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Documentation - How to Archive your Active Source Data as a PH5 Data Set

Refer to the documentation below to learn how to prepare the data you've collected for archiving.  PASSCAL supports PH5 as the archival data format format of active-source data sets with detailed documentation, to guide you through the processing, and software to load and manipulate your data (including the construction of SEG-Y gathers).

Active source data archiving documentation exists in two forms: a detailed document and associated appendices and a short, concise document for those individuals which my already have a familiarity with PH5 processing or have attended a data processing workshop.

A number of experiments have data sets archived at the IRIS DMC in PH5 format.  Refer to our Requesting SEG-Y Format Data from PH5 Data Sets at the IRIS DMC page for more details regarding the retrieval of these data, including a references to the SEG-Y format and PASSCAL SEG-Y trace file format and FAQ regarding data requests from PH5 data sets.


Active Source Data Processing Documentation

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PH5 in a Nutshell





Introduction to Active Source Data Archiving Utilizing PH5 as the Archive Format

Meta-Data Checklist - PH5 Data Sets  (appendix A)

Dep File Construction (appendix B)

Example Experiment_t.kef file  (appendix C)

Deployment-Pickup-Times (appendix D)

hdfview (appendix E)

Preliminary SEG-Y Gather Construction (Appendix F)


A slide presentation in PDF prepared as a PASSCAL staff enrichment presentation is available which provides an overview of PH5 and the PASSCAL-supported software available to work prepare PH5 data sets.

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