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Zhong Lu

Shuler-Foscue Chair

PH.D. University of Alaska


PH.D., Geophysics, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, 9/1992 - 8/1996
M.S., Geophysics, Beijing University, Beijing, P. R. China, 9/1989 - 7/1992
B.S., Geophysics, Beijing University, Beijing, P. R. China, 9/1985 - 7/1989


  • Technique developments on 1) synthetic aperture radar (SAR), interferometric SAR (InSAR), persistent scatterer InSAR (PSInSAR) processing, multi-aperture InSAR (MAI) processing and 3D deformation construction from InSAR and MAI/offset measurements, 2) high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) generation with InSAR, 3) land cover characterization with SAR and Landsat imagery, and 4) InSAR deformation mapping with ERS-1, ERS-2, Radarsat-1, JERS-1, SIR-C, SRTM, Envisat, ALOS, TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X, COSMO-SkyMed satellite SAR imagery.
  • Application research related to volcano deformation mapping, magma supply dynamics from InSAR imagery and numerical modeling, earthquake deformation mapping, seismic slip distribution and fault geometry from InSAR and modeling, land subsidence and infrastructure stability monitoring, ground-water basin analysis with InSAR, underground nuclear explosion monitoring, landslide monitoring with InSAR, mapping mine-induced deformation, mapping water-level changes of wetlands, flood mapping with SAR and Landsat-7 imagery, soil moisture mapping with SAR/InSAR, vegetation characterization with SAR, tidal study with InSAR, glacier dynamics with InSAR, fire scar mapping with SAR and InSAR, arctic ice and water mapping with SAR/InSAR.


11/2013 – present, Shuler-Foscue Professor of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University. 

12/2006 – 10/2013, Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Cascades Volcano Observatory

3/1997 – 11/2006, Principal Scientist &Technical Fellow, Science Applications International Corporation, contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey/EROS,

9/1996 ‑ 2/1997, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geophysical Institute of University of Alaska

9/1992 ‑ 8/1996, Research Assistant, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska



I am seeking Ph.D. level graduate students to work on InSAR and PSInSAR technique developments and their applications to studies of volcano, landslide, land subsidence, infrastructure stability, wetland water-level changes, biomass characterization, etc.



  1. (Book) Lu, Z., and Dzurisin, D., 2014. “InSAR Imaging of Aleutian Volcanoes: Monitoring a Volcanic Arc from Space”, Springer Praxis Books, Geophysical Sciences, ISBN 978-3-642-00347-9, 388 pp.
  2. Qu, W., Z. Lu*, Q. Zhang, Z.H. Li, J.B. Peng, Q.L. Wang, J. Drummond, M. Zhang, 2014, Kinematic Model of Crustal Deformation of Fenwei Basin, China Based on GPS Observations, J. of Geodynamics, 75, 1-8, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2014.01.001.
  3. Zhang, L., Ding, X.L., Lu, Z., and Jung, H.S., and Feng, G.C., 2014. A Novel Multi-Temporal InSAR Model for Joint Estimation of Deformation Rates and Orbital Errors, IEEE Trans. Geos. Rem. Sens., doi:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2272791,  in press.
  4. Liu, Z., Jung, H.S., and Lu, Z., 2014, Joint correction of ionosphere noise and orbital error in L-band SAR interferometry of interseismic deformation in southern California, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2272791, in press.
  5. Lu, Z., J.W. Kim, and C.K. Shum, 2014, Coastal Wetlands: Mapping by Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), in Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, in press.
  6. Biggs, J., S.K. Ebmeier, W.P, Aspinall1, Z. Lu, M.E. Pritchard, R.S.J. Sparks,T.A. Mather, 2014, Global link between deformation and volcanic eruption quantified by satellite imagery, Nature Communications, in press.
  7. Lu, Z., Dzurisin, D., Wicks, C., and Power, J., 2014, Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR): a Long-Term Monitoring Tool: Chapter 8 of Volcanoes of the North Pacific: Observations from Space, edited by K. Dean and J. Dehn, in press.
  8. Kim, J.W., Z. Lu, J.W. Jones, C.K. Shum, H. Lee, Y. Jia, 2014, Monitoring Everglades Freshwater Marsh Water Level Using L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar Backscatter, Remote Sensing of Environment, in revision.
  9. Lu, Z., and Zhang, L., 2014, Frontiers of Radar Remote Sensing, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, vol. 80, no. 1, 5-13.
  10. Cho, M., Z. Lu, and C.W. Lee, 2013, Time-series analysis of trace of pyroclastic flow deposit and surface temperature at MerapiVolcano in Indonesia using Landsat TM and ETM+, Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 29, no.5, 443-459, doi: 10.7780/kjrs.2013.29.5.1.
  11. Zhao, C.Y., Q. Zhang, Y. Yin, Z. Lu, C. YANG, W. Zhu, and B. Li, 2013. Pre-, Co-, and Post- Rockslide Analysis with ALOS/PALSAR Imagery: A Case Study of the Jiweishan Rockslide, China,  Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2851-2861, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2851-2013.
  12. Lee, C.W., Lu, Z.*, Won, J.S., Jung, H.S., and Dzurisin, D. 2013, Dynamic deformation of Seguam Island, Alaska, 1992–2008, from multi-interferogram InSAR processing, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 260, 43–51.
  13. Jung, H.S., Lu, Z., and L. Zhang, 2013. Feasibility of along-track displacement measurement from Sentinel-1 interferometric wide-swath mode, IEEE Trans. Geos. Rem. Sens., 51(1), 573-578, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.
  14. Jung, H.S., D.T. Lee, Z. Lu, and J.S. Won, 2013. Ionospheric Correction in SAR Interferogram by Multiple-Aperture Interferometry, IEEE TGRS, 51, 3191-3199, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2218660.
  15. Ji, L.Y., Lu, Z.*, Dzurisin, D., Senyukov, S., 2013. Pre-eruption deformation caused by dike intrusion beneath Kizimen volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, observed by InSAR, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 256, 87-95.
  16. Foster, J., J. Kealy, T. Cherubini, S. Businger, Z. Lu, M. Murphy, 2013. The Utility of Atmospheric Analyses for the Mitigation of Artifacts in InSAR, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 748-758, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50093.
  17. Zhao, C.Y., Lu, Z.*, and Zhang, Q., 2013. Time-series deformation monitoring over mining regions with SAR intensity based offset measurement, Remote Sensing Letters, 4(5), 436-445.
  18. Lu, Z., Jung, H.S., Zhang, L., Lee, W.J., Lee, C.W., and Dzurisin, D., 2012. DEM generation from satellite InSAR, in Advanced in mapping from aerospace imagery: techniques and applications (ed. X. Yang and J. Li), CRC Press, 119-144.
  19. Zhang, J.X., Zhao, Z., Huang, G.M., and Lu, Z., 2012. CASMSAR: An Integrated Airborne SAR Mapping System, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 78 (11), 1110-1114 (Journal Cover).
  20. Arp, C. D., B. M. Jones, Z. Lu, and M. S. Whitman, 2012. Shifting balance of lake ice regimes on the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L16503, doi:10.1029/2012GL052518.
  21. Zhao, C.Y., Lu, Z.*, Zhang, Q., de la Fuente, J., 2012. Large Area Landslide Detection and  Monitoring with ALOS/PALSAR Imagery Data over Northern California and Southern Oregon, USA, Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 348–359.
  22. Chen, F., Lin, H., Zhang, Y., and Lu, Z., 2012, Ground subsidence geo-hazards induced by rapid urbanization: implications from InSAR observation and geological analysis, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 12, 935–942.
  23. Ramsey, E. III, Werle, D., Suzuoki, Y., Rangoonwala, A., and Lu, Z., 2012. Limitations and Potential of Satellite Imagery to Monitor Environmental Response to Coastal Flooding, Journal of Coastal Research, 282:2, 457-476 (doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00052.1).
  24. Wood, W., Bailey, R., Hampton, B., Kraemer, T., Lu, Z., Clark, D., James, R., and Ramadan, K., 2012. Rapid late Pleistocene/Holocene uplift and coastal evolution of the southern Arabian (Persian) Gulf, Quaternary Research, doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2011.10.008 (Journal cover).
  25. Lee, C.W., Lu, Z., and H.S. Jung, 2012. Simulation of time series surface deformation to validate multi-interferogram InSAR processing technique, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33:22, 7075-7087.
  26. Zhang, L., Lu, Z.*, Ding, X.L., Jung, H.S., Feng G., and Lee, C.W., 2012, Mapping ground surface deformation using temporarily coherent point SAR interferometry: Application to Los Angeles Basin, Remote Sensing of Environment, 117, 429-439.
  27. Zhao, C.Y., Zhang, Q., and Zhu, W., and Lu, Z., 2012, Monitoring the displacement of ground fissures at Xi’an using TerraSAR-X imagery, Bulletin of Wuhan University, 1, 81-85.
  28. Zhang, L., Ding, X.L., and Lu, Z., 2011, Ground settlement monitoring based on temporarily coherent points between two SAR acquisitions, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 66 (1), 146-152.
  29. Lu, Z., D. Dzurisin, and H.S. Jung, 2011. Monitoring Natural Hazards in Protected Lands Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), in Remote Sensing of Protected Lands (Ed. Y.Q. Wang), Taylor & Francis, 439-471.
  30. Jung, H.S., and Lu, Z., 2011. Topographic Phase Correction of MAI (Multiple Aperture SAR Interferometry) Interferogram, Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, 27(2), 171-180.
  31. Wang, Y.Q., Wu, Z.F., Yuan, X., Zhang, H.Z., Zhang, J.Q., Xu, J.W.,  Lu, Z., Zhou, Y.Y., and Feng, J., 2011. Remote Sensing Assessment of Natural Resources and Ecological Security of the Changbai Mountain Region in Northeast Asia, in Remote Sensing of Protected Lands (Ed. Y.Q. Wang), Taylor & Francis, 203-232.
  32. Zhang, L., Ding, X.L., and Lu, Z., 2011, Modeling PSInSAR Time-Series without Phase Unwrapping: IEEE TGRS, vol. 49, no. 1, 547-556, 10.1109/TGRS.2010.2052625.
  33. Ramsey, E. III, Lu, Z., Suzuoki, Y., Rangoonwala, A., Werle, D., and Wolcott, M., 2011, Monitoring duration and extent of storm surge flooding along the Louisiana coast with Envisat ASAR data: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10.1109/JSTARS.2010.2096201.
  34. Jung, H.S., Lu, Z.*, Won, J., Poland, M., and Miklius, A., 2011, Mapping three-dimensional surface deformation by combining multiple aperture interferometry and conventional interferometry: application to the June 2007 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii: IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Letters, 8 (1), 34-38, 10.1109/LGRS.2010.2051793, 10.1109/LGRS.2010.2051793.
  35. Wu, H., Zhang, Y., Chen, X., Lu, Z., Du, J., Sun, Z., and Sun, G., 2011, Monitoring land subsidence of Tai-Yuan, China, based on small-baseline DInSAR, Acta Geophysica Sinica, v. 54, no. 3, p. 673-680.
  36. Rykhus, R., and Lu, Z.*, 2011, Monitoring a 2003, Yukon Flats, Alaska wildfire using multi-temporal Radarsat-1 intensity and interferometric coherence images: Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Vol. 2, No. 1, 15–32.
  37. Lu, Z., and Dzurisin, D., 2010, Ground surface deformation patterns, magma supply, and magma storage at Okmok volcano, Alaska, from InSAR analysis: 2. Coeruptive deflation, July–August 2008: Journal of Geophysical Research, B00B03, doi:10.1029/2009JB006970.
  38. Lu, Z.,  Dzurisin, D., Biggs, J., Wicks, C., Jr, and McNutt, S., 2010, Ground surface deformation patterns, magma supply, and magma storage at Okmok volcano, Alaska, from InSAR analysis: 1. Intereruption deformation, 1997–2008: Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B00B02, doi:10.1029/2009JB006969.
  39. Lee, W.J., Jung, H.S., and Lu, Z., 2010, A study of high-precision DEM generation using ERS-Envisat SAR cross-interfeometry,Journal of Korean Society of Surveying, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography, 28(4), 431-439.
  40. Lu, Z., and Wicks, C., 2010, Study of the 6 August 2007 Crandall Canyon mine (Utah, USA) collapse from ALOS PALSAR InSAR: Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 1, 85-93.
  41. Lu, Z., Dzurisin, D., H.S. Jung, J.X. Zhang, Y.H. Zhang, 2010, Radar Image and Data Fusion for Natural Hazards Characterization: International Journal of Image and Data Fusion, 1, 217-242.
  42. Lu, Z., Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., and Dzurisin, D., 2010, Monitoring and characterizing natural hazards with satellite InSAR imagery: Annals of GIS, 16, 55-66.
  43. Pallister, J., McCausland, W., Jónsson, S., Lu, Z., Zahran, H., Hadidy, S., Aburukbah, A., Stewart, I., Lundgren, P., White, R., and Moufti, M.,  2010, Broad accommodation of rift-related extension recorded by dyke intrusion in Saudi Arabia: Nature Geoscience, 3, 705-712.
  44. Lu, Z., 2010, Report on International Conference on Geo-spatial Solutions for Emergency Management 2009: International Journal of Image and Data Fusion, v. 1(1), 109-112.
  45. Biggs, J., Z. Lu, T. Fourneir, and J. Freymueller, 2010, Magma flux at Okmok Volcano, Alaska from a joint inversion of continuous GPS, campaign GPS and InSAR, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12401, doi:10.1029/2010JB007577.
  46. Damoah-Afari, P., Ding, X.L., Lu, Z., Li, Z.W. and Omura, M., 2010, Magnitude and extent of six years of land subsidence in Shanghai revealed by JERS-1 SAR data, in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, New Achievements, ed. by Imperatore, P. and Riccio, D., In-Tech. pp. 477-496.
  47. Lee, C.W., Lu, Z.*, H.S. Jung, J.S. Won, and D. Dzurisin, 2010, Surface Deformation of Augustine Volcano (Alaska), 1992-2005, From Multiple-Interferogram Processing Using a Refined SBAS InSAR Approach, chapter 18 of Power, J.A., Coombs, M.L., and Freymueller, J.T., eds., The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1769, p. 453–465 [http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1769/chapters/p1769_chapter18.pdf].
  48. Lu, Z., and Kwoun, O., 2009, Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) study of coastal wetlands over southeastern Louisiana: in Remote Sensing of Wetlands, edited by Y.Q. Wang, CRC Press, p. 25-60.
  49. Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Gong, W., and Lu, Z., 2009, Monitoring urban subsidence based on SAR lnterferometric point target analysis: Acta Geodaetica et Cartographica Sinica, v. 38, no. 6, p. 482-487+493.
  50. Lee, H., Lee, H., C.K. Shum, Y.C. Yi, M. Ibaraki, J.W. Kim, A. Braun, K.Y. Kuo, and Z. Lu, Louisiana Wetland Water Level Monitoring Using Retracked TOPEX/POSEIDON Altimetry, Marine Geodesy, 32, 3, 284-302, 2009.
  51. Ramsey, E. III, D. Werle, Z. Lu, A. Rangoonwala, and Y. Suzuoki, A Case of Timely Satellite Image Acquisitions in Support of Coastal Emergency Environmental Response Management, Journal of Coastal Research, 25, 1168-1172, 2009 (Journal cover).
  52. Kim, J.W., Z. Lu, H.K. Lee, C. K. Shum, C.M. Swarzenski, T.W. Doyle, Integrated Analysis of PALSAR/Radarsat-1 InSAR and ENVISAT Altimeter for Mapping of Absolute Water Level Changes in Louisiana Wetland, Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 2356-2365, 2009.
  53. Lu, Z., J.W. Kim, H.K. Lee, C.K. Shum, J.B. Duan, M. Ibaraki, O. Akyilmaz, and C.H. Read, Helmand River Hydrologic Studies Using ALOS PALSAR InSAR and ENVISAT Altimetry, Marine Geodesy, 32, 3, 320-333, 2009.
  54. Zhang, Y.H., H.K. Yu, Z. Lu, and W.Y. Gong, A New Numerical Method of Calculating Extrema of Received Power for Polarimatric SAR, IEEE Remote Rensing Letters, 6, 666-670, 2009.
  55. Zhao, C.Y., Q. Zhang, X.L. Ding, Z. Lu, C. S. Yang and X. M. Qi, Monitoring of land subsidence and ground fissures in Xian, China 2005–2006: mapped by SAR interferometry, Environmental Geology, 10.1007/s00254-008-1654-9, 2009.
  56. Biggs, J., R. Burgmann, J. Freymueller, Z. Lu, I. Ryder, B. Parsons, and T. Wright . The postseismic response to the 2002 M7.9 Denali Fault Earthquake: Constraints from InSAR, Geophysical Journal International, 176, 353-367, 2009.
  57. Ramsey, E., A. Rangoonwala, B. Middleton, and Z. Lu, Satellite optical and radar data used to track wetland forest impact and short-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina, Wetlands, 29 (1), 66-79, 2009.
  58. Kwoun, O. and Z. Lu*, Multi-temporal RADARSAT-1 and ERS Backscattering Signatures of Coastal Wetlands at Southeastern Louisiana, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 75(5), 607-617, 2009.
  59. Poland, M., and Z. Lu, Radar interferometry observations of surface displacements during pre- and co-eruptive periods at Mount St. Helens, Washington, 1992-2005, in A Volcano Rekindled: the renewed eruption of Mount St. Helens, 2004-2006 (edited by D. Sherod, W. Scott, and P. Stauffer), U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1750, 361-386, 2008.
  60. Jones, B., R. Rykhus, Z. Lu, C. Arp, and D. Selkowitz, Radar imaging of winter seismic surveys in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, Polar Record, 44, 1-5, 2008.
  61. Lu, Z. and O. Kwoun, Radarsat-1 and ERS interferometric analysis over southeastern coastal Louisiana: implication for mapping water-level changes beneath swamp forests, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2167-2184, 2008 (Journal Cover).
  62. Lee, C.W., Z. Lu*, O. Kwoun, and J. Won, Deformation of Augustine volcano, Alaska, 1992-2005, measured by ERS and ENVISAT SAR interferometry, Earth, Planets and Space (EPS), 60, 447-452, 2008.
  63. Rykhus, R., and Z. Lu*, InSAR detects possible thaw settlement in the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 34, no. 2, 100-112, 2008.
  64. Lu, Z., O. Kwoun, and R. Rykhus, Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR): its past, present and future, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, vol. 73, no. 3, 217-221, 2007 (Journal Cover).
  65. Biggs, J., T. Wright, Z. Lu, and B. Parsons, Multi-interferogram method for measuring interseismic deformation: Denali Fault, Alaska, Geophysical Journal International, 173, 1165-1179, 2007.
  66. Lu, Z., D. Dzurisin, C. Wicks, J. Power, O. Kwoun, and R. Rykhus, Diverse deformation patterns of Aleutian volcanoes from satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR), in Volcanism and Subduction: The Kamchatka Region (edited by J. Eichelberger et al.), American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph Series 172, 249-261, 2007.
  67. Rykhus, R., and Z. Lu*, Hurricane Katrina Flooding and Possible Oil Slicks Mapped With Satellite Imagery, USGS Circular 1306: Science and the Storms - The USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005, 50-53, 2007.
  68. Lu, Z., InSAR Imaging of Volcanic Deformation Over Cloud-prone Areas—Aleutian Islands, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, vol. 73, no. 3, 245-257, 2007 (Awarded Article).
  69. Dzurisin, D., and Z. Lu, Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) (Chapter 5), in Volcano Deformation: Geodetic Monitoring Techniques, by D. Dzurisin, Springer-Praxis Publishing Ltd., UK, 2007.
  70. Damoah-Afari, P., X.L. Ding, Z. Lu, Subsidence phenomenon in Shanghai measured with PSInSAR: some preliminary results, Journal of Geospatial Engineering, vol. 7, no. 2, 28-38, 2006.
  71. Ramsey, E. III, Z. Lu, A. Rangoonwala, and R. Rykhus, Multiple baseline radar interferometry applied to coastal landscape classification and changes, GIScience and Remote Sensing, vol. 43, no. 4, 283-309, 2006.
  72. Lundgren, P., and Z. Lu, Inflation model of Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, constrained by satellite radar interferometry observations, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L06301, doi:10.1029/2005GL025181, 2006.
  73. Lu, Z., J. Zhang, and Y. Zhang, Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) and its applications to study volcanoes, part 1: Principles of InSAR, Science of Surveying and Mapping, vol. 31, no. 1, 51-54, 2006.
  74. Lu, Z., D. Dzurisin, C. Wicks, and J. Power, Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) and its applications to study volcanoes, part 2: InSAR imaging of Alaskan Volcanoes, Science of Surveying and Mapping, vol. 31, no. 2, 36-39, 2006.
  75. Kwoun, O., Z. Lu, C. Neal, and C. Wicks, Quiescent deformation of the Aniakchak Caldera, Alaska, mapped by InSAR, Geology, vol. 34, no. 1, 5-8, 2006.
  76. Masterlark, T., Z. Lu, and R. Rykhus, Thickness distribution of a cooling pyroclastic flow deposit: Optimization using InSAR, FEMs, and an adaptive mesh algorithm, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol. 150, 186-201, 2006.
  77. Moran, S., O. Kwoun, T. Masterlark, and Z. Lu, On the absence of deformation signals from InSAR interferograms bracketing the 1995-1996 and 1999 eruptions of Shishaldin Volcano, Alaska, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol. 150, 119-131, 2006.
  78. Rykhus, R., Z. Lu, and B. Jones, Satellite imagery maps hurricane Katrina induced flooding and oil slicks, EOS, Transactions, AGU, vol. 86, no. 41, p381-382, 2005.
  79. Lu, Z., M. Crane, O. Kwoun, C. Wells, C. Swarzenski, and R. Rykhus, C-band Radar Observes Water-level Change in Swamp Forests, EOS, Transactions, AGU, vol. 86, no. 14, page 141-144, 2005.
  80. Lu, Z., C. Wicks, O. Kwoun, J. Power, and D. Dzurisin, Surface deformation associated with the March 1996 earthquake swarm at Akutan Island, Alaska, revealed by C-band ERS and L-band JERS radar interferometry, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 31, no. 1, 7-20, 2005.
  81. Lu, Z., T. Masterlark, and D. Dzurisin, Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) Study of Okmok Volcano, Alaska, 1992-2003: Magma Supply Dynamics and Post-emplacement Lava Flow Deformation, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 110, no. B2, B02403, DOI:10.1029/2004JB003148, 2005.
  82. Baek, S., O. Kwoun, A. Braun, Z. Lu, and C.K. Shum, Digital Elevation Model of King Edward VII Peninsula, West Antarctica, from SAR Interferometry and ICESat Laser Altimetry, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 2, no. 4, 413- 417, 2005.
  83. Lu, Z., C. Wicks, D. Dzurisin, and J. Power, InSAR study of Alaskan volcanoes, Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 21, no. 1, 59-72, 2005.
  84. Wright, T., Z. Lu, and C. Wicks, Constraining the slip distribution and fault geometry of the Mw 7.9, 3 November 2002, Denali Fault Earthquake with InSAR and GPS, Bulletin of Seismological Society of America, vol. 94, no. 6B, S175-S189, 2004.
  85. Wright, T., B. Parsons, and Z. Lu, Toward mapping surface deformation in three dimensions using InSAR, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 31, L01607, doi:10.1029/2003GL018827, Jan. 2004 (Journal Cover).
  86. Lu, Z., R. Rykhus, T. Masterlark, and K. Dean, Mapping recent lava flows at Westdahl volcano, Alaska, using radar and optical satellite imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, 91, 345-353, 2004.
  87. Masterlark, T., and Z. Lu, Transient volcano deformation sources imaged with InSAR: Application to Seguam island, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, B01401, doi:10.1029/2003JB002568, 2004.
  88. Lu, Z., T. Wright, and C. Wicks, Deformation of the 2002 Denali Fault earthquakes, Alaska, mapped by Radarsat-1 interferometry, EOS, Transactions, AGU, Vol. 84, No. 41, 425-431, 2003.
  89. Wright, T., Z. Lu, and C. Wicks, Source model for the Mw 6.7, October 23 2002, Nenana Mountain Earthquake (Alaska) from InSAR, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 30, no. 18, doi:10.1029/2003GL018014, 2003.
  90. Lu, Z., C. Wicks, D. Dzurisin, J. Power, W. Thatcher, and T. Masterlark, Interferometric synthetic aperture radar studies of Alaska volcanoes, Earth Observation Magazine (EOM), vol. 12, No. 3, 8-18, 2003 (Journal Cover).
  91. Lu, Z., T. Masterlark, D. Dzurisin, R. Rykhus, and C. Wicks, Magma Supply Dynamics at Westdahl Volcano, Alaska, Modeled from Satellite Radar Interferometry, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 108, No. B7, 2354, 10.1029/2002JB002311, 31 July 2003.
  92. Patrick, M.R., J. Dehn, K.R. Papp, Z. Lu, L. Moxey, K.G. Dean, and R. Guritz, The 1997 eruption of Okmok Volcano, Alaska: A synthesis of remotely sensed imagery, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol. 127, p. 89-107, 2003.
  93. Lu, Z., E. Fielding, M. Patrick, and C. Trautwein, Estimating Lava Volume by Precision Combination of Multiple Baseline Spaceborne and Airborne Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar: the 1997 Eruption of Okmok Volcano, Alaska, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 41, no. 6, 1428-1436, 2003.
  94. Lu, Z., T. Masterlark, J. Power, D. Dzurisin, and C. Wicks, Subsidence at Kiska volcano, Western Aleutians, Detected by Satellite Radar Interferometry, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 29, no. 18, 1855, doi:10.1029/2002GL014948, 2002.
  95. Wicks, C., D. Dzurisin, S. Ingebritsen, W. Thatcher, Z. Lu, and J. Iverson, Magma Intrusion beneath the Three Sisters Volcanic Center in the Cascade Range of Oregon, USA, from Interferometric Radar Measurements, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 29, no. 7, 10.1029/2001GL014205, 2002.
  96. Lu, Z., C. Wicks, D. Dzurisin J. Power, S. Moran, and W. Thatcher, Magmatic Inflation at a Dormant Stratovolcano: 1996-98 Activity at Mount Peulik Volcano, Alaska, Revealed by Satellite Radar Interferometry, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 107, no. B7, 2134, doi:10.1029/2001JB000471, 2002.
  97. Lu, Z., J. Power, V. McConnell, C. Wicks, and D. Dzurisin, Pre-Eruptive Inflation and Surface Interferometric Coherence Characteristics Revealed by Satellite Radar Interferometry at Makushin Volcano, Alaska: 1993 – 2000, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 107, no. B11, 2266, doi:10.1029/2001JB000970, 2002.
  98. Mann, D., J. Freymueller, and Z. Lu, Deformation associated with the 1997 eruption of Okmok volcano, Alaska, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 107, no. B4, 10.1029/2001JB000163, 2002.
  99. Lu, Z., and D. Meyer, Study of high SAR backscattering due to an increase of soil moisture over less vegetated area: its implication for characteristic of backscattering, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 23, No. 6, 1065-1076, 2002.
  100. Lu, Z., and W. Danskin, InSAR analysis of natural recharge to define structure of a ground-water basin, San Bernardino, California, Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 2661-2664, 2001 (AGU and AP Press Releases).
  101. Mayer, L., and Z. Lu, Elastic rebound following the Kocaeli Earthquake, Turkey, recorded using SAR interferometry, Geology, 29, 495-498, 2001.
  102. Lu, Z., C. Wicks, J. Power, and D. Dzurisin, Ground deformation associated with the March 1996 earthquake swarm at Akutan volcano, Alaska, revealed by satellite radar interferometry, Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 21,483-21,496, 2000.
  103. Lu, Z., C. Wicks, D. Dzurisin, W. Thatcher, J. Freymueller, S. McNutt, and D. Mann, Aseismic inflation of Westdahl volcano, Alaska, revealed by satellite radar interferometry, Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 1567-1570, 2000 (Journal Cover).
  104. Lu, Z., D. Mann, J. Freymueller, and D. Meyer, Synthetic aperture radar interferometry of Okmok volcano, Alaska: Radar observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 10791-10806, 2000.
  105. Lu, Z., C. Wicks, D. Dzurisin, W. Thatcher, J. Freymueller, S. McNutt, and D. Mann, Watching magma from space, Geotimes, Vol. 45, No. 11, 36-37, 2000.
  106. Lu, Z., Satellite radar interferometry and its application to detection of volcanic deformation, Remote Sensing Information, Vol. 53, No. 1, 18-23, 1999.
  107. Lu, Z., D. Mann, and J. Freymueller, Satellite radar interferometry measures deformation at Okmok volcano, EOS, 79, 461-468, 1998.
  108. Lu, Z., and J. Freymueller, Synthetic aperture radar interferometry coherence analysis over Katmai volcano group, Alaska, Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 29887-29894, 1998.
  109. Lu, Z., R. Fatland, M. Wyss, S. Li, J. Eichelberger, and K. Dean., Deformation of Volcanic Vents Detected by ERS 1 SAR Interferometry, Katmai National Park, Alaska, Geophysical Research Letters, 24, 695 698, 1997.
  110. Lu, Z., M. Wyss and H. Pulpan, Details of Stress Directions in the Alaska Subduction Zone From Fault Plane Solutions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 5385 5402, 1997.
  111. Lu, Z., 1996, Stress and surface deformation due to earthquakes and volcanoes in Alaska: Ph. D. thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, 142 pp.
  112. Dean, K., K. Engle, Z. Lu, J. Eichelberger, T. Neal, and M. Doukas, Use of SAR data to study active volcanoes in Alaska, Earth Observation Quarterly, 53, 21 23, 1996.
  113. Lu, Z., and M. Wyss, Segmentation of the Aleutian plate boundary derived from stress directions estimates based on fault plane solutions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 101, 803 816, 1996.
  114. Wyss, M., and Z. Lu, Plate boundary segmentation by stress directions: southern San Andreas fault, California, Geophysical Research Letters, 22, 547 550, 1995.
  115. Lu, Z., M. Wyss, G. Tytgat, S. McNutt, and S. Stihler, Aftershocks of the 13 May 1993 Shumagin Alaska earthquake, Geophysical Research Letters, 21, 497 500, 1994.