Scientists measure plate tectonics using GPS satellites, and they use computer models that simulate the motions of Earth's tectonic plates to try to predict future plate movements....
Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonicus, from the Greek: τεκτονικός "
pertaining ..... to plate motion is a matter of ongoing study and d...
Jun 7, 2011 ... The ground is being shoved by tectonic plates. ... PANGA's instruments are
sophisticated variations on consumer GPS units, using the ... GPS networks have
revolutionized the study of geology by opening a window onto the ...
The different tectonic plates move in different directions and at different speeds ...
Precise station locations can be used to study plate tectonics. • Scientists use the
orbit produced by SLR on some satellites ... instruments onboard the satellites ...
The Plate Boundary Observatory is a geodetic observatory designed to study the
... for the locations of currently installed PBO instruments) which will be used to ...
results of plate-tectonic forces are most evident (Figure 2). Current plate ... used
to determine the rates of plate motion at divergent .... **This page from “Using
GPS to Study Plate Tectonics: www.unavco.org/edu_outreach/docs/gps_tev.pdf.
The amount of tectonic plate movement is measured using Global ... This array is
used to continuously measure the deformation of the North American and Juan ...
We can tell from two different lines of evidence—geodetic and geologic—that the
lithospheric plates move. Even better, we can trace those movements back in ...
Using GPS to Study Plate Tectonics ... The theory of plate tectonics explains that
... position change can be measured using high-precision GPS instruments.
explanations that evolved his theory into Plate. Tectonics. Continents did not drift,
entire plates moved! Instruments used to study the ocean floor found large.