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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

  Full version   Short version  

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


PH5 in a Nutshell



Compilation of Full Version and Appendices



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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