Data Services Newsletter

Volume 10 : No 3 : September 2008

VASE v2.8 Released

The IRIS DMC announces the release of VASE v2.8.

Vase is a Java-based client application designed for viewing and extracting seismic waveforms from the DHI waveform repository via the BUD, POND, and primary waveform archives.

New to Vase version 2.8

  • Ability to edit program properties.
    • Addition of the “home” property to define Vase’s working directory
  • Support for accessing restricted data.
  • Response file downloading.
  • MINISEED output.
  • Extensive help screens.
  • Time spans are added to the nslc listing.
    • user can see what time spans are available.
  • Support for time tears when saving waveforms to disk.
  • When Vase detects a time tear it will create a new file.
  • Small improvements and bug fixes:
    • Map loads in background, quicker response.
    • If first map fails to load, or zoom level is not supported, Vase will try second mapping service.
    • More consistent mapping of stations with what is requested.
    • Took out station editing from map.
    • SAC and SAC_ASCII files had header variables fixed.
    • variables referring to events were made “N/A” as opposed to zero values.
    • added support for 32 bit compression when zooming.
    • Support for very long data streams.
    • The “About” pane can be place into its own popup window.

VASE Software Download

by Tim Knight (IRIS Data Management Center)

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