obspy.clients.syngine - Client for the IRIS Syngine service

This module offers methods to download from the IRIS syngine service (https://ds.iris.edu/ds/products/syngine/). The service is able to generate fully three dimensional synthetics through various 1D Earth models with arbitrary source-receiver geometries and source mechanisms.

copyright:The ObsPy Development Team (devs@obspy.org)
license:GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 3 (https://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html)

Basic Usage

First initialize a client object.

>>> from obspy.clients.syngine import Client
>>> client = Client()

Then request some data.

>>> st = client.get_waveforms(model="ak135f_5s", network="IU", station="ANMO",
...                           eventid="GCMT:C201002270634A")
>>> print(st)  
3 Trace(s) in Stream:
IU.ANMO.SE.MXZ | 2010-02-27T06:35:14... - ... | 4.0 Hz, 15520 samples
IU.ANMO.SE.MXN | 2010-02-27T06:35:14... - ... | 4.0 Hz, 15520 samples
IU.ANMO.SE.MXE | 2010-02-27T06:35:14... - ... | 4.0 Hz, 15520 samples
>>> st.plot()  

(Source code, png, hires.png)

../_images/obspy-clients-syngine-1.png

The available parameters are explained in detail in the get_waveforms() method and on the Syngine website.

The queries are quite flexible. The following uses a station name wildcard and only requests data around the P arrival. Please be a bit careful as one can potentially download a lot of data with a single request.

>>> st = client.get_waveforms(model="ak135f_5s", network="IU", station="AN*",
...                           eventid="GCMT:C201002270634A",
...                           starttime="P-10", endtime="P+20")
>>> st.plot()  

(Source code, png, hires.png)

../_images/obspy-clients-syngine-2.png

Bulk Requests

It is also possible to send requests for multiple user-defined stations. See the get_waveforms_bulk() method for details. This example specifies a bunch of receiver coordinates and requests seismograms for all of these.

>>> bulk = [{"latitude": 10.1, "longitude": 12.2, "stationcode": "AA"},
...         {"latitude": 14.5, "longitude": 10.0, "stationcode": "BB"}]
>>> st = client.get_waveforms_bulk(
...     model="ak135f_5s", eventid="GCMT:C201002270634A",
...     bulk=bulk, starttime="P-10", endtime="P+20")
>>> print(st)  
6 Trace(s) in Stream:
XX.AA.SE.MXZ | 2010-02-27T06:48:11.500000Z - ... | 4.0 Hz, 120 samples
XX.AA.SE.MXN | 2010-02-27T06:48:11.500000Z - ... | 4.0 Hz, 120 samples
XX.AA.SE.MXE | 2010-02-27T06:48:11.500000Z - ... | 4.0 Hz, 120 samples
XX.BB.SE.MXZ | 2010-02-27T06:48:15.250000Z - ... | 4.0 Hz, 120 samples
XX.BB.SE.MXN | 2010-02-27T06:48:15.250000Z - ... | 4.0 Hz, 120 samples
XX.BB.SE.MXE | 2010-02-27T06:48:15.250000Z - ... | 4.0 Hz, 120 samples

Other Useful Methods

Use the get_available_models() method for a list of all available methods including some meta-information.

>>> client.get_available_models()  
{'ak135f_1s': {'components': 'vertical only',
  'default_components': 'Z',
  'default_dt': '0.05',
  'description': 'ak135 with density & Q of Montagner & Kennet(1996)',
  'length': 1815.00690721715,
  'max_event_depth': 750000,
  'max_period': '~100',
  'max_sampling_period': '0.255383',
  'min_period': 1.04999995231628},
 'ak135f_2s': ...
 ...
 }

The get_model_info() method should be used to retrieve information about a specific model.

>>> from obspy.clients.syngine import Client
>>> c = Client()
>>> db_info = c.get_model_info(model_name="ak135f_5s")
>>> print(db_info.period)
5.125

Classes & Functions

client.Client Client for the IRIS Syngine service.

Modules

client ObsPy client for the IRIS Syngine service.