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On optimal geodetic network design for fault-mechanics studies

Earth, Planets and Space201452:BF03352317

DOI: 10.1186/BF03352317

Received: 21 October 1999

Accepted: 22 August 2000

Published: 24 June 2014


This paper deals with the optimal design of GPS geodynamic geodetic networks. A simple strike-slip fault-model is used to investigate the design of networks and to decide where to place geodetic stations in order to satisfy the accuracy of fault-model parameter estimates, which sites should be selected from the initial mass of permissible points which are bounded by topography and other conditions.