PRISM software—Processing and review interface for strong-motion data

Techniques and Methods 12-A2
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Rapidly available and accurate ground-motion acceleration time series (seismic recordings) and derived data products are essential to quickly providing scientific and engineering analysis and advice after an earthquake. To meet this need, the U.S. Geological Survey National Strong Motion Project has developed a software package called PRISM (Processing and Review Interface for Strong-Motion data). PRISM automatically processes strong-motion acceleration records, producing compatible acceleration, velocity, and displacement time series; acceleration, velocity, and displacement response spectra; Fourier amplitude spectra; and standard earthquake-intensity measures. PRISM is intended to be used by strong-motion seismic networks, as well as by earthquake engineers and seismologists.

Suggested Citation

Jones, J.M., Kalkan, Erol, Stephens, C.D., and Ng, Peter, 2017, PRISM software—Processing and review interface for strong-motion data: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 12, chap. A2, 4 p.,

ISSN: 2328-7055 (online)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title PRISM software—Processing and review interface for strong-motion data
Series title Techniques and Methods
Series number 12-A2
DOI 10.3133/tm12A2
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description 4 p.
Public Comments This report is Chapter 2 of Section A in USGS Techniques and Methods Book 12.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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