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Manuscript Title: SeismicWaveTool: Continuous and Discrete Wavelet Analysis and Filtering for multichannel seismic data
Authors: J.J. Galiana-Merino, J.L. Rosa-Herranz, S. Rosa-Cintas, J.J. Martinez-Espla
Program title: SeismicWaveTool
Catalogue identifier: AENG_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 184(2013)162
Programming language: MATLAB (MathWorks Inc.) version 7.8.0.347 (R2009a) or higher. Wavelet Toolbox is required.
Computer: Developed on a MacBook Pro. Tested on Mac and PC. No computer-specific optimization was performed.
Operating system: Any supporting MATLAB (MathWorks Inc.) v7.8.0.347 (R2009a) or higher. Tested on Mac OS X 10.6.8, Windows XP and Vista.
Keywords: Geophysics, Seismology, Continuous Wavelet Transform, Discrete Wavelet Transform, Discrete Wavelet Packet Transform, Wavelet-Based Filtering, MATLAB program.
Classification: 13.

Nature of problem:
Numerous research works have developed a great number of free or commercial wavelet based software, which provide specific solutions for the analysis of seismic data. On the other hand, standard toolboxes, packages or libraries, such as the MathWorks' Wavelet Toolbox for MATLAB, offers command line functions and interfaces for the wavelet analysis of one-component signals. Thus, software usually is focused on very specific problems or carries out the wavelet analysis from a wide point of view.

Solution method:
The program implements the simultaneous wavelet analysis and filtering of multichannel seismic data. The considered time-frequency transforms include the continuous wavelet transform, the discrete wavelet transform and the discrete wavelet packet transform. The developed approaches provide a fast and precise time-frequency examination of the seismograms at different frequency bands. Moreover, several wavelet-based methods for bandpass filtering and noise, transients or even baseline removal, are implemented.

Additional comments:
A README file giving the names and a brief description of all the files that make-up the package and clear instructions on the installation and execution of the program is included in the distribution package. Sample input files (approx. 12.2 MBytes) are also included.