UNAVCO Logo
 
 
Highlights 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
2012 UNAVCO Highlights
Title Date
Improving Our Understanding of Carbon Sequestration Monitoring with GPS Tim Dixon of the University of South Florida is working to develop a new, integrated approach for monitoring, verification, and accounting of carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestered in deep geologic repositories. Interest in terrestrial carbon sequestration has increased in an effort to explore opportunities for climate change mitigation.
Read more
2012-12
Join us at AGU! (2012) Come find us at Booth #118 in San Fransisco at the annual AGU meeting.
Read more
2012-11
COCONet GPS Network Expansion: Redonda Island Blurb: As part of the ongoing COCONet installation phase, one continuously operating GPS site was installed on Redonda Island in the West Indies of the Caribbean ocean. The island belongs to the nation of Antigua but its nearest neighbor is Montserrat, located 12 miles due southeast.
Read more
2012-11
COCONet GPS Network Expansion: Colombia In August and September of 2012, UNAVCO supported the installation of four new cGPS stations in Colombia as part of the ongoing COCONet installation phase. Three of the new sites are located along the northern coast of the country and one site is on the island of Providencia (belonging to Colombia), situated 140 miles off of the eastern coast of Nicaragua.
Read more
2012-11
The BanglaPIRE Project: Exploring the geologic and hydrologic processes that shape the Bangladesh region Three of the world’s largest rivers, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, and the Meghna, converge in the country of Bangladesh and dump one gigaton of sediment there annually to form the world’s largest delta (The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta, or GBMD). This delta overlies the rapidly subsiding junction of three tectonic plates.
Read more
2012-11
UNAVCO provides improved access to SAR satellite imagery UNAVCO has unified access to SAR archive interfaces, allowing researchers to search one database for all available imagery. The new SAR database with geospatial searches allows for more efficient searches and automated downloading, saving time and effort for researchers looking for SAR images.
Read more
2012-11
RESESS Interns Take on the Challenge of Research Imagine doing a summer research project and submitting an abstract to a national meeting in just over two months. This past summer, 17 college students converged in Boulder, Colorado to participate in the RESESS internship and take on this challenge.
Read more
2012-11
Join us at GSA! (2012) Come find us at Booth #1110 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the annual GSA meeting
Read more
2012-11
PBO Data and Preliminary Ground Motion Measurements from the August 2012 Brawley, California Seismic Swarm A seismic swarm near Brawley, CA, south of the Salton Sea, began on August 26, 2012, at 04:30 GMT (August 25, 21:30 PDT). Over 500 events were recorded by the Southern California Seismic Network by August 29. The two largest earthquakes in the swarm were a M5.3 at 19:31 August 26 (12:31 PDT) and a M5.5 at 20:57 August 26 (13:57 PDT). Many of the events were reported felt across much of southern California. The town of Brawley is located less than 5 km (3 miles) from the swarm, and minor damage was reported.
Read more
2012-09
Community Geophysical Event Response to the 5 September 2012, Mw=7.6 Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica Earthquake On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 14:42:07 UTC, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck roughly 40 km (25 miles) below the surface of the Earth, 10 km (6.2 miles) ESE of the city of Nicoya, Costa Rica. This earthquake occurred beneath the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica as the result of thrust faulting on the subduction zone interface between the subducting Cocos and overriding Caribbean plates.
Read more
2012-09
TLS survey campaign of Thrihnukagigur Volcano, Iceland In late June of 2012, UNAVCO provided continued support for Dr. LaFemina with a second TLS survey campaign in Iceland. A Leica C10 scanner was used to scan the inner chamber, shaft and surrounding area above the Thrihnukagigur Volcano. Over the course of 7 days, 18 scan positions were occupied and over 500 million points collected. In comparison, previous surveys of the magma chamber using land-surveying equipment produced only 1200 points.
Read more
2012-06
Glaciological dynamics of a debris-covered alpine glacier using Terrestrial Laser Scanning: Potential impacts for water resources and natural hazards As part of ongoing research that seeks to understand the implications of glacier retreat at Volcán Chimborazo, Ecuador, researchers from Ohio State University are attempting to quantify both the rate and extent of glacier retreat on the mountain in recent years.
Read more
2012-06
Hydrology at the Base of the Greenland Ice Sheet What role does water play in the movement of the vast Greenland Ice Sheet? This integrated measurement and modeling project is a comprehensive investigation of this very question. Conditions at the base of the glacier will be directly measured in six boreholes drilled to the bed, with two holes at each of three sites. Surface melt and spatial gradients in ice velocity will be quantified to enable detailed comparison between melt water forcing, basal hydrologic conditions, and ice flow dynamics.
Read more
2012-06
EarthScope and UNAVCO host exhibit at 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival The second USA Science and Engineering Festival took place in Washington, D.C. April 27-29, 2012. Over 150,000 people participated during the 3 day event, with over 3,000 interactive exhibits, more than 100 stage shows and 33 author presentations to explore.
Read more
2012-04
White Sands Dune Migration UNAVCO provided support for Dr. Ryan Ewing's (University of Alabama) first TLS survey campaign to the White Sands National Monument. Scanning was carried out over the course of four days in three separate locations within the monument.
Read more
2012-03
2011-12 Antarctic Season Highlights During the 2011-12 Antarctic field season, UNAVCO deployed 5 engineers, 88 GPS receivers, 3 Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS) instruments, and a large volume of ancillary equipment in support of a record 34 PI science projects. Including 2 more field engineer and 14 receiver deployments as part of the POLENET project...
Read more
2012-03
The Polar Earth Observing Network (POLENET) 2011/2012 Field Season The POLENET (Polar Earth Observing Network) project focuses on collecting GPS and seismic data from autonomous systems deployed at remote sites spanning much of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. GPS and seismic measurements together provide a means to answer critical questions about ice sheet behavior.
Read more
2012-02
Nicoya Peninsula continuous GPS network telemetry upgrades and COCONet network expansion The Nicoya Peninsula continuous GPS network consists of 18 remote sites distributed mostly in the forearc of the Cocos subduction zone in northwest Costa Rica. The network is designed to measure transient surface deformation above the seismogenic plate-boundary interface. The network was established and expanded in several stages beginning in 2006.
Read more
2012-01
Installation of Two Deep Drilled-Braced Monuments and One Short Drilled-Braced Monument at The Goddard Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory In 2011, a collaborative NASA-funded Space Geodesy Project was initiated. Jointly operated by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Jet Propulsion Laboratories, the project is focused on constructing, operating, and maintaining a NASA Space Geodetic Network (NSGN) of integrated, multi-technique next generation space geodetic observing systems.
Read more
2012-01
 

Last modified: Sunday, 11-May-2014 17:59:42 UTC

 

Sponsored by

National Science Foundation Logo National Aeronautics and Space Administration Logo