Monitoring remote equatorial and tropical volcanoes using multi-sensor spaceborne imagery and in situ geophysical data
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Research Unit : UMR 7154
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My PhD project focuses on using state-of-the-art remote sensing methods, in particular interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR), to increase our understanding of volcanic processes at remote, equatorial volcanoes.

The volcanoes of interest include Ambrym in Vanuatu, Ibu in Indonesia, and La Soufrière in Guadeloupe. During this project, I will use InSAR, complemented by other remote sensing and in-situ techniques, to measure deformation linked to magmatic eruptions, dome building events, and the pressurization of hydrothermal systems. The goal of this project is to synthesize this data with other measurements— degassing, thermal anomolies, seismicity, etc. — to accurately model the sub-surface processes driving surface deformation at these volcanoes.

Personal web page: http://www.ipgp.fr/~shreve/