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Hans-Peter Plag

Hans-Peter Plag


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Ocean & Earth Sciences

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  • Research Interests

    Sustainability of the anthropsphere, global and climate change mitigation and adaptation;Sea level fluctuations and impacts on humans and ecosystems;Monitoring, analyzing variations, and modeling physical parameters of the Earth system from global to local spatial scales andtemporal scales from minutes to millenia, including, but not limited to Earth rotation, displacements of the Earth surface, fluxes inthe global water cycle, sea level, atmospheric water content, air pressure, temperature, wind, etc.;General approach to studies of the Earth system;Rheology of the Earth mantle;Geophysical phenomena and geodetic observations related to global geodetic reference frames;Earth rotation studies and integration of the solid Earth into Earth system models;Deformations of the Earth due to exogenic forcing, particularly postglacial rebound and atmospheric, oceanic, hydrological andcryospheric loading;Inproving the global geodetic reference frame as a major utility for all Earth observation;Application of geodetic techniques to geohazards and early warning.
  • 2007: Fellow, International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Plag, H. "Building Conservation Leaders for the Future" $50,000. Federal. July 1, 2015 - December 31, 2018
    Plag, H. "Implementing & Monitoring Sustainable Devel Goals Caribbean: Role of the Ocean" $50,000. Federal. July 18, 2017 - July 17, 2018
    Plag, H. "Hazard Stress Test Tool" . January, 2016 - December, 2017
    Plag, H. "GPS-based Determination of Earthquake Displacement Fields" . June, 2014 - December, 2016
    Plag, H. "Decadal Local Sea Level Forecasting" . June, 2013 - May, 2016
    Plag, H. "Coastal Community Resilience" . February, 2014 - January, 2016
    Plag, H. "Cities and Sea Level Rise" . January, 2015 - September, 2015
    Plag, H. "Mitigation and Adaptation Science in Virginia" . September, 2014 - September, 2015
    Plag, H. "GPS-based Determination of Earthquake Displacement Fields" . March, 2012 - March, 2013
    Plag, H. "Developing the Global Geodetic Observing System into a Monitoring System for the Global Water Cycle" . March, 2008 - December, 2012
    Plag, H. "Extending GGOS to High Frequencies" . June, 2012 - November, 2012
    Plag, H. "Revealing the Nature of Contemporary Uplift and Collapse in the Sierra Nevada - Great Basin System" . February, 2009 - April, 2012
    Plag, H. "Geodetic Imaging of Earth's Surface Deformation Using Integrated InSAR and GPS Observations" . February, 2009 - January, 2012
    Plag, H. "Geodetic Imaging of Earth's Surface Deformation Using Integrated InSAR and GPS Observations" . October, 2008 - September, 2011
    Plag, H. "Development of Real-Time Tsunami Warning Systems with Continuous GPS" . January, 2008 - December, 2010
    Plag, H. "GEOSS Portfolio for Science and Technology" . March, 2010 - November, 2010
    Plag, H. "Surface Mass Loads From GRACE, GPS, and Earth Rotation Measurements" . November, 2007 - October, 2010
    Plag, H. "The Global Geodetic Observing System: Meeting the Requirements of a Global Society on a Changing Planet in 2020" . July, 2006 - January, 2009
    Plag, H. "Synthesis of NASA data on Earth's changing geometrical and gravitational shapes to assess changes in terrestrial water storage and its effect on sea level, lithospheric loading, and Earth rotation, to image mantle rheology" . October, 2004 - September, 2008
    Plag, H. "Geodetic Monitoring of Yucca Mountain using GPS" . October, 2003 - September, 2008
    Plag, H. "System Design for a GPS component of Real- Time Earthquake Source Determination and Tsunami Warning Systems: Collaborative Research with University of Nevada, Reno and Northwestern University" . December, 2006 - December, 2007
    Plag, H. "Ocean Circulation and heat transport between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Sea" . January, 2002 - December, 2006
    Plag, H. "Appraisal of relative sea level rise scenarios for Venice" . March, 2005 - January, 2006
    Plag, H. "European Sea Level Service - Research Infrastructure" . November, 2002 - October, 2005
    Plag, H. "Geoid and Ocean Circulation in the North Atlantic" . November, 2002 - October, 2005
    Plag, H. "National geodetic infrastructure: status today and future requirements" . October, 2004 - August, 2005
    Plag, H. "Central Bureau for ESEAS" . July, 2001 - January, 2005
    Plag, H. "Determination of geodetic coordinates for EGNOS RIMS and NLES" . January, 2003 - May, 2004
    Plag, H. "Exploitation of ground-based GPS for Operational Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate Applications" . December, 1998 - May, 2004
    Plag, H. "Geodetic Galileo: High accuracy applications of Galileo" . June, 2002 - March, 2004
    Plag, H. "European Sea Level Observing System" . December, 1997 - December, 2002
    Plag, H. "Special Bureau for Loading" . February, 2002