Controlled vocabulary for seismic data sets


Seismic data sets contain time series of multiple sensors obtained at particular spatial locations on the Earth’s surface. Their data represents observations of position, velocity, acceleration or other related geophysical variables measured at these locations. These are generally produced by instruments such as seismometers, gyroscopes, GNSS receivers and others.

Released: 2023-02-01 (planned)

Last modified: 2023-05-02

Version: 0.0.4

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Creator(s): Peter Evans, Christian Haberland, Susanne Hemmleb, Angelo Strollo …

Contributors: efairs team? GEOFON team, GIPP team members, LIS, DEPAS, others?…


Below, terms are shown with their categories. Terms can have mixed case and should be presented with the case shown here, or with initial case (first letter capitalised if not already so, e.g. “Vibroseis”).

Note to editors: Term definitions are not full sentences. They usually do not include the term being defined, should end in a full stop. They may include one or two additional sentences, and may refer to other terms.




TBD, could be built from our own tag assignments (hand_keywords.json?)

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