Abstract

The proposed Canadian Long Baseline Array (CLBA) and the use of several radio telescopes in the CLBA as very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) stations to determine possible movements of tectonic plates are briefly described. The need for a monitoring network surrounding each VLBI antenna is explained, and expected movement between two possible VLBI stations is estimated. The mathematical background of precision, reliability, and sensitivity analyses is outlined. These analyses are then applied to an actual monitoring network. The numerical results are discussed to show how these analyses are particularly useful for monitoring networks.

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