By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Researchers detail new data in Science. According to news reporting originating in Quebec City, Canada, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The estimation of Euler pole parameters has always been an important issue in global tectonics and geodynamics studies. In addition, the increasing number of permanent GPS stations and the ease of access to their data, along with advances in computers, promise new methods and tools for the estimation and the quantitative analysis of Euler pole parameters."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Laval University, "Therefore, we developed the Euler pole calculator software using a set of mathematical algorithms based on the model of tectonic plate motion on a spherical surface. The software is able to calculate the expected velocities for any points located on the earth's surface given the relevant Euler pole parameters and to estimate the Euler pole parameters given the observed velocities of a set of sites located on the same tectonic plate."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Mathematical algorithms and functions of the software are explained in detail."
For more information on this research see: EPC: Matlab software to estimate Euler pole parameters. GPS Solutions, 2014;18(1):153-162. GPS Solutions can be contacted at: Springer Heidelberg, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany. (Springer - www.springer.com; GPS Solutions - www.springerlink.com/content/1080-5370/)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.A. Goudarzi, Laval University, Dept. of Geomat Sci, Quebec City, PQ G1V 0A6, Canada. Additional authors for this research include M. Cocard and R. Santerre.
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