Dataless SEED

What is a dataless SEED volume?

A dataless SEED volume contains the metadata for a request only, including instrument responses, instrument coordinates, compression type, etc.. This dataless volume can be used in combination with a miniSEED volume (as extracted from the BUD filesystem) with rdseed. A dataless, by definition, contains no “data”, in the sense that no waveform data are included, only headers.

Getting a Dataless SEED File:

  1. Generate a request for a dataless using the online form
  2. Submit a BREQ_FAST style request to dataless@iris.washington.edu from your mail client.
  3. Get a dataless from the BUD Query Interface.
  4. Download network dataless SEED files from the IRIS FTP site.