Geodesy Visualizations

Geodesy Basics

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Animation: Brief History of Geodesy

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Video: 9 Impacts of Geodesy

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Animation: What is Sea Level?

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Tutorial: Shape of Earth and Reference Ellipsoids

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Tutorial: NOAA's Global Positioning

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Animation: How Does GPS Work?

Applications of Geodesy

Altimetry

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Presentation: Overview of Satellite Radar Altimetry

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Data animation: 27-year Sea Level Rise - TOPEX/JASON

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Data visualization site: CU Sea Level Explorer - allows comparison between altimetry and sea level gauge data

Lidar

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Animation: How Lidar Works in Earth and Environmental Sciences

GPS/GNSS

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Poster: What can GPS Tell Us About Earth?

Cryosphere

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Animation: Measuring Changing Glaciers with GPS

Earthquakes

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Animation: What can GPS tell us about future earthquakes?

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Animation: GPS and Earthquake Early Warning

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Animation: Tectonics & Earthquakes of the Himalaya (includes GPS data from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake)

Hydrosphere

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Animation: Measuring Drought: A GPS Network Offers A New Perspective

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Animation: How to Measure Atmospheric Water Vapor with GNSS

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Animation: How to Measure Soil Moisture Using GNSS

Tectonics/structural geology

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Data visualization site:GPS Velocity Viewer - interactive tool to explore GPS/GNSS-measured crustal movement

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Animation: Measuring Plate Tectonic Motion with GPS

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Animation: Basin & Range: GPS measures extension

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Animations on GPS and subduction zones:
Island Arc Setting
Ocean/Continent Setting
Variable Deformation across a Subduction Zone

Volcanoes

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Animation: Measuring Volcanic Deformation and Tilt with GPS

Other

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Animation: Unexpected Ways Scientists Use GPS

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Animation: How to Measure Ionospheric Composition with GNSS

Gravity

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Video: GRACE: Tracking Water from Space

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Data visualization site: CU GRACE Mascon Visualization Tool

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Data animations:
Antarctic Ice Mass Loss GRACE 2002-2020
Greenland Ice Mass Loss GRACE 2002-2021
GRACE polar ice mass loss

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Data animations:
GRACE Tracks Freshwater Movements
GRACE Measures Changes in Total Freshwater Storage 2003-2009

SAR/InSAR

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Poster: InSAR: Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar

Cryosphere

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Presentation: Using SAR to Measure Ice Velocity

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Data animations:
Greenland Ice Flow
Antarctic Ice Flow

Earthquakes

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Presentation: How does InSAR Work?

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Modeling tool: Visible Earthquakes - interactive web tool that allows you to model real earthquakes that were measured with InSAR data

Volcanoes

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Animation: Volcano Monitoring: Using InSAR to See Changes in Volcano Shape

Other resources

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Demonstrations: Hands-on demonstrations related to geodesy


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