COSMOS Virtual Strong Motion Data Center

by Ralph Archuleta

Archuleta, Ralph (2000). COSMOS Virtual Strong Motion Data Center. SMIP2000 Seminar on Utilization of Strong-Motion Data, p. 97 - 114.

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The COSMOS virtual data center is a web accessible relational database for strong motion data. This database was designed to make it simple for a user to retrieve strong motion data that are most relevant to the needs of the user. At the same time it gives primary responsibility for quality control of the original data to the agencies that collected and processed the data. The virtual data center has information on 95 earthquakes, 3180 accelerograms, and 570 station descriptions. For each earthquake the data center has tried to include all the available accelerograms.