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How Long Will It Take for Los Angeles and San Francisco to Meet?
By examining GPS time series plots from stations on opposing sides of the San Andreas Fault, students will determine the relative movement between the two stations. They can then apply this to calculate the time it will take for Los Angeles to reach San Francisco. Background information and necessary equations are provided. There is also a link provided to print out the time series.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: EARTHQUAKE-000-000-010-251
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN)
http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/