Thread: GainUnits in StageSensitivity

Started: 2011-10-28 18:28:17
Last activity: 2011-10-28 18:28:17
Topics: Web Services
Philip Crotwell
2011-10-28 18:28:17
Hi

For the resp level output from this URL:
http://www.iris.edu/ws/station/query?net=CO&sta=PAULI&loc=00&chan=HHN&level=resp
The Stage 2 response consists of just a <StageSensitivity> which has a
empty <GainUnits/> element. All of the other stages also have
sensitivities with the <GainUnit> but it is filled in with the same
value as the <InputUnits> of the stage.

<Response stage="2">
<StageSensitivity>
<SensitivityValue>1</SensitivityValue>
<GainUnits/>
<Frequency>.05</Frequency>
</StageSensitivity>
</Response>


Two questions, first, why is stage 2's <GainUnits> empty?

Second quesiton, what is <GainUnits> supposed to represent? The docs
only say that the <StageSensitivity> represents a seed blockette58,
but there are no units in a B58. I assume the units go with the
<SensitivityValue> and not with the <Frequency>, but that is not
clear.

I guess to me this field feels like this is redundant information
within the stage. It is optional, so perhaps the station web service
should not populate it. Unless it serves some purpose I can't see,
maybe it should be remove from the schema???

Just for reference, here is the equivalent stage 2 in resp format. It
appears to be useless information here as the whole stage consists of
nothing but a unity gain. So I guess it really doesn't belong in the
response in the first place, but there it is...
#
# +-----------------------------------+
# | Channel Sensitivity/Gain |
# | CO PAULI 00 HHZ |
# | 04/26/2011 to 12/31/2599 |
# +-----------------------------------+
#
B058F03 Stage sequence number: 2
B058F04 Sensitivity: +1.00000E+00
B058F05 Frequency of sensitivity: +5.00000E-02
B058F06 Number of calibrations: 0
#

thanks,
Philip

  • Yazan Suleiman
    2011-10-28 15:59:57
    Hi Phillip

    GainUnits should not be empty when not available. I will open a bug. Thanks


    On Oct 28, 2011, at 8:28 AM, Philip Crotwell wrote:

    Hi

    For the resp level output from this URL:
    http://www.iris.edu/ws/station/query?net=CO&sta=PAULI&loc=00&chan=HHN&level=resp
    The Stage 2 response consists of just a <StageSensitivity> which has a
    empty <GainUnits/> element. All of the other stages also have
    sensitivities with the <GainUnit> but it is filled in with the same
    value as the <InputUnits> of the stage.

    <Response stage="2">
    <StageSensitivity>
    <SensitivityValue>1</SensitivityValue>
    <GainUnits/>
    <Frequency>.05</Frequency>
    </StageSensitivity>
    </Response>


    Two questions, first, why is stage 2's <GainUnits> empty?

    Second quesiton, what is <GainUnits> supposed to represent? The docs
    only say that the <StageSensitivity> represents a seed blockette58,
    but there are no units in a B58. I assume the units go with the
    <SensitivityValue> and not with the <Frequency>, but that is not
    clear.

    I guess to me this field feels like this is redundant information
    within the stage. It is optional, so perhaps the station web service
    should not populate it. Unless it serves some purpose I can't see,
    maybe it should be remove from the schema???

    Just for reference, here is the equivalent stage 2 in resp format. It
    appears to be useless information here as the whole stage consists of
    nothing but a unity gain. So I guess it really doesn't belong in the
    response in the first place, but there it is...
    #
    # +-----------------------------------+
    # | Channel Sensitivity/Gain |
    # | CO PAULI 00 HHZ |
    # | 04/26/2011 to 12/31/2599 |
    # +-----------------------------------+
    #
    B058F03 Stage sequence number: 2
    B058F04 Sensitivity: +1.00000E+00
    B058F05 Frequency of sensitivity: +5.00000E-02
    B058F06 Number of calibrations: 0
    #

    thanks,
    Philip
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