IRIS Earth Model Collaboration
This site serves as a repository of Earth models with the aim of providing the research community with access to various tomographic models, visualization tools for model preview, facilities to extract model data/metadata and access to the contributed processing software and scripts.
The contributed Earth models are available for download from the model overview pages (see Reference Models and Tomography Models links to the left) or via IRIS' Searchable Product Depository (SPUD) by clicking the Model Download link to the left. Models could be downloaded in their original format and/or in a common netCDF (network Common Data Form) format that is compatible with all EMC visualization tools. The Earth model overview pages provide a summary of all contributed models and link to their metadata and description pages.
EMC provides a set of Visualization Tools that are based on the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) plotting package and allow users to produce a variety of horizontal slices, vertical slices and velocity profiles from the Earth models. Users can further refine these plots by clicking and downloading the corresponding visualization bundle.
For information on how you can contribute to this Earth model repository, see the How to Contribute link to the left.