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May 13, 2024 — Annual Mauna Loa GPS campaign underway

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GPS campaign equipment being staged prior to deployment on Mauna Loa for the annual survey. Temporary GPS receivers and antennas are placed on tripods centered over benchmarks, which serve as a reference point for centering of the antenna. The equipment is left in place to collect data for a couple of days at each site. To learn more about using GPS to monitor volcanoes in Hawaii, see this "Volcano Watch" article: USGS photo by A. Ellis.


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