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2020 UNAVCO Highlights


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Data Event Response to the July 22, 2020 M 7.8 Simeonof, Alaska Earthquake

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred at 06:12:44 UTC (22:12:42 local) on July 22, 2020, 105 km SSE of Perryville, Alaska. The event occured within the Network of the Americas (NOTA) footprint.


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2020-07
Data Event Response to the June 24, 2020 M 5.8 Earthquake 18km SSE of Lone Pine, CA

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred at 17:40:49 UTC (10:40:49 local) on June 24, 2020, 18 km SSE of Lone Pine, California. The event occured within the Network of the Americas (NOTA) footprint.


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2020-06
Data Event Response to the June 23, 2020 M 7.4 Earthquake 12 km SSW of Santa María Zapotitlán, Mexico

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred at 15:29:05 UTC (10:29:05 local) on June 23, 2020, 12 km SSW of Santa María Zapotitlán, Mexico. The event occured within the Network of the Americas (NOTA) footprint.


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2020-06
UNAVCO's Statement on Equity, Inclusion, and Racial Justice

In light of the recent events that dramatically illuminate the inequities of our country, the staff of UNAVCO reaffirm our values and share actions we are planning to address inclusion. This means taking a hard look at our current organization and culture.


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2020-06
Community Town Hall: Merger Negotiation Update

The UNAVCO President (Dr. Bendick) and Board chair (Dr. Flesch) were joined by their IRIS counterparts in a community town hall on June 4, 2020. The presentation focused on the progress of merger negotiations between UNAVCO and IRIS in response to the 23 January 2020 NSF Dear Colleague Letter.


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2020-06
2020 UNAVCO Internships Go Remote!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and ‘safer-at-home’ directives, we successfully launched UNAVCO’s three internships (RESESS, Geo-Launchpad, and USIP) to a remote platform with 11 weeks of virtual programming.


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2020-06
Data Event Response to the May 15, 2020 M 6.5 Monte Cristo Range Earthquake

UNAVCO has downloaded high-rate GPS/GNSS data, borehole strainmeter data, and borehole seismic data from the NSF Network of the Americas (NOTA) for the May 15, 2020 M 6.5 Monte Cristo Range earthquake.


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2020-05
Terrestrial Laser Scanning with Real-Time Data Analytics for Avalanche Forecasting

Researchers at Montana State University's Subzero Research Laboratory (SRL) are exploring the potential for terrestrial laser scanners (TLS) to detect avalanche risk in real-time.


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2020-05
GAGE/SAGE Science Workshop Postponed to August 2021

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Board of Directors for UNAVCO and IRIS have agreed to postpone the in-person GAGE/SAGE Science Workshop until August 2021 (exact dates will be confirmed soon). This decision was not reached lightly but came after much deliberation.


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2020-04
Measuring Coastal Subsidence for Resilience in Florida

Increasing coastal flooding has occurred mainly due to higher sea level, but can also be affected by land subsidence. In this project, Shimon and his team measure land subsidence along the urban section of the Miami-Dade coastline using precise geodetic observations.


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2020-05
Data Event Response to the March 31, 2020 M 6.5 Earthquake 72 km W of Challis, Idaho

UNAVCO will be downloading high-rate 1- and 5-sps (1 and 5 Hz) data from select NOTA GPS/GNSS stations. When downloaded, these data will be available in RINEX format from the UNAVCO high-rate data ftp site.


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2020-03
Reinvigorating the Tanzania Volcano Observatory GNSS Network

Ol Doinyo Lengai, a frequently active volcano in northern Tanzania, is instrumented with a real-time GNSS network to understand transient behavior and the relationship between volcanism and rifting.


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2020-03
Contributing to Sustainable Farming in Bangladesh with GNSS

Farming in coastal Bangladesh relies on polders, low-lying tracts of land enclosed by earthen embankments that protect the land from tidal surges. In a dynamic deltaic environment and a changing climate, the polders are under threat.


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2020-03
Data Event Response to the March 18, 2020 M 5.7 Earthquake 6 km NNE of Magna, Utah

UNAVCO is downloading high-rate 1- and 5-sps (1 and 5 Hz) data from all NOTA GPS/GNSS stations within 70 km of the earthquake epicenter with available data for a 3-hour time window centered on the event (Figure 1).


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2020-03
UNAVCO Contributes Technical and Educational Expertise to ShakeAlert

The USGS, along with partners including UNAVCO, is developing and testing the ShakeAlert System for the U.S. West Coast, including the integration of GNSS data from real-time stations that are part of the Network of the Americas (NOTA). In addition, UNAVCO is leading the development of geodetic educational resources for ShakeAlert.


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2020-02
Supporting Multiple Projects in Nicaragua

Fieldwork in Nicaragua conducted in early February 2020 supported three different projects funded by NSF and NASA. The work involved campaign GPS, repairing continuous GPS stations (cGPS), installing a new cGPS station, installing a gas sensor on Masaya volcano, UAS flights on Masaya, and (...)


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2020-02
New Report on Geodetic Infrastructure Highlights Needs to Measure Our Changing Planet into the Next Century

The report Evolving the Geodetic Infrastructure to Meet New Scientific Needs highlights five science themes that rely on maintenance and enhancements to the geodetic infrastructure. The most stringent requirements for the accuracy and stability of the terrestrial reference frame are driven by science questions related to (...)


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2020-02
Data Event Response to the January 28, 2020 M 7.7 Earthquake 125 km NNW of Lucea, Jamaica

NOTA operates 54 GNSS stations within 1200 km of the January 28, 2020 M7.7 earthquake. These data are processed daily by the GAGE GNSS Analysis Center at Central Washington University and the position estimates used by the GAGE GNSS Analysis Center Coordinator (ACC), Professor Tom Herring of MIT, to calculate station velocities.


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2020-01
Data Event Response to the January 23, 2020 M 6.2 Earthquake 22 km E of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska

By PI request, UNAVCO is downloading high-rate 1-sps (1 Hz) data from 3 GPS/GNSS stations operated by UNAVCO for a 1-day time window centered on the event.


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2020-01
Multi-Method Topographic Survey at Lake Agnes Rock Glacier, Colorado

The Lake Agnes rock glacier dominates the Lake Agnes cirque, near Cameron Pass in northern Colorado, however, little is known about its kinematics or dynamics. To determine the motion of the rock glacier, UNAVCO supported Colorado State University researchers with two sets of tools that were used simultaneously: terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and an uncrewed aircraft system (UAS).


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2020-01
Data Event Response to the January 7, 2020 M 6.4 Earthquake 8km S of Indios, Puerto Rico

Signals from this event were recorded by 8 GPS/GNSS stations within 300 km of the epicenter 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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2020-01
UNAVCO Announces New President

The UNAVCO Board of Directors announces the selection of Dr. Rebecca Bendick as the fourth president of UNAVCO. Dr. Bendick was selected after an extensive recruitment and selection process. The Boulder, Colorado based UNAVCO is a non-profit, university governed consortium dedicated to advancing geoscience research and education through geodesy. UNAVCO operates the GAGE facility on behalf of the National Science Foundation and also receives funding from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.


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2020-01
Geodetic Observations in the Northern Costa Rica Subduction Zone

The great earthquakes and tsunamis of 2004 (Sumatra) and 2011 (Japan) were wake-up calls that our forecasting skill for these catastrophic events remains weak. Measurement of the slow motions of the Earth's surface near active faults could help to forecast the location and the size of future earthquakes.


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2020-01
 
 

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