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Hybrid GPS-Seismic System Can Accelerate Earthquake Response

Thu, 2012-12-13 13:49 -- llancaster

Researchers aim to reduce time of assessing seismic events.
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Dec 13 2012 - 1:30pm
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Hybrid GPS-Seismic System Aims to Accelerate Earthquake Hazard Response

Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center (SOPAC)

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  1. Global Positioning System (GPS) - A satellite-based navigation system that uses approximately 30 satellites, each containing atomic clocks, that circle the Earth and can precisely identify a location anywhere on the planet.
  2. Seismometer - An instrument that measures seismic waves or the movement of the ground.
  3. Hybrid - A term used to describe the result of creating something new having traits of all the objects from which it originated.
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