IRIS - GPS- Measuring Plate Motion

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

Well organized collection animations and videos (with descriptions) of how GPS can be used to measure plate motion. The videos use the Pacific NW as an example to understand this topic. Videos can be downloaded along with a pdf of the classroom activity. Collection includes 6 videos:
(1) GPS recording plate motion in a subduction zone earthquake,
(2) GPS monitoring ground motion around a volcano- predicting an eruption,
(3-4) explanatory videos of a GPS lab exercise including building a gps station (gumdrops and toothpicks) and reading time-series graphs of GPS data,
(5) an animation of GPS recording deformation at 3 locations in the overriding plate at a subduction zone, and
(6) GPS recording episodic tremor and slip.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)