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By UNAVCO
Published in 2018
What caused the April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake?  Check out this video from IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) to learn more.  Be sure to look for the GPS data provided by UNAVCO!
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2015
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...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By UNAVCO
Integrating the applications of geodesy into the secondary and undergraduate curriculum broadens students' exposure to modern measurement techniques such as global positioning system (GPS), airborne or terrestrial lidar (TLS), and gravity. Scientists use geodesy as an approach to understand the...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2016
We used the UC Davis augmented reality sandbox design to make a deforming volcano with a simple hand pump, tube, and balloon. The result? An inflating and deflating volcano and the formation of a crater lake. Add a few GPS/GNSS instruments made from toothpicks and gumdrops and some bullet-level...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2013
How does the land over a subduction zone move before, during, and after a great earthquake? This animation compares the subduction zone east of Japan with a mirror-image subduction zone across the Pacific--the Cascadia subduction zone off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Using GPS, we can watch...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2013
What makes for an effective earthquake early warning system? With seismic data alone, we cannot determine the magnitude and rupture area of great earthquakes as quickly and effectively as we can with the addition of GPS data. In this animation, we see why Japan's earthquake early warning system...
Grade Level   10 11 12
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By UNAVCO
These tools allow you to visually explore Earth and other worlds using geodetic and other geologic datasets such as GPS, InSAR, power management, and environmental data.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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