SCEC Award Number 18046 View PDF
Proposal Category Individual Proposal (Data Gathering and Products)
Proposal Title Southern California Earthquake Data Center (SCEDC) 2018 Operations
Name Organization
Robert Clayton California Institute of Technology Ellen Yu California Institute of Technology
Other Participants Ellen Yu
SCEC Priorities 1e, 3a, 4a SCEC Groups Seismology
Report Due Date 03/15/2019 Date Report Submitted 03/14/2019
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. The SCEDC continues 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 proposed work furthers SCEC science priorities by improving archive access, archive completeness, and new data products for SCEC researchers. 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.
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 1. Data volumes stored at the SCEDC for seismological research.