Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Research article
23 May 2014
Research article |  | 23 May 2014

A priori sensitivity analysis for densification GPS networks and their capacities of crustal deformation monitoring: a real GPS network application

P. Küreç and H. Konak

Abstract. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the possibilities of monitoring crustal movement, during collective evaluation of first- and second-order GPS densification networks. The new criteria, which are independent from the network datum, are widely used for the evaluation and quality processing of geodetic networks. In this study, the values of detectable minimum displacement for a real GPS network are investigated as well as how sensitivity levels are affected by additional datum conditions, which are added to the adjustment model.