[unav_all] Announcement of a workshop on "Methods for Estimating Western US GPS Velocity Field" at the EarthScope National Meeting

Wayne Thatcher thatcher at usgs.gov
Fri Apr 3 16:14:44 MDT 2009


Dear UNAVCO Community,
we would like to make you aware of a new half-day pre-meeting workshop
entitled "Methods for Estimating Western US GPS Velocity Field"
that will be held at the 2009 EarthScope National Meeting on May 12, 2009,
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. If you are interested in attending this workshop please
register at 
http://www.unavco.org/edu_outreach/shortcourses.html


Methods for Estimating Western US GPS Velocity Field

EarthScope National Meeting, Centre on the Grove - Boise, Idaho
Conveners: Wayne Thatcher (USGS), Tom Herring (MIT), Chuck Meertens (UNAVCO)

The purpose of this half-day workshop is to present and discuss methods for
determining a GPS velocity field that unifies all available campaign and
continuous GPS into a single solution with a common reference frame. The
ultimate goal of this exercise is to create such a unified velocity field
and make it widely available through UNAVCO for research in active tectonics
and earthquake mechanics and application to natural hazards and precise
geodetic positioning. The workshop format will permit a small number of
invited presentations, breakout groups to consider particular technical
issues, and sufficient time for extended discussion. The expected output is
a series of recommendations for further research, public archiving of raw
data and velocity products, and candidate methodologies for producing first
general velocity fields for the western US. For more information, please
contact the conveners.


-- 
Regards

Wayne

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