The Network-Day Tape format, sometimes referred to along with the name of its creator, the Global Digital Seismograph Network, as the GDSN Network-Day Tape format or simply as the GDSN format, is a format for storing seismic station data in use primarily in the United States from somewhere around 1980 to 1987, when the SEED format largely supplanted it, in the United States as well as internationally. As the name would suggest, it was meant for storing data on magnetic tape. It may have been designed by a "Madeline Zirbes" at the United States Geological Survey.
- Network-Delay Tape Software Users Guide (1981): contains Ratfor source to read the format
- Design Description Day Tape Programs (1980): A manual for software, possibly to read this format
- Global Digital Seismographic Network website
- ↑ https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1981/0666/report.pdf, e.g. on page 36 (page 39 of the PDF) makes reference to the software being written in late 1980
- ↑ http://www.fdsn.org/pdf/SEEDManual_V2.4.pdf, page 2
- ↑ https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1981/0666/report.pdf, last page and first page; the same name is also listed many times as the author of the software to read the format, within comments. It is possible that the format itself was designed by someone else, and that only the major implementation was written by "Madeline Zirbes".
- ↑ https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1981/0666/report.pdf, page 31 (35 of PDF)