MSNoise Admin (Web Interface)

MSNoise Admin is a web interface that helps the user define the configuration for all the processing steps, it also allows configuring the stations and filters to be used in the processes. It gives a view on the database tables.

To start the admin:

$ msnoise admin

Which, by default, starts a web server listening on all interfaces on port 5000. This can be overriden by passing parameters to the command, e.g. for port 5099:

$ msnoise admin -p 5099

Next step is to open a web browser and open the ip address of the machine, by default on the current machine, it’ll be http://localhost:5000/ or


The top level menu shows four items:


The index page shows

  • The project location and its database
  • Stats of the Data Availability, the CC, STACK, MWCS and DTT jobs.
  • Quick action buttons for resetting or deleting jobs.

The name and the logo of the page can be overriden by setting an environment variable with a name and the HTML tag of the logo image:

set msnoise_brand="ROB|<img src='' width=200 height=200>"

and then starting msnoise admin:




Stations appear as a table and are editable.

Stations are defined as:

class msnoise.msnoise_admin.Station(*args)

Station Object

  • ref (int) – The Station ID in the database
  • net (str) – The network code of the Station
  • sta (str) – The station code
  • X (float) – The X coordinate of the station
  • Y (float) – The Y coordinate of the station
  • altitude (float) – The altitude of the station
  • coordinates (str) – The coordinates system. “DEG” is WGS84 latitude/ longitude in degrees. “UTM” is expressed in meters.
  • instrument (str) – The instrument code, useful with PAZ correction
  • used (bool) – Whether this station must be used in the computations.


Filters appear as a table and are editable. The filter parameters are validated before submission, so no errors should happen. Note: by default, the used parameter is set to False, don’t forget to change it!

Filters are defined as:

class msnoise.msnoise_admin.Filter(**kwargs)

Filter base class.

  • ref (int) – The id of the Filter in the database
  • low (float) – The lower frequency bound of the Whiten function (in Hz)
  • high (float) – The upper frequency bound of the Whiten function (in Hz)
  • mwcs_low (float) – The lower frequency bound of the linear regression done in MWCS (in Hz)
  • mwcs_high (float) – The upper frequency bound of the linear regression done in MWCS (in Hz)
  • rms_threshold (float) – Not used anymore
  • mwcs_wlen (float) – Window length (in seconds) to perform MWCS
  • mwcs_step (float) – Step (in seconds) of the windowing procedure in MWCS
  • used (bool) – Is the filter activated for the processing


All configuration bits appear as a table and are editable. When editing one configuration item, the Edit tab shows extra information about the parameter, where it is used and its default value. Most of the configuration bits are case-sensitive!

Example view:


The table below repeats this

Parameter Name Description Default Value
data_folder Data Folder  
output_folder CC Output Folder CROSS_CORRELATIONS
data_structure Either a predefined acronym [SDS]/BUD/IDDS,<br> or /-separated path (e.g. NET/STA/YEAR/NET.STA.YEAR.DAY.MSEED). SDS
archive_format Force format of archive files to read? Leave empty for slightly slower auto-detection by Obspy, or specify any format supported by  
network Network to analyse [*]
channels Channels need to match the value (ex: [*], *Z, BH*, HHZ,…)
startdate Start Date to process: [1970-01-01]=’since beginning of the archive’ 1970-01-01
enddate End Date to process: [2100-01-01]=’No end’ 2019-01-01
analysis_duration Duration of the Analysis (total in seconds : 3600, [86400]) 86400
cc_sampling_rate Sampling Rate for the CrossCorrelation [20.0] 20.0
resampling_method Resampling method Decimate/[Lanczos] Lanczos
preprocess_lowpass Preprocessing Low-pass value in Hz [8.0] 8.0
preprocess_highpass Preprocessing High-pass value in Hz [0.01] 0.01
preprocess_max_gap Preprocessing maximum gap length that will be filled by interpolation [10.0] seconds 10.0
remove_response Remove instrument response Y/[N] N
response_format Remove instrument file format [dataless]/inventory/paz/resp dataless
response_path Instrument correction file(s) location (path relative to db.ini), defaults to ‘./inventory’, i.e. a subfolder in the current project folder.<br>All files in that folder will be parsed. inventory
response_prefilt Remove instrument correction pre-filter (0.005, 0.006, 30.0, 35.0) (0.005, 0.006, 30.0, 35.0)
maxlag Maximum lag (in seconds) [120.0]
corr_duration Data windows to correlate (in seconds) [1800.]
overlap Amount of overlap between data windows [0:1[ [0.] 0.0
windsorizing Windsorizing at N time RMS , 0 disables windsorizing, -1 enables 1-bit normalization [3] 3
whitening Whiten Traces before cross-correlation: All (except for autocorr), None, or only if components are different [A]/N/C A
stack_method Stack Method: Linear Mean or Phase Weighted Stack: [linear]/pws linear
pws_timegate If stack_method=’pws’, width of the smoothing in seconds : 10.0 10.0
pws_power If stack_method=’pws’, Power of the Weighting: 2.0 2.0
crondays Number of days to monitor with scan_archive, typically used in cron (should be a float representing a number of days, or a string designating weeks, days, and/or hours using the format ‘Xw Xd Xh’) [1] 1
components_to_compute List (comma separated) of components to compute between two different stations [ZZ] ZZ
cc_type Cross-Correlation type [CC]/PCC/DECONV CC
components_to_compute_single_station List (comma separated) of components within a single station. ZZ would be the autocorrelation of Z component, while ZE or ZN are the cross-components. Defaults to [], no single-station computations are done.  
cc_type_single_station_AC Auto-Correlation type [CC]/PCC/DECONV CC
cc_type_single_station_SC Cross-Correlation type for Cross-Components [CC]/PCC/DECONV CC
autocorr DEPRECATED, add the components to compute on single stations in the components_to_compute_single_station config parameter. N
keep_all Keep all cross-corr (length: corr_duration) [Y]/N N
keep_days Keep all daily cross-corr [Y]/N Y
ref_begin Beginning or REF stacks. Can be absolute (2012-01-01) or relative (-100) days 1970-01-01
ref_end End or REF stacks. Same as ref_begin 2019-01-01
mov_stack Number of days to stack for the Moving-window stacks ([5]= [day-4:day]), can be a comma-separated list 1,2,5,10 5
export_format Export stacks in which format(s) ? SAC/MSEED/[BOTH] MSEED
sac_format Format for SAC stacks ? [doublets]/clarke doublets
dtt_lag How is the lag window defined [dynamic]/static static
dtt_v If dtt_lag=dynamic: what velocity to use to avoid ballistic waves [1.0]km/s 1.0
dtt_minlag If dtt_lag=static: min lag time 5.0
dtt_width Width of the time lag window [30]s 30.0
dtt_sides Which sides to use [both]/left/right both
dtt_mincoh Minimum coherence on dt measurement, MWCS points with values lower than that will not be used in the WLS 0.65
dtt_maxerr Maximum error on dt measurement, MWCS points with values larger than that will not be used in the WLS 0.1
dtt_maxdt Maximum dt values, MWCS points with values larger than that will not be used in the WLS 0.1
plugins Comma separated list of plugin names. Plugins names should be importable Python modules.  
hpc Is MSNoise going to run on an HPC? Y/[N] N


Data Availability

Gives a view of the data_availability table. Allows to bulk edit/select rows. Its main goal is to check that the scan_archive procedure has successfully managed to list all files from one’s archive.


Gives a view of the jobs table. Allows to bulk edit/select rows. Its main goal is to check the new_jobs or any other workflow step (or Plugins) successfully inserted/updated jobs.



Shows some links and information about the package. Mostly the information present on the github readme file.

Bug Report

Web view of the msnoise bugreport -m, allows viewing if all required python modules are properly installed and available for MSNoise.