Receiver Reference Models: A Prototype for automated production of EarthScope/USArray data products

The EarthScope Facility will produce a volume of raw data that is unprecedented in the Geosciences. Transformation of that raw data into useable forms ("products") that are of interest to various communities, ranging from research scientists to K-16 teachers, in a consistent, timely, fashion is a major challenge. Integration of these products across the spectrum of subdisciplines contributing to the EarthScope effort as well as integration with the existing observational data is an equally daunting challenge. This project, which we have termed EARS (the EarthScope Automated Receiver Survey), creates a prototype of a system that could be used to address several key elements of the production of EarthScope products. Elements of EARS includes:
1. An automated processing framework for USArray data that is continuously transmitted to the IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) as well as the mining of the existing DMC archive.
2. A hierarchical internet-based product delivery system that to make USArray products available to users with interests and experiences ranging from research scientists to K-12 students and teachers.

EARS has Graduated!

EARS was developed under NSF/Earthscope funding as a prototype EarthScope/USArray Data Product.

And ... it worked! EARS has become an official USArray Data Product and is now hosted and maintained by the IRIS Data Management Center! Congratulations EARS!

We wish EARS well in its new life and encourage you to access it often at its new home at the IRIS DMC: http://ears.iris.washington.edu

Enjoy!

Funding

EARS is funded by the EarthScope Program in the Earth Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation under grant EAR-0346113 to the University of South Carolina.