Potential for crustal deformation monitoring using a dense cell phone carrier global navigation satellite system network
Joint press release by Hokkaido University and Tohoku University (in Japanese)
Monitoring of crustal deformation provides essential information for seismology and volcanology. For such earth science fields and other purposes, various Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) networks have been constructed at the national and regional levels. In Japan, the continuous nationwide GNSS network, the GNSS Earth Observation Network System (GEONET), is operated by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Although GEONET has made a substantial contribution to earth science research, the large spacing of GEONET sites makes it difficult to accurately understand crustal deformation phenomena in some cases. However, cell phone carriers in Japan have constructed independent GNSS networks to improve their positioning services in recent years. In this study, we examine the performance of a GNSS network operated by SoftBank Corp. for……
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Ohta, Y., Ohzono, M. Potential for crustal deformation monitoring using a dense cell phone carrier Global Navigation Satellite System network. Earth Planets Space 74, 25 (2022).