New Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice (NMSOP-2)

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Cite electronic version as: Bormann, P. (Ed.) (2012). New Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice (NMSOP-2), IASPEI, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam;;
DOI: 10.2312/GFZ.NMSOP-2

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Preface - Dedication to Emil Wiechert and Boris Borisovich Galitzin - Editorial remarks - List of reviewers

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CHAPTER 1: History, Aim and Scope of the 1st and 2nd Edition of the IASPEI New Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice (P. Bormann)
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CHAPTER 2: Seismic Wave Propagation and Earth Models (P. Bormann, E. R. Engdahl and R. Kind)
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CHAPTER 3: Seismic Sources and Source Parameters (P. Bormann, S. Wendt and D. DiGiacomo)
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CHAPTER 4: Seismic Signals and Noise (P. Bormann, E. Wielandt)
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CHAPTER 5: Seismic Sensors and their Calibration (E. Wielandt)
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CHAPTER 6: Seismic Data Acquisition Systems (G. Asch)
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Diese Version von 2002 wird voraussichtlich in 2015 durch eine aktualisierte Version ersetzt werden. (Authors: A. Strollo, K.-H. Jäckel and G. Asch)

CHAPTER 7: Site Selection, Preparation and Installation of Seismic Stations (A. Trnkoczy, P. Bormann, W. Hanka, L. G. Holcomb, R. L. Nigbor, M. Shinohara, K. Suyehiro and H. Shiobara)
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CHAPTER 8: Seismic Networks (J. Havskov, L. Ottemöller, A. Trnkoczy and P. Bormann)
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CHAPTER 9: Seismic Arrays (J. Schweitzer, J. Fyen, S. Mykkeltveit, S.J. Gibbons, M. Pirli, D. Kühn and T. Kvaerna)
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CHAPTER 10: Seismic Data Formats, Archival and Exchange (B. Dost, J. Zednik, J. Havskov, R. J. Willemann and P. Bormann)
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CHAPTER 11: Data Analysis and Seismogram Interpretation (P. Bormann, K. Klinge and S. Wendt)
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CHAPTER 12: Intensity and Intensity Scales (R. M. W. Musson and I. Ceci´c)
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CHAPTER 13: Volcano Seismology (J. Wassermann)
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CHAPTER 14: Investigation of Site Response in Urban Areas by using Earthquake Data and Seismic Noise (S. Parolai) 
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CHAPTER 15: CTBTO: Goal, Networks, Data Analysis and Data Availability (J. Coyne, D. Bobrov, P. Bormann, E. Duran, P. Grenard, G. Haralabus, I. Kitov and Y. Starovoit)
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CHAPTER 16: Automated Event and Phase Identification (L. Küperkoch, T. Meier and T. Diehl)
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EX 3.1: Magnitude determinations (P. Bormann)
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EX 3.2: Determination of fault plane solutions (P. Bormann, M. Baumbach, S. Wendt)
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EX 3.3: Take-off angle calculations for fault plane solutions and reconstruction of nodal planes from the parameters of fault-plane solutions (P. Bormann)
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EX 3.4: Determination of source parameters from seismic spectra (M. Baumbach, P. Bormann)
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EX 3.5: Moment-tensor determination and decomposition (F. Krüger, G. Bock)
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EX 3.6: A practical on moment tensor inversion using the Kiwi tools (S. Cesca, S. Heimann)
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EX 4.1: Bandwidth-dependent transformation of noise data from frequency into time domain and vice versa (P. Bormann, E. Wielandt)
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EX 5.1: Plotting seismograph response (BODE-diagram) (J. Bribach)
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EX 5.2: Estimating seismometer parameters by step function (STEP) (J. Bribach)
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EX 5.3: Seismometer calibration by harmonic drive (J. Bribach, Ch. Teupser)
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EX 5.4: Seismometer calibration with program CALEX (E. Wielandt)
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EX 5.5: Interpreting Poles and Zeros from SEED headers (E. Wielandt) 

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EX 5.6: The response of a WWSSN-LP seismograph (E. Wielandt)
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EX 11.1: Estimating the epicenters of local and regional seismic sources by hand, using the circle and chord method (tutorial with exercise by hand and movies) (P. Bormann, S. Wendt)
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EX 11.2: Earthquake location at teleseismic distances by hand from 3-component records (tutorial with exercise by hand) (P. Bormann, S. Wendt)
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EX 11.3: Identification and analysis of short-period core phases (tutorial with exercise by hand)(S. Wendt, P. Bormann) 
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IS 1.1: Animations as educational complements to NMSOP-2 (P. Bormann, S. Wendt, U. Starke)
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IS 2.1: The IASPEI standard nomenclature of seismic phases (P. Bormann, D. A. Storchak, J. Schweitzer)
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IS 3.1: Theoretical source representation (H. Grosser, P. Bormann, A. Udias)
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IS 3.2: Proposal for unique magnitude and amplitude nomenclature (P. Bormann)
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IS 3.3: The new IASPEI standards for determining magnitudes from digital data and their relation to classical magnitudes (P. Bormann, J. Dewey and IASPEI/CoSOI Working Group on Magnitude Measurement)
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IS 3.4: Preliminary guidelines for using the IASPEI standard magnitude reference data set (P. Bormann and S. Wendt)
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IS 3.5: Stress conditions inferable from modern magnitudes: development of a model of fault maturity (G.L. Choy)
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IS 3.6: Radiated seismic energy and energy magnitude (G. L. Choy and J. L. Boatwright)
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IS 3.7: The Russian K-class system, its relationships to magnitudes and its potential for future development and application (P. Bormann, K. Fujita, K. Mackey, and T. Rautian)
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IS 3.8: Source parameters and moment-tensor solutions (G. Bock)
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IS 3.9: Moment tensor inversion and moment tensor interpretation (T. Dahm and F. Krüger)
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IS 5.1: Strainmeters (W. Zürn)
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IS 5.2: Constructing response curves: Introduction to the BODE-diagram (J. Bribach)
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IS 5.3: Measuring rotational ground motions in seismological practice (H. K. Lee, J. R. Evans, B.-S. Huang, Ch. R. Hutt, C. J. Lin, C. C. Liu, R. L. Nigbor)
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IS 5.4: Recommendations for seismometer deployment and shielding (Th. Forbriger)
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IS 7.1: What to prepare and provide if seismic site selection is purchased? (A. Trnkoczy)
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IS 7.2: Using existing communication tower sites as seismic sites (A. Trnkoczy)
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IS 7.3: Recommended minimal distances of seismic sites from sources of seismic noise (A. Trnkoczy)
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IS 7.4: Detectability and earthquake location accuracy modeling of seismic networks (M. Živcic, J. Ravnik)
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IS 8.1: Understanding and parameter setting of STA/LTA trigger algorithm (A. Trnkoczy)
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IS 8.2: Communication systems used in seismology (M. Guenther and A. Strollo, )
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IS 8.3: Seismic waveform data retrieval (J. Saul)
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IS 8.4: California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN) (E. Hauksson)
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IS 8.5: An operational authoritative location scheme (R. Bossu and G. Mazet-Roux)
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IS 8.6: Identification and collection of ground truth events (I. Bondár)
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IS 8.7: Assessment of theoretical approaches to seismic network optimization (with PPT Tutorial) (P. Bormann)
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IS 8.8: Digital seismic networks in Central America – development, data exchange and cooperation (W. Strauch and CEPREDENAC Working Group) 

IS 10.1: Data-Type Bulletin IMS1.0: Short (R. J. Willemann)
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IS 10.2: Example of station parameter reports grouped according IMS1.0 with ISF1.0 extensions (R. J. Willemann)
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IS 10.3: Seismic station codes – new coding standards (R. Buland)
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IS 11.1: Seismic source location (J. Havskov, P. Bormann, J. Schweitzer)
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IS 11.2: Reports and bulletins (G. Hartmann)
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IS 11.3: Animation of seismic ray propagation and seismogram formation (S. Wendt, U. Starke, P. Bormann)
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IS 11.4: Tutorial for consistent phase picking at local to regional distances (T. Diehl, E. Kissling, P. Bormann)
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IS 11.5: Seismogram picking error from analyst review (C. Zeiler, and A. Velasco)
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IS 11.6: Examples of interactive data analysis of seismic records using the SEISAN software (L. Ottemoeller and P. Bormann)
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IS 14.1: Tapering of windowed time series (M. Pilz and S. Parolai)
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Acronyms - Glossary

NMSOP 2002

NMSOP 1 2002

New Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice (2002), revised version, electronically published 2009.

The first version of the NMSOP is also available in print: Order form for print edition (2002 only)