SCEC Award Number 14069 View PDF
Proposal Category Collaborative Proposal (Data Gathering and Products)
Proposal Title Southern California Earthquake Data Center (SCEDC) 2014 Operations
Name Organization
Robert Clayton California Institute of Technology Ellen Yu California Institute of Technology
Other Participants
SCEC Priorities 2a, 1c, 4a SCEC Groups CS, CME, Geodesy
Report Due Date 03/15/2015 Date Report Submitted N/A
Project Abstract
The SCEDC continued its key data-acquisition and archiving functions by maintaining and updating the primary online, near real-time searchable archive of seismological data for southern California. The SCEDC developed new search capabilities to allow the SCEC community to search its waveform and event parametric data archives. The SCEDC also continues to explore technologies such as cloud computing and evaluate whether adoption could further the SCEDC mission.
Intellectual Merit The Data Center is a central resource of SCEC and continues to be an integral part of the Center. In 2014, the SCEDC continued to contribute to the SCEC scientific community by providing online access to a stable and permanent archive of seismic waveforms and earthquake parametric data. The seismological data archive held at the SCEDC has contributed significantly to the publication of many scientific papers pertinent to the region, most of which have SCEC publication numbers. The Caltech/USGS catalog archived by the SCEDC is the most complete archive of seismic data for any region in the United States.
Broader Impacts The SCEDC has allowed the data to be distributed to a much broader community of scientists, engineers, technologists, and educators than was previously feasible. The electronic distribution of data allows researchers in the world-wide scientific community to analyze the seismic data collected and archived in southern California and contribute their results to the SCEC community.
Exemplary Figure Figure 3. Size of the Waveform Archive at Southern California Earthquake Data Center, Caltech 1991-2014