University Navstar Consortium GPS Site Motion Vector/Crustal Velocity Archive

Charles Meertens, University Navstar Consortium/UCAR

The University Navstar Consortium (UNAVCO) Boulder facility has developed a Global Positioning System (GPS) Site Motion Vector Archive. Precise motions of points on the Earth, made with continuous or episodic GPS measurements, are being used to study tectonic processes including plate motions, plate boundary zone deformation, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. This archive of GPS velocities contains project information, maps, links, data, and metadata from both regional and global GPS analyses and showcases the work conducted by university and other research investigators. The archive also contains a global plate motion model velocity calculator and an interactive map tool. Velocity data are also accessible via a Distributed Ocean Data Sets (DODS) server.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Tectonics, Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools
Special Interest: Visualization
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Human Dimensions/Resources, Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology/Earthquakes/Seismic Reflection Profiling, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology