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Passive seismicity recorded using four-component ocean bottom seismometers deployed in and around an active fluid flow structure: Scanner Pockmark, North Sea

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2022-03-02
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2022-04-26
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 21.08K Files | 602GB


A passive source seismic dataset was acquired during RRS James Cook cruise JC152, around the Scanner Pockmark Complex in the North Sea. Data were recorded on 25 four-component ocean bottom seismometers (OBS - hydrophone and three-component geophone), deployed in and around Scanner Pockmark, recording at a sampling rate of 4 kHz. The OBS recorded continuously between deployment and recovery (28/08/2017 to 05/09/2017) including through periods of active source seismic data acquisition, indicated in the cruise report (Bull, 2017).

Data are provided in miniSEED format. The receiver drop locations are provided in the associated metadata directory. The data were acquired as part of the 'Characterization of major overburden leakage pathways above sub-seafloor CO2 storage reservoirs in the North Sea' (CHIMNEY) project, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) under grant reference NE/N016130/1.

Citable as:  Bull, J.M.; Bayrakci, G.; Minshull, T.A.; Henstock, T.J.; Robinson, A.H. (2022): Passive seismicity recorded using four-component ocean bottom seismometers deployed in and around an active fluid flow structure: Scanner Pockmark, North Sea. NERC EDS British Oceanographic Data Centre NOC, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: seismic reflection, ocean bottom seismograph, active source seismology, passive source seismology, fluid flow pathways


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Data lineage:

Passive seismic data were acquired during NERC cruise JC152 from August-September 2017 in the North Sea. The raw data were processed by the science party and provided to the British Oceanographic Data Centre for long-term archive. Data were subsequently archived at CEDA.

Data Quality:
The data are provided as-is with no quality control undertaken by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC). The data suppliers have not indicated if any quality control has been undertaken on these data.
File Format:
Data are miniseed formatted data files, file naming convention is a logger identifer fiollowed by the date and time of the drop in HHMMSS format,

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