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Scientists track motions of shifting plates using GPS sensors - Phys.org

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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 ...

GPS—Measuring Plate Motion - IRIS

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results of plate-tectonic forces are most evident (Figure 2). ... studying the Earth's crustal movements. ... used to determine the rates of plate motion at divergent.

Using GPS to Study Plate Tectonics - UNAVCO

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Using GPS to Study Plate Tectonics ... The theory of plate tectonics explains that ... position change can be measured using high-precision GPS instruments.

Precise to a fault: How GPS revolutionized seismic research ...

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... Ken Hudnut, a Columbia University graduate student studying plate tectonics in ... that used GPS to measure distances with a precision of a few millimeters. .... instruments to sense hydrological changes and deformation in the boreholes and  ...

What instruments are used to study the shifting of the plates

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GPS transmitors are used to detect the slow movement of the tectonic plates.

Measuring Plate Motion in Plate Tectonics - Geology - About.com

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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 ...

GPS Spotlight : Understanding GPS - GPS and Tectonics

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The surface of the Earth is broken up into "tectonic plates" that move in different ... To study present-day plate motions, we can anchor GPS instruments firmly in bedrock and ... The same rules are used here as were used for the Ferris wheel.

Monitoring Instruments - Earthquake Hazards Program - usgs

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The USGS maintains a variety of fault and volcano monitoring instruments ... Tiltmeters are highly sensitive instruments used to measure ground tilt ... the position of pendulums hanging between two capacitor plates within a tube in a borehole.

What instruments, tools, and methods do you use to study volcanoes?

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For studying and monitoring restless and erupting volcanoes, several onsite and remote methods are used to gather data that also help us answer four critical ...

EXPLORE: Theory of Plate Tectonics

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Magnetometer, an instrument used to measure the magnetic properties of ... One technological advance that helped scientists study the ocean floor in more ...

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SLR and GPS (and Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes) - cddis - Nasa

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(and Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes) ... Precise station locations can be used to study plate tectonics. • Scientists use the ... instruments onboard the satellites ...

Measuring plate motion with geodesy | Earth 520: Plate Tectonics ...

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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 ...

Science On the Leading Edge | Measuring Plate Movements

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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 ...