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Local AutoDRM Guide

The SZGRF operates disk arrays which allow automatic processing of GRF/GRSN data requests. The data are accessable by external users via this SED AutoDRM (originally implemented by Urs Kradolfer, ETH Zuerich). The mail address of the SZGRF AutoDRM is autodrm@szgrf.bgr.de . A mail 'please help' to this address returns a brief introduction on the AutoDRM. The data output of the AutoDRM is currently restricted to GSE2.0 format (for SH users: these data file can be read in directly with the command READGSE or 'Read GSE ...' in SHM). A conversion program to other GSE subformats (codeco) is also available via AutoDRM. GSE data are ASCII formatted data and are quite handy as long as the requested time window is not too large (less than 10min - 30min for 20Hz data, depending on the number of channels). Users which cannot handle GSE data or need larger time windows and require SEED or Mini-SEED data please see info about operator requests .

Automatically available data are all GRSN 20Hz and 1Hz data (since end of 1991) and 20Hz GRF data since 1980, all continuously. A more detailed and daily updated list is obtained with a special AutoDRM request (see below). It is distinguished between Jukebox data and Online data. Jukebox data are archived data of best possible quality and completeness. Online data are data on disk and may have smaller or larger gaps filled at a later time. Recoverable gaps are not very likely for Online GRF-data, but more likely for Online GRSN data. So if you requested Online data and did not receive all the data you wanted, repeat the request after the data are archived (usually between 3 and 8 weeks behind current time).

The following is a list of example requests to the AutoDRM. Please try the mails after you have replaced <your-email-address> by your own e-mail address.


To get the original manual of the AutoDRM

BEGIN
EMAIL <your-email-address>
GUIDE
STOP


Please note that not all of the specified options in the general description are implemented at the SZGRF.

Information about all available channels (daily updated)

BEGIN
EMAIL <your-email-address>
STA_LIST *
CHAN_LIST *
CHANNEL
STOP


Creates a rather long list with all existing channels and their available time spans.


Data request of a time window of all GRSN stations, 3-components, 20Hz

BEGIN
EMAIL <your-email-address>
STA_LIST GRSN
CHAN_LIST BH*
TIME 1994/12/19 17:55:00.0 TO 1994/12/19 18:05:00.0
WAVEFORM GSE2.0
STOP


Data request of a time window of all GRF stations, z-components, 20Hz

BEGIN
EMAIL <your-email-address>
STA_LIST GRF
CHAN_LIST BHZ
TIME 1995/08/17 01:08:00.0 TO 1995/08/17 01:13:00.0
WAVEFORM GSE2.0
STOP


 

Data request of a time window of all available stations and channels

BEGIN
EMAIL <your-email-address>
STA_LIST *
CHAN_LIST *
TIME 1995/08/17 01:08:00.0 TO 1995/08/17 01:13:00.0
WAVEFORM GSE2.0
STOP

A complete description of the command syntax you get at the web site of the SED. Please note, however, that not all of the AutoDRM options are implemented at the SZGRF version.

This page last modified 2-Jan-2006