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Geodesy and Lithospheric Deformation

Measuring the movement of defined points on the earth's surface to better understand the stresses and strains affecting the crust and upper mantle.

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Maintains a network of GPS control stations to provide a reliable spatial reference system in California.

Develops geophysical instruments including sensors for detection of seismic, infrasonic, and crustal deformation signals.

Processes and archives high-precision GPS data for the study of earthquake hazards, tectonic plate motion, crustal deformation and meteorology.
 

Earth News

May 12, 2021 Climate Colder on Land During Last Ice Age than Thought

Climate Colder on Land During Last Ice Age than Thought

Study uses dissolved gases in ancient groundwater as a thermometer for...

Apr 7, 2021 Scientists Map “Pulse” of Groundwater Flow through California’s Central Valley

Scientists Map “Pulse” of Groundwater Flow through California’s Central Valley

Advances in remote sensing are providing a first glimpse of groundwate...

Mar 4, 2021 A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

A brief history of the women of Scripps Institution of Oceanography