Strong-Motion Data Processing

by A. Gerald Brady, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, United States,
April M. Converse, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


Processing of strong-motion earthquake accelerograms is now carried out routinely on a world-wide basis. Two international workshops have given participants the opportunity to assess their capabilities. Data from the larger instrumentation networks are disseminated widely. The US Geological Survey's strong-motion network consists largely of film recorders, due to their long reliable life and the relatively slow addition of digital recorders. The USGS processing of film records contains steps which have become necessary in dealing with the triggered nature of these records.

Subject Headings: Geological surveys | Ground motion | Earthquakes | Instrumentation | Federal government | Computing in civil engineering | Earthquake engineering | Surveying instruments | United States

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