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Summary of Proposal GEO1284

TitleTerraSAR-X background acquisitions for the Geohazards Supersites
Investigator Amelung, Falk - University of Miami, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics
Team Member
Dr. Stramondo, Salvatore - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, National Earthquake Center - Remote Sensing Laboratory
Dr Fielding, Eric - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Earth science division
Dr. Walter, Thomas - GeoforschungsZentrum Potsdam, Dept. 2 - Physics of the Earth, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
Dr. Pallister, John - U.S. Geological Survey, Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP), U.S.G.S. Cascades Volcano Observatory
SummaryFollowing the success of the initial Geohazard Supersites program this project will acquire new TerraSAR-X data for the study of geohazards. We will follow four objectives. We will image (1) selected, rapidly moving earthquake faults, (2) hazardous volcanoes known to be actively deforming, (3) significant earthquakes and (4) new volcanic unrest. The first two objectives will lead to new data stacks for sites that could be selected as Geohazard Supersites in the future (potential Supersites). The latter two objectives are efforts to improve TerraSAR-X acquisitions for events; to capture co-seismic, post-seismic deformation during earthquakes and sub-surface movements of magma associated with volcanic eruptions. The sites will be selected in a transparent manner by the Co-PIs in collaboration with the Supersites scientific advisory committee (SAC) following the Supersites strategic plan. Proposed sites will be prioritized according to scientific significance, vulnerability, and involvement of in-situ data provider. This proposal is only concerned with background acquisitions. The data will be available to approved TerraSAR-X PIs through the regular DLR science service system and the Co-PIs will acquire the data through this system (using regular TSX science projects). In the future, the Geohazard Supersites will use the new data stacks to grow the Supersites archive. We expect that several of the potential Supersites will be named actual Supersites in 1-2 years time.

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