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2018 UNAVCO Highlights
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Geo-Launchpad Interns at GSA The 2018 Geo-Launchpad interns traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana November 3-5 to present at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA). This is the first time that the Geo-Launchpad program supported intern travel to a conference and the first time that these particular students had ever presented at a national conference. Front Range Community College provided full funding for all four participants and will do so again for the 2019 cohort.
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2018-12
cGPS and UAS Activities in Response to the 2018 Eruption of Sierra Negra Volcano, Galápagos Archipelago, Ecuador The Sierra Negra volcano on Isabella Island in the Galápagos Archipelago erupted spectacularly in 2005 with lava fountains reaching more than 200 meters high, and a gas/ash plume reaching 15 km altitude. Various types of data collected before, during and after that eruption gave earth scientists a better understanding of volcanic processes, some of which are unique to the Galápagos. After years of slow uplift and weeks of increasing seismic activity, the Sierra Negra volcano erupted once again on June 26th, 2018.
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2018-11
Data Event Response to the November 30, 2018 M7.0 Earthquake, 13km N of Anchorage, Alaska UNAVCO is downloading high-rate 1-sps (1 Hz) data from ~165 GPS/GNSS stations operated by UNAVCO within ~1500 km of the epicenter for a 3-day time window around the event (± 1.5 days)..
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2018-11
Join UNAVCO at AGU 2018 Visit our booth, take a short course, and keep up with UNAVCO work through our staff presentations.
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2018-11
Upgrades to a Global Network: Maintaining the GGN UNAVCO, in collaboration with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the 57 permanent GNSS stations that comprise the NASA Global GNSS Network (GGN) (Figure 1). The GGN is NASA's contribution to the International GNSS Service (IGS). UNAVCO staff monitor station network connections, ship new equipment to site operators as necessary, and construct new permanent stations as directed by JPL. UNAVCO staff work closely with local collaborators at each station for routine maintenance as well as troubleshooting when data flow is interrupted; they also perform routine field maintenance and upgrades.
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2018-10
Join UNAVCO at GSA Come find us at Booth #706 in Indianapolis at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Our booth is staffed by UNAVCO staff from all groups within the organization, as well as by 2018 and alumni interns from our three internship programs.
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2018-10
NSF Awards the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE) to UNAVCO Five-year funding authorization for UNAVCO’s proposal to manage geodetic facilities was approved by the National Science Board on July 18, 2018. UNAVCO's service to the geodetic community continues under "Enabling Discoveries in Multiscale Earth System Dynamics: Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of GEoscience (GAGE)". The National Science Foundation Earth Sciences Division, Office of Polar Programs and NASA will continue support for researchers and educators who rely on geodetic networks and instrumentation, data services, and community engagement services.
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2018-09
Monitoring a Shifting Earth … In Seattle The UNAVCO interactive science exhibit, Monitoring a Shifting Earth, is now on display at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington. PSC receives more than 1 million visitors a year; a significant portion of these visitors are expected to also view the UNAVCO exhibit. This exhibit raises public awareness about earthquake and tsunami hazards of the Pacific Northwest and the geodetic technologies used to measure and monitor them.
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2018-09
Data Event Response to the August 21, 2018 M7.3 Earthquake, 30km NE of Rio Caribe, Venezuela UNAVCO downloaded high-rate 1-sps (1 Hz) data from 6 GPS/GNSS stations operated by UNAVCO within ~500 km of the epicenter from a 2-day time window around the event (± 1 day).
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2018-08
Data Event Response to the August 19, 2018 M 8.2 Earthquake 280km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji UNAVCO has produced a fully processed 1-sps borehole strainmeter (BSM) dataset spanning the time period of this event, available from the PBO borehole strainmeter event response page.
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2018-08
Data Event Response to the August 12, 2018 M 6.4 Earthquake 84km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska Signals from this event were recorded by 16 GPS/GNSS stations operated by UNAVCO that were streaming high rate (1-sps / 1 Hz) data in real time (Figures 2 and 3). These data allowed peak ground displacements (PGD) to be calculated automatically from the displacement traces within seconds of the earthquake (Figure 3).
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2018-08
Supporting Early Career Scientists as Educators in Geophysics and Geosciences Eight graduate students attended the Earth Educators' Rendezvous (EER) at the University of Kansas 15 – 20 July, 2018 with support from the GAGE facility. The EER is a conference sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) focused on supporting educators of all disciplines related to the earth, atmosphere and ocean. In it’s fourth year, the EER draws over 200 educators from universities, two-year colleges, and K-12 institutions.
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2018-08
Data Event Response to the July 19, 2018 M 6.0 Earthquake 92km WSW of Chernabura Island, Alaska In response to the 2018-07-19 M6.0 Chernabura Island, AK earthquake, UNAVCO has downloaded high-rate 1-sps (1 Hz) GPS/GNSS data from Plate Boundary Observatory stations within ~200 km of the epicenter for a 6-hour time window around the event (± 3 hours).
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2018-07
cGPS Used to Study Slow Slip Landslide From February 12th through 16th, UNAVCO's Dylan Schmeelk and John Galetzka joined UC Santa Cruz professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Noah Finnegan (PI) and his graduate students Alex Nereson and Colleen Murphy in Oak Ridge in the mountains just east of Milpitas, CA to upgrade continuous GPS (cGPS) monitoring of the slow slip landslide at Oak Ridge Earthflow Observatory.
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2018-05
Maintenance of Continuous GPS Stations in Panama Over two weeks in April 2018, a UNAVCO field engineer traveled with UNAVCO collaborators throughout much of Panama to service previously installed continuous GPS stations (cGPS), including relocation of one station, and the relocation of a GPS antenna at another. This was part of an ongoing project to investigate the complex interactions between the Caribbean, Cocos, and Nazca plates.
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2018-05
Community Event Response to the May 2018 Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai’i Eruption Activity at Kīlauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawai’i has recently increased. Starting on Monday, April 30, 2018, magma beneath Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō drained and triggered a collapse of the crater floor. Within hours, earthquakes began migrating east of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, signaling an intrusion of magma along the middle and lower East Rift Zone. A new eruption commenced in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone on May 3, 2018, following days of increased earthquake activity and ground deformation.
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2018-05
The 2018 UNAVCO Science Workshop: Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope: Applications for Science and Society The 2018 UNAVCO Community Science Workshop was held 27-29 March 2018 in Broomfield, Colorado. The UNAVCO Science Workshop provides an opportunity for the UNAVCO community to share their latest science, UNAVCO staff to receive input from the scientific community, and for staff to update the scientific community on available resources. Over 100 university researchers gathered along with federal agency representatives, private industry, and facility staff.
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2018-04
Data Event Response to the April 5, 2018 M5.3 Earthquake 29km SW of Santa Cruz Is. (E end), California UNAVCO is currently downloading high-rate 1-sps (1 Hz) and 5-sps (5 Hz) data from 12 GPS/GNSS stations operated by UNAVCO within 75 km of the epicenter for a 6-hour time window around the event (± 3 hours). A map of GPS stations being downloaded is shown in Figure 2. These data are available from the UNAVCO high rate data ftp site.
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2018-04
Data Event Response to the February 25, 2018 M 7.5 Earthquake 81km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea UNAVCO has produced a fully processed 1-sps borehole strainmeter (BSM) dataset spanning the time period of this event, available from the PBO borehole strainmeter event response page.
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2018-03
NASA Global Geodetic Network Station Upgrade – Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) operates a global network of over 60 permanent GNSS stations called the Global Geodetic Network (GGN). UNAVCO offers support to the GGN by providing data flow monitoring, troubleshooting, station installation and maintenance, and engineering services to help improve the capabilities and performance of station infrastructure.
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2018-03
The NASA Space Geodesy Project - An Update NASA’s Space Geodesy Project (SGP) was initiated in order to develop and maintain a global network of next-generation space geodetic observing instruments. Core sites around the globe will use three or four of the primary space-geodetic techniques: Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), Doppler Orbitography by Radiopositioning Integrated on Satellite (DORIS), and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
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2018-02
Data Event Response to the February 16, 2018 M7.2 Earthquake 37km NE of Pinotepa, Mexico Signals from this event were recorded by 23 GPS/GNSS stations operated by UNAVCO, UNAM and collaborators that were streaming high rate (1-sps / 1 Hz) data in real time (Figures 2 and 3). These data allowed peak ground displacements (PGD) to be calculated automatically from the displacement traces within seconds of the earthquake (Figure 3). Note: figures and findings are preliminary and subject to revision.
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2018-02
Data Event Response to the January 23, 2018 M 7.9 Earthquake 280km SE of Kodiak, Alaska Signals from this event were recorded by 16 UNAVCO GPS stations that were streaming high rate (1-sps / 1 Hz) data in real time (Figures 3 and 4). These data allowed peak ground displacements (PGD) to be calculated automatically from the displacement traces within seconds of the earthquake (Figure 3), with a magnitude derived from inverting the PGDs of M7.8. Note: figures and findings are preliminary and subject to revision.
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2018-01
Data Event Response to the January 10, 2018 M 7.5 Earthquake 44km E of Great Swan Island, Honduras UNAVCO downloaded high-rate 1-sps (1 Hz) and 5-sps (5 Hz) GPS/GNSS data from 18 stations and 1-sps (1 Hz) data only from an additional three stations in response to the M7.5 earthquake 44km E of Great Swan Island, Honduras, on 2017-01-10.
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2018-01
Data Event Response to the January 4, 2018 M4.4 Earthquake 2km SE of Berkeley, California In response to the Mw 4.4 Berkeley, California earthquake on 2018-01-04, UNAVCO is downloading high-rate 5-sps (5 Hz) GPS/GNSS data from 18 Plate Boundary Observatory stations within or close to a 50-mile radius around the epicenter for a 3-day period around the event (day of event ± 1 day). A map of GPS stations being downloaded is shown in Figure 2. These data will be available from the UNAVCO high rate data page.
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2018-01
 

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