Standing Committee Meeting Report Quality Assurance Advisory Committee

June 2020

Quality Assurance Advisory Committee Meeting

Summer Teleconference

Friday, June 26 , 2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT)




Roll Call and Introductions V. Lekic (Chair)
Review of Action Items V. Lekic
PEDRO (PASSCAL Experiment Data Report) J. Sweet

QA Updates:

  • Metrics coverage for PH5 archive data
  • New Metrics: sample_rate_resp, sample_rate_channel, max_range
  • QuARG
G. Sharer
New Action Items and Final Comments V. Lekic


Action Items:

DEC2015-006: Recommend development of MATLAB interface for MUSTANG
Responsible: Jerry Carter
Status: CLOSED

JUL2016-002: DMC network QA reports and QuARG report tool development
Responsible:  Laura Keyson and Gillian Sharer
Status: Presented results of QuARG beta testing and progress incorporating feedback into the tool

DEC2018-004: Data request fulfillment reliability.
Responsible: Vedran Lekic
Status: CLOSED

JUL2019-003: Update on progress of FDSN QA
Responsible: Jerry Carter
Status: Next FDSN meeting will be in 2021.

JAN2020-001:  Create a plan to rotate QAAC members. After approval from the QAAC, send plan to the Board of Directors.
Responsible: Vedran Lekic
Status: No progress.

JAN2020-002:  MATLAB interface survey responses: follow-up with anyone who said that they were willing to share an existing solution
Responsible: Vedran Lekic
Status: CLOSED

JAN2020-003:  Maintain communication lines with the National Strong Motion Center, for suggestions on good quality assurance metrics for strong motion
data. Reach out to the Albuquerque Seismic Laboratory.
Responsible: Morgan Moschetti
Status: Useful communication with ASL, but no suggestions at this time. CLOSED

JAN2020-004:  Reach out to UNAVCO to find out if they have a document similar to IRIS’s Quality Principles.
Responsible: Vedran Lekic
Status: UNAVCO responded. CLOSED

JAN2020-005:  Follow up on PASSCAL’s response to the QAAC request to make more quality information public. Vedran Lekic will draft a brief reply letter to Prof.
Magnani and Bob Woodward will bring our feedback to the next PASSCAL Standing Committee meeting
Responsible: Vedran Lekic and Bob Woodward
Status: The PASSCAL Standing Committee discussed experiment outreach and whether it should be publicly available. CLOSED.

JAN2020-006:  Send letter to the USGS asking about their procedures for evaluating new sensor models in-house and suggestions for QA metrics used.
Responsible: Vedran Lekic
Status: Letter was send a few days before the meeting. Repsonses were received after the meeting and will be shared with the QAAC.

(NEW) JUN2020-001: Collaborate with Mladen Dordevic (IRIS HQ) to bring the QAAC into theCommittee database to align with the other Committees
Responsible: Gillian Sharer

(NEW) JUN2020-002: Assemble existing scripts/tools for MUSTANG interactions with MATLAB
Responsible: Vedran Lekic

(NEW) JUN2020-003: Summarize communication with ASL about strong motion and broadband metrics and send report to the QAAC
Responsible: Morgan Moschetti

(NEW) JUN2020-004: Provide current PASSCAL outbrief document to the QAAC
Responsible: Justin Sweet

(NEW) JUN2020-005: Establish relations between the QAAC and the Instrumentation Committee by contacting Andy Frassetto or Gary Pavlis.
Responsible: Vedran Lekic

(NEW) JUN2020-006: Compile reports of QA problems caused by COVID-19; including data availability, sensor performance, etc. Quantify in some way the data availability / quality reduction due to deferred maintenance.
Responsible: Bob Woodward