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What is SEED?

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IRIS Webmaster  staff  Oct. 8, 2013, 3:54 p.m.

What is SEED?


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Adam Clark  accepted answer  staff  Oct. 8, 2013, 3:57 p.m.

The Standard for the Exchange of Earthquake Data (SEED) is an international standard format for the exchange of digital seismological data. SEED was designed for use by the earthquake research community, primarily for the exchange between institutions of unprocessed earth motion data. It is a format for digital data measured at one point in space and at equal intervals of time.

SEED helps seismologists who record, share, and use seismological data. By providing a standard, SEED makes transmitting, receiving, and processing earthquake data easier and more accurate. Before the introduction of SEED, ease and accuracy had been goals, but not really attained. (Source: SEED Manual)

Read the SEED Manual online