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My research primarily uses Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) to understand the physics of the processes that deform the earth's surface. Recent developments in satellite geodesy are providing a new perspective on continental tectonics and volcanic processes through observations of aseismic processes such as interseismic strain accumulation, postseismic relaxation and magma intrusion.
These measurements can identify the mechanisms controlling continental deformation and quantify the constitutive laws controlling rheology. My current areas of interest are the East African Rift and the volcanoes of Central America and the Northern Andes. Practical applications of my work include seismic and volcano hazard assessment and geothermal resources.
A Systematic Approach to Mapping Regimes of Earthquake‐Induced Static Stress Changes Acting on Magmatic PathwaysJenkins, A., Biggs, J. J., Rust, A. C. & Jara, R., 25 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 126, 1, 23 p., e2020JB020242.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review
Baseline monitoring of volcanic regions with little recent activity: application of Sentinel-1 InSAR to Turkish volcanoesBiggs, J., Dogru, F., Dagliyar, A., Albino, F., Yip, S., Brown, S., Anantrasirichai, N. & Atıcı, G., 15 Feb 2021, In: Journal of Applied Volcanology. 10, 14 p., 2 (2021).
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Active fault scarps in southern Malawi and their implications for the distribution of strain in incipient continental riftsWedmore, L. N. J., Biggs, J., Williams, J. N., Fagereng, Å., Dulanya, Z., Mphepo, F. & Mdala, H., 16 Mar 2020, In: Tectonics. 39, 3, 21 p., e2019TC005834.
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