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Documentation - How to Archive your Active Source Data

Refer to the documentations below to learn how to prepare the data you've collected for archiving.  PASSCAL supports PH5 and SEGY as the archival data formats of active-source data sets.

If you have your data in SEG-2 format and do not have tools to convert them into SEG-Y, we can provide you with the SPW software for conversion (Please contact Data Group for details).

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 Documentations

  SEGY   PH5  

Convert SEG-2 to SEG-Y using SPW


PH5 in a Nutshell

PH5 Long Document

Receiver Template

Shot Template





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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