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InSAR Imaging of Aleutian Volcanoes

Monitoring a Volcanic Arc from Space

Lu, Zhong, Dzurisin, Daniel

Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK

2014, XXIX, 390 p. 281 illus., 260 illus. in color.

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  • Details different styles of volcanism along a single volcanic arc
  • Illustrated in color throughout with high-resolution, high-quality satellite radar images
  • Supplies satellite InSAR deformation images of a wide spectrum of more than 40 active Aleutian volcanoes
  • Describes eruptive style, size, volume, and magma composition of volcanoes along the entire Aleutian arc
  • Explains arc volcanism derived from InSAR deformation mapping and modeling
  • Emphasizes the importance of InSAR for volcano studies and eruption forecasting
  • Metadata enables readers to explore different modeling techniques and conduct geomorphic studies

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

Content Level » Research

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

Related subjects » Geochemistry - Geology - Geophysics & Geodesy

Table of contents 

Foreword,- Preface,- Chapter 1. Introduction to interferometric synthetic aperture radar,- Chapter 2. Practical issues in InSAR analysis,- Chapter 3. Recent advances in InSAR image processing and analysis, -Chapter 4. Tectonic setting of Aleutian volcanism,- Chapter 5. Role of ground surface deformation in volcano monitoring,- Chapter 6. InSAR imaging of Aleutian volcanoes, -Chapter 7. InSAR observations and insights into Aleutian volcanism, Glossary, Index.

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