MAGNET GPS Station - Photo by Geoff Blewitt

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The plates frames are defined using Euler rotation poles found in the supplement of Kreemer et al., 2014. The table is also separately available at this link. The format of the file is latitude(deg), longitude(deg), magnitude (deg/Myr), plate ID. To be entirely consisent with the assumed kinematic model, plate velocity at any latitude and longitude can then be computed using the formulas (B1) and (B2) in Kreemer et al., 2014, where Earth’s radius R = 6371 km.

Each station is associated with one or more tectonic plates, as defined by Bird, 2002. Every station is on at least one plate, but some stations can have more than one plate associated with them if the second plate is close. For every station there is at least one large plate in the set assigned to it (the large plates being PA, NA, SA, EU, AF, AN, AU). A text file that lists the plates associated with each station is available HERE.

About us

The Nevada Geodetic Laboratory (NGL) conducts research in the field of space geodesy to study scientific problems that have both regional and global significance. We are using the Global Positioning System (GPS) to study tectonic and geothermal activity across Nevada. We are also using the GPS to study global patterns in surface mass loading and global-scale plate tectonic problems.

We are located within the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and interact closely with the Department of Geological Sciences and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory.

About our logo

NGL logo: Designed by C.Kreemer and G.Blewitt NGL logo: Design by C.Kreemer and G.Blewitt

The NGL logo was designed by Corné Kreemer and Geoff Blewitt. The logo is designed to represent the work and research interests of the members of the NGL, which include both research concerning the state of Nevada and work on a more global scale.

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Last edited 17 February 2020.