GNSS Charts Drought-Driven Tectonic ‘Uplift’ in Western U.S.

August 23, 2014 6:45 PM

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GNSS Charts Drought-Driven Tectonic ‘Uplift’ in Western U.S.

Precise GNSS measurements have revealed that the severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns, according to scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego.

In an study published in Thursday (August 23, 2014) in the journal Science, researchers have now discovered that the growing, broad-scale loss of water is causing the entire western U.S. to rise up like an uncoiled spring. An article by Kristine Larson, University of Colorado, in the current issue o...

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