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Zhong Lu

Zhong Lu

Professor
Shuler-Foscue Chair
Geophysics

PH.D. University of Alaska
214-768-0101

EDUCATION

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

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • 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.

EXPERIENCE

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

 

GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 

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, Springer, 390 pp. (http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-642-00348-6)

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

(* - corresponding author) (numbers in blue have PDF link to publication)

118.     Lu, Z.*, and Dzurisin, D., 2014. Radar Monitoring of Volcanic Activities: Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Taylor & Francis, in press.

117.     Lu, Z.*, Kim, J.W., and Shum, C.K., 2014. Coastal Wetlands: Mapping by Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR): Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, Taylor & Francis, in press.

116.     Lu, Z.*, Dzurisin, D., Wicks, C., and Power, J., 2014. Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR): a Long-Term Monitoring Tool: Volcanoes of the North Pacific: Observations from Space (edited by K. Dean and J. Dehn), Springer, in press.

115.     Qu, F.F., Zhang, Q., Lu, Z.*, Zhao, C.Y., Yang, C.S., and Zhang, J., 2014. Land Subsidence and Ground Fissures in Xi’an, China 2005–2012 Revealed by Multi-band InSAR Time-series Analysis: Remote Sensing of Environment, 150, 366–376, 10.1016/j.rse.2014.09.008.

114.     Zhao C.Y., Lu, Z.,  Zhang, Q., Yang, C.S., and Zhu, W., 2014. Mining collapse monitoring with SAR imagery data: a case study of Datong mine, China: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 8(1):083574,  doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.083574.

113.     Parker, A., Biggs, J., Lu, Z., 2014. Investigating long-term subsidence at Medicine Lake Volcano, CA, using multi-temporal InSAR: Geophysical Journal International, 199, 844-859.

112.     Kim, J.W., Lu, Z., Jones, J.W., Shum, C.K., Lee, H., and Jia, Y., 2014. Monitoring Everglades freshwater marsh water level using L-band synthetic aperture radar backscatter: Remote Sensing of Environment, 150, 66-81.

111.     Qu, W., Lu*, Z., Zhang, Q., Li, Z.H., Peng, J.B., Wang, Q.L., Drummond, J., and Zhang, M., 2014. Kinematic Model of Crustal Deformation of Fenwei Basin, China Based on GPS Observations: Journal of Geodynamics, 75, 1-8, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2014.01.001.

110.     Biggs, J., Ebmeier, S.K., Aspinall1, W.P., Lu, Z., Pritchard, M.E., Sparks, R.S.J., Mather, T.A., 2014. Global link between deformation and volcanic eruption quantified by satellite imagery: Nature Communications, 5, 3471, doi: 10.1038/ncomms4471.

109.     Zhang, L., Ding, X.L., Lu, Z., and Jung, H.S., Hu, J., and Feng, G.C., 2014. A Novel Multi-Temporal InSAR Model for Joint Estimation of Deformation Rates and Orbital Errors: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52, 3529-3540, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2272791.

108.     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, 52, 3421-3427,  doi:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2272791.

107.     Lu, Z.*, and Zhang, L., 2014. Frontiers of Radar Remote Sensing: Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 80 (1), 5-13.

106.     Cho, M., Lu, Z., and Lee, C.W., 2013. Time-series analysis of trace of pyroclastic flow deposit and surface temperature at Merapi volcano in Indonesia using Landsat TM and ETM+: Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, 29 (5), 443-459, doi: 10.7780/kjrs.2013.29.5.1.

105.     Zhao, C.Y., Zhang, Q., Yin, Y., Lu, Z., Yang, C.,  Zhu, W., Li, B., 2013. Pre-, Co-, and Post- Rockslide Analysis with ALOS/PALSAR Imagery: A Case Study of the Jiweishan Rockslide, China:  Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 13, 2851-2861, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2851-2013.

104.     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.

103.     Jung, H.S., Lee, D.T., Lu, Z., and Won, J.S., 2013. Ionospheric Correction in SAR Interferogram by Multiple-Aperture Interferometry: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51, 3191-3199, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2218660.

102.     Jung, H.S., Lu, Z., and Zhang, L., 2013. Feasibility of along-track displacement measurement from Sentinel-1 interferometric wide-swath mode: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51, 573-578, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.

101.     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.

100.     Foster, J., Kealy, J., Cherubini,T., Businger, S., and Lu, Z., and Murphy, M., 2013. The Utility of Atmospheric Analyses for the Mitigation of Artifacts in InSAR: Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 748-758, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50093.

99.       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.

98.       Lu, Z.*, Jung, H.S., Zhang, L., Lee, W.J., Lee, C.W., and Dzurisin, D., 2012. DEM generation from satellite InSAR: Advanced in mapping from aerospace imagery: techniques and applications (edited by Yang, X. and Li, J.), CRC Press, 119-144.

97.       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).

96.       Arp, C. D., Jones, B.M., Lu, Z., and Whitman, M.S., 2012. Shifting balance of lake ice regimes on the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska: Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L16503, doi:10.1029/2012GL052518.

95.       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.

94.       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.

93.       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, 457-476 (doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00052.1).

92.       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, 77, 215-220 doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2011.10.008 (Journal cover).

91.       Lee, C.W., Lu, Z., and Jung, H.S., 2012. Simulation of time series surface deformation to validate multi-interferogram InSAR processing technique: International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33 (22), 7075-7087.

90.       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.

89.       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, 2012(1), 81-85.

88.       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.

87.       Lu, Z.*, Dzurisin, D., and Jung, H.S., 2011. Monitoring Natural Hazards in Protected Lands Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR): Remote Sensing of Protected Lands (Ed. Y.Q. Wang), Taylor & Francis, 439-471.

86.       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.

85.       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: Remote Sensing of Protected Lands (Ed. Y.Q. Wang), Taylor & Francis, 203-232.

84.       Zhang, L., Ding, X.L., and Lu, Z., 2011. Modeling PSInSAR Time-Series without Phase Unwrapping: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49 (1), 547-556, 10.1109/TGRS.2010.2052625.

83.       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, 4 (2), 387-399, 10.1109/JSTARS.2010.2096201.

82.       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.

81.       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, 54 (3), 673-680.

80.       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, 2 (1), 15–32.

79.       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, 115, B00B03, doi:10.1029/2009JB006970.

78.       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.

77.       Lee, W.J., Jung, H.S., and Lu, Z., 2010. A study of high-precision DEM generation using ERS-Envisat SAR cross-interferometry: Journal of Korean Society of Surveying, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography, 28 (4), 431-439.

76.       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.

75.       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.

74.       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.

73.       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.

72.       Lu, Z.*, 2010. Report on International Conference on Geo-spatial Solutions for Emergency Management 2009: International Journal of Image and Data Fusion, 1 (1), 109-112.

71.       Biggs, J., Lu, Z., Fourneir,T., and Freymueller, J., 2010. Magma flux at Okmok Volcano, Alaska from a joint inversion of continuous GPS, campaign GPS and InSAR: Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B12401, doi:10.1029/2010JB007577.

70.       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. 477-496.

69.       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: The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska (edited by Power, J.A., Coombs, M.L., and Freymueller, J.T.),  U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1769, 453–465 [http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1769/chapters/p1769_chapter18.pdf].

68.       Lu, Z.*, and Kwoun, O., 2009. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) study of coastal wetlands over southeastern Louisiana: Remote Sensing of Wetlands (edited by Y.Q. Wang), CRC Press, 25-60.

67.       Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Gong, W., and Lu, Z., 2009. Monitoring urban subsidence based on SAR interferometric point target analysis: Acta Geodaetica et Cartographica Sinica, 38 (6), 482-487+493.

66.       Lee, H., Shum, C.K., Yi, Y.C., Ibaraki, M., Kim, J.W., Braun, A., Kuo, K.Y., and Lu, Z., 2009. Louisiana wetland water level monitoring using retracked TOPEX/POSEIDON altimetry: Marine Geodesy, 32 (3), 284-302.

65.       Ramsey, E. III, Werle, D., Lu, Z., Rangoonwala, A., and Suzuoki, Y., 2009. A Case of timely satellite image acquisitions in support of coastal emergency environmental response management: Journal of Coastal Research, 25, 1168-1172 (Journal cover).

64.       Kim, J.W., Lu, Z., Lee, H.K., Shum, C.K., Swarzenski, C.M., and Doyle, T.W., 2009. 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.

63.       Lu, Z., Kim, J.W., Lee, H.K., Shum, C.K., Duan, J.B., Ibaraki, M., Akyilmaz, O., and Read, C.H., 2009. Helmand river hydrologic studies using ALOS PALSAR InSAR and ENVISAT altimetry: Marine Geodesy, 32 (3), 320-333.

62.       Zhang, Y.H., Yu, H.K., Lu, Z., and Gong, W.Y., 2009. A new numerical method of calculating extrema of received power for polarimetric SAR: IEEE Remote Sensing Letters, 6, 666-670.

61.       Zhao, C.Y., Zhang, Q., Ding, X.L., Lu, Z.,  Yang, C.S., and Qi, X.M., 2009. 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.

60.       Biggs, J., Burgmann, R., Freymueller, J., Lu, Z., Ryder, I., Parsons, B., and Wright, T., 2009. The postseismic response to the 2002 M7.9 Denali Fault earthquake: constraints from InSAR: Geophysical Journal International, 176, 353-367.

59.       Ramsey, E., Rangoonwala, A., Middleton, B., and Lu, Z., 2009. Satellite optical and radar data used to track wetland forest impact and short-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina: Wetlands, 29 (1), 66-79.

58.       Kwoun, O. and Lu, Z.*, 2009. Multi-temporal RADARSAT-1 and ERS backscattering signatures of coastal wetlands at southeastern Louisiana: Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 75 (5), 607-617.

57.       Poland, M., and Lu, Z., 2008. Radar interferometry observations of surface displacements during pre- and co-eruptive periods at Mount St. Helens, Washington, 1992-2005: 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.

56.       Jones, B., Rykhus, R., Lu, Z., Arp, C., and Selkowitz, D., 2008. Radar imaging of winter seismic surveys in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska: Polar Record, 44, 1-5.

55.       Lu, Z.* and O. Kwoun, 2008. 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, 46 (4), 2167-2184 (Journal Cover).

54.       Lee, C.W., Lu, Z.*, Kwoun, O., and Won, J., 2008. Deformation of Augustine volcano, Alaska, 1992-2005, measured by ERS and ENVISAT SAR interferometry: Earth, Planets and Space, 60, 447-452.

53.       Rykhus, R., and Lu, Z.*, 2008. InSAR detects possible thaw settlement in the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain: Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 34 (2), 100-112.

52.       Lu, Z.*, Kwoun, and Rykhus, R., 2007. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR): its past, present and future: Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 73 (3), 217-221 (Journal Cover).

51.       Biggs, J., Wright, T., Lu, Z.,  and Parsons, B., 2007. Multi-interferogram method for measuring interseismic deformation: Denali Fault, Alaska: Geophysical Journal International, 173, 1165-1179.

50.       Lu, Z.*, Dzurisin, D., Wicks, C., Power, J., Kwoun, O., and Rykhus, R., 2007. Diverse deformation patterns of Aleutian volcanoes from satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR): Volcanism and Subduction: The Kamchatka Region (edited by J. Eichelberger and others), American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph  Series 172, 249-261.

49.       Rykhus, R., and Lu, Z.*, 2007. Hurricane Katrina Flooding and Possible Oil Slicks Mapped With Satellite Imagery, in Science and the Storms - The USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005: US Geological Survey Circular 1306, 50-53.

48.       Lu, Z.*, 2007. InSAR Imaging of Volcanic Deformation Over Cloud-prone Areas—Aleutian Islands: Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 73 (3), 245-257 (Awarded Article).

47.       Dzurisin, D., and Lu, Z., 2007. Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) (Chapter 5): Volcano Deformation: Geodetic Monitoring Techniques (by D. Dzurisin), Springer-Praxis Publishing Ltd., UK, 153-194.

46.       Damoah-Afari, P., Ding, X.L., Lu, Z., 2006. Subsidence phenomenon in Shanghai measured with PSInSAR: some preliminary results: Journal of Geospatial Engineering, 7 (2), 28-38.

45.       Ramsey, E. III, Lu, Z.,  Rangoonwala, A., and Rykhus, R., 2006. Multiple baseline radar interferometry applied to coastal landscape classification and changes: GIScience and Remote Sensing, 43 (4), 283-309.

44.       Lundgren, P., and Lu, Z., 2006. Inflation model of Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, constrained by satellite radar interferometry observations: Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L06301, doi:10.1029/2005GL025181.

43.       Lu, Z.*, Zhang, J., and Zhang, Y., 2006. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) and its applications to study volcanoes, part 1: Principles of InSAR: Science of Surveying and Mapping, 31 (1), 51-54.

42.       Lu, Z.*, Dzurisin, D., Wicks, C., and Power, J., 2006. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) and its applications to study volcanoes, part 2: InSAR imaging of Alaskan Volcanoes: Science of Surveying and Mapping, 31 (2), 36-39.

41.       Kwoun, O., Lu, Z., Neal, C., and Wicks, C., 2006. Quiescent deformation of the Aniakchak Caldera, Alaska, mapped by InSAR: Geology, 34 (1), 5-8.

40.       Masterlark, T., Lu, Z., and Rykhus, R., 2006. Thickness distribution of a cooling pyroclastic flow deposit: Optimization using InSAR, FEMs, and an adaptive mesh algorithm: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 150, 186-201.

39.       Moran, S., Kwoun, O., Masterlark, T., and Lu, Z., 2006. 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, 150, 119-131.

38.       Rykhus, R., Lu, Z., and Jones, B., 2005. Satellite imagery maps hurricane Katrina induced flooding and oil slicks: EOS Transactions of AGU, 86 (41), 381-382.

37.       Lu, Z.*, Crane, M., Kwoun, O., Wells, C., Swarzenski, C., and Rykhus, R., 2005. C-band Radar Observes Water-level Change in Swamp Forests: EOS Transactions of AGU, 86 (14), 141-144.

36.       Lu, Z.*, Wicks, C., Kwoun, O., Power, J., and Dzurisin, D., 2005. 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, 31 (1), 7-20.

35.       Lu, Z.*, Masterlark, T., and Dzurisin, D., 2005. 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, 110, B02403, DOI:10.1029/2004JB003148.

34.       Baek, S., Kwoun, O., Braun, A., Lu, Z., and Shum, C.K., 2005. Digital Elevation Model of King Edward VII Peninsula, West Antarctica, from SAR Interferometry and ICESat Laser Altimetry: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2 (4), 413- 417.

33.       Lu, Z.*, Wicks, C., Dzurisin, D., and Power, J., 2005. InSAR study of Alaskan volcanoes: Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, 21 (1), 59-72.

32.       Wright, T., Lu, Z., and Wicks, C., 2004. 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, 94 (6B), S175-S189.

31.       Wright, T., Parsons, B., and Lu, Z. (2004). Toward mapping surface deformation in three dimensions using InSAR: Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L01607, doi:10.1029/2003GL018827 (Journal Cover).

30.       Lu, Z.*, Rykhus, R., Masterlark, T., and Dean, K., 2004. Mapping recent lava flows at Westdahl volcano, Alaska, using radar and optical satellite imagery: Remote Sensing of Environment, 91, 345-353.

29.       Masterlark, T., and Lu, Z., 2004. Transient volcano deformation sources imaged with InSAR: Application to Seguam island: Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, B01401, doi:10.1029/2003JB002568.

28.       Lu, Z.*, Wright, T., and Wicks, C., 2003. Deformation of the 2002 Denali Fault earthquakes, Alaska, mapped by Radarsat-1 interferometry: EOS Transactions of AGU, 84 (41), 425-431.

27.       Wright, T., Lu, Z., and Wicks, C., 2003. Source model for the Mw 6.7, October 23 2002, Nenana Mountain Earthquake (Alaska) from InSAR: Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (18), doi:10.1029/2003GL018014.

26.       Lu, Z.*, Wicks, C., Dzurisin, D., Power, J., Thatcher, W., and Masterlark, T., 2003. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar studies of Alaska volcanoes: Earth Observation Magazine (EOM), 12 (3), 8-18, 2003 (Journal Cover).

25.       Lu, Z.*, Masterlark, T., Dzurisin, D., Rykhus, R., and Wicks, C., 2003. Magma Supply Dynamics at Westdahl Volcano, Alaska, Modeled from Satellite Radar Interferometry: Journal of Geophysical Research, 108 (B7), 2354, 10.1029/2002JB002311.

24.       Patrick, M.R., Dehn, J., Papp, K., Lu, Z., Moxey, L., Dean, K., and Guritz, R., 2003. The 1997 eruption of Okmok Volcano, Alaska: A synthesis of remotely sensed imagery: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 127, 89-107.

23.       Lu, Z.*, Fielding, E., Patrick, M., and Trautwein, C., 2003. 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, 41 (6), 1428-1436.

22.       Lu, Z.*, Masterlark, T., Power, J., Dzurisin, D., and Wicks, C., 2002. Subsidence at Kiska volcano, Western Aleutians, detected by satellite radar interferometry: Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (18), 1855, doi:10.1029/2002GL014948.

21.       Wicks, C., Dzurisin, D., Ingebritsen, S., Thatcher, W., Lu, Z., and Iverson, J., 2002. Magma intrusion beneath the Three Sisters Volcanic Center in the Cascade Range of Oregon, USA, from interferometric radar measurements: Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (7), 10.1029/2001GL014205.

20.       Lu, Z.*, Wicks, C., Dzurisin, D., Power, J., Moran, S., and Thatcher, W., 2002. Magmatic inflation at a dormant stratovolcano: 1996-98 activity at Mount Peulik volcano, Alaska, revealed by satellite radar interferometry: Journal of Geophysical Research, 107 (B7), 2134, doi:10.1029/2001JB000471.

19.       Lu, Z.*, Power, J., McConnell, V., Wicks, C., and Dzurisin, D., 2002. Pre-Eruptive inflation and surface interferometric coherence characteristics revealed by satellite radar interferometry at Makushin volcano, Alaska: 1993 – 2000: Journal of Geophysical Research, 107 (B11), 2266, doi:10.1029/2001JB000970.

18.       Mann, D., Freymueller, J., and Lu, Z., 2002. Deformation associated with the 1997 eruption of Okmok volcano, Alaska: Journal of Geophysical Research, 107 (B4), 10.1029/2001JB000163.

17.       Lu, Z.*, and Meyer, D., 2002. 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, 23 (6), 1065-1076.

16.       Lu, Z.*, and Danskin, W., 2001. InSAR analysis of natural recharge to define structure of a ground-water basin, San Bernardino, California: Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 2661-2664 (AGU and AP Press Releases).

15.       Mayer, L., and Lu, Z., 2001. Elastic rebound following the Kocaeli Earthquake, Turkey, recorded using SAR interferometry: Geology, 29, 495-498.

14.       Lu, Z.*, Wicks, C., Power, J., and Dzurisin, D., 2000. 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.

13.       Lu, Z.*, Wicks, C., Dzurisin, D., Thatcher, W., Freymueller, J., McNutt, S., and Mann, D., 2000. Aseismic inflation of Westdahl volcano, Alaska, revealed by satellite radar interferometry: Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 1567-1570 (Journal Cover).

12.       Lu, Z.*, Mann, D., Freymueller, J., and Meyer, D., 2000. Synthetic aperture radar interferometry of Okmok volcano, Alaska: Radar observations: Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 10791-10806.

11.       Lu, Z.*, Wicks, C., Dzurisin, D., Thatcher, W., Freymueller, J., McNutt, S., and Mann, D., 2000. Watching magma from space: Geotimes, 45 (11), 36-37.

10.       Lu, Z.*, 1999. Satellite radar interferometry and its application to detection of volcanic deformation: Remote Sensing Information, 53 (1), 18-23.

9.         Lu, Z.*, Mann, D., and Freymueller, J., 1998. Satellite radar interferometry measures deformation at Okmok volcano: EOS Transactions of AGU, 79, 461-468.

8.         Lu, Z.*, and Freymueller, J., 1998. Synthetic aperture radar interferometry coherence analysis over Katmai volcano group, Alaska: Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 29887-29894.

7.         Lu, Z.*, Fatland, R., Wyss, M., Li, S., Eichelberger, J., Dean, K., and Freymueller, J., 1997. Deformation of Volcanic Vents Detected by ERS‑1 SAR Interferometry, Katmai National Park, Alaska: Geophysical Research Letters, 24, 695‑698.

6.         Lu, Z.*, Wyss, M., and Pulpan, H., 1997. Details of stress directions in the Alaska subduction zone from fault plane solutions: Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 5385‑5402.

5.         Lu, Z.*, 1996. Stress and surface deformation due to earthquakes and volcanoes in Alaska: Ph. D. dissertation, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, 142 pp.

4.         Dean, K., Engle, K., Lu, Z., Eichelberger, J., Neal, T., and Doukas, M., 1996. Use of SAR data to study active volcanoes in Alaska: Earth Observation Quarterly, 53, 21‑23.

3.         Lu, Z.*, and Wyss, M., 1996. Segmentation of the Aleutian plate boundary derived from stress directions estimates based on fault plane solutions: Journal of Geophysical Research, 101, 803‑816.

2.         Wyss, M., and Lu, Z., 1995. Plate boundary segmentation by stress directions: southern San Andreas fault, California: Geophysical Research Letters, 22, 547‑550.

1.        Lu, Z.*, Wyss, M., Tytgat, G., McNutt, S., and Stihler, S., 1994. Aftershocks of the 13 May 1993 Shumagin Alaska earthquake: Geophysical Research Letters, 21, 497‑500.

 

MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATION

  • Member -> Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) (1996-2006, 2007-present).
  • Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU) (1993 - ).
  • Member, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) (1997-2001).
  • Member, Seismological Society of America (SSA) (1992-1998).
  • Member of Asia Pacific Geodynamics Program (1998 - ).
  • Team Member of USGS Future Science Direction on Earthquake Hazards (2001).
  • Principal Investigator of SRTM-X, German Space Agency (1999 – 2002)
  • Principal Investigator of Envisat, European Space Agency (2002 – 2012)
  • Principal Investigator of ALOS, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (2005 – 2011).
  • Principal Investigator of ALOS-2, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (2013 –).
  • USGS representative for the Western North America InSAR WInSAR Consortium (2005 - 2013).
  • Executive Committee member for the Western North America InSAR (WInSAR) Consortium (2005 - 2006).
  • Member of Science Team for TanDEM-X, a radar satellite constellation mission by German Space Agency (DLR) (2005 -).
  • Member of NASA’s Advisory Committee for Alaska Satellite Facility (2005 - ).
  • USGS representative for the International User Team for Canadian Space Agency’s Radarsat SAR Constellations (2005 - 2007).
  • Member of International User Team for Canadian Space Agency’s Radarsat-C mission (2005-2007).
  • Member of Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) Engineering, Science and Technology Committee (2005 - 2006).
  • Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) Technical Fellow (2005 - 2006).
  • USGS representative and member for the US Interagency Working Group on Orbital InSAR (2006 - 2009).
  • Member of Science Council of USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (2006 - 2007).
  • Ex officio Member of National Science Foundation GeoEarthScope InSAR Working Committee (2006 - 2008).
  • Committee member of NASA ALOS TDRSS Downlink (2008 -2010).
  • Member of Review Panel – NASA Earth Surface & Interior, 2008.
  • Scientific committee member of NSF SmartGeo Intelligent Geosystems Project (2007-2008).
  • Co-chair, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), Working Group VII/6 - Remote Sensing Data Fusion (2008-present).
  • Member of NASA DESDynI-R (radar mission) Science Definition Team (2012-present).
  • Editorial Board, Geographic Information Sciences (ISSN 1082-4006) (2007 - 2008).
  • Editorial Board, Annals of GIS, Taylor & Francis (2009 - 2011)
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Image and Data Fusion, Taylor & Francis (2009 –present)
  • Editorial Board, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Taylor & Francis (2009 – present)
  • Member of Editorial Board of Dataset Papers in Geosciences (2012-)
  • Associate Editor, Frontier in Volcanology (2014 - )
  • Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2014 – present).
  • Honorary Professorship, Chinese Academy of Surveying & Mapping (2007-present).
  • Honorary Professorship, Liaoning Science & Technology University (2010-present).
  • Honorary Professorship (Chang Jiang Scholarship), Chang’An University (2010-present).
  • Guest Professorship, China Central South University (2014-present).
  • Affiliate Research Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey (2014-present)
  • Affiliate Faculty, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2011- 2014).
  • Technical/organizing/scientific committee member for the following international conferences (2004-present):

       *  International Symposium of Remote Sensing, Jeju Island, Korea, 2004.
*  IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Seoul, Korea, 2005.
*  1st International Symposium on Cloud-Prone and Rainy Areas Remote Sensing, Hong Kong, 2005.
*  Mapping Without Sun - Techniques and Applications of Optical and SAR Imagery Fusion by International Society for Photogrammetry and
    Remote Sensing, Chengdu, China, 2007.
*  Organizer: 2008 Volcano deformation and Temporal Gravity Change Workshop, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, May 13-15, 2008.
*  NASA DESDynI Applications Workshop, October 29–31, 2008, Sacramento, CA.
*  2008 JAXA ALOS PI Symposium, Nov 3-7, 2008, Rhodes Island, Greece.
*  2009 International conference on geo-spatial solutions for emergency management, Beijing, China, 2009.
*  IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Cape Town, South Africa, 2009.
*  International workshop on high-resolution 3D earth image analysis for remote area applications, China, 2009
*  2009 JAXA ALOS PI Symposium, Nov 9-13, 2009, Kona, Hawaii.
*  International Workshop on Spatial Information Technologies for Monitoring the Deformation of Large-Scale Man-made Linear Features, Hong
    Kong, Jan 11-12, 2010.
*  IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2010.
*  IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, August 2011.
*  Co-convener, 2011 International Symposium of Image and Data Fusion, Tengchong, China, August 8-12, 2011.
*  Scientific Committee for Joint International Symposium on Geodetic Monitoring that combines a) 14th FIG Symposium on Deformation
    Measurement and Analysis, b) 5th IAG Symposium on Geodesy for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering, and c)  2nd International
    Workshop on Spatial Information Technologies for Monitoring the Deformation of Large-Scale Man-made Linear Features, Hong Kong, 2 - 4
    November 2011.
*  IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, Germany, 2012
*  IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 2013
*  Co-convener, 2013 International Workshop of Image and Data Fusion, Antu, Jilin Province, China, August 20-22, 2013.
*  IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Quebec, Canada, 2014. 


SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS REPORTED IN NEWS MEDIA

  • Paper by Biggs et al. (2014) received Science of Risk Prize by Lloyd’s, http://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/news_events/news/department_news/volcano_paper_awarded_a_science_of_risk_prize_by_lloyds, 2014.
  • Satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption, http://blog.smu.edu/research/2014/04/28/satellite-view-of-volcanoes-finds-the-link-between-ground-deformation-and-eruption/, 2014.
  • Eyes on Dr. Zhong Lu, Eyes in the Sky II, Carleton College: serc.carleton.edu/eyesinthesky2/week6/lu.htmlCached, 2010.
  • InSAR images of volcanoes and forest clear cuts, NASA Alaska Satellite Facility Calendar of 2010.
  • Scientific achievements featured in 2008 Edition of Sensing Our Planet: NASA Earth Science Research Features – “Sensing the swamp beneath trees” by NASA staff writer Natasha Vizcarra, http://nasadaacs.eos.nasa.gov/articles/2008/2008_wetlands.html.
  • InSAR images featured in NASA’s Alaska Satellite Facility Calendar of 2009.
  • Front Cover, InSAR imaging of swamp forests, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, August Issue, 2008.
  • Front Cover, Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR): its past, present and future, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, March Issue, 2007.
  • USGS Science Picks, “Keeping an Eye on Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Other Hazards”, http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/news_leads_archive.asp, July 2006.
  • Directions Magazine, “http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/index.php?duty=Show&id=13760”, 2006
  • USGS News Release (http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article_pf.asp?ID=1420), “Space-based Imaging of Water-level Changes Over Swamp Forests”, “Exploring Radar Remote Sensing Technology for Coastal Studies”, “Volcano Dancing: Different Rhythms and Diverse Styles”, December 2, 2005.
  • Alaska Satellite Facility News & Notes, volume 2:3, Fall Issue, 2005.
  • SAIC Employee Update: “Keeping SAIC on the cutting edge”, 4th Quarter, 2005.
  • SAIC Spectrum Magazine, Sept/Oct Issue, 2005.
  • SAIC Spectrum Magazine, March/April Issue, 2005.
  • Alaska Satellite Facility News & Notes, Winter Issue, 2004.
  • KDLT TV News, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 2004.
  • Raytheon Technology Today, Volume 1, Issue 1, winter 2002.
  • Fairbanks Daily Miners, “Eye in the Sky Sees Mountains Move”, August 18, 2002.
  • Anchorage Daily, “Eye in the Sky Sees Mountains Move”, August 18, 2002.
  • San Francisco Chronicle, “Revolutionary tool monitors volcanoes – Satellite radar tracks small shifts on Earth’s surface”, July 22, 2002.
  • San Jose Mercury News, “Satellite would monitor volcanoes”, January 29, 2002.
  • California Wild (The magazine of the California Academy of Sciences) (http://www.calacademy.org/calwild/2001fall/stories/horizons.html), “The planet also rises”, Vol. 54, No. 4, P. 5, 2001.
  • Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium E-news, “Mapping Underground Water Resources From Space”, summer 2001.
  • Nature magazine (http://www.nature.com/nsu/010628/010628-8.html), “Ground swell sensed from space”, June 26, 2001.
  • American Meteorology Society News Letter (http://www.ametsoc.org//newsltr/nl_07_01.html#bulgingearth), “Satellites Measure Bulging Earth to Map Water Resources”, July 2001.
  • U.S. Water News (http://www.uswaternews.com/archives/arcsupply/1satmea7.html), “Satellites measure bulging earth to map water resources”, July 2001.
  • Environmental Science & Technology Online (http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/esthag-w/2001/jul/science/be_aquifers.html), “Mapping aquifers with radar”, July 2001;
  • IT AsiaOne (http://it.asia1.com.sg/newsarchive/07/news007_20010727.html), “In search of water via satellite”, July 2001.
  • SpaceRef.com (http://www.spaceref.com:16080/news/viewpr.html?pid=5174), “Satellites measure bulging earth to map water resources”, June 2001.
  • Discovery Channel, “Satellites Show Earth One Big Sponge”, June 25, 2001.
  • Science magazine  (http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2001/620/3), “Mother Earth’s love handles”, June 20, 2001.
  • Science Daily, (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010619073415.htm), “Satellites Measure Bulging Earth To Map Water Resources”, June 2001.
  • Earth Changes TV, “Absorbing Water Makes Ground Bulge”, June 16, 2001.
  • La Recherche magazine.
  • Science et Vie Junior (Paris, France).
  • Ascribe news (The Public Interest Newswire), “Study shows how satellite measurements of bulges on Earth can aid in mapping water resources”, June 14, 2001.
  • Associated Press (excite.com), “Absorbing water makes ground bulge”, June 14, 2001.
  • Space.com, (http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planetearth/radarsat_sidebar_000804.html), “Scientists discover inflating affects of volcano”, August 4, 2000.
  • A paper, entitled “Aseismic inflation of Westdahl volcano, Alaska, revealed by satellite radar interferometry”, was selected as the cover of Geophysical Research Letters, American Geophysical Union, 2000.
  • Scientific achievement appeared on USGS in the News, August 9, 2000.
  • Scientific achievements and personal profile were reported on the front page of the Fairbanks Daily News‑Miner, "Volcano Watchers Turn to Space", Sunday, June 9, 1996.