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Educational Outreach Strategy Involves Students in Earthquake Hazard Research
This article describes how students in Alaska are helping scientists study earthquake hazards by conducting global positioning system (GPS) measurements in order to track crustal movements in the Earth's crust. It points out the importance for Alaskan inhabitants of understanding the hazards and physical processes associated with earthquakes, describes how the students located and installed a network of GPS receivers, and how repeated measurements enable scientists to estimate the accumulation of strain and thus the potential for seismic activity in the region.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Journal article
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
    • Structural geology
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Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-685
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: J. Sauber, et. al.
Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center