100% of the network is now installed and logging
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a summary of the current status of network development!
The red triangles in the map below represent Rio Grande Rift network GPS station locations.
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click on a triangle below or the site link at right to get details.
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what a GPS site installation looks like!
Goal Of This Project is to measure GPS motions in the Rio
Grande Rift to address the following questions:
What controls extension within "narrow" continental rifts and how
does rifting relate to lithospheric heterogeneity?
What earthquake hazard does the Rio Grande Rift pose?
Is deformation steady or episodic?
Does observed Quaternary fault slip agree with geodetic strain rates?
How wide is the rift, and how does strain vary along strike?
How far north has the Rio Grande Rift propagated?
How does rift propagation manifest in Neogene rotation of the Colorado Plateau?
What is the influence of mantle rheology, and
how does deformation style depend on strain rate?
Site RG01 near Pie Town, NM
Site RG02 near Belen, NM
Site RG03 near Capitan, NM
Site RG04 near Encino, NM
Site RG05 near White Signal, NM
Site RG06 near Faywood, NM
Site RG07 near Las Cruces, NM
Site RG08 near Hope, NM
Site RG09 near Lindrith, NM
Site RG10 near Cebolla, NM
Site RG11 near Taos, NM
Site RG12 near Cimarron, NM
Site RG13 near Dorsey Mansion State Park, NM
Site RG14 near Meeker, CO
Site RG15 near McCoy, CO
Site RG16 near Heeney, CO
Site RG17 near Empire, CO
Site RG18 near Twin Lakes, CO
Site RG19 near Tarryall, CO
Site RG20 near Red Mountain Pass, CO
Site RG21 near Creede, CO
Site RG22 near Del Norte, CO
Site RG23 in Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO
Site RG24 near Rye, CO
Site RG25 near Datil, NM
Site RG26 near McCoy, CO