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UNAVCO supports global and cutting edge science in diverse disciplines. Our publications listing is a compendium of peer-reviewed science and education publications that reflect the far reach of community support through UNAVCO resources, funded primarily by the National Science Foundation.

Advancing Geoscience

UNAVCO makes a wide range of scientific endeavors possible. Contributions include project planning as well as geodetic equipment, engineering, data, education, and outreach services. Much, but not all, of this support is reflected in the growing number of scientific publications relying on UNAVCO services. The documents and chart below represent only the publications verified to have relied on these services through strict search parameters.

Downloadable listings of peer-reviewed publications from 2003 through 2018 verified to have used UNAVCO data, tools, staff, or educational resources.

Peer-reviewed publications from 2003 through 2019 verified to have used UNAVCO data, tools, staff, or educational resources (the most recent year shown may not represent a complete dataset).

Scientific Diversity

Geodetic services enable research that advances our understanding of all Earth systems, from mantle flow to water resources, and evolving shorelines to space weather. UNAVCO supports diverse science through individual PI projects as well as community geodetic/meteorology networks such as the NSF-funded Network of the Americas (formerly the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), COCONet, and TLALOCNet), POLENET, Africa Array, and the NASA Global GNSS Network (GGN).

As our datasets grow, so does the number of unique journals in which verified UNAVCO-supported publications appear.

An Even Broader Impact

UNAVCO's full impact on global science is much broader than we can reliably measure, as much of UNAVCO's contributions are unseen or unaccounted for by the reasearchers that depend on them. Every global GPS/GNSS survey relies on fundamental tools like teqc, developed and previously supported at UNAVCO, or on models like the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF), supported by geodetic infrastructure to which UNAVCO contributes through operation of NASA's Global GNSS Network (GGN) and other key GPS/GNSS stations, and support for coordination of the International GNSS Service (IGS). Work that is modeled on UNAVCO-developed technologies is also considered UNAVCO-supported, such as the Crustal Movement Observation Network of China (CMONOC), which included numerous visits and technical exchanges with UNAVCO and was closely modeled on the UNAVCO-operated EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory.

Number of publications which, based on specific search terms, are very likely to have relied on UNAVCO resources.




Enabling discovery of Earth processes

GPS observations for hydrologic loading
(Knappe et al. 2019)

Deepening our understanding of Earth processes at local to global scales

GNSS networks for crustal deformation monitoring
(Murray et al. 2019)

Societal Impact

GNSS for earthquake early warning
(Grapenthin et al. 2017)

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Acknowledge UNAVCO and specific resources like GAGE to ensuring continuing support. Tracking the impact of UNAVCO support and related resources is extremely important, and also challenging. Acknowledging UNAVCO and/or specific resources in your work very helpful in this process, and is required of anyone utilizing these resources. Please use the following guidance for appropriate citations.

How to acknowledge UNAVCO and GAGE support.

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Last modified: 2020-04-24  11:19:21  America/Denver