GPS is Tracking West’s Vanishing Water, Scientists Surprised to Learn

August 21, 2014 8:28 PM

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GPS is Tracking West’s Vanishing Water, Scientists Surprised to Learn

Scientists discover that GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West. It’s a bucketload.

Throughout the western United States, a network of Global Positioning System (GPS) stations has been monitoring tiny movements in the Earth's crust, collecting data that can warn of developing earthquakes.

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