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HMK 1_Plate Boundaries: Present, future, & past
Brian Hampton, Michigan State University; , Michigan State University
This project builds on in-class exercises and lectures by having students learn to identify modern, future, and past plate boundaries. Students will use trends in topography, distribution of earth quake and ...

Analyzing Plate Motion Using EarthScope GPS Data
DATA: EarthScope GPS Data. TOOLS: Spreadsheet, Google Maps. SUMMARY: Learn how GPS monuments make precise measurements of Earth's surface. Graph motion data and map velocity vectors to explore tectonic motion and surface deformation in the Pacific Northwest.

Exploring the Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data
This DataSheet was prepared by Aleshia Mueller in collaboration with Charles Burrows, Claude Duguay, Melanie Engram, Carlos Rios, and Anton Sommer. The Dataset Use and Relevance Use in ...

Exploring the Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data
Exploring the Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data Your Account > > ...

Digital World Tectonic Activity Map (DTAM)

Jacob Yates
This visualization tool aids researchers and educators in understanding the tectonic activity of our planet for the past 1 million years. DTAM is a Geographical Information System (GIS) that displays ...

USGS Geophysical Data Products

Crustal Imaging and Characterization Team
This website contains links and listings of digital geophysical products spanning the regional centers of the USGS. There are surveys and reports on magnetic, gravity, and other forms of data. There ...

InSAR: What it is and why you should care

Matthew Pritchard
Provides an overview of what Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) is and how it is used to measure surface motion for a variety of geoscience fields. Based on an article originally ...

How does GPS work?

This document provides a quick explanation of how GPS works, including: (1) errors that need to be considered; (2) how GPS is applied to studying plate tectonics and fault movement; and (3) different ...

GPS data for educators

Looking for interesting data to use in your course? UNAVCO has worked with educators and scientists to identify GPS stations that illustrate various Earth science processes. The data are the same ...

Elevation correction and the geoid tutorial

The Earth is not a perfect sphere, but is instead more like a slightly squashed sphere called an ellipsoid. Because of this, GPS receivers must use a correction model (called a geoid) to calculate ...

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