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UNAVCO 1996 Annual Report
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1.1 Data Acquisition

The Data Acquisition Group (DAG) of the Boulder Facility supports agent projects, campaigns, and continuous station installations. Specifically in FY97, the Facility supported 29 agent projects requiring equipment only (Table 1), provided direct field engineering support for three major GPS campaigns (Table 2), and supported the installation of 20 permanent GPS stations (Table 3), all on a worldwide basis. Additional support to the community was provided through technology transfer and consultation via telephone and the UNAVCO Home Page (http://www.unavco.org), an NSF-sponsored Geological Society of America training class for 44 students, and one-on-one training classes. To accomplish such support, UNAVCO maintains an extensive pool of GPS and ancillary equipment on behalf of the NSF, maintains a well trained and motivated field engineer staff, and conducts extensive technology development to implement state-of-the-art, cost-effective data measurement capabilities. Appendix B provides details of the Facility resources available to support investigators in GPS data acquisition and discusses the direct support provided to projects in FY97 and planned support for FY98.

Table 1: Agent Projects Using NSF Pool Resources in FY97

Project/Location Principal Investigator (PI) Project Funding Source
Tien Shan B. Hager NSF EAR-IF
MIT Class R. King Community[1]
Jalisco Block C. DeMets/J. Stock NSF EAR-Geophysics
In Situ Measurement D. Agnew NSF EAR
So. California Survey R. Reilinger Community
New Mexico Tech. N. Dunbar NSF OPP
Northern Papua E. Silver NSF EAR
LSU Project R. Dokka Community
Ohio State G. Hamilton NSF
Kinematic Continental Collision (Nepal) R. Bilham NSF TEG
Robotics Guidance K. Gifford Community
Siberia Hydrology L. Hinzman NSF EAR-Hydrology
CU Choke-Ring Antenna P. Axelrad Community
Antenna Tests J. Freymueller Community
RTCM Development B. Johns NSF OPP
Central Asia/Kyrgyzstan B. Hager NSF EAR-CD
Greenland U. Herzfeld Community
Low Elevation Antenna Test C. Alber Community
GPS/Reftek Integration S. Anandakrishnan NSF OPP
Wabash Valley M. Hamburger Community
Bulgaria C. Burchfiel NSF EAR-Active Tectonics
Cooperative Ice Core G. Hamilton NSF ATM-CD
Montserrat G. Mattioli NSF EHR and MRC
East Africa Rift C. Scholz Community
White/Inyo Range B. Tikoff NSF EAR-Petrology
Altyn Tagh M. McNutt NSF-Geophysics
Micropulse Antenna Test C. Rocken Community
Arenal Volcano S. Schwartz NSF EAR-Geophysics
Indonesia Y. Bock Community

Table 2: Campaigns Supported for FY97 with Field Engineer

Project/Location P.I. Engineer Travel Dates No. of Rxs Period of Receiver Usage
NSF Project
Funding Source
Eastern Mediterranean R. Reilinger 8/22 - 10/21/96
12
10
4
8/13/96-10/10/96
8/12/96-10/4/96
8/13/96-11/8/96
EAR- Geophysics
Peatland Bogs P. Glaser
6/6-6/14/97
9/23- 9/28/97
3
3
6/4/97-10/1/97
6/4/97-6/1/98
DEB-Ecosystems
Tien Shan - China[2] B. Hager
6 weeks in early summer
3 weeks in fall
4
2
3 months, summer, 1997
long term loan from 5/97
EAR-Cont. Dyn. and IF

Table 3: Continuous Station Installation and Upgrades Supported In-field in FY97

Project/Location PI Field Engineer Travel Dates
No. of Stations Supported
NSF Funding
Source
Basin and Range Province
B. Wernicke
J. Davis
FY 97 - 7 trips
18
EAR-Continental Dynamics and IF
Montserrat Island[3]
P. Jansma
G. Mattioli
11/11/96 - 12/8/96
2
EHR/ MRCE, RUI-IF
Eastern Mediterraneana R. Reilinger 8/22/96 - 10/21/96
2
EAR-Geophysics (+NASA)
Tien Shan - China Project B. Hager
6 weeks - summer
3 weeks - fall
2
EAR-Geophysics and IF
Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) M. Miller 8/10-26/97
3
EAR-Geophysics and IF
Interior Alaska J. Freymueller 8/11/97 - 9/2/97
1
EAR-Geophysics
SCIGN Network Y. Bock 9/8/97-12/1/97
TBD
EAR-IF (+NASA)

The currently know NSF project support requests for FY98 are listed in Tables 4, 5, and 6. The majority of projects identified to date are requesting support for the installation of permanent stations, although two large campaigns in China and the Eastern Mediterranean region are requesting field engineering support. As is discussed in Appendix B, the Boulder Facility is generally aware at the beginning of any fiscal year of 30-50% of the projects that are eventually supported in that year.

Table 4: NSF-EAR Direct Field Project Support Projection for FY98

Project PI Estimated

Field Dates/Nature of Support

Planned field engineering effort/Equipment effort

(staff weeks)

NSF-EAR Program

Grant/Proposal Number

SCIGN Y. Bock Sep - Dec 1997

13.0 / 0.0

IF (+NASA) awarded
Tien Shan - China B.Hager 3 months in 1998 when China clearance is granted

20.0 / 10.0

EAR-CD-9614302
awarded
Jalisco Block C. DeMets winter 1997 cont.site

5.0 / 3.0

EAR-PH-9526419
awarded
Eastern Mediterranean R. Reilinger Aug-Oct 1998

18.0 / 10.0

EAR-PH-9304554
awarded
Northern Gulf of Mexico
R. Dokka
T. Dixon
Feb - May
1998-2002

2.0 / 2.0

EAR-TE-9725330
submitted
Yellowstone Hotspot
R. Smith
C. Meertens
Aug - Sep
1998 - 2001

6.0 / 0.0

EAR-CD-9725431
submitted
Basin & Range C-S
1998 - 2001
B. Wernicke Jan - Dec 1998

19.2 / 0.0

EAR-CD-9725766
submitted
Philippine Volcanoes M. Hamburger 1998-1999

10.0 / 4.0

EAR-CH-9726024
submitted
Mississippi Delta
C. Pirmez
R. Bell
1998-2001

6.0 / 1.5

EAR-PH-9725809
submitted

Table 5: NSF-EAR Agent Project Support for FY98

Project PI
Estimated
Field Dates
Equipment effort
(staff weeks)
NSF-EAR Program
Grant/Proposal Number
Basin and Range B. Wernicke 1 wk. Nov 1997

6.0

EAR- CD-9418784
awarded
Basin & Range Campaign B. Wernicke two campaigns/ yr. 1998-2000

12.0

EAR-CD-9725766
submitted
India-Eurasian Plate Collision Zone/Tibet J. Freymueller
May 1998
(3 mo. in 1999)

2.0

EAR-PH-9725563
submitted
Aleutian Islands J. Oldow July-Aug. 1998

3.5

EAR-TE-9714887
submitted

Table 6: NSF Other than EAR Support for FY98

Project PI
Estimated
Field Dates
Planned field engineering effort/Equipment effort
(staff weeks)
NSF Program
Grant Number/Date of Proposal
Antarctica NSF Oct 97- Feb 98

65/8

Separate Facility funds from OPP
Peatland Bogs P. Glaser Jun 97- Jun 98

1.0 / 1.5

DEB-Ecosystem Studies
DEB-9215429
Seafloor Geodesy
F. Spiess
J. Hildebrand
C. Chadwell
1 month each 1998, 1999, 2000

0 / 3.0 per year

OCE-Marine Geology and Geophysics submitted
Alaska Hydrology J. McNamara Jun, Aug 1998 - 2000

0.0/3.0

Polar-Arctic System
to be submitted fall 1997


[1] Community support refers to requests of two receivers or less when no specific NSF grant is available to the PI to justify the loan. Community loans have been authorized by NSF EAR-IF and the UNAVCO Steering Committee.

[2] Planned deployment in May delayed until July when project was postponed after pre-planning and preparation support. See Appendix B for details.

[3] FY96 support extended into FY97 (discussed in FY96 report).


1997 Annual Report - 27 OCT 1997

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