Open-File Report 2009-1013
The Global Seismographic Network provides data for earthquake alerting, tsunami warning, nuclear treaty verification, and Earth science research. The system consists of nearly 150 permanent digital stations, distributed across the globe, connected by a modern telecommunications network. It serves as a multi-use scientific facility and societal resource for monitoring, research, and education, by providing nearly uniform, worldwide monitoring of the Earth. The network was developed and is operated through a partnership among the National Science Foundation (http://www.nsf.gov), the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/gsn), and the U.S. Geological Survey (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/gsn).
First posted February 3, 2009
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Leith, W.S., Gee, L.S., and Hutt, C.R., 2009, U.S. Geological Survey Global Seismographic Network— Five-Year Plan 2006–2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1013, 27 p.
List of Acronyms
Program mission and long-term goals
Program 5-year goals
Partners and customers
Expertise and capabilities
Performance measures, goals and targets
Appendix 1. List of external reviewers of this plan