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Continuous Very Broad Band seismographic data from station Terra Nova Bay (TNV).
Entry ID: SeismographicData_TNVstation

Abstract: Permanent seismographic station established at Terra Nova Bay, the Italian
Station in Antarctica located in Victoria Land, in order to record very broad
band and high dynamics signals in continuous way. The primary seismometers are
three-component Streckeisen STS-1/VBB sensors, data loggers are Quanterra Q4120
and Q680, which provide data with a resolution of 24 bits, corresponding to 144
dB dynamics. Accurate timing is provided by a GPS receiver.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -74.7   S: -74.7   E: 164.1   W: 164.1
Min Altitude: 65M Max Altitude: 65M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-01-01
Quality The seismometer is a transducer of ground motion featuring a well-known
response function. Signal are acquired and converted to 24 bit digital counts.
Algorithms of data decimation provide a number of data streams at several
sampling rates.
Use Constraints Property of PNRA for 5 years
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: + 39 6 51860443
Fax: + 39 6 5041181
Email: morelli at, morelli at
Contact Address:
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica
Via di Vigna Murata, 605
City: Roma
Postal Code: 00143
Country: Italia
Distribution Media: CDROM, DDS tape
Distribution Format: S.E.E.D., MINISEED
Fees: Free after 5th year
Morelli, A., G. Romeo, A. Meloni and P. Palangio (1991): The permanent unmanned very-broad-band seismic station: installation, tests, and perspectives, Mem. Soc. Geol. Ital., 575-583.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-01-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23