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

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Bormann, P. (Ed.). New Manual of Seismological Observatory Practice (NMSOP-1), IASPEI, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, 2009.
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CHAPTER 1: Aim and Scope 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, M. Baumbach, G. Bock, H. Grosser, G. L. Choy and J. Boatwright) 
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CHAPTER 4: Seismic Signals and Noise (P. Bormann) 
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CHAPTER 5: Seismic Sensors and their Calibration (E. Wielandt) 
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CHAPTER 6: Seismic Recording Systems (G. Asch) 
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CHAPTER 7: Site Selection, Preparation and Installation of Seismic Stations (A. Trnkoczy, P. Bormann, W. Hanka, L. G. Holcomb and R. L. Nigbor) 
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CHAPTER 8: Seismic Networks (A. Trnkoczy, J. Havskov and L. Ottemöller) 
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CHAPTER 9: Seismic Arrays (J. Schweitzer, J. Fyen, S. Mykkeltveit 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) 
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CHAPTER 13: Volcano Seismology (J. Wassermann) 
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EX 3.1: Magnitude determinations (P. Bormann) 
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EX 3.2: Determination of fault plane solutions (M. Baumbach, P. Bormann) 
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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 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) 
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EX 5.4: Seismometer calibration with program CALEX (E. Wielandt) 
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EX 5.5: Determination of seismograph response from poles and zeros (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 (P. Bormann, K. Wylegalla) 
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EX 11.2: Earthquake location at teleseismic distances by hand from 3-component records (P. Bormann, K. Wylegalla) 
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EX 11.3: Identification and analysis of short-period core phases (S. Wendt, P. Bormann) 
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IS 2.1: Standard nomenclature of seismic phases (D. A. Storchak, P. Bormann, 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 nomenclature (P. Bormann)
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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 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. Živ?i?, 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: Seismic data transmission links used in seismology in brief (A. Trnkoczy)
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IS 8.3: Retrieving data from IRIS/USGS stations (C. Peterson)
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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: Access to the CMR seismic/hydroacoustic/infrasonic data (X. Yang, R. North)
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IS 11.1: Earthquake 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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