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Community Tools and Datasets

This page compiles tools that community members have built to access, analyze, and visualize datasets. If you have a resource you’d like to share, please send a note to the OOI Helpdesk. Please note that these sites are not maintained by the OOI program, as they are supported by outside resources.

Data Status and Data Visualization Tools

You may also find the following lists on this site helpful in translating OOI instrument and platform codes.

Derived Datasets and Collaborations

  • Seismometer and Hydrophone Data on IRIS – Data from the OOI broadband and short-period seismometers and low frequency hydrophones at Axial Seamount, Slope Base, and Southern Hydrate Ridge and bottom pressure sensors in Axial caldera installed between July-October 2014 are available through the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS). Data may be pulled hourly and are available in a variety of formats. While searching within IRIS for OOI data, use the two-letter IRIS network designator “OO.” Original announcement and more information can be found here.
  • OOI Glider Data in the IOOS Glider DAC – OOI glider data are now a part of the Glider Data Assembly Center (DAC) resource collated by the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). As new gliders are deployed, the near real-time data are added to the DAC, while older glider data are available for download, and glider tracks can be visualized using the map viewer.
  • Cabled Array tilt meter, co-located temperature plots, and inflation forecast – Courtesy of Dr. Bill Chadwick (Oregon State University/CIMRS). This site has been updated to add an inflation forecast created by Dr. Chadwick and Andy Lau (Oregon State University/CIMRS). These plots use OOI pressure data to extrapolate the average rate of inflation over the last 12 weeks and calculate the date when level of inflation at Axial Seamount will reach or exceed the pre-2015-eruption level. Note that the average rate of inflation changes with time, and reaching the threshold does not guarantee an eruption, but the volcano is likely to erupt within a year after reaching that threshold. The plots are automatically updated once a day using the latest inflation rate. (edited 05/16/18)
    Plot of OOI BPR data from the Caldera Center (BOTPT-A301-MJ03F; black curve) showing deflation during the 2015 eruption (left) followed by re-inflation. Blue dashed line extrapolates into the future using the average rate of inflation from the last 12 weeks; middle blue dot is date when 2015 inflation threshold is reached, right blue dot is when a threshold 30 cm higher will be reached. Plot courtesy Bill Chadwick (OSU/PMEL)

    Plot of OOI BPR data from the Caldera Center (BOTPT-A301-MJ03F; black curve) courtesy Bill Chadwick’s inflation forecast page.

  • OOI High Definition video camera system (CAMHD) Python module – Courtesy of Dr. Timothy Crone (LDEO). The module can provide information about remote CamHD files, or retrieve individual still frames from these files, without having to download the entire file first. The module is still under development, which should be considered if using it to develop additional code (which is actively encouraged).
  • Broadband Hydrophone (HYDBB) Python module – Converts audio MSEED files from the OOI hydrophones into FLAC or WAV format, filters the data, and creates spectrograms – Courtesy of Pete Cable (Raytheon).
  • Axial Seamount Hydrothermal Vent Time-Lapse Videos – A new computer vision routine, developed by Aaron Marburg at UW-APL and aided by Tim Crone at LDEO and Friedrich Knuth at Rutgers, is now able to correctly identify and tag scenes of scientific interest in the CAMHD video stream. These scenes were previously being manually identified by students at Rutgers University. A new set of time-lapse videos has been created with this enhanced metadata record, displaying one frame captured every three hours from November 2015 to July 2016. (edited 09/07/17)
  • Axial Seamount and Coastal/Slope Biology Catalogs: View images and video of the many different organisms observed over the years of Cabled Array expedition cruises. The first catalog relates to Axial Seamount, a deep-sea volcano on the Juan de Fuca spreading ridge, and the Coastal catalog contains animals seen at Hydrate Ridge, Slope Base, and Coastal Endurance cabled sites. These archives, compiled by students at the University of Washington under the guidance of Deborah Kelley (UW) and Leslie Sautter (College of Charleston), are designed to be living documents, and will be continually updated to include information from future cruises and additional details provided by experts. (edited 08/29/18)
  • Axial Seamount Earthquake Catalog – Courtesy of Dr. William Wilcock (UW). This web site provides access to a near-real time catalog of earthquake detections and HYPOINVERSE locations for the Ocean Observatories Initiative cabled observatory at Axial Seamount. Support for this work comes from the National Science Foundation. (added 10/20/17)

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