Shear-wave splitting data base


We want to faciliate the overview of existing shear-wave splitting measurements and share the results of the analysis and experiments with everybody. The initial database was compiled by Derek Shutt and Matt Fouch.

GoogleEarth Screenshot Please feel free to search the database.
To add your own measurements you need a password which can be obtained by writing a short email to splitting@gm.univ-montp2.fr. Thank you for your understanding.
For entering your data we prepared a browser interface. Please have a look at our Preview

We provide two different output formats of the database, text files of splitting parameters and references and the database in GoogleEarth format

Please visit the Download page to obtain the complete database

The SplittingDataBase is an open-access database. If you use the data or maps in publications please cite the SplittingDataBase using the following reference:

Wüstefeld, A.; Bokelmann, G. H. R.; Barruol, G.; Montagner, J.-P. (2009) "Identifying global seismic anisotropy patterns by correlating shear-wave splitting and urface waves data" , Phys. Earth Planet. Int, 176 (3-4), 198-212, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2009.05.006   (database available online at http://splitting.gm.univ-montp2.fr/)



We recommend SplitLab to perform your splitting processing!



You might also be interested by a different approach undertaken by Matt Evans and Mike Kendall. Please visit their "Automated Splitting database"

We have also prepared a some other useful datasets for
(you need GoogleEarth4.0.2080 or later)

See also the NASA-BlueMarble 12 month animated layer (external link)
World Stress Map in GoogleEarth (external link)


If you have any questions or comments, please contact: splitting@gm.univ-montp2.fr
( A. Wüstefeld   G. Barruol   G. Bokelmann )


This database has been created using the php-database pjjTextBase

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