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GPS Data Analysis (GAMIT/GLOBK)

June 12-14, 2006
UNAVCO, Boulder, Colorado

UNAVCO is hosting an intermediate-level short course in GPS analysis using the GAMIT/GLOBK software for crustal motion studies. Currently the instructors plan to start the course mid-afternoon to early evening on Monday with an informal session, thus allowing participants to travel Monday if necessary. Tuesday's topics include:

  • automatic processing of continuous and survey-mode networks
  • defining global, regional, and local reference frames
  • temporal and spatial filtering of time series
  • handling step-displacements due to earthquakes and instrument changes
  • tropospheric, antenna, and loading effects in height estimates
  • combining solutions
Wednesday's session will be joint with the Strainmeter Short Course and focus on sources of noise and modeling transient deformation. There will be time reserved on Monday evening and during the day on Tuesday for one-on-one instruction using participants' own data sets.

Drs. Tom Herring and Robert W. King (MIT), both of whom have contributed to the development of the GAMIT/GLOBK software.

Each class participant will have a folder in which to keep assignments, questions, etc to interact with other participants and the instructors. Once you have signed up for the short course, UNAVCO will send your username and password for this interactive site.

Computer Requirements:
GAMIT/GLOBK software is designed to run on any UNIX operating system, with any graphics produced via the public domain GMT software. (See Bring a networkable (wireless or wired) laptop with a UNIX-flavor operating system or with access to your normal processing computer (via SSH). Download and install the software in advance of the class using the on-line tutorials and manuals to familiarize yourself with basic operations. Attendees are expected to be experienced beginning users. Contact Simon McClusky ( if you need further assistance or configuration information.


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