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Seismic Event Data


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1969-11-20 to 1978-05-17


This collection consists of seismic events detected in the long-period components (resonant period of 15 sec) by manual search by the experimenter of the compressed-scale playouts (collection PSPG-00290). Copies were then made of the original PSE tapes for the time periods when seismic events (ground movements) were observed.

Each event tape contains data from one station only, but data (traces of ground motion amplitudes vs. time) from the same time periods were copied in chronological order onto separate tapes for each station. Thus, intervals which may contain no detectable signal can be on the event tape because an event was detected at another station. The tapes were written in binary. Several computers were used in processing these data.

Alternate Names


    • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


    • 69-099C-03A

    Additional Information



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    Selected References

    • Gold, T., and S. Soter, Apollo 12 seismic signal: Iindication of a deep layer of powder, Science, 169, 1071-1075, doi:10.1126/science.169.3950.1071, Sept. 1970.
    • Meissner, R., et al., Moonquake, Umschau in Wiss. und Tech., 4, 111-115, 1971.
    • Latham, G. V., Lunar seismology, Sci. and Public Affairs, 29, 16-21, Nov. 1973.
    • Strobach, K., Scattering of seismic waves and lunar seismograms, Z. fuer Geophys., 36, 643-645, Nov. 1970.
    • Lauderdale, W. W., and W. F. Eichelman, Apollo scientific experiments data handbook, NASA, TM-X-58131, Houston, Tex., Aug. 1974, updated Aug. 1976.
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