InSAR Imaging of Aleutian Volcanoes

Monitoring a Volcanic Arc from Space

  • Zhong Lu
  • Daniel Dzurisin

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Geophysical Sciences book sub series (GEOPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Zhong Lu, Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 1-23
  3. Zhong Lu, Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 25-34
  4. Zhong Lu, Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 35-48
  5. Zhong Lu, Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 49-69
  6. Zhong Lu, Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 71-85
  7. Zhong Lu, Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 87-345
  8. Zhong Lu, Daniel Dzurisin
    Pages 347-367
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 369-390

About this book


Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) is a relatively new remote sensing tool that is capable of measuring ground-surface deformation with centimeter-to-subcentimeter precision at a spatial resolution of tens of meters over an area of hundreds to thousands of square kilometers. With its global coverage and all-weather imaging capability, InSAR has become an increasingly important technique for studying volcanoes in remote regions such as the Aleutian Islands. The spatial distribution of surface deformation data derived from InSAR images enables the construction of detailed mechanical models to enhance the study of magmatic processes.

InSAR Imaging of Aleutian Volcanoes:

• Provides a theoretical framework for InSAR observations and capabilities

• Discusses state-of-the-art InSAR analysis techniques

• Describes the structure, eruptive history, and magma composition of volcanoes along the entire Aleutian arc

• Presents conceptual models for the magma plumbing systems of Aleutian volcanoes based on InSAR results combined with geophysical, geological and geochemical observations.

• Synthesizes observations of deformation along the Aleutian arc and compares those results to other active arcs around the world.

• Is illustrated throughout with high-resolution color satellite radar images


Alaska Aleutian Eruption dynamics Interferometric SAR (InSAR) Magma plumbing system Satellite radar interferometry Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) Volcano

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhong Lu
    • 1
  • Daniel Dzurisin
    • 2
  1. 1.US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano ObservatoryVancouverUSA
  2. 2.US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano ObservatoryVancouverUSA

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