MHC - Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamiliton, CA, USA
View of the dome at MHC
1986/09/10 00:00:00 - Present
Typical STS-1 installation
Site is located at the
Lick Observatory atop
Mount Hamilton, and is under the auspices of UC
Santa Cruz. The site was first established in 1887 with the installation
of the first seismic sensors in North America, and has been occupied continuously
since then. Wood-Anderson seismographs were deployed at this site in 1928
and operated until 1993. The first digital broadband instrumentation
was deployed in 1987.
Jurassic-Cretaceous Franciscan greywacke and greenstone
- Vault/Borehole conditions:
The vault is located in a room in the east wing of the Lick Observatory.
The piers are reinforced concrete which are isolated from the building.
The seismometer room is isolated from the hallway via two
doors and the datalogger and supporting equipment are in
an adjacent room. The seismometers are thermally insulated
with 4" of polyurethane foam.
Sensor Datalogger Start Date End Date SEED Channels Location AntennaCurrent Q330HR-GFE 2010/11/17 Present VE? 00 ClockPhase Q330HR-GFE 2010/11/17 Present LC?,VC? 00 ClockQuality Q330HR-GFE 2010/11/17 Present LC?,VC? 00 InputVoltage Q330HR-GFE 2010/11/17 Present VE? 00 Kinemetrics FBA ES-T Accel. (2 g max 10 v/g) Q330HR-GFE 2010/11/17 Present HN? 00 Streckeisen STS-1 VBB Feedback Seismometer Q330HR-GFE 2010/11/17 Present BH?,HH?,LH?,VH? 00 SystemCurrent Q330HR-GFE 2010/11/17 Present VE? 00 SystemTemperature Q330HR-GFE 2010/11/17 Present VK? 00 VCOValue Q330HR-GFE 2010/11/17 Present VC? 00
The MHC site also is home to a continuously operating GPS receiver (MHCB) as part of the BARD network.
BK (Berkeley Digital Seismic Network)
- Noise Characteristics:
- Network PDF Noise Analysis Plots
- Data Availability:
- BDSN waveforms and associated metadata are available at the
Northern California Earthquake Data Center (NCEDC).
- Map of BDSN stations
- Table of BDSN stations
- BK Information Directory, including
- Information on Quanterra Timing Errors
- Information on Quanterra 4120 FIR Filter changes - 6/30/2003
- Information on BH sampling rate change - 06/15/2004
- View digital seismograms
- Querying the archives
- Requesting data by channel and time
- Requesting data by event
Help on using these tools is available.