Seismic Network Operations

IU SAML

Samuel, Brazil

IU SAML commences operations on: 2003,125

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Host: University of Brasilia
Latitude: -8.949
Longitude: -63.183
Elevation: 120
Datalogger: Q330
Broadband: KS-54000
Accelerometer: FBA_ES-T_EpiSensor_Accelerometer
Telemetry Status at the NEIC: Last Data In Less Than 10 Minutes
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Vault Condition: N/A, KS54000 borehole depth is -111.0m. CMG depth is -29m.

Location CodeChannel CodeInstrumentFlagsSample RateDipAzimuthDepth
20LNZKinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerCG1.00-90.000.000.00
20LN2Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerCG1.000.0090.000.00
20LN1Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerCG1.000.000.000.00
20HNZKinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerTG100.00-90.000.000.00
20HN2Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerTG100.000.0090.000.00
20HN1Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerTG100.000.000.000.00
10VMWStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainCH0.100.000.000.00
10VMVStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainCH0.100.000.000.00
10VMUStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainCH0.100.000.000.00
10VHZStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG0.10-90.000.000.00
10VH2Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG0.100.0090.000.00
10VH1Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG0.100.000.000.00
10LHZStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG1.00-90.000.000.00
10LH2Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG1.000.0090.000.00
10LH1Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG1.000.000.000.00
10HHZStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainTG100.00-90.000.000.00
10HH2Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainTG100.000.0090.000.00
10HH1Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainTG100.000.000.000.00
10BHZStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG40.00-90.000.000.00
10BH2Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG40.000.0090.000.00
10BH1Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG40.000.000.000.00
00VHZGeotech KS-54000 Borehole SeismometerCG0.10-90.000.00111.00
00VH2Geotech KS-54000 Borehole SeismometerCG0.100.00185.00111.00
00VH1Geotech KS-54000 Borehole SeismometerCG0.100.0095.00111.00
00LHZGeotech KS-54000 Borehole SeismometerCG1.00-90.000.00111.00
00LH2Geotech KS-54000 Borehole SeismometerCG1.000.00185.00111.00
00LH1Geotech KS-54000 Borehole SeismometerCG1.000.0095.00111.00
00BHZGeotech KS-54000 Borehole SeismometerCG20.00-90.000.00111.00
00BH2Geotech KS-54000 Borehole SeismometerCG20.000.00185.00111.00
00BH1Geotech KS-54000 Borehole SeismometerCG20.000.0095.00111.00
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As part of the annual calibration process, the USGS runs a sequence that includes a random, a step, and several sine wave calibrations.  The USGS analyzes the random binary calibration signal in order to estimate the instrument response.  The figures below show the results from the analysis of the most recent processed calibration at the station.

We use an iterative three-step method to estimate instrument response parameters (poles, zeros, sensitivity and gain) and their associated errors using random calibration signals. First, we solve a coarse non-linear inverse problem using a least squares grid search to yield a first approximation to the solution. This approach reduces the likelihood of poorly estimated parameters (a local-minimum solution) caused by noise in the calibration records and enhances algorithm convergence. Second, we iteratively solve a non-linear parameter estimation problem to obtain the least squares best-fit Laplace pole/zero/gain model. Third, by applying the central limit theorem we estimate the errors in this pole/zero model by solving the inverse problem at each frequency in a 2/3rds-octave band centered at each best-fit pole/zero frequency. This procedure yields error estimates of the 99% confidence interval.

LocChanCal DateEpoch-SpanGradeAmp Nominal Error (dB)Amp Best Fit Error (dB)Phase Nominal Error (degree)Phase Best Fit Error (degree)SensorCal Type
00BH12013:2342011:048 to No Ending TimeA0.00645590.00582360.0645030.05772554000Random
00BHZ2013:2342011:048 to No Ending TimeA0.0152670.00630530.208330.1635254000Random
00BH22013:2342011:048 to No Ending TimeA0.0146280.00593740.0723860.06283654000Random
  1. Current Issues
    New KS54000 was sent to SAML 3-10-10 but was damaged in shipment and it needs to be replaced as well. The vertical and east channels are very noisy in the higher frequencies and the vertical sensitivity is a fraction of what it should be. The STS-2 is also very noisy.
  2. 2013-07-30
    Power system repaired and VSAT communications restored.
  3. 2009-11-14
    Upgraded to Q330 digitizer.