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What is a blockette?

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IRIS Webmaster  staff  Oct. 9, 2013, 12:11 p.m.

What is a blockette?


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Adam Clark  accepted answer  staff  Oct. 9, 2013, 12:13 p.m.

A blockette is a data structure in SEED consisting of an identification code, a length specification and a sequence of related data fields. These are the basic building blocks of the SEED format and each type of blockette serves a specific purpose in conveying station information and details about waveform data.