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The principal purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop and continue providing the public and the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Office (YMSCO) with an independently derived, unbiased body of scientific and engineering data concerning the study of Yucca Mountain as a potential high level waste repository. Under this agreement, the University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN) will perform scientific or engineering research, and develop and foster collaborative working relationships between the Government and academic researchers. The following describes the objectives of Task 1 “Geodetic Monitoring of the Yucca Mountain Region Using Continuous Global Positioning System Measurements” under the cooperative agreement.

The specific tasks for this funding are:

1. to subcontract with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), under the supervision of Professor Brian Wernicke, for geodetic monitoring of the Yucca Mountain region;

2. to develop a quality assurance plan for geodetic monitoring using continuous GPS measurements; and

3. to double-check the assumptions and processing done under the Cal Tech subcontract.


Earthquakes -- Measurement; Geodesy; Global Positioning System; Nevada – Yucca Mountain


Earth Sciences | Geophysics and Seismology | Tectonics and Structure