pacific gps facility


The Pacific GPS Facility (PGF) is a group of researchers and students within the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) focusing on geodetic problems and applications of geodetic techniques. We deploy Global Positioning System (GPS) arrays, perform terrestrial LiDAR surveys, employ interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data, and develop and apply innovative data acquisition and reduction techniques to study earth processes.

Current projects involve studies of active Andean tectonics in Argentina and Bolivia, determination of vertical land motion at tide-gauges and its impact on local sea level changes, mapping ground motion on Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, identification and characterisation of landslide slip, studies of Hawaii's coastal stability, developing a balloon-based LiDAR system, exploring and exploiting the synergies between geodesy and meteorology, and expanding the applications of GPS to ocean platforms for tsunami detection, meteorology and measurements of ocean surface height.

POST 823
1680 East West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

tel: 808 956 2360
fax: 808 956 4492
email: gps at soest dot hawaii dot edu