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.
Centers, Labs, and Programs
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.
Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hir...