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Tools typically refers to online (or web-based) applications that you do not download directly to your computer. The IRIS DMC offers a wide array of online tools for interrogating our data holdings and generating files in a number of formats.
|Name||Description||Interface||Data Type||Data Format|
Browse pre-assembled data sets, mostly from temporary deployments.
|Query Form||Time Series|
Request data by email. This is the most common way to make a data request.
Near-real time miniSEED data holdings that have not yet been formally archived.
|Data Channels Wizard||
An interactive tool for exploring the 3-character SEED format for time series channel codes (
A web form allowing direct request of a Dataless SEED file.
|Query Form||Dataless SEED|
Quick overview of any event, along with links to all IRIS tools that provide information about that event.
A browsable map of stations by network, time range, and a variety of other parameters.
An interactive map service for viewing Earthquake Epicenters superimposed on a map of the world.
Metadata Aggregator shows information about networks, stations, and instruments.
A set of web services providing data quality metrics such as latency, gaps, and availability.
Protocol and service for receiving streamed real-time data.
Forms for making relatively direct queries to the primary DMC database.
|Query Form||Time Series Events||SEED|
Seismograms and related materials dating back to 1882 that have been digitized for preservation and electronic access.
Searchable Products Database provides a browsable/searchable interface into most of the products at IRIS.
Quickly see current and historical waveform data for a particular station.
A web-based interface for submitting BREQ_FAST requests.
|Query Form||Time Series||SEED MiniSEED Dataless SEED|
|Web Services||API||Time Series Events||MiniSEED StationXML QuakeML|
Browse and request event-based data using a Google Maps interface.
|Browse||Time Series Events||SEED MiniSEED SAC|