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Earth deformation

The Southern Alps is a relatively young orogeny that is created by continental collision. This deformation process results in a relatively narrow deformation zone including mountain uplift. The SAGENZ project was established to measure the uplift across a profile of the Southern Alps while the COD project attempts to measure variations in crustal strain in a region shown to have episodic faulting.

Southern Alps geodetic experiment (SAGENZ)

The distribution and magnitude of uplift of the Southern Alps.

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Central Otago Deformation (COD)

An assessment of seismic risk using GNSS measured strain across Central Otago.

Find out more about the COD.