Global and Regional GIS Database Development in Support of CTBT Monitoring
Entry ID: GEO_CORNELL_CTBT

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Summary
Abstract: It is essential for the CTBT monitoring efforts that multidisciplinary
information on any given region be readily available and accessible in a
digital, on-line format via electronic networks for use by concerned
researchers and decision makers. We collected and organized available
seismological, geophysical, and geological data sets for the Middle East and
North Africa into a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS). In
addition, we produced original results, such as crustal structure beneath
available broadband seismic stations in the Middle East and North Africa
region, and basement depth values in the northern Arabian plate. In addition to
the GIS databases and tools, we developed a special World Wide Web (WWW) site
to allow restricted access to our databases. All the data sets in our GIS
system were documented with a standard metadata format in order to explain the
source and nature of the data, their resolution, and their accuracy. The
developed system and its efficiency in using and analyzing information will
help CTBT researchers and decision makers to fuse and integrate the results of
the four established monitoring technologies to reach a conclusion in a very
short time. The system also significantly contributes to the better location
and calibration of suspect events for any given region. This system will also
help in On Site Inspection efforts.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Developing Multidisciplinary GIS Databases for the Comprehensive Test Ban
Treaty International Monitoring and Verification Efforts.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 55.0 S: 13.0  E: 64.0  W: -6.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cornell University
Dataset Title: Global and Regional GIS Database Development in Support of CTBT Monitoring
Online Resource: http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/ctbt/geoid.html


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST
SOLID EARTH > CRUST


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD >CRUSTAL MOTION    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >BEDROCK LITHOLOGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METAMORPHIC ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >MINERALS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE PREDICTIONS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE >SEISMIC BODY WAVES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE >SEISMIC SURFACE WAVES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
SEISMOLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
Seismology
Geology
Geophysical
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Monitoring
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


Data Center
Institute for the Study of the Continents, Cornell University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE CONTINENTS (INSTOC)
Phone: (607) 255-6411
Fax: (607) 254-4780
Email: mb44 at cornell.edu
Contact Address:
Cornell University, Snee Hall
City: Ithaca
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853-1504
Country: USA


Personnel
MUAWIA BARAZANGI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (607)255-6411
Fax: (607)254-4780
Email: barazangi at geology.cornell.edu
Contact Address:
Cornell University Snee Hall Department of Geological Sciences
City: Ithaca
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-09-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-26

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