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Open data from the first and second observing runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo


Abbott, R and Abbott, TD and Siellez, K and The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration, Open data from the first and second observing runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo, SoftwareX, 13 Article 100658. ISSN 2352-7110 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.softx.2021.100658


Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo are monitoring the sky and collecting gravitational-wave strain data with sufficient sensitivity to detect signals routinely. In this paper we describe the data recorded by these instruments during their first and second observing runs. The main data products are gravitational-wave strain time series sampled at 16384 Hz. The datasets that include this strain measurement can be freely accessed through the Gravitational Wave Open Science Center at, together with data-quality information essential for the analysis of LIGO and Virgo data, documentation, tutorials, and supporting software.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:GWOSC, scientific databases, data representation and management, gravitational Waves
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:General relativity and gravitational waves
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Siellez, K (Dr Karelle Siellez)
ID Code:150241
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2022-06-04
Last Modified:2022-06-07

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