IRIS DMC IRISWS resp Web Service Documentation


The RESP webservice gives access to instrument response information. The response information is returned in the RESP format. The service can return responses for a channel, one or more channels under a location, or one or more channels under a station.

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

Query Usage

/query? (channel-options) [date-range-options] 


channel-options 	::	net=<network> & sta=<station> & loc=<location> & cha=<channel>
date-range-options 	::	[time=<time>] | [start=<time> & end=<time>] | [start = <time> ] | [end = <time>]
(..) required parameter
[..] optional parameter

All parameters must be separated by ampersands (&) as demonstrated in the samples below.

Sample Queries

Detailed Descriptions of each Query Parameter

parameters examples discussion
Channel Options — Required These options allow you to specify station, network, channel and location.
net[work] IU Regular network (ex. IU) or virtual network (ex. _FDSN)
sta[tion] ANMO Station code
cha[nnel] BHZ Channel code. Wildcards are accepted.
loc[ation] 00 Location code. Use -- instead of spaces. Wildcards are accepted.
Temporal constraints may be specified through the use of either time or [ starttime and endtime ] . If no time is specified, then the current time is assumed.
time 2001-12-09T12:00:00 Find the response for the given time. time cannot be used with starttime or endtime
start[time] 2001-12-09T12:00:00 Start time
end[time] 2001-12-09T12:20:00 End time


Retrieve the WADL associated with this service:


Date and Time Formats

Year, Month, Day in Month — Time:

YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.ssssss] ex. 1997-01-31T12:04:32.123

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)
T	:: date-time separator
hh	:: two digits of hour (00 through 23) (AM/PM NOT allowed)
mm	:: two digits of minute (00 through 59)
ss	:: two digits of second (00 through 59)
ssssss	:: one to six digits representing decimal fractions of a second, down to microseconds

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