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Cape Mendocino Calibration Experiment

Abstract: This was a piggyback effort in conjunction with the USGS. In 1993, the
USGS detonated four shots to calibrate the seismic network near Cape
Mendocino, CA. Stanford and the USGS deployed a refraction experiment
to utilize these sound sources. The primary objective was to determine
recording conditions in this geologically complex region.

A total of 60 3-component PASSCAL instruments and 140 single component
SGRs were deployed along a 140 km line. The nominal spacing is 1 km
with the 3-component instruments interleaved at 0.5 km intervals along
the central 40 km of the line.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.51   S: 32.02   E: -113.61   W: -124.9

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Simon Klemperer & Bruce Beaudoin - Stanford University
Dataset Title: 1992 Cape Mendocino Calibration Experiment's Seismic Refraction Piggyback
Dataset Release Date: 1994
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, WA
Dataset Publisher: IRIS
Issue Identification: PASSCAL Data Report 94-004
Data Presentation Form: Text, Figures
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-09-01
Stop Date: 1993-09-30
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Data may be requested from IRIS using the Assembled Data Request Form,
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Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
PASSCAL Instrument Center, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: PASSCAL Assembled data set 94-004 / MCKSH

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (505) 835-5070
Fax: (505) 835-5079
Email: passcal at
Contact Address:
PASSCAL Instrument Center
New Mexico Tech
100 East Road
City: Socorro
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 87801
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: Exabyte
Distribution Format: SEGY

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: None
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-10-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-04-02