May 04, 2009
A new brochure titled “Plate Boundary Observatory: the first five years” was released in late April, 2009. The Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) is the geodetic component of the EarthScope project designed to study the 3-D strain field across the active boundary zone between the Pacific and North American tectonic plates in the western United States. Core instrumentation consists of a network of GPS receivers and strainmeters, coupled with aerial and satellite imagery. PBO data provide temporal constraints on plate boundary deformation that range from seconds to millennia. Results have improved our knowledge of the fundamental physics that govern deformation, faulting, and fluid transport in the earth’s lithosphere.
The new brochure showcases successes from the recently completed construction phase of PBO and highlights the latest science results from researchers who have utilized PBO network data in a variety of projects. An explanation of current and planned education and outreach activities that incorporate data from the PBO network is also included.
The full PBO report to NSF on the first five years is also available online — PBO MREFC 2003-2008.
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