Tolt Dam real-time GPS experiment:
Wide-scale monitoring of dams around Washington State will enable emergency personnel to refine rescue and mitigation tactics in response to natural hazards.
Real-time plot of current GPS measurements on the Tolt Dam.
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Positions are computed and stored at the PANGA Lab facility of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. These data are uploaded every second providing an instantaneous view of ground deformation that can lead to structure failure. Greater Seattle area hazard assements and warnings can thus be accurately made in relative safety away from most major geologic hazards of the Puget Sound region. Important since the warnings will be free from data disruptions and system failures that would otherwise be unavoidable if the lab was located within the forecast area.
Real-time data will allow determination of rapid network offset soltuions, preparing dam and emergency personnel.