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Data For Educators

Looking for interesting GPS data to use in your course? We've worked with educators and scientists to identify GPS stations that illustrate various Earth science processes.

The data are the same quality that scientists use in their research and is an Excel readable format called CVS. By clicking on the station identifier bubble, students can explore the time series plots, create their own plots from the cvs files, and learn more about each GPS stations.

GPS data that show...

… tectonic plates moving and changing shape


Relevant GPS Data:

  • near the coasts of
    • Alaska
    • California
    • Oregon
    • Washington
  • Nevada
  • Yellowstone region

Educational resources using these stations

All of the GPS-related modules and activities use data that show deformation! Take a look!

… movement near a transform fault along a plate boundary


Relevant GPS Data:

  • California, on either side of the San Andreas fault

… movement near a convergent boundary of a subduction zone


Relevant GPS Data:

  • near the coast of
    • Alaska (south to southwest coast)
    • Oregon
    • Washington

… movement in an area with spreading


Relevant GPS Data:

  • Nevada

… ground deformation from volcanic activity


Relevant GPS Data:

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Mount St. Helens
  • along the Aleutian Islands in Alaska

… ground motion after an earthquake!


Relevant GPS Data:

  • Parkfield, California
  • southern California, east of the San Andreas fault

… episodic tremor and slip


Relevant GPS Data:

  • Oregon
  • Washington

… seasonal groundwater signals


Relevant GPS Data:

  • midwestern United States
  • northern Alaska and Canada
 

Map of selected GPS Stations


Click on a place maker to show links to station information pages, to view time series plots, and to download the GPS data as a CVS file.

To see these stations on a larger map and discover more GPS stations and data, try the Data Archive Interface.

To explore GPS velocity vectors, try the UNAVCO Velocity Viewer.

Last modified: Saturday, 25-Feb-2017 04:27:52 UTC

 

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