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Title
User's Guide to Strongmo: Version 1.0 of NCEER's Strong-Motion Data Access Tool for PCs and Terminals.
File
PB91171272.pdf
Author(s)
Friberg, P. A.; Susch, C. A. T.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., November 15, 1990, 35 p.
Identifying Number(s)
NCEER-90-0024
Abstract
The user manual introduces Strongmo, the latest data base access tool developed by the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER) researchers at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory (Lamont). Through Strongmo, a user can query the NCEER Strong-Motion Data Base, and retrieve both parameters and time-series data. Strongmo is accessible to users with almost any type of computer. All that is needed is a 2400 baud modem, a communications program, and a personal computer. Strongmo is executed on a Sun computer located at Lamont. The program's display interface is entirely character based; thus catering to the lowest resolution display hardware (i.e., an alphanumeric dumb terminal). Users of other computers with access to the Internet network may also access the data base through Strongmo. Aside from data base access, Strongmo provides the user with several other functions. These are: (1) a method to contact the staff at Lamont responsible for the data base; (2) access to a bulletin describing the current status of the Lamont/NCEER Digital Strong-Motion Network; and (3) a means with which to obtain raw SSA-1 data uploaded from the Digital Strong-Motion Network.
Keywords
Strongmo computer program; Earthquakes; User manuals (Computer programs); Software tools; Data processing terminals; Time series data; Seismology; Access; Personal computers; Modems; Data bases