[Parameters: Topic='SOLID EARTH', Term='TECTONICS', Variable_Level_1='LITHOSPHERIC PLATE MOTION']
SCAR - GPS Plate Tectonic SurveyEntry ID: ASAC_541
Abstract: Permanent GPS base stations were established at Mawson, Davis, Casey and Macquarie Island (as well as other international sites in Antarctica) as part of the Geodetic Infrastructure in Antarctica (GIANT) Program of the SCAR Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information -
These permanent sites are used by International GPS Service (IGS) Analysis Centres and researchers to determine tectonic plate motions. Results from IGS Analysis Centres is published by IERS (International Earth Rotation Service) and included in ITRF (International Terrestrial Reference Frame) determinations.
Data from the base stations is readily available - on a daily basis - from the CDDIS Data Centre.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS), Geoscience Australia
Dataset Title: SCAR - GPS Plate Tectonic SurveyOnline Resource: http://cddisa.gsfc.nasa.gov
Start Date: 1991-09-01Stop Date: 1996-04-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality Dates provided in temporal coverage and coordinates provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints Data available from the urls given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: Fees Vary
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
University of Missouri-Columbia 349 Engineering Building West
Province or State: MO
Postal Code: 65211
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-07