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A User's Guide to STRONGMO: Version 1.0 of NCEER's Strong-Motion Data Access Tool for PCs and Terminals

P.A.Friberg, C.A.T.Susch

NCEER-90-0024 | 11/15/1990 | 40 pages

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TOC: The table of contents is provided.

Keywords: Strong Ground Motion, Time Series Data, Databases, Seismic Instrumentation, Seismic Data, Parameter Data, Computer Programs, Strongmo, and User's Guides.

Abstract: This user manual introduces STRONGMO, the latest data base access tool developed by NCEER researchers at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory. Through STRONGMO, a user can query the Strong-Motion Data Base described in "NCEER Strong Motion-Data Base: A User Manual for the GeoBase Release (Version 1.0 for the SUN3)," technical report NCEER-90-0005, and retrieve both parameters and time-series data. The database consists of: (1) a relational data base of ground motion and related earthquake parameters; and (2) the actual time series of the ground motions. STRONGMO is accessible to users with almost any type of computer. All that is needed is a 2400 baud modem, a communications program (e.g. Kermit), and a personal computer. STRONGMO is executed on a SUN computer located at Lamont. The program's display interface is entirely character based, thus catering to the lowest resolution display hardware (i.e., an alphanumeric dumb terminal). Users of other computers with access to the Internet network may also access the data base through STRONGMO. Aside from data base access, STRONGMO provides the user with several other functions. These are: (1) a method to contact the staff at Lamont responsible for the data base; (2) access to a bulletin describing the current status of the Lamont/NCEER Digital Strong-Motion Network; and (3) a means with which to obtain raw SSA-1 data uploaded from the Digital Strong-Motion Network.