FARB - Farallon Islands, CA, USA
|Station Name||FARB (FARB)|
|In Operation||1997/03/15 00:00:00 - Present|
LocationSite is located on the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, offshore of San Francisco, and is under the auspices of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. This is a particularly tricky site for maintenance, since access to the Island is limited. This site experiences loss of power from time to time, due to problems with the island generator. Despite the 15 batteries, there are periods of time when the station is down due to loss of power. This site also experiences occasional problems due to corrosion of cables.
NetworkBK, BARD (Berkeley Digital Seismic Network and Bay Area Regional Deformation Network)
Vault/Borehole ConditionsThe sensors are installed in a near-surface vault and covered with rocks and foam in order to provide thermal stability.
Plots & Figures
Site of FARB vault
Aerial photograph of island
- Time series processing at the BSL
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GPS Station Pictures
Table of Seismic Instrumentation
Sensor Datalogger SEED Channels Location Broadband Streckeisen STS-2 VBB Tri-Axial Seismometer Q330HR-GFE BH?,HH?,LH?,VH? 00 Accelerometer Kinemetrics FBA ES-T Accel. (2 g max 10 v/g) Q330HR-GFE HN? 00 Receiver Antenna Radome - GPS Trimble NetRS Ashtech Choke-ring SCIGN Tall - Sensor Datalogger SEED Channels Location Auxiliary AntennaCurrent Q330HR-GFE VE? 00 ClockPhase Q330HR-GFE LC?,VC? 00 ClockQuality Q330HR-GFE LC?,VC? 00 InputVoltage Q330HR-GFE VE? 00 SystemCurrent Q330HR-GFE VE? 00 SystemTemperature Q330HR-GFE VK? 00 VCOValue Q330HR-GFE VC? 00
Data & Metadata
Waveforms and associated metadata, and GPS data, are available at the Northern California Earthquake Data Center (NCEDC).
- BK Information Directory, including
Data completeness is defined both as "Completeness of observations" and "Cycle slips per observation". "Completeness of Obs." is the number of epochs in the final RINEX file normalized to the expected number. This percentage will go down if time is missing from the RINEX file. "Cycle slips per Obs." is the total number of detected cycle slip normalized to the total number of observations in the RINEX file. This number will increase as the receiver loses lock on satellites more frequently.
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The effects of multipath on the data are estimated by parameters for L1 and L2 (MP1 and MP2 respectively); see Estey and Meertens (GPS Solutions, 1999) for derivation. The daily value is the RMS of MP1 and MP2 throughout the day and for all satellites. Higher values indicate a greater prevalence and/or strength of multipathing, i.e. objects on the ground are providing multiple reflection pathways from the satellite to antenna.
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