Events: Details

2019 Securing Legacy Seismic Data to Enable Future Discoveries

The workshop will combine formal keynotes with "unconference" breakout sessions each day.  "Unconference" breakout sessions are driven by participants. Please come with issues for discussion.

The meeting will be held in the Franciscan Ballroom both days.

Wednesday, September 18

Day 1. Enabling Future Discoveries

7:45A Continental Breakfast

8:15A Introduction to the Workshop

8:45A 1.0 Research Uses of Seismic Data

1.1: Emile Okal (Northwestern University). 1907, 1915, 1941: Examples of the critical value of historical seismograms for the study of subduction processes. [View pdf presentation]

1.2: Diane Doser (University of Texas, El Paso). Waveforms and beyond: Analyses of seismogram, phase and intensity data for M 6-7 pre-digital earthquakes. [View pdf presentation]

1.3: Meredith Nettles (Columbia University). Analyses of unusual earthquakes using 'legacy' data. [View pdf presentation]

1.4: Paul Richards (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory). Work done, and work still needed, to preserve and make usable the analog seismograms of nuclear test explosions conducted in all environments. [View pdf presentation]

1.5: Brian Young (Sandia National Laboratory). Importance of Legacy Data for National Security. [View pdf presentation]

1.6: Ana Anguiar (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). A New Seismic Catalog in the Caucases Using Digitized Legacy Data. [View pdf presentation]

1.7: Daniel Burk (Michigan State University). Restoration and Recovery of Historical Seismic Records from the Former Soviet Union. [View pdf presentation]

11:00A "Unconference" Brainstorming

11:15A Breakout 1

12:30P Lunch

1:40P 2.0 Creating Discoverable Data Sets

2.1: Rebecca Koskela (DataONE). Creating Discoverable Data Sets. [No pdf presentation available]

2.2: Andrew Barlett (Retriever Technology). SKATE: A web-based seismogram digitization tool. [View pdf presentation]

2.3:  Alberto Michelini (INGV). Historical Seismogram Analysis. [View pdf presentation]

2.4: Thomas Lee (Harvard University). The Potential of Analog Seismograms for Science and Education. [View pdf presentation]

4:00P 3.0 Lightning Talks

3.1: Adam Ringler (U.S. Geological Survey). An Initial Look at Calibration Analyses and Microseism Amplitudes of the WWSSN. [View pdf presentation]

3.2: Mairi Litherland (New Mexico Bureau of Geology). Analog seismic data from the New Mexico Tech Seismological Observatory. [No pdf presentation available]

3.3: Thomas Lee (Harvard University). Relative Time Corrections For Digitized Analog Records. [View pdf presentation]

3.4: Alison Bent (Nat. Res. Canada). Status of the Canadian Archive. [No pdf presentation available]

3.5: Paul Viskovic (GNS Science). 1 million paper seismograms from New Zealand, Antarctica and the Pacific. [View pdf presentation]

3.6: Jim Dixon (U.S. Geological Survey). Archival efforts at AVO and AEC. [View pdf presentation]

3.7: Garrett Euler (Los Alamos National Laboratory). A Very Brief Tour of U.S. Underground Nuclear Explosion Legacy Data. [View pdf presentation]

5:45P Adjourn. Dinner in Albuquerque on your own.


Thursday, September 19

Day 2.  Securing Legacy Seismic Data

7:45A Continental Breakfast

8:15A 4.0 Data Preservation

4.1: Josep Batlló (Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya). Dealing with old seismic data: something like a SWOT. [View pdf presentation]

4.2: Josep Batlló (Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya). Preserving analogue seismograms of regional networks and other documents. [View pdf presentation] [View pdf presentation]

4.3: Jesus A Perez (Geophysical Institute, UNAM). The Mexican Sismoteca Nacional On Line: preservation and dissemination of historical data on seismograms 1904-2000. [View pdf presentation]

4.4: Jim Dewey (U.S. Geological Survey). Legacy Data Holdings Held By The U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado. [View pdf presentation]

10:00A Breakout 3: Strategies For Data Rescue

10:45A 5.0 Metadata

5.1: Tim Ahern (IRIS DS emeritus). Metadata Collected by Legacy Data Rescue Projects. [View pdf presentation

5.2: Daniel Burk (Michigan State University). MSU's Analog Digitization Challenges. [View pdf presentation

11:45A Breakout 4: A Strawman for Legacy Data Metadata From Using International Input. [View pdf presentation

12:30P Lunch

1:30P Breakout 5: Use Cases for Legacy Seismic Data. [View pdf presentation]

2:00P 6.0 Applications in Machine Learning

6.1 Kaiwen Wang (Stanford University). Image-Based Processing Methods in Develocorder Films Using Machine Learning: Application to the Rangely Earthquake Control Experiment. [View pdf presentation]

6.2 Gabriele Morra (University of Louisiana at Lafayette). Convolutional Neural Network Detects Strombolian Eruptions at Mount Erebus, Antarctica. [View pdf presentation]

2:30P Roadmap for Future Activities and Closing Discussion

4:00P Adjourn 


Friday, September 20

Day 3. Writing Committee

  • Discussion
  • Workshop Report


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