NSF SAGE Facility MUSTANG noise-mode-timeseries Web Service Documentation


The noise-mode-timeseries web service returns Probability Density Function daily mode estimates for individual seismic channels measured at discrete frequencies as a function of time.

Below is a full list of service parameters and their usage.

Query Usage

/query? (channel-options) [date-range-options] [power-output-options] [plot-options] [text-options] [xml-options] [frequency-options] (format-option) [nodata-option]


channel-options     :: (net[work]=<network>&sta[tion]=<station>&loc[ation]=<location>&cha[annel]=<channel>) | 
date-range-options   :: [start[time]=<time>]&[end[time]=<time>]

power-output-options :: [output=<power|powerdhnm|powerdlnm|powerdnm>] 

plot-options        :: [plot.height=<pixel-height>] [plot.width=<pixel-width>] 
                       [plot.title=<title|hide>] [plot.subtitle=<title|hide>] 
                       [plot.power.min=<value>] [plot.power.max=<value>] 

frequency-options  :: [frequencies=<freq1,freq1...>|<all>|<[range-start,range-end]>] |

text-options       :: [text.style=<list|table>][text.units=<hertz|seconds>]
xml-options        :: [xml.style=<byday|byperiod|byfrequency|flat>][xml.units=<hertz|seconds>]
format-option      :: [format=<plot|text|xml>]
nodata-option      :: [nodata=<404|204>]

(..) required
[..] optional

Sample Queries

Comma Separated Values (csv)


Plot with Options

Text with Options

XML with Options

Select specific Frequencies and Periods

Detailed Descriptions of each Query Parameter

parameter examples discussion default type
start[time] 2010-12-19 Limit to data starting between starttime and endtime 1980-01-01 day
end[time] 2010-12-20 Limit to data starting between starttime and endtime 2050-01-01 day
net[work] IU Select Network code string
sta[tion] ANMO Select station code string
loc[ation] 00 Select location code. Use -- for empty location string
cha[nnel] BHZ Select channel code string
quality M Select quality code. M for data from our miniSEED archive. D for data from our PH5 archive string
target IU.ANMO.00.BHZ.M Select MUSTANG target name (Network.Station.Location.Channel.Quality) string
format plot plot, xml, or text plot, xml, text
nodata 404 Http response codes for no data found 404, 204 404 (subject to change) 204, 404
plot.height 1000 Height of plot in pixels 750 positive integer
plot.width 1500 Width of plot in pixels 1100 positive integer
plot.title My+Title Alternative to auto generated title. hide for no title. “Daily PDF Mode Timelines” url encoded string
plot.subtitle My+Subtitle Alternative to auto generated title. hide for no subtitle “target : date range” url encoded string
plot.power.min -190 Minimum power of plot. Must be given with plot.power.max auto from data integer
plot.power.max 0 Maximum power of plot. Must be given with plot.power.min auto from data integer
plot.power.label Power+[dB] Use hide to hide the label. Power[10log10(m**2/sec**4/Hz)][dB] url encoded string
plot.legend hide Show or hide the legend show show, hide
plot.titlefont.size 32 Set font size of title 18 integer
plot.subtitlefont.size 25 Set font size of sub-title 12 integer
plot.powerlabelfont.size 32 Set font size of label on left side 14 integer
plot.poweraxisfont.size 20 Set font size of vertical axis 12 integer
plot.timeaxisfont.size 20 Set font size of horizontal axis 12 integer
plot.legendfont.size 20 Set font size of legend 12 integer
plot.backgroundcolor lightgrey Set the background color of the plot 192,192,192 name or decimal 0-255,0-255,0-255 RGB
plot.gridcolor green Set the background grid color of the plot white name or decimal 0-255,0-255,0-255 RGB
plot.linewidth 1.5 Set the line width of plotted timeseries. 1.0 float value
text.style table List style or table style list list, table
text.units seconds Show frequencies or periods hertz hertz, seconds
xml.style flat Results grouping. for no grouping, use flat byday byday, byfrequency, byperiod, flat
xml.units seconds Show frequencies or periods hertz hertz, seconds
frequencies 0.01,0.001 Comma separated list of frequencies. all for all frequencies auto-selected comma separated values
periods 10, 100 comma separated list of periods. all for all periods auto-selected comma separated values
output how to display power see help
power (default) show power
powerdhnm show power relative to the High Noise Model
powerdlnm show power relative to Low Noise Model
powerdnm show power relative to both Noise Models. Positive values designate powers above both noise models, negative values designate powers below both noise models and zero values designate powers between both noise models
noisemodel.byperiod User specified noise model by period see help
noisemodel.byfrequency User specified noise model by frequency see help

Date Formats

Year, Month, Day in Month:

YYYY-MM-DD ex. 1997-01-31 a time of 00:00:00 is assumed


YYYY	:: four-digit year
MM	:: two-digit month (01=January, etc.)
DD	:: two-digit day of month (01 through 31)

Requests that return no result

By default, this web service return an HTTP code of 404 (rather than 204) when a request is “successful”, but there were no matching results. If 204 is chosen and no results are found, a web browser will not refresh its previous results. When 404 is used, a browser will update any headers (or tags) displayed on the screen, but will list no values. To force the service to return a 204, add the query parameter &nodata=204.

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MUSTANG noise-mode-timeseries web service