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2017 UNAVCO Highlights
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Join UNAVCO at AGU 2017 Visit our booth, take a short course, and keep up with UNAVCO work through our staff presentations.
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2017-11
Join UNAVCO at GSA 2017 Visit our booth, take a short course, and keep up with UNAVCO work through our staff presentations.
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2017-10
Recreational Drones as a Platform for STEM Learning Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have transitioned from military usage to many beneficial societal applications such as science research platforms, mapping the terrain, creating three-dimensional models of the land surface or of objects, search & rescue, aerial reconnaissance during wildfires, capturing glamor shots of properties, and many other scientific, commercial, educational, and hobbyist applications.
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2017-09
Episodic GPS Data Collection in Panama Over two and a half weeks in June 2017, graduate student Gorki Ruiz from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU), Omar Espinoza and Javier Cornejo from Instituto Geografico Nacional "Tommy Guardia" - Departamento de Geodesia, and Mike Fend from UNAVCO traveled throughout much of Panama to collect episodic GPS data (eGPS) and service previously installed continuous GPS sites (cGPS).
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2017-09
September 19, 2017 M7.1 Earthquake 5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico Data Event Response In response to the M7.1 earthquake 5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico on 2017-09-19 at 18:14:39 UTC, UNAVCO and UNAM-Geofisica have initiated the acquisition of high-rate (1 Hz and/or 5 Hz) GPS/GNSS data from stations within ~1000 km of the epicenter.
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2017-09
September 8, 2017 M8.1 Earthquake 87km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico Data Event Response In response to the M8.1 earthquake 87km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico, on 2017-09-08, UNAVCO and UNAM-Geofisica have initiated the acquisition of high-rate (1 Hz and/or 5 Hz) GPS/GNSS data from stations within ~1200 km of the epicenter.
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2017-09
Hydrologic Surface Loading at GAGE GPS Stations UNAVCO’s Geodetic Data Services (GDS) program is releasing new data products based on hydrologic surface loading at Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) GNSS station sites. Using estimates of surface water mass from global and national land data assimilation systems (GLDAS and NLDAS, respectively, types of environmental models used in climate and weather models), UNAVCO models the expected displacement from these loads at GAGE-processed PBO stations.
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2017-09
UNAVCO Collects High-Rate GPS Data During the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse A solar eclipse was visible from most of North America on August 21, 2017, with the path of totality spanning from Oregon to South Carolina. UNAVCO collected high-rate 5Hz GPS data from a total of 279 EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) GPS stations, 38 of which were within the path of totally with the rest within an approximately 300km-wide zone extending out to 90% of totality.
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2017-08
Taking Science to the Public: Evaluation of Museum Outreach Now in its fourth year of installation, the Monitoring a Shifting Earth exhibit has been visited by more than 200,000 visitors. The exhibit is located at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center (HMSC), adjacent to the Newport Inlet and less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean in Newport, Oregon.
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2017-06
UNAVCO UAS Completes Survey of Cryoconite Holes on Antarctic Glacier Cryoconite holes are pockets of life completely encased in otherwise barren glacial ice. These features are formed from when dust blown onto a glacier melts a small, largely isolated hole that can function as its own tiny ecosystem. Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) surveys will help to quantify the spatial distribution and size variability of cryocontie communities by collecting orthorectified imagery and feature mapping.
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2017-06
Learn About Data Access with UNAVCO’s New Video Series UNAVCO archives and provides access to a variety of high-precision geodetic datasets reaching back more than 30 years and spanning all seven continents. Data types include not only GPS/GNSS raw data, time series, and velocity vectors, but also imaging data such as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) data, borehole strain and seismic data, meteorological data, and tropospheric models.
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2017-06
Data Event Response to the May 12, 2017 M6.2 Earthquake, 79km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador In response to the M6.2 earthquake 79km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador, on 2017-05-12, high-rate 1-sps (1 Hz) GPS/GNSS data are being downloaded from five COCONet stations within 500 km of the epicenter for a ±2-hour period around the event.
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2017-05
Data Event Response to the May 1, 2017 M6.2 Earthquake 88km WNW of Skagway, Alaska In response to the M6.2 earthquake 88km WNW of Skagway, Alaska on 2017-05-01 12:31:54 UTC, UNAVCO is downloading high-rate GPS/GNSS and borehole strainmeter data from EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory stations.
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2017-05
Plate Boundary Observatory Watches Another Episodic Tremor and Slow Slip Event on the Cascadia Subduction Zone An episodic tremor and slow slip (ETS) event occurred from February to April of 2017 in northwestern Washington to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The event was observed with the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory, University of Washington, Central Washington University and the Geological Survey of Canada.
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2017-05
TLS of Topographic Roughness and Sediment on Hillslopes Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) was used in project support of researchers from the University of Oregon refining sediment transport models in steep terrain.
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2017-03
Join UNAVCO at SSA UNAVCO will be hosting a booth at the 2017 annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America (SSA). Stop by the booth, and keep up with UNAVCO through our staff presentations in the technical sessions.
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2017-03
The NASA Space Geodesy Project – A Next-Generation Space Geodetic Observing Network NASA’s Space Geodesy Project (SGP) was initiated in order to develop and maintain a global network of next-generation space geodetic observing instruments. The network will be comprised of core sites around the globe that utilize four primary space-geodetic techniques...
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2017-02
P278 – Steel Was All That Remained In August and September of 2016, the Chimney Fire burned through 46,000 acres of San Luis Obisbo County near the central California coast. In addition to destroying dozens of homes and structures, the fire also swept over P278 Clarke Mountain, a GNSS station located on a high ridge within the burn zone.
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2017-02
Designing a Power System for Radars in Greenland The UNAVCO polar services team developed a power system for three radar systems in Greenland for the summer of 2016. The radar was to scan, multiple times a day, the calving front of Jakobshavn glacier on the west coast of Greenland, near Ilulissat, and Helheim glacier on the east coast of Greenland, near Tasilaq.
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2017-02
Installation of CORS cGPS Station in Seward, Alaska In September, UNAVCO installed a new CORS site in Seward, Alaska, as part of ongoing UNAVCO support of the CORS network.
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2017-01
EarthConnections National Alliance Project Kicks off at UNAVCO Sixteen leaders in STEM and geoscience education gathered in Boulder, Colorado at UNAVCO headquarters to kick off the EarthConnections: Community Pathways to Geoscience Careers project. EarthConnections is a new initiative funded under the NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) program.
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2017-01
Data Event Response to the December 28, 2016 M5.7 earthquake 29km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada In response to the M5.7 earthquake 29km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada on 2016-12-28 08:18:00 UTC, UNAVCO is downloading high-rate GPS/GNSS and borehole strainmeter data from EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory stations.
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2017-01
 

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