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Data Event Response to the May 14, 2019 M 7.5 Earthquake, 45km NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Data Event Response to the May 14, 2019 M 7.5 Earthquake, 45km NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Nay 16, 2019

UNAVCO has produced a fully processed 1-sps borehole strainmeter (BSM) dataset spanning the time period of this event. This dataset can be downloaded from the UNAVCO borehole strainmeter event response page.

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The Next Generation GPS/GNSS Network: The Network of the Americas (NOTA)

The Next Generation GPS/GNSS Network: The Network of the Americas (NOTA)

April 16, 2019

The newly designated Network of the Americas (NOTA) incorporates three major networks: the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), 1,100 stations spanning Alaska, the continental US, and Puerto Rico; TLALOCNet, 40 stations in Mexico; and COCONet, 85 stations spanning the Caribbean.

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Subduction Below Extreme Sedimentation, Part 2 - Myanmar

Subduction Below Extreme Sedimentation, Part 2 - Myanmar

April 12, 2019

Continuing previous work in Bangladesh, Michael Steckler (LDEO) and Keith Williams (UNAVCO) arrived back in Myanmar in late October of 2018 to begin the installation of five additional cGPS sites with collaborators. The larger project entails installation of a transect of cGPS stations and seismometers spanning Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar.

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Join UNAVCO at SSA

Join UNAVCO at SSA

April 3, 2019

Come find us at the 2019 annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America in Seattle in the exhibitor area to learn about high-rate and real-time geodetic data, student opportunities, and more. Our booth is staffed by UNAVCO personnel from all groups within the organization.

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SCIENCE SNAPSHOTS

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Probabilities of Large Earthquakes in Alaska

Probabilities of Large Earthquakes in Alaska

February 28, 2018

A crustal deformation model for the Western United States fits geodetic and geologic observations and shows where major changes in the crust are occurring. Such modeling is critical for earthquake hazard assessments and for understanding Earth processes.

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Stable North American Plate Bending and Moving After Ice Loss According to GPS

Stable North American Plate Bending and Moving After Ice Loss According to GPS

September 17, 2018

Analysis of thousands of GPS observations over decades shows the upward bending of the stable North American plate due to ice loss and horizontal contraction, mostly due to higher than expected inward velocities around the edges of the former ice sheets.

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Tracking Interactions of the Sun, the Moon and Earth with GNSS for the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse

Tracking Interactions of the Sun, the Moon and Earth with GNSS for the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse

March 03, 2019

he 21 August 2017 total solar eclipse across the United States blocked solar radiation and influenced the ionosphere and the rest of the atmosphere. The total electron content (TEC) in the ionosphere was measured with UNAVCO’s network of U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS)/ Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) ground-based sites and other geodetic sites across the country.

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Measuring Permafrost on the North Slope of Alaska with GNSS

Measuring Permafrost on the North Slope of Alaska with GNSS

January 18, 2019

The freeze-thaw dynamics of permafrost on the north slope of Alaska was measured over 12 years using a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) site permanently embedded in the permafrost near Barrow, Alaska. The data reveal subsidence due to thawing each summer plus interannual variations. The technique provides a new spatial and temporal approach to quantify permafrost changes and it can be applied at more than 200 GNSS sites in cold regions.

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How Flood and Fire Alter Landscape, Seen Through the Discerning Eye of Ground-based LIDAR

How Flood and Fire Alter Landscape, Seen Through the Discerning Eye of Ground-based LIDAR

February 7, 2019

A colluvial hollow in Fourmile Canyon, Colorado that was present after the 2010 Fourmile Canyon wildfire transitioned to a fluvial channel with steps and pools while retaining the original hollow roughness after an intense 2013 flood. The changes were measured with a terrestrial laser scanner from UNAVCO and can help understand future risks in a changing landscape.

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Tsunami Hazards in Central America

Tsunami Hazards in Central America

November 8, 2017

Central America faces tsunami threats along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts and at the shores of large lakes. Large earthquakes caused the most damaging tsunamis, however, landslides or volcanic eruptions can cause tsunamis around large lakes. Warning systems rely on seismic and geodetic observations. The Central American Tsunami Advisory Center (CATAC) will use these observations to help reduce losses.

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Chile Advances Earthquake and Tsunami Warning System with GNSS Data

Chile Advances Earthquake and Tsunami Warning System with GNSS Data

April 08, 2019

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) networks have been established and enhanced to provide information and warning about large earthquakes and tsunamis. The Centro Sismológico Nacional (CSN) of the Universidad de Chile can collect information about an earthquake and potential tsunami from GNSS data within seconds and provide early warning to communities in Chile and the rest of the world.

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