Current SOPAC Research Topics

Besides our operational and archive functions, the SOPAC group is involved in a variety of research projects as outlined below. Our current research funding comes from NASA, NSF, NOAA/NOS/NGS and Caltrans.

Seismogeodesy (more here)

  • Overview
  • Kalman filter for GNSS and seismic data
  • References

Geodetic Module and MEMS Packages (more here)

  • Seismogeodetic monitoring overview
  • System overview
  • Connector panel configuration
  • Connecting to a GNSS Receiver
  • Verifying operation
  • SIO MEMS Accelerometer Package
  • SIO MEMS Meteorological Package
  • Real-Time streaming formats
  • SOPAC seismogeodetic data flow

Local Tsunami Warning and Modeling (more here)

  • Overview
  • NASA/NOAA Tsunami Warning Project
    • GWORM system
    • SOPAC system
    • Flow chart of modules
  • Tsunami Modeling
  • References

Earthquake Early Warning and Rapid Response (more here)

  • Overview
  • 2011 Mw7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake
  • 2017 Mw5.3 Borrego Springs earthquake
  • ~Mw4-5 earthquakes in southern and northern California
  • Network Optimization
  • References

Crustal Motion Monitoring (more here)

  • Overview
  • NASA MEaSUREs Extended Solid Earth Science ESDR System
  • Crustal motion and strain rate fields
  • Early postseismic deformation
  • Coseismic deformation
  • GPS Explorer
  • References

Structural Monitoring (more here)

  • Overview
  • UC San Diego Geisel Library Project
  • Mexicali Project
  • Shake Table Experiments
  • References

Geodetic Datums

  • Overview
  • CSRC
  • Epoch 2017.50 project
  • Dynamic datum
  • References

Cryosphere

  • Overview
  • GNSS monitoring of the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
  • References

Earthquake Magnitude Scaling Relationships

  • Overview
  • 2011 Mw7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake
  • 2017 Mw5.3 Borrego Springs earthquake
  • ~Mw4-5 earthquakes in southern and northern California
  • Network Optimization
  • References