Three-dimensional seismic structure beneath Australia

TitleThree-dimensional seismic structure beneath Australia
Brief TitleSKIPPY
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesSeismology Group
Website Address
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Significance StatementThis collection was the first continental scale of seismological data collection in Australia.
Brief DescriptionThis collection was the first continental scale of seismological data collection in Australia.
Full DescriptionThis data set composes of recordings made for the SKIPPY project for which the objective was to map the three-dimensional structure beneath the Australian continent. The recordings were made between 1993 and 1996 using groups of portable broad band seismographs deployed across regions of Australia to record the seismic energy from distant earthquakes.
It was not possible to cover the whole continent at one time with the available hardware so the data was collected in stages, with the instruments moving between regions for each deployment. Each station includes a deployment mnemonic (SA, SB, SC, etc.) and a station number.
Contact AddressJaeger Building 61A
Mills Road Acton
Canberra, ACT 0200

Contact Phone Number+61 2 6125-3213
Contact Fax Number+61 2 6257-2737
Fields of Research040407 - Seismology and Seismic Exploration
KeywordsEarthquake Seismology
Earth Structure
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
ISO 3166-1 Country CodesAU
Year of data publication2013
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons

Identifier Type
Digital Object Identifier
Identifier Value
Publication Title
Clitheroe, G, Gudmundsson, O & Kennett, B 2000, 'Sedimentary and upper crustal structure of Australia from receiver functions', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 209-216
Publication Reference

Identifier Type
Digital Object Identifier
Identifier Value
Publication Title
Kennett, B, Reading, A & Dentith, M 2003, 'Seismic structure of the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 50, pp. 427-438
Publication Reference

Access RightsNo restrictions
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataThere are no restrictions as to the use of the data however the data should be cited as per the following link.
Data Location
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National Data Service
- Australian National University
Identifier: anudc:3268
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