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How do I obtain station latitude, longitude, sensor orientation and other metadata for the USArray TA?

webmaster  staff  Oct. 10, 2013, 10:21 a.m.

How do I obtain station latitude, longitude, sensor orientation and other metadata for the USArray TA?


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Gillian Sharer  staff  Oct. 10, 2013, 10:25 a.m.

One method of obtaining station latitude, longitude, and sensor orientation metadata is to use the IRIS DMC Metadata Aggregator (MDA). From the network list, choose the TA network and then select the station and channel.

Another option is to use the FDSN station web service to return station metadata in an XML format. For users unfamiliar with web services queries, the station URL builder is a user-friendly way to build a station web-service URL. On this form you can enter information for the requested station, select a level (net, sta, chan, resp), and then click the link at the bottom of the page. Latitude and longitude information is available at both the sta and chan levels. Orientation information is available at the chan level.

Additional metadata is available by using the IRIS resp web service.