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

November 28, 2017

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.

Publication Year 2017
Title PRISM software—Processing and review interface for strong-motion data
DOI 10.3133/tm12A2
Authors Jeanne M. Jones, Erol Kalkan, Christopher D. Stephens, Peter Ng
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques and Methods
Series Number 12-A2
Index ID tm12A2
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Science Center