The ING Seismic Network Databank (ISND) : a friendly parameters and waveform database

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S. Barba
R. Di Giovambattista
G. Smriglio


he Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica (ING) Seismic Network Database (ISND) includes over 300000 arrivaI times of Italian, Mediterranean and teleseismic earthquakes from 1983 to date. This database is a useful tool for Italian and foreign seismologists ( over 1000 data requests in the first 6 months of this year). Recently (1994) the ING began storing in the ISND, the digital waveforms associated with arri,Tal times and experimen- tally allowed users to retrieve waveforms recorded by the ING acquisition system. In this paper we describe the types of data stored and the interactive and batch procedures available to obtain arrivaI times and/or asso- ciated waveforms. The ISND is reachable via telephone line, P.S.I., Internet and DecNet. Users can read and send to their E-mail address alI selected earthquakes locations, parameters, arrivaI times and associated digital waveforms (in SAC, SUDS or ASCII format). For r;aedium or large amounts of data users can ask to receive data by means of magnetic media (DAT, Video 8, floppy disk).

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Barba, S., Di Giovambattista, R. and Smriglio, G. (1995) “The ING Seismic Network Databank (ISND) : a friendly parameters and waveform database”, Annals of Geophysics, 38(2). doi: 10.4401/ag-4120.

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