Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2013

1694  University of Houston  (21172)

Principal Investigator: WANG,GUOQUAN

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 401,374

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 9/15/12 <> 8/31/14

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: EARTH & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Department, Center, School, or Institute: NSM

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: MRI: ACQUISITION OF GPS EQUIPMENT FOR ESTABLISHING A CONTINUOUSLY OPERATING DENSE GPS NETWORK IN HOUSTON METROPOLITAN AREA FOR URBAN NATURAL HAZARDS STUDY

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Science Foundation
CFDA Link: NSF
47.050

Program Title: none
CFDA Linked: Geosciences

Note:

EAR-1229278 - This proposal aims to establish a real-time continuously operating Global Positioning System (GPS) observational network in the Houston metropolitan area called HoustonNet that will serve as an infrastructure for a broad range of urban natural hazards research (e.g., subsidence, flooding, fluid and gas extraction), education, and hazard mitigation…HoustonNet is designed to study natural hazards in a densely populated, coastal urban environment subjected to multiple natural hazards. HoustonNet will 1) provide high-quality geophysical observations critical to understanding and quantifying multi-hazards in the Houston metropolitan area, such as subsidence, active faulting, salt dome movements (sinking and uplift), hurricanes, flooding and urban heat island effects, 2) provide real-time atmospheric water vapor measurements for advanced atmospheric study and for improving regional weather forecasting and hurricane intensity forecasting, 3) provide a robust fiducial reference frame for local ground-based and airborne-based surveying and mapping using LIDAR and other high-resolution methods, 4) provide a precise reference network for large-structure health monitoring and dynamic analysis, such as long-term monitoring of long-span bridges, high-rise buildings, dams, and levees, and real-time dynamic study of critical structures during extreme weather conditions, 5) serve as a local soil moisture observational network, and 6) finally create a data time series that will support public research and education for urban hazards mitigation.

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