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Passive Source (SEED) Archiving Documentation

Main Documentation for PASSIVE Source Data Processing (SEED)


Long Document

detailed instructions

Short Document

step-by-step summary and highlights

 Data Flows

illustration of procedure




Generating SEED from RT130 raw data

Generating SEED from RT125 raw data

Generating SEED from Q330 raw data

RT130 Data Processing in a Nutshell

RT125 Data Processing in a Nutshell

Q330 Data Processing in a Nutshell

RT130 Data Flow

RT125 Data Flow

Q330 Data Flow


Appendices Available for SEED Data and Related Software


Data Processing

Building a Batch File for dbbuild: how to generate a batch file for BRTT's Antelope database construction tool, dbbuild, with examples.

Fixhdr Help: detailed instructions for fixhdr, our mini-seed file header manipulation tool.

PASSCAL & Contributed Software Guide: brief descriptions of the software used in data processing and trouble-shooting tips for PASSCAL software.

Appendix A of the SEED Manual contains a brief description of the SEED Format channel naming convention and recommended channel names for PASSCAL sensors.

Trouble-Shooting Antelope Data Processing Software: suggestions for diagnosing and correcting errors output by Antelope data processing software.


Reviewing Datalogger State of Health

Logpeek: Reviewing RT130 State of Health Information: How to use logpeek and interpret RT-130 SOH information.

Q330 State of Health (SOH) Channels: descriptions of SOH channels recorded by a Q330.


Data Delivery Policy, Sending Data, Antelope Upgrades, and Data Coverage

Antelope Upgrades: how to update and install the current version of BRTT's Antelope package.

Data Delivery Policy: data archiving requirements for PASSCAL-supported experiments.

data2passcal - How to send miniseed data to PASSCAL

Other Useful Software Tools from IRIS include BUD, VASE, QUACK, and JWEED:
for more information see the IRIS website:


All SEED/passive-source data archiving appendices

Other Documentation - Video

A training video for RT130-to-SEED processing is now available. Based on the 2009 AGU Data Workshop presentation, the video is divided into three, 5-minute segments. Follow along with the text documents for an enhanced training experience.

  • Clip 1 discusses batch files and rt2ms.
  • Clip 2 demonstrates ckMseed, fixhdr, logpeek, pql, and log2miniseed.
  • Clip 3 focuses on a few Antelope commands: dbbuild, dbe, miniseed2days, and mk_dataless_seed. Also mentioned is the PASSCAL ftp program, gui_DoFTP.
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