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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

Mar 2, 2021 New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

New satellite enabled detailed measurement of extreme precipitation ev...

Mar 1, 2021 New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

Scripps scientists theorize why snowpack in coastal regions, the Arcti...

Jan 20, 2021 More Pollutants Could Remain in Atmosphere With Less Light Rain

More Pollutants Could Remain in Atmosphere With Less Light Rain

New study shows effects of rainfall on pollutants vary by the severity...