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  • Letter
  • Open Access

On optimal geodetic network design for fault-mechanics studies

Earth, Planets and Space201452:BF03352317

  • Received: 21 October 1999
  • Accepted: 22 August 2000
  • Published:


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.


  • Global Position System
  • Fault Parameter
  • Geodetic Network
  • Fault Trace
  • Parallel Displacement