AIMBAT (Automated and Interactive Measurement of Body-wave Arrival Times) is an open-source software package for efficiently measuring teleseismic body wave arrival times for large seismic arrays (Lou et al., 2013). It is based on a widely used method called MCCC (multi-channel cross-correlation) developed by VanDecar and Crosson (1990). The package is automated in the sense of initially aligning seismograms for MCCC which is achieved by an ICCS (iterative cross-correlation and stack) algorithm. Meanwhile, a GUI (graphical user interface) is built to perform seismogram quality control interactively. Therefore, user processing time is reduced while valuable input from a user’s expertise is retained. As a byproduct, SAC (Goldstein et al., 2003) plotting and phase picking functionalities are replicated and enhanced.

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  • Category: Data Processing
  • Language: Python
  • Keywords:

    body wave, teleseismic arrival times

  • Citation:

    Lou, X., S. van der Lee, and S. Lloyd (2013), AIMBAT: A Python/Matplotlib Tool for Measuring Teleseismic Arrival Times, Seismol. Res. Lett., 84(1), 85-93, doi:10.1785/0220120033.


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