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Vertical deformation and snow depth measured at a GPS site in central Idaho during 2010-2016

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Vertical ground motion (red line) measured at GPS site P350, in central Idaho, and snow depth (expressed as Snow Water Equivalent, or SWE; blue line) measured at a nearby SNOTEL site, during 2010-2016. The GPS station moved downward due to the increasing load of the accumulating snow during winter months, and then upward when the snow melted during summer months. (Credit: Knappe, et al., 2018. Water Resources Research)


Figure 1 from Knappe, E., Bendick, R., Martens, H. R., Argus, D. F., and Gardner, W. P., 2018, Downscaling Vertical GPS Observations to Derive Watershed-Scale Hydrologic Loading in the Northern Rockies, Water Resources Research, v. 55, no. 1, p. 391-401, doi:10.1029/2018WR023289. (open-access article,  Used with permission from John Wiley and Sons and the American Geophysical Union.