Red Geodesica del Noroeste de Mexico (REGNOM) in northern Baja California.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Ortega, Antonio Vidal-Villegas, Elvia Ramon Morales, Armando Valdez, & Sergio M. Arregui Ojeda

Submitted August 14, 2017, SCEC Contribution #7656, 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting Poster #092

Permanent continuous GPS stations in Baja California started to operate since 1995 as part of the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN). Due to the occurrence of the El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake Mw 7.2 in April 4, 2010, colleagues from US and Mexico, started to work together in a NSF rapid response proposal to install 8 new continuous GPS stations. Also, in the Mexicali Valley area, Geodesist Without Borders, Caltech Tectonic Observatory Lab and CICESE installed 7 new continuous GPS stations. Further, with the funding support by USGS, U.S. Northern Command, UNAVCO and CICESE, we started to install since 2015, 15 new continuous GNSS stations. This GNSS Network is formally named Red Geodesica del Noroeste de Mexico (REGNOM; REGNOM Network is optimized as much as possible to support seismic research investigations, as they are co-located with seismological instruments of Red Sismica del CICESE. One of the main focus of REGNOM is to provide long term estimates of crustal deformation, characterization of elastic strain accumulation along different fault systems in northern Baja California, estimate regional reference frame for tectonic studies, and to complement/integrate regional geodetic studies to further understand our complex-shared fault zone in southern California and northern Baja California. All data products from archiving and processing are open free available.

Key Words
GPS/GNSS continuous network Baja California

Gonzalez-Ortega, A., Vidal-Villegas, A., Ramon Morales, E., Valdez, A., & Arregui Ojeda, S. M. (2017, 08). Red Geodesica del Noroeste de Mexico (REGNOM) in northern Baja California.. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting.

Related Projects & Working Groups
Tectonic Geodesy