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Title: How Fast Is the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Station Moving?
Url: http://www.scec.org/education/k12/learn/scignac1.htm
Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
Description: In this activity, students use time series data from a Global Positioning System (GPS) station in the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN) to calculate the station's rate of movement. From time series graphs showing changes in latitude and longitude over time, they determine north-south and east-west rates of motion and use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the station's overall horizontal velocity.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Geographic information systems
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Tables. Distances, geographical positions, etc. -- Global Positioning System
Science -- Physics -- Geophysics. Cosmic physics -- Addresses, essays, lectures
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Physics -- Motion
Physics -- Velocity
Geography -- Geographic information systems (GIS)
Geography -- Global positioning systems (GPS)
Date Issued: 1998-10-15
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-05-10 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2014-06-24 10:59:56 (W3C-DTF)
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