EBMD - East Bay Mud Headquarters, Oakland, CA, USA

BARD is our GPS network for monitoring crustal deformation across the Pacific-North America plate boundary and in the San Francisco Bay Area for earthquake hazard reduction studies and rapid earthquake emergency response assessment

Station Name EBMD
In Operation 02/08/1999 - present
Elevation: -15.8 meters
Instrumentation GPS


Site is located at East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Headquarters in Oakland, CA.


BARD (Bay Area Regional Deformation Network)

GPS Monument Description

Antenna mounted on galvanized pipe affixed to side and roof of two-story building.

GPS Station Timeseries

Time series processing at the BSL

Last year Clean Clean & detrended Raw Raw & detrended
Lifetime Clean Clean & detrended Raw Raw & detrended
Text file (final results only) Clean Raw

We are currently reprocessing older data and full lifetime time series are not yet available. Check back here or send an email to bard@seismo.berkeley.edu for information on older time series.

GPS Station Pictures





Table of Seismic Instrumentation

Receiver Antenna Radome
GPS Septentrio PolaRx5 Topcon Choke-ring SCIGN Tall

GPS data is available at the Northern California Earthquake Data Center (NCEDC).

GPS Data

GPS Data Quality


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.

Previous Year
EBMD completeness last year
EBMD completeness lifetime


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.

Previous Year
EBMD multipath last year
EBMD multipath lifetime