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The Station Information System (SIS): A Centralized Repository for Populating, Managing, and Distributing Metadata of the Advanced National Seismic System Stations

Yu, Ellen and Acharya, Prabha and Jaramillo, Justin and Kientz, Sue and Thomas, Valerie and Hauksson, Egill (2018) The Station Information System (SIS): A Centralized Repository for Populating, Managing, and Distributing Metadata of the Advanced National Seismic System Stations. Seismological Research Letters, 89 (1). pp. 47-55. ISSN 0895-0695. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20171127-131244965

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Abstract

Creating, maintaining, and archiving accurate station metadata is critical for successful seismic network operations, data discovery, and research. The Station Information System (SIS) is a centralized repository of seismic station equipment inventory, instrument response, and site information of stations operated by regional seismic networks (RSNs) of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS; Filson and Arabasz, 2017). It has a web‐based user interface that enables the creation and manipulation of the corresponding metadata. The system can track the installation, maintenance, and removal of equipment from a site, which often results in the creation of new metadata epochs. SIS also computes the overall response, including gain, of a data channel by combining the responses of the underlying hardware components. SIS distributes this information in standard formats such as Federation of Digital Seismic Networks StationXML and dataless Standard for the Exchange of Earthquake Data. SIS can also be used to manage inventory of field equipment such as power, telemetry, or Global Positioning System antenna, as well as links to other site‐related repositories external to SIS to give the network operator the most complete view of a site and the overall network. This article summarizes the main features in SIS. We present its basic infrastructure, holdings, workflow, and how RSNs retrieve data from it. We also explain the reasoning to pursue one centralized repository and why it supports the goals of SIS and the ANSS. We demonstrate that by providing the ANSS network operator with a comprehensive site view, SIS enables the production of high‐quality metadata, a necessary prerequisite for producing high‐quality seismic data.


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Hauksson, Egill0000-0002-6834-5051
Additional Information:© 2017 Seismological Society of America. Published Online 22 November 2017. The authors and the Station Information System (SIS) Development Team gratefully acknowledge the following people and organizations. Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)—Valuable feedback on writing Federation of Digital Seismic Networks (FDSN) StationXML format and use of the StationXML to dataless Standard for Exchange of Earthquake Data (SEED) converter, as well as allowing SIS to interface with the Nominal Response Library (NRL); Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) SIS TIC—Requirements gathering, software testing, and guidance of priorities; Philip Crotwell—FDSN StationXML to ExtStationXML converter, and the source code for the NRL picker and waveform channel display; Seismological Research Letters editor and reviewers (Rick Benson and an anonymous reviewer as well as those in the U.S. Geological Survey [USGS] review process) for reviews that significantly improved the article; Cecily Wolfe for guidance and providing leadership for community support and participation; funded by USGS internal funds and an USGS Cooperative Agreement with Caltech G15AC00023, and by the Southern California Earthquake Center, which is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) Cooperative Agreement EAR‐1033462 and USGS Cooperative Agreement G12AC20038. This article is Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Contribution Number 7003. The authors used data from the Caltech/USGS Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN, doi: 10.7914/SN/CI); stored at the Southern California Earthquake Data Center (SCEDC, doi: 10.7909/C3WD3xH1). Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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Official Citation:Ellen Yu, Prabha Acharya, Justin Jaramillo, Sue Kientz, Valerie Thomas, Egill Hauksson; The Station Information System (SIS): A Centralized Repository for Populating, Managing, and Distributing Metadata of the Advanced National Seismic System Stations. Seismological Research Letters ; 89 (1): 47–55. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220170130
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