(Larson, Kristine M - 2013) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work uri icon



  • Since joining CU-Boulder in 1990, Professor Larson has redefined the engineering and scientific uses of the Global Positioning System, or GPS. As a specialist in new GPS technologies, Professor Larson has developed ways for scientists to use high-precision GPS to better understand seismology, the motion of ice sheets in Greenland, crustal motion, time transfer, soil moisture, snow depth, and vegetation. Professor Larson’s research, in particular her cutting-edge GPS analysis techniques, allowed her to provide source studies of the earthquakes in San Simeon, California, and Tokachi-Oki, Japan. According to one colleague, Professor Larson has “pushed the boundaries of what people thought could be done with GPS.”
    A leading scholar in her field, Professor Larson has written over 80 refereed publications in prestigious journals such as Science and Nature. She received the American Geophysical Union’s prestigious Geodesy Section Award in 2005 “in recognition of major advances in geodesy.” In 2011, Professor Larson was selected as a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

year awarded

  • 2013