Speakers Club: Dr. Mark Simons

Event Date: 

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Webb Hall 1100

Dr. Mark Simons, of the California Institute of Technology, will give a talk at Speakers Club entitled Imaging geodesy: Fault creep, aquifers & volcanoes.

Over the next 5-10 years InSAR satellites are being launched by space agencies in Europe, Canada, Japan and eventually the U.S and India.   We are now crossing the threshold into a new era of imaging geodesy where we can combine observations from dense continuously monitoring GPS networks and nearly daily imaging from orbiting radar satellites.  Examples taken from restless calderas, active fault systems, and impacted urban areas will illustrate the scientific opportunities and societally important applications afforded by these observational systems as well as the challenges associated with fully exploiting their potential.


Dr. Mark Simons