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GPS Velocity Viewer

This Google-Maps based viewer shows the motions of Earth's crust as GPS geodesy station velocities overlaid on maps of the Earth's tectonic plates, USA active faults, earthquake locations, and volcanoes.

Visible Earthquakes

A learning tool to model earthquakes with InSAR. This tool allows you to model real earthquakes that are measured through InSAR data. The whole process is interactive and the deformation models update in real-time.

PBO H2O Data Portal

This portal uses GPS reflection data from NSF's Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) to study the water cycle: Snow Depth, Vegetation, and Soil Moisture at locations around the United States.

GPS Spotlight

This site provides an overview on how GPS works and is primarily for students in grades 8-undergraduate. It particularly focuses on how GPS is used in the geosciences, explaining how GPS is used to study faults, earthquakes, volcanoes, the atmosphere, and environmental signals. The Spotlight map provides real-world examples of GPS being used for geoscience research. Made in partnership with Kristine Larson, GPS Reflections Research Group, University of Colorado, and UNAVCO.

Polar Power through the Night

In this Flash-based interactive exercise, students try their hands at designing a power system to run the GPS equipment through three years (including three polar nights!) of study and learn about the power needs of scientists doing research in extreme, polar environments and the important factors in powering remote, autonomous power and communication systems in Polar regions. Funded by the Polar MRI grant.

Interactive Field Trip: Valley and Ridge to Blue Ridge Province - Shenandoah National Park: EarthScope Workshop

Flash-based: Explore the central Appalachian Mountain belt and the Blue Ridge Province with Dr. Steve Whitmeyer of James Madison University and Dr. Chuck Bailey of the College of William and Mary in this virtual field trip.You can zoom in from outer-space, hear a brief overview of each field stop, and read a summary of the local geology Additionaly YouTube presentations from the EarthScope Workshop for Interpretive Professionals: Central Appalachian Region held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in March, 2012 cover Regional Geology and Tectonics of the Central Appalachians, Highlighting Virginia, an overview of the Central Virginia Earthquake, and a Sense of Place.

Jules Verne Voyager, Jr. and
EarthScope Voyager, Jr.
are being retired and are replaced by the GPS Velocity Viewer

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