Earth

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.

Academics

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Associate Professor
Vashan Wright
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Emeritus
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David Stegman
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Duncan Agnew
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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.
 

Earth News

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