Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Research article
04 Dec 2017
Research article |  | 04 Dec 2017

Data quality control and tools in passive seismic experiments exemplified on the Czech broadband seismic pool MOBNET in the AlpArray collaborative project

Luděk Vecsey, Jaroslava Plomerová, Petr Jedlička, Helena Munzarová, Vladislav Babuška, and the AlpArray working group

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This paper focuses on major issues related to data reliability and MOBNET network performance in the AlpArray seismic experiments. We present both new hardware and software tools that help to assure the high-quality standard of broadband seismic data. Special attention is paid to issues like a detection of sensor misorientation, timing problems, exchange of record components and/or their polarity reversal, sensor mass centring, or anomalous channel amplitudes due to imperfect gain.