© 2007

Volcano Deformation

Geodetic Monitoring Techniques


  • First book devoted specifically to volcano geodesy

  • Only book available dealing with state-of-the-art technologies


Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 1-31
  3. Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 33-80
  4. Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 81-109
  5. Daniel Dzurisin, Zhong Lu
    Pages 153-194
  6. Ren A. Thompson, Steve P. Schilling
    Pages 195-221
  7. Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 223-278
  8. Michael Lisowski
    Pages 279-304
  9. Evelyn A. Roeloffs, Alan T. Linde
    Pages 305-322
  10. Robert O. Fournier
    Pages 323-341
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 363-441

About this book


Volcanic Deformation is the first book devoted to volcano geodesy, a specialisation of the still-young science of volcanology. It forms a part of the whole catalogue of methods used to monitor a restless or an erupting volcano, and demonstrates how risk from hazardous eruptions can be reduced.

With contributions from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in the field, the book desbribes the state-of-the-art techniques used by volcanologists to successfully predict volcanic eruptions. With chapters on GPS and synthetic aperture radar interferometry, Volcanic Deformation covers both the "classical" and emerging methodologies, and looks at the future challenges faced by scientists when predicting volcanic eruptions.

Volcanic Deformation

  • is an up-to-date, comprehensive treatment of volcanic geodesy and its applications;
  • describes how volcanic geodesy complements other volcano monitoring approaches and tools;
  • gives an extensive treatment of the key lessons volcanologists have learned at well-monitored deforming volcanoes.



Borehole Inversion environment formation geophysics global positioning system (GPS) groundwater monitoring networks radar principles seismology stability synthetic aperture radar interferometry uplift volcano

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.United States Geological SurveyDavid A. Johnston Cascades Volcano ObservatoryVancouverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Volcano Deformation
  • Book Subtitle Geodetic Monitoring Techniques
  • Authors Daniel Dzurisin
  • Series Title Springer Praxis Books
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-42642-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-51763-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-49302-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXVI, 442
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
  • Topics Geophysics/Geodesy
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the reviews:

"This monumental, first-of-a-kind, up-to-date book on volcano geodesy compiled by Dzurisin … fills an important gap in the rapidly expanding literature discussing the young science of Volcanology. … The outstanding list of references offers more than 400 citations; the extra material contains all the book’s figures plus an expanded version of analytical source models. … The chapter authors are eminently qualified, and their book is a marvelous contribution to the highly complex, important, and challenging profession of volcano monitoring. Summing Up: Highly recommended." (T. L. T. Grose, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (11), July, 2007)