Special Issue "Seismic Data – Research and Impact "

A special issue of Data (ISSN 2306-5729).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Masaki Kanao Website E-Mail
National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: seismic waves; Earth environment; Earth system; global warming; information technology; database and telescience; polar region

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Seismic data are produced or collected by geophysical scientists in different ways to study the Earth’s environmental problems. Although online seismic data are accessible across the globe, there is a lack of a unique platform that enables scientists to share the data produced locally. Such a lack of scientific data communication has limited researchers to share datasets in a professional and credible manner. A large portion of innovative and novel ideas cannot be realized due to the unavailability of data, and scientific findings cannot be retested and verified, because data have been always kept as “dark-stored data”.

Owing to the significant efforts to support reproducible research and credible scientific data, researchers may publish their data in the scientific media and publicize their data collection and data processing efforts. There are two groups of seismic data that are encouraged to be shared with other scholars: (1) original seismic data, which have been generated from scratch, and (2) secondary data produced as outcome of the initial data processing. In recent years, scientific communities have attempted to make their data transparent, so that the behind-the-scenes data is also shared and published.

The editor is willing to invite you to submit articles addressing the process of seismological data collection, acquisition, processing, and management, so that these data will be (re)used by other scholars and add value to the preliminary published results from them. Seismic waveforms and hypocentral datasets include, but are not limited to, data and methods.

Dr. Masaki Kanao
Guest Editor

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  • seismic data
  • waveforms, hypocenters
  • geophysical database
  • global, regional, and local networks
  • project oriented data
  • seismic arrays
  • telescience engineering
  • realtime monitoring
  • disaster prevention parameters
  • early warning system

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The Refined USSR Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Database for Borovoye Geophysical Observatory
Data 2019, 4(2), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/data4020056 - 25 Apr 2019
This paper shows the results of the refined locations for underground Peaceful Nuclear Explosions (PNEs). Peaceful nuclear explosions (PNEs) were made for industrial applications in the Soviet Union. This study is based on a comparison of PNEs’ parameters. These explosions were recorded by [...] Read more.
This paper shows the results of the refined locations for underground Peaceful Nuclear Explosions (PNEs). Peaceful nuclear explosions (PNEs) were made for industrial applications in the Soviet Union. This study is based on a comparison of PNEs’ parameters. These explosions were recorded by seismographic stations in Kazakhstan from 1966 to 1988. The monitoring/verification community generally utilizes PNE locations from Sultanov et al. (1999). In reality, there are errors and some PNEs are poorly located. Our locations were determined using an integrated approach encompassing published open literature sources and archive seismogram analysis from Borovoye Geophysical Observatory. Treated PNEs seismograms have been available to researchers since 2001. They became available after the cooperation between Russian and U.S. organizations. The first one was the Institute of Geosphere Dynamics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IDG RAS), the organization that operated the Observatory in the Soviet era. The second one was the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NNC since 1992). The third one, from the U.S. side, was the Lamont‒Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (LDEO). We present two digital seismograms of old-style seismograms from a digitized archive in ASCII format. We provide travel times for P-waves, some seismograms, and additional source parameters. Full article
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