TIDES (MS)Noise training – Vienna 2016



The aim of this Training School was to demonstrate the powers and limitations of using ambient seismic noise for seismological studies using continuous data, for example using ambient seismic noise cross-correlation for computing dv/v, surface wave tomography or microseismic activity tracking. The MSNoise package was introduced and then used by participants on provided demo data. New developments to MSNoise were presented too: an easier configuration interface, an improved pluggability and the demonstration of external plugins currently in development (e.g. PPSD, TOMO or SARA). The workshop occurred during the weekend following the EGU 2016 General Assembly and was ran over three days. During the first day, we made sure everyone had the right software and provided a refresher course on Python/ObsPy. The second day contained review presentations related to “the seismic noise” followed by a practical using MSNoise. On the third day, other techniques like Amplitude Ratio and Tomography were presented before a MSNoise hacking session.

The school took place in Vienna, Brennpunkt° – Museum der Heizkultur Wien, from 23 to 25 April 2016.


The schedule:

Saturday 23 April

13.00 – 14.00: Welcome

14.00 – 15.00: Participant's computer preparation "Install party"

15.00 – 17.00: Refresher course to Python/ObsPy (version 1.0 & new features)

Sunday 24 April

09.00 – 09.30: Welcome

09.30 – 11.00: Introduction on Noise – What is Noise? How do we use it ? Cross-Correlation? dv/v?

11.00 – 12.00: MSNoise general introduction

12.00 – 13.00: Lunch Break

13.00 – 17.00: MSNoise practical

Monday 25 April

08.00 – 08.30: Welcome

08.30 – 10.00: Noise-based studies (SARA, TOMO)

10.00 – 11.45: Hacking / Interacting with MSNoise

11.45 – 12.00: Conclusion



Dr Thomas Lecocq – Seismologist at the Royal Observatory of Belgium – Author of MSNoise

Dr Corentin Caudron – Post-Doc Volcano-Seismologist at the University of Cambridge (UK)

Dr Aurélien Mordret – Post-Doc Seismologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)


Here is the list of Participants.

For more information on MSNoise: http://msnoise.org