING TIME
STA NN YYYY MM DD HH MM SS.TTTT  YYYY MM DD HH MM SS.TTTT #_CH CH1 CH2 CHn LI

where:
STA  is the station
NN   is the network code or "virtual network"
YYYY is the year - 2 digit entries will be rejected!
MM   is the month
DD   is the day
HH   is the hour
MM   is the minute
SS.TTTT is the second and ten-thousandths of seconds
#_CH is the number of channel designators in the immediately following list
CHn  is a channel designator that can contain wildcards
LI   is location identifier (optional)
 

For .Media choose FTP 

The .Label field will be the name of your downloaded files.

When your file has been prepared, send it to 

breq_fast@iris.washington.edu - for full SEED
or
dataless@iris.washington.edu - for dataless SEED*
or
miniseed@iris.washington.edu - for miniSEED
or
sync@iris.washington.edu- for sync file

 

SeismiQuery Requests

  1. Go to http://www.iris.edu/SeismiQuery/
  2. Choose breq_fast from the options
  3. Fill out the request infromations 
    **start and endtime are required**
  4. Fill out your personal information
    ** name, institution, address, email, phone, label are required**
  5. choose whether you would like query over waveform data or only metadata
  6. Click 'Start Query'
  7. A new tab should open with your query results: verify that the information is correct
  8. Choose which type of request you would like to submit:
               request below to receive full SEED
               dataless SEED
               mini SEED
               sync file
               RESP file
               email request to myself
  9. Click 'Submit'
  10. You will recieve an email when your request is ready 

 

For any questions on this page, please contact Kasey Aderhold (kasey@iris.edu) at the OBSIP Management Office.