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We challenge ourselves to transform human understanding of the changing Earth by enabling the integration of innovative technologies, open geodetic observations, and research, from pole to pole.
July 1, 2016
In response to the Mw6.1 earthquake 17km E of Puerto Morazán, Nicaragua on 2016-06-10 at 03:25:22 (UTC), UNAVCO downloaded high-rate one-sample-per-second (1-sps or 1 Hz) data from nearby GPS stations for a 7-day period around the event (day of event ± 3 days).
June 30, 2016
The theme of the 2016 UNAVCO Science Workshop, Geosphere Science – Positioning UNAVCO, Advancing Geodesy, brought together over 200 community members in Broomfield, Colorado, 29-31 March 2016. Geodesy is fueling discoveries in increasingly diverse disciplines ranging across all areas of Earth system sciences. Participants in the bi-annual UNAVCO Science Workshop explored how geodesy is enabling researchers to quantify processes that connect these spheres and tackle grand challenges in earth science.
June 13, 2016
In response to the Mw 10 June 2016 Mw 5.2 Earthquake 20km NNW of Borrego Springs, California on 2016-06-10 at 12:09:02 (UTC) on 2016-04-16 23:58:37 (UTC), UNAVCO has processed high rate one-sample-per-second (1-sps or 1 Hz) borehole strainmeter data from borehole strainmeters in the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) and is downloading 5-samples-per-second (5-sps or 5 Hz) data for PBO GPS stations within an 80 km radius around the epicenter of the event.
April 17, 2016
In response to the Mw 7.8 earthquake 7.8 Earthquake 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador on 2016-04-16 23:58:37 (UTC), UNAVCO has processed high rate one-sample-per-second (1-sps or 1 Hz) borehole strainmeter data from all borehole strainmeters in the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO). The fully processed 1-sps borehole strainmeter (BSM) dataset spanning the time period of this event is now available at http://borehole.unavco.org/bsm/earthquakes/ 20160416_MuisneEcuador/.
August 11, 2016
Estimates of the probabilities of a magnitude greater than 9.0 earthquake for the Aleutian Islands are about 6.5 to 12 percent over the next 50 years. Such an event poses obvious earthquake and tsunami risks for Alaska and tsunami risks for western North America and Hawaii.
June 14, 2016
The 7 November 2012 moment magnitude 7.4 Champerico (Guatemala) earthquake is among a growing number of subduction zone events observed by a local geodetic network. The GPS data show up to 2 meters of slip over a 30 by 30 square kilometer area on the fault at a depth of 10 to 30 kilometers. The data refine the location of the earthquake, increasing our understanding of faults and plate motions as well as earthquake risk resiliency.
July 26, 2013
GPS data were used to detect volcanic plumes from eruptions of Mount Redoubt in Alaska. Unlike past research, this study relied on the signal strength, or signal to noise ratio (SNR), data. The new method is powerful because simple models can be used to quickly model SNR data and the SNR data are not sensitive to water vapor.
March 4, 2016
GPS sensors record the motion of the Helheim Glacier in Greenland as ice calving occurs at its terminus. As the iceberg rotates and rolls off sideways, the glacier springs backwards and moves downwards. This action produces an earthquake and the GPS sensors record all the motion and help to explain how glacial earthquakes occur.
February 6, 2013
The Mississippi Delta along the Gulf Coast of the United States is a major site of sediment deposition from the Mississippi River and conversely a major site of wetland loss from rising seas and subsidence. There is debate about how much and when the delta has risen or fallen due to deposition, subsidence, sea level change, and erosion.
February 18, 2015
Most of the ocean floor is unknown. Gravity models generated from satellite radar altimetry provide one of the only ways to map the height of the seafloor beneath all of the oceans. Years of data and thousands of satellite tracks have yielded unprecedented detail of major spreading ridges and thousands of seamounts.
August 16, 2016
The addition of geodetic data into the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network earthquake early warning system shows important enhancement to the warning system. Tests show the Geodetic First Approximation of Size and Time (G-FAST) could determine the characteristics of the 2001 Mw 6.8 Nisqually earthquake with sufficient robustness to warn communities at risk.
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