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Selective availability and the GPS receiver tutorial part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website explains how the process of selective availability is used by the USA government to limit the accuracy of locations determined by GPS receivers.

Google Earth Plate Tectonics File (.kmz) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Google Earth .kmz file contains a number of data sets that can be used to help students learn about plate tectonics. These include: earthquake epicenters, plate boundaries, plate motion vectors, ...

All About GPS - Trimble Tutorial part of SERC Web Resource Collection

GPS is a complex technology but understanding it can be quite easy if you take it one step at a time. This tutorial is designed to give you a good basic understanding of the principles behind GPS ...

CLICK: USGS Center for LIDAR Information Coordination and Knowledge part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the the USGS clearing house for LiDAR data and information. The goal of Center for LIDAR Information Coordination and Knowledge (CLICK) is to facilitate data access, user coordination and ...

USGS Crustal Deformation Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The US Geological Survey maintains a variety of fault and volcano monitoring sites around the western United States. Instruments at these sites include strainmeters, creepmeters, tiltmeters, ...

Surface Creep on California Faults part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides data from a number of creepmeters in California. A creepmeter is an instrument that monitors the slow surface displacement of an active fault. Its function is not to measure fault ...

Tunnel Tiltmeters part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an overview of how tiltmeters function to help scientists detect subtle deformation of the Earths crust such as occurs from plate tectonic movements and volcanic deformation. ...

GRACE: Tracking water from space part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 7-minute video gives an overview of the GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellites and explains the technique of using gravity to measure mass movement such changing as ice and ...

What is Geodesy? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Overview of what traditional geodesy is, including descriptions of geoid, ellipsoid, datum, gravity, and GPS (global positioning system). Appropriate for high school or lower division college ...

Geodesy and Gravity Class Notes part of SERC Print Resource Collection
These are class notes for one of the three required geophysics courses in the University of Colorado geophysics program. Chapters include: observational techniques, physical geodesy, stress/strain ...


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