Welcome to the rincon.gps.caltech.edu web server. It is being established
in order to distribute all original and supporting data and information for the
Hector Mine earthquake high resolution topography data set.

This data set will be presented at the upcoming meetings of AGU and
FIG. It was recently described at the GSA meeting in the EarthScope session.
At the Sept. 18-20, 2000 meeting of SCEC we presented this data set
for the first time. The poster from this presentation is available in both
PDF (4 MB) and JPG (800kB) files here. We have prepared our AGU poster
and it is also now available in PDF (15 MB) and JPG (3 MB) files here.

Also, a map has been prepared showing contours of topography throughout
the maximum slip area along the surface ruptures. This file is now available in
Illustrator (74MB), DXF (411MB) and PDF (29MB) formats.

Furthermore, a paper will soon be submitted to the BSSA
special issue on the Hector Mine earthquake, describing the methods
used to obtain the data set. The data are being made publicly available
on this web site with the understanding that users will refer to these
publications, and acknowledge the sponsorship of these data by
USGS, SCEC and Scripps.

For information, please contact Ken Hudnut, USGS at hudnut@usgs.gov

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Obtain the entire data set:

For those wishing to download CD image files, so as to replicate
the whole data set onto a set of 13 CD's, please go to this directory.
You can copy over each directory onto single CD. Also, from these
CD directories one can select individual ZIP files or other compressed
formats to obtain specific subsets of the data set.

Notes on file formats - an ongoing effort will be made to supply all of the
data in standardized formats (both uncompressed and compressed).
On the CD image files, one will find a combination of some files that
are in standard formats and others that are not. Files labelled DAT
or TXT are in standard ascii text columnar formats. Files labelled
ZIP are the raw files, that have been compressed with a PC standard
method (this should make them accessible using the right software on
UNIX and possibly Mac, as well as PC platforms). These ZIP files,
once de-compressed, are in standard ascii table format (see the
README files in individual directories for more information).

Files labelled QSB are in a format called QuickSurf Binary, which
is specific to a PC program. Also, files lablled FLX are in a format
used by the FelixCAD program (of which QuickSurf is an extension
module). So, both the QSB and FLX files contained on the CD set
are non-standard formats. As time permits, I will convert these files
into more standardized formats and they will all be made available.

GPS files are in either standard RINEX files (with extents *.00o for
observation files or *.00n for navigation files), or in R-File format
(first letter of filename is an R). Those who need to know will
understand these conventions. For everyone else, it is important to
know that this data set would not have been possible if not for GPS.
Data from the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN)
were vital for making this data set possible.