The Adaptable Seismic Data Format

The Adaptable Seismic Data Format (ASDF) is a modern file format intended for researchers and analysts. It combines the capability to create comprehensive data sets including all necessary meta information with high-performance parallel I/O for the most demanding use cases. Implementations for C/Fortran as well as Python are available.

ASDF Definition

Provenance for Seismology

SEIS-PROV is a standard to describe data history in seismology. It is an extension of W3C PROV and can be used to track, store, and exchange the origin as well as the applied processing of data.

SEIS-PROV Definition

Community

Every single component is open source and developed on GitHub. We are open for discussions and help is always welcome!

SeismicData Github Organization

Available Components

The full functionality is divided into several components which are listed here. Most of these are available at the SeismicData organization on Github.

For more details, justifcation, and applications, please see our paper:

Lion Krischer, James Smith, Wenjie Lei, Matthieu Lefebvre, Youyi Ruan, Elliott Sales de Andrade, Norbert Podhorszki, Ebru Bozda─č and Jeroen Tromp (2016),
An Adaptable Seismic Data Format,
Geophysical Journal International, 207(2).
https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggw319

This page is for the Adaptable Seismic Data Format. If you are looking for the Advanced Scientific Data Format, go here.

ASDF Definition

Formal definition of the ASDF file format.

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SEIS-PROV Definition

Formal definition of the SEIS-PROV standard.

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asdf-library

C/Fortran library for reading and writing ASDF files. Intended to be integrated into numerical codes.

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pyasdf

Python library for large-scale processsing of ASDF files. Based on ObsPy.

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ASDF Validator

Independent tool to validate the correctness of ASDF files.

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ASDF Sextant

Graphical user interface to explore ASDF files.

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ObsPy

Python package for seismology. The processing in pyasdf is based on it.

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SPECFEM3D GLOBE

Global seismic waveform simulation toolkit with ASDF input and output.

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