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.

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Nevada Geodetic Laboratory
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology / Mail Stop 178
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557-0178, USA

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The SEM building is on the NE corner of the Quad (map). The Quad can be found by entering the main entrance of the university (directions). When entering the building from the Quad, you enter on the 3rd floor (our level).


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Last edited 17 February 2020.