Expanding InSAR into new areas - from upstate New York to the Cascades

3 May 2016, 1.00 PM - 3 May 2016, 2.00 PM

G25, Reynolds Lecture Theatre, School of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building

We are please to welcome Prof. Rowena Lohman from Cornell University who will be delivering the Earth Sciences School Seminar.

Abstract

The expanding catalog and availability of satellite-based geodetic imaging, including InSAR, is rapidly lowing the detection threshold for observation of ground displacements due to earthquakes, landslides, flow of glaciers/ice sheets and anthropogenic activity.  Additionally, better quality and more frequent observations have allowed researchers to move beyond research in primarily arid regions to areas with dense vegetation and a much wider range of land use types.  Along with these improvements come some challenges - this talk will describe how efforts to examine deformation in highly vegetated or snow-covered areas such as Cascadia and upstate New York can benefit by the ingestion of independent satellite-based observation types and products.

Nb: This event is only open to University of Bristol staff and students.

Contact information

For further information, please contact Dr. Sarah Brown

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