Thread: problem saving and converting SSS file

Started: 2018-09-02 07:14:58
Last activity: 2018-09-03 01:03:38
Topics: SAC Help
claudia pavez
2018-09-02 07:14:58
Dear all

I am working with the SSS subroutine, and after saving the file using the
WRITESTACK command, I'm trying to convert the output file using sacdump
(the final idea is to get a two column time / value file). However, sacdump
shows the next error message

[file.sac] Unrecognized format (not SAC?)
Error parsing file.sac

Anyone knows if the output format coming from SSS is a .SAC format? Or
anyone had the same problem before?

thanks in advance

Claudia Pavez

  • George Helffrich
    2018-09-03 01:03:38
    Dear All -

    WRITESTACK writes a SAC file. If your utility program can’t read it, possibly it is not capable of handling byte-swapped files.

    If you want character output, consider re-reading the SAC file written by WRITESTACK and writing it out as an ALPHA file using WRITE ALPHA …

    On 2 Sep 2018, at 10:35, claudia pavez <cv.pavez.o<at>gmail.com> wrote:

    Dear all

    I am working with the SSS subroutine, and after saving the file using the WRITESTACK command, I'm trying to convert the output file using sacdump (the final idea is to get a two column time / value file). However, sacdump shows the next error message

    [file.sac] Unrecognized format (not SAC?)
    Error parsing file.sac

    Anyone knows if the output format coming from SSS is a .SAC format? Or anyone had the same problem before?

    thanks in advance

    Claudia Pavez

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    • Arthur Snoke
      2018-09-02 16:19:55
      On 9/2/18 5:04 AM, George Helffrich wrote:

      WRITESTACK writes a SAC file.  If your utility program can t read it, possibly
      it is not capable of handling byte-swapped files.

      If you want to change the endkian of a sac file, a program that comes with the
      IRIS SAC sacswap will do it.

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