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Summer 1998

A new name for UNAVCO

To reflect its broadening research agenda, the UOP University NAVSTAR Consortium (UNAVCO) has been renamed the GPS Science and Technology (GST) program. Randolph Ware remains the program director.

When the UNAVCO facility joined UCAR in 1991, its primary role was maintaining a pool of Global Positioning System receivers for universities to use in tracking crustal motions and other geophysical phenomena. Since then, GPS technology has been expanded to a number of atmospheric applications. The COSMIC program (Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate) was spun off from UNAVCO last winter as a separate member of the UCAR Office of Programs.

The UNAVCO facility and its pool of receivers will continue within GST, managed by Wayne Shiver. GST also includes GPS Research and GPS/MET--the groups that helped pioneer ground- and space-based atmospheric sensing with GPS--managed by Christian Rocken.

"GST is focused on cross-disciplinary science applications. With GPS, we can forge a strong partnership between the solid-earth and atmospheric sciences," says Ware.

For further information about GST, check its Web site.

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