Standing Committee Meeting Report Quality Assurance Advisory Committee

March 2022

Quality Assurance Advisory Committee Meeting

Winter Teleconference

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

11-1:00 PM EDT (8-10:00 AM PDT)

Topic Presenter
Roll Call and Introductions E. Sandvol

Discussion: Governance structure and practices needed for Earthscope quality assurance

E. Sandvol
Review of Action Items E. Sandvol

IRIS QA Update - Releases ISPAQ v3, MUSTANGular v2.2

G. Sharer
New Action Items and Final Comments E. Sandvol


Action Items

JUL2019-003: Update on progress of FDSN QA
Responsible: Jerry Carter
Status: On-going. Will also update on RESIF efforts to implement MUSTANG in full.

JUN2020-002: Assemble existing scripts/tools for MUSTANG interactions with MATLAB
Responsible: Vedran Lekic
Status: In Progress. Will coordinate with Andy Frassetto for IRIS scripts.

JUN2020-003: Summarize communication with ASL about strong motion and broadband metrics and send report to the QAAC
Responsible: Emily Wolin
Status: DONE

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: Katrin Hafner
Status: In Progress.  Emily Wolin presented on ASL Covid-19 impacts.

JAN2021-001: Initiate further discussion of the tasks needed to integrate MUSTANG into the new IRIS/UNAVCO merger (including QA for GNSS) and future deployment to the cloud, the usefulness of associative QA measurements (mass position, synthetics), and the dissemination of sensor operator knowledge.
Responsible: Eric Sandvol
Status: In Progress. Eric is taking over responsibility for this action item from Ved.

JUL2021-001: Reach out to UNAVCO to ask if they would be willing to prepare a presentation or document describing what high-rate GNSS data is, its size, and the typical applications in deriving the displacement time-series.
Responsible: Bob Busby
Status: In Progress. Dave Mencin is invited to present on this topic at the next meeting.

JUL2021-003: Raise the issues of FetchData uniformity and centralized reporting of metadata issues to the FDSN.
Responsible: Jerry Carter
Status: In Progress. Initiated conversation with Javier Quinteros, one of the FDSN Chairs.

(NEW) MAR2022-001: Reach out to UNAVCO and ask if they would prepare a presentation or document describing UNAVCO Quality Assurance and archiving practices.
Responsible: Mon-Han Huang

(NEW) MAR2022-002: Assemble feedback from QAAC members about how the QAAC should fit into the Earthscope governance structure
Responsible: Eric Sandvol

(NEW) MAR2022-002 Initiate discussion of quality control of new kinds of time series data such as node, Distributed Acoustical System, and magnetotelluric data
Responsible: Eric Sandvol