Measuring Drought: A GPS Network Offers a New Perspective

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Language:English; Spanish
Publication Date:2015
Summary:Learn how water in its many forms can change the shape of the earth, and how we can measure this shape-shifting to better understand and manage water resources. As an example, this short animation focuses on how the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory, a high-precision GPS network throughout the Western United States, measures regional water loss from drought.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A
Subjects: 9-12; drought; earth science; education; gps; high school; spanish; video; water; water availability; water resources
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