Crustal Deformation and InSAR Group

We use satellite radar interferometric (InSAR) imaging of the Earth’s surface to measure ground deformation due to a variety of geophysical processes.

Overview

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We are a research group in geophysics at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) that focuses on the use of satellite radar interferometric (InSAR) imaging of the Earth’s surface to measure ground deformation due to a variety of geophysical processes. We are interested in everything that moves the ground, e.g. earthquakes, magma accumulation under volcanoes, and pressure changes in reservoirs.

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The CDI group in April 2019: Xing Li, Rémi Matrau, Marthe Lefevre (visiting), Margherita Fittipaldi, Mohammad Youssof, Renier Ladron de Guevara Viltres, Rishabh Dutta, Muhammad Usman, Nicolas Perdomo-Castro, Daniele Trippanera, Adriano Nobile, Luigi Passarelli, Sigurjón Jónsson and Shaozhuo Liu. 

Latest News

05 October, 2022

CDI Seminar - A volcano is born: InSAR analysis of the 2021 and 2022 Reykjanes eruptions

Adriano will present some of the InSAR results on the two eruptions that occurred in the Reykjanes peninsula during the last year and a half

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27 September, 2022

CDI Seminar - Modeling elastic crustal deformation due to water level drop in the Dead Sea

Xing will present her recent results on the Dead Sea

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20 September, 2022

CDI Seminar - Investigating Holocene earthquakes along an Oceanic Transform Fault, the Húsavík-Flatey Fault in northern Iceland

Rémi will present the results of his paleoseismology trenching study in northern Iceland

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