MHDL - Marin Headlands, GG Nat'l Rec. Area, CA, USA
|Station Name||MHDL (MHDL)|
|In Operation||2006/05/17 23:00:00 - Present|
LocationMHDL is located in the Marin Headlands of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and was installed under the auspices of the National Park Service. This site is known as SFMAR in the USGS Low Frequency Network.
Although the installation is not complete as far as the data acquisition using the Quanterra datalogger, the USGS satellite system is installed and operational.
NetworkBK, UL, BARD (Mini PBO Network, USGS Low Frequency Network, and Bay Area Regional Deformation Network)
Vault/Borehole ConditionsThe MiniPBO borehole was installed on 08/06/2002. The strainmeter was installed at 520.6 ft and the seismometer package at 489.2 ft depth. This figure shows the location of equipment in the borehole.
Plots & Figures
View from the Marin Headlands
Installation of strainmeter at MHDL
Courtesy of the USGS
- Time series processing at the BSL
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GPS Station Pictures
Table of Seismic Instrumentation
Sensor Datalogger SEED Channels Location Geophone Mark Products L-22 Horizontal Geophone Q330-GFE EP?,LP?,SP? 40 Mark Products L-22 Vertical Geophone Q330-GFE EP?,LP?,SP? 40 Receiver Antenna Radome - GPS Topcon Net-G3A Ashtech Choke-Ring SCIGN Short - Sensor Datalogger SEED Channels Location Others BF7 Q330 BT?,LT?,VT? 20 ElectroMagnetics Inc. BF4 Magnetometer Q330 BT?,LT?,VT? 20 Paroscientific 8WD Digital Pressure Meter Q330-GFE LD? 40 Sacks 3-component Tensor Strainmeter Q330-GFE BS?,HS?,LS? 40 Pinnacle5000 QEP BA?,LA? EP Auxiliary VCOValue Q330-GFE AntennaCurrent Q330-GFE VK? 40 ClockPhase Q330-GFE VE? 40 ClockQuality Q330-GFE VE? 40 SystemCurrent Q330-GFE VC? 40 InputVoltage QEP LK? EP InternalHumidity QEP LI? EP InternalPressure QEP LD? EP InternalTemperature QEP LK? EP PLLOffset QEP LC? EP Setra Systems Model 270 Barometer QEP LD? EP SystemTemperature QEP LK? EP
Data & Metadata
Waveforms and associated metadata, and GPS data, are available at the Northern California Earthquake Data Center (NCEDC).
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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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