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Program to convert SUDS2ASC files to a single binary SEGY file

Open-File Report 2000-141

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Abstract

This program, SUDS2SEGY, converts and combines ASCII files created using SUDS2ASC Version 2.60, to a single SEGY file.


SUDS2ASC has been used previously to create an ASCII file of three-component seismic data for an individual recording station. However, many seismic processing packages have difficulty reading in ASCII data. In addition, it may be cumbersome to process a separate file for each recording station, particularly if traces from different recording stations contain a different number of data samples and/or a different start time.


This new program - SUDS2SEGY - combines these recording station files into a single SEGY file. In addition, SUDS2SEGY normalizes the trace times so that each trace starts at a given time and consists of a fixed number of samples. This normalization allows seismic data from many different stations to be read in as a single "data gather". SUDS2SEGY also produces a report summarizing the offset and maximum absolute amplitude for each component in a station file. These data are output separately to an ASCII file and can be subsequently input to a plotting package.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Program to convert SUDS2ASC files to a single binary SEGY file
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2000-141
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
Readme; SUDS2SEGY: source code; Documentation; SUDS2SEGY 1.0.tar
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y