Guangcai Feng


Now Professor at Central South University, Changsha, China​


Research Interests

My research interest is to use geodetic techniques (e.g., InSAR, GPS and leveling) to study the geophysical processes that cause deformation of the crust, e.g., earthquake cycle, earth fissuring, urban subsidence, and landslides. The details include: (1) Monitoring and modeling crustal deformation (earthquake cycle); (2) Multi-spatial InSAR time-series analysis (Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) and Small BAseline Subset Differential SAR Interferometry (SBAS)); (3) Deriving ionospheric perturbations from InSAR and GPS.

Selected Publications

  • Feng, G. and S. Jónsson, Which fault segments ruptured in the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake and which did not? New evidence from near-field 3D surface displacements derived from SAR amplitude image offsets, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. (submitted), 2015.
  • Feng, G. and S. Jónsson (2012), Shortcomings of InSAR for studying megathrust earthquakes: The case of the Mw9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L10305, doi:10.1029/2012GL051628.
  • Feng, G., E. A. Hetland, X. Ding, Z. Li, and L. Zhang, Coseismic fault slip of the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake estimated from InSAR and GPS measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L01302, doi:10.1029/2009GL041213, 2010.​


  • Ph.D. Geophysics and Geodynamic, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, 2011
  • M.S. Geodesy, Central South University, Changsha, China, 2007
  • B.S. Surveying Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China, 2004