ESRL Global Systems Division

FSL Supporting Post-Hurricane Recovery

The FSL Ground-Based GPS Meteorology (GPS-Met) project (now over 300 nationwide GPS sites) is collecting GPS positioning data to aid the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. FSL has increased the data sampling rate from 30 seconds to one second to provide high-accuracy information for search, rescue, recovery, and mapping efforts. The data will be used by the Army Corps of Engineers and NASA to identify specific locations of objects on satellite photos and other types of imaging.

The information is being collected from Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) in Louisiana and Mississippi that have remained operational in the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. These stations are a cooperative effort between NOAA's Forecast Systems Laboratory; National Geodetic Survey; the Louisiana Spatial Reference Center at LSU; Earl Dudley Associates, Inc.; SJB Group, Inc.; UNAVCO, Inc.; the U.S. Coast Guard; and the Florida Department of Transportation.

Contact information
Name: Kirk L Holub
Tel: 303-497-6642