Measuring Drought: A GPS Network Offers a New Perspective

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  • Videos or Animations

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UNAVCO, Inc.

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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.

Publication Year: 

2015

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No

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