Instrumentation

GSN Instrumentation

 

Primary Broadband Sensors

Streckeisen STS-1

GSN Stations with STS-1 Sensors (metadata links)

AAK ABKT ABPO ADK AFI ALE ARU BFO BILL BJT BRVK CASY CCM
CMB COR CTAO DAV DGAR ENH ERM ESK FFC FUNA FURI GAR GNI
HIA HKT HOPE INCN JTS KBS KEV KIEV KIP KIV KMBO KMI KONO
KOWA KURK KWAJ LSA LSZ LVC LVZ MA2 MAJO MAKZ MDJ MSKU NNA
NRIL NVS OBN OTAV PAB PAS PASC PET PFO PMG PMSA PTCN RAO
RPN SDV SFJ SFJD SJG SPA SSE SUR TAU TIXI TLY TRIS TSUM TUC
ULN WCI WMQ XAN YAK YSS BTDF QSPA

Geotech Instruments KS-54000

GSN Stations with KS-54000 Sensors (metadata links)

ANMO ANTO ASCN BORG CHTO CMLA COCO COLA DWPF EFI GUMO HNR JOHN
KAPI KDAK LBTB MBAR MBWA MIDW MSEY MSVF NIL NWAO PALK PAYG POHA
PTGA QSPA RAR RAYN RCBR RSSD SACV SAML SHEL SNZO SSPA TATO TEIG
TRQA VNDA WAKE WRAB ATTU ILAR NVAR PDAR TXAR

 

 

Secondary Broadband Sensors

Streckeisen STS-2

Guralp CMG 3T

Guralp CMG-3TB (borehole version)

Strong Motion Sensors

Kinemetrics FBA-23

  • (No longer available - Kinemetrics)

Kinemetrics EpiSensor ES-T

Short Period Sensors

Geotech GS-13

Other Geophysical Sensors

Paroscientific 6000-16B Microbarometer

Data Acquisition Systems

Quanterra Q680, 24 bit, 12 channel digitizer

The workhorse acquisition system of the GSN stations operated by the USGS/ASL

IDA Mk 8 system

Most recent IDA acquisition system (predecessors Mk6B, Mk7, Mk7b, Mk7isp)

Quanterra Q330HR (High Resolution), 26 bit, 6 channel digitizer

The Q330HR is a part of the next generation system (NGS) standard for GSN stations to be deployed by both IDA and ASL.  News item about the first deployment of the NGS.