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EarthScope is inspired by the need to address longstanding and fundamental questions about the forces that continue to shape our dynamic Earth. EarthScope's network of multipurpose geophysical instruments and observatories will significantly expand capabilities to observe the structure and ongoing deformation of the North American continent. EarthScope will combine these geophysical measurements with data and observations from all disciplines of the Earth sciences, permitting enhanced analyses.

There are four main categories of anticipated data from EarthScope. Below are examples of the types of data and data products we expect:



USArrayWhat's shakin': The USArray

View a movie showing locations of USArray over the next decade

Interact with seismic data:

Step 1 - View seismic data near your area:
[Uses ASIS to monitor seismic activity across the United States]

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program - Provides a real-time display of recent earthquake activity with an explanation on how to read seismograms.

Step 2 - Match an event in the real-time seismic data to the NEIC's earthquake list:

Step 3 - Make a report to the USGS:
Did you feel it? Tell the USGS what you felt by filling out the questionnaire for the appropriate earthquake.

Step 4 - See seismic data as recorded by worldwide seismometers:
Learn about seismicity across the globe; view data for an earthquake recorded on worldwide stations.

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SAFODInside the earth: SAFOD

Parkfield Observatory - Monitors tectonic processes that lead to earthquakes and records the strong shaking and crustal deformation that result.

Plate Boundary Structure Along the San Andreas Fault - Imaging the SAF in 3D.

USGS San Andreas Fault Links - General interest links on the SAF.

San Andreas Scientific Drilling Project

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PBOWhen two plates meet: PBO [Plate Boundary Observatory]

Jules Verne Explorer Jr. - provides tools to explore plate motions

UNAVCO Facility - How GPS is used to study plate boundaries.

SCIGN Education Module - Learn how space technology is used to measure tectonic motion of Earth's surface.

NASA/JPL Southern California Integrated GPS Network - Get data for over 200 monitoring stations in and around the Los Angeles region.

USGS Crustal Deformation - Learn more about how crustal deformation occurs and how scientists are monitoring it.

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InSARA view from above: InSAR

The Alaska Sar Facility [Synthetic Aperture Radar Data] - An extensive bibliography on SAR.

Near Real-Time Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry of the October 6, 1999 Hector Mine Earthquake - SAR is used to measure ground displacement from the 7.1 Mb earthquake in California.

NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Images of Earth - Contains beautiful imagery from around the globe on a variety of subjects.

The Center for Space Research Remote Sensing Program [UT - Austin] - Learn how SAR is being used to monitor subsidence and to create digital elevation models.

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Last update 21-May-2002
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