Locator in SeisComP for computing source time and hypocenter coordinates from phase picks.
LOCSAT is a locator in SeisComP for computing source time and hypocenter coordinates from phase picks considering:
The LOCSAT locator interface implements a wrapper for the LocSAT locator by Bratt and Nagy  (according to the README file shipped with the LocSAT distribution) referred to as LOCSAT in SeisComP.
SeisComP ships with two predefined travel time tables: tab and iasp91.
LOCSAT travel time tables are located under
The default profile is iasp91.
LOCSAT provides an interface for computing travel times based on coordinates and depth.
Use “LOCSAT” as a value for the travel-time interface when configurable, e.g. by FixedHypocenter.
Configuration in SeisComP modules¶
LOCSAT does not support station corrections natively. At least checking the code:
sta_cor[i] = 0.0; /* FIX !!!!!!*/
However the SeisComP wrapper adds this feature. It allows to define a
.stacor file which defines corrections of observation times
in seconds. A correction is subtracted (not added) from
the observation time to be compatible with the NonLinLoc 
station correction definitions.
Each LOCSAT profile (travel time table) can have an associated station
correction file. To use station corrections for the iasp91 tables, the file
$SEISCOMP_ROOT/share/locsat/tables/iasp91.stacor needs to be created.
A station correction table takes the form:
# LOCDELAY code phase numReadings delay LOCDELAY GE.MORC P 1 -0.1
code (string) station code (after all alias evaluations)
phase (string) phase type (any of the available travel time tables)
numReadings (integer) number of residuals used to calculate mean residual/delay (not used by NLLoc, included for compatibility with the format of a summary, phase statistics file)
delay (float) delay in seconds, subtracted from observed time
The fourth column (numReadings) is ignored and just provided for compatibility reasons with NonLinLoc.
LOCSAT.* Locator parameters: LOCSAT
Defines a list of available LOCSAT travel-time tables.
The initial depth estimate for LOCSAT.
Whether to use pick time untertainties for arrival deltim rather than a fixed time error. If true then the uncertainties are retrieved from each individual pick object. If they are not defined then the default pick time uncertainty will be used as fallback.
The default pick time uncertainty assigned to LOCSAT’s arrival deltim attribute if pick uncertainties are not going to be used or if they are absent. A time uncertainty of 0 s may result in errors of the SVD decomposition in LOCSAT.
Whether to forward pick backazimuth to LOCSAT or not. In an automatic mode backazimuth measurements might be inaccurrate and disabling their usage in LOCSAT can be controlled with this parameter.
Whether to forward pick horizontal slowness to LOCSAT or not. In an automatic mode slowness measurements might be inaccurrate and disabling their usage in LOCSAT can be controlled with this parameter.
Number of degrees of freedom.
Confidence level between 0.5 and 1.0.
Compute the confidence ellipsoid from covariance matrix in 3D.