Dataless SEED

What is a dataless SEED volume?

A dataless SEED volume contains the metadata for a request only, including instrument responses, instrument coordinates, compression type, etc.. This dataless volume can be used in combination with a miniSEED volume (as extracted from the BUD filesystem) with rdseed. A dataless, by definition, contains no “data”, in the sense that no waveform data are included, only headers.

Getting a Dataless SEED File:

  1. Generate a request for a dataless using the online form
  2. Submit a BREQ_FAST style request to
  3. Get a dataless from the BUD Query Interface
  4. Download network dataless SEED files


Dataless SEED

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