GPS Velocity Viewer


GPS Velocity Viewer
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Provenance: UNAVCO
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This interactive tool allows users to see GPS/GNSS-measured crustal motions around the globe in a wide range of reference frames. The default view shows horizontal motions in the North American reference frame but users can choose to add vertical motions, earthquakes epicenters, plate boundaries, volcanic centers, or other reference frames. The tool can also be used as an interface to learn GPS/GNSS station names and download time series data.


Could be used in nearly any circumstance when learners are studying plate tectonics. Gives learners a chance to explore crustal motion of a region of interest to them.

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Author/Developer: EarthScope Consortium

EarthScope Consortium logo. Concentric circles in red grading to purple.