EGU General Assembly 2023
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Data Quality and Availability Tests of public Seismometer Data in Europe

Felix Eckel1, Johannes Stampa1, Máté Timkó2, and Luděk Vecsey3
Felix Eckel et al.
  • 1Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Kiel, Germany (
  • 2Kövesligethy Radó Seismological Observatory, Institute of Earth Physics and Space Science, Budapest, Hungary
  • 3Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

The dense coverage of Europe with seismological stations offers a large variety of advanced seismological data processing options. With thousands of stations available a manual quality check of the data becomes more and more unfeasible. Moreover, with rising network traffic, increasing amounts of users, data requests and data size, errors are more likely to occur and the requested data will not always be available for various reasons. Identifying stations and networks that are more likely to be unavailable during data requests is also part of a data quality control. We show how randomized tests can be used to evaluate the data availability for the European stations and how very simple data processing routines calculating average noise levels at stations can be used to identify erroneous data or metadata.

How to cite: Eckel, F., Stampa, J., Timkó, M., and Vecsey, L.: Data Quality and Availability Tests of public Seismometer Data in Europe, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-7852,, 2023.

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