As shown in the attached image files, BFO's noise level (mode value in blue color) is pretty low compared to the rest of 139 FDSN stations (gray lines). Personally I love the performance of BFO station.
_06.jpg: June of 2018
_12.jpg: December of 2018
We can figure out criteria for selecting potential new FDSN stations during the WG-1 meeting. Are you coming for the IUGG meeting this year?
From:Rudolf Widmer-Schnidrig <widmer<at>gis.uni-stuttgart.de>
To:Wen-Tzong Liang <wtl<at>earth.sinica.edu.tw>
Cc:Pete Davis <Pdavis<at>ucsd.edu>,Thomas Forbriger <Thomas.Forbriger<at>kit.edu>,Kutterer,Hansjörg (GIK) <Hansjoerg.kutterer<at>kit.edu>
Date:Wed, 26 Jun 2019 23:30:17
Subject:Re: [fdsn-wg1-stations] [fdsn-wg1-stations] FDSN Working Group I draft agenda
I would like to propose to include BFO, an affiliated IRIS/IDA station,
in the group of FDSN backbone stations.
As argument for including BFO in this group of stations I would put
forward the very low noise level in
the frequency band of the Earth's free oscillations.
See for example the ranking of BFO in the near real-time noise plots of
Goran Ekstrom (Lamont)
Discoveries made based on BFO data include:
Horizontal Hum (Kurrle & Widmer-Schnidrig, GRL, 2008)
Observation of Coriolis coupled modes below 1mHz (Zuern et
al., GJI, 2000)
On noise reduction in vertical seismic records below 2 mHz
barometric pressure (Zuern & Widmer, GRL, 1995)
This last paper was at the start of installing
barometers at GSN stations.
I cc this mail to Pete Davis (IRIS/IDA) as he knows BFO very well too.
Rudolf Widmer-Schnidrig, BFO
Am 25.06.19 um 19:39 schrieb Wen-Tzong Liang:
Dear FDSN WG I members,
The FDSN Working Group I on Station Siting and Instrumentation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 in Room 513D of the Montreal Convention Center from 12:00 to 13:30.
The draft agenda for the WG I meeting is listed below:
12:00 Review and Approval of the 2017 Minutes from Kobe
Please see http://www.fdsn.org/media/wg/I/2017/FDSNWG1.ppt
12:05 Review of the Definition of the FDSN Backbone Stations
Please see http://www.fdsn.org/media/wg/I/2009/2009_FDSN_WG1_minutes.pdf
and http://www.fdsn.org/media/wg/I/2017/FDSNWG1.ppt for details.
A tentative statement is proposed below, which will be discussed during the meeting:
"A subset of 250 (need more?) stations chosen on the basis of hardware standards (VBB or BB and VLP, 3-component, dynamic range greater than 100db), noise characteristics, geographical location, and status (installed or installation imminent)."
The current _FDSN backbone stations can be found at
http://www.iris.edu/mda/_FDSN or http://www.iris.edu/gmap/_FDSN
(Note that 38 stations there are not available Right Now.)
12:35 Replacement of the FDSN station inventory which was maintained in an excel file.
12:50 A quick report of the performance of the FDSN backbone stations
(Do we need to increase the number of FDSN backbone stations? If yes, how many?)
13:20 Other business
If there are any items you think we should discuss in the meeting as well, please just let me know that.
See you soon,
Chair of FDSN WG1
Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
FDSN Working Group I
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