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8.04.2021

Monitoring hurricanes with… GPS stations?

Weather satellites track hurricanes through a number of different types of measurements but all things have strengths and weaknesses. And when it comes to severe weather, there’s no such thing as too much data for improving forecasts. Believe it or not, GPS stations may be able to help.

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7.04.2021

2021 Short Course: GMT for Geodesy

This course will cover the use of GMT 6 in geodesy using UNIX shell scripting. Lectures and exercises will be given to teach the basic conventions of using GMT, such as plotting grids, images, and vector data (points, lines, polygons). Labs will include both processing and mapping of various data sets relevant to geodesy.

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6.04.2021

2021 Short Course: InSAR Processing & Analysis (ISCE+)

This 5-day course will cover basic & advanced InSAR theories, InSAR processing with JPL/Caltech InSAR Scientific Computing Environment (ISCE), and time-series InSAR processing with interferometric products generated by different processing centers.

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Event Response

10.03.2021

February 27, 2021 M 5.3 Point MacKenzie, Alaska Earthquake

At 18:59:25 UTC on Saturday, February 27, an earthquake occurred with an epicenter just across the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet from Anchorage, Alaska, where light to moderate shaking was felt. A tsunami warning was not issued for this event.

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19.10.2020

Event Response to the October 19, 2020 M 7.6 Sand Point, Alaska Earthquake

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake occurred on October 19, 2020 southeast of Sand Point, Alaska. This is within the footprint of the Network of the Americas (NOTA) GNSS network operated by UNAVCO. The earthquake prompted tsunami warnings in communities across coastal Alaska and caused damage in and around Sand Point.

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22.07.2020

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

The Simeonof M7.8 earthquake occurred on July 22, 2020 near the mostly uninhabited Shumagin Islands. The earthquake ruptured a portion of the Aleutian subduction zone that has not hosted an earthquake in over 100 years. Shaking was felt as far as 500 miles from the epicenter. No significant damage was reported.

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