Thread: 2023 SSA Session Announcement – Legacy Seismic Data Collections

Started: 2022-12-05 10:05:39
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Dear Colleagues:

Do you have interest in legacy seismic data, hold archives of these data,
or use them in your research?

We are pleased to announce, and would like to invite contributions to the
following SSA Session:

*Legacy Seismic Data Collections: The Present State of and Future Outlook
for Data from the Past *

Legacy seismic data were recorded from the late 19th century until the end
of the analogue recording era in the late 20th century. Many of these
records are still extant today in film and/or paper formats and cover a
significant part of the history of seismology. With these data, scientific
questions necessitating long-running data such as the “great” earthquakes
of the 1960s, above-ground nuclear tests, the earthquake cycle and the
effect of climate change can be investigated. However, finding storage to
retain this analogue data, making inroads into scanning and extracting
digital waveforms and facilitating accessibility continue to be challenges.
Due to the diversity of collections and the records which they hold (e.g.,
media types, number of stations, local vs. global scope), exchanging
information about the ways in which data are organized, stored and/or
scanned is a prime opportunity for the community. In this way, experiences
with one collection that are relevant to others can be identified, plans
for the future can be better developed and a more accurate picture of data
available globally can be put together.

Submissions are due by January 11, 2023 at 5:00pm Pacific Time and can be
made here:

The SSA Annual meeting will be held from April 17-20, 2023 in San Juan,
Puerto Rico.

Thank you for your consideration!


Thomas A. Lee, Harvard University
Adam Ringler, USGS Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory

Allison Bent, Natural Resources Canada

Paul G. Richards, Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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