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Research Overview

In his research, Professor Jónsson uses satellite geodesy to study areas threatened by major earthquakes or volcanic activity. Geophysical processes taking place at several kilometers below the earth's surface, such as earthquake fault slip or magma accumulation, result in deformation of the surface that can be measured using geodetic methods. Results of such measurements, along with geophysical modeling, provide vital information about what is going on deeply below surface. He makes use of satellite radar interferometry (InSAR) to detect and map ground deformation. With this technique, he has studied a variety of geophysical phenomena related to the earthquake cycle, volcanic processes, landslides, as well as reservoir pressure changes.

Key Research Areas

Earth Science and Engineering

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education

Geophysics, Ph.D., Stanford University

2002

Award Date: Jan 1 2002

Electrical Engineering, M.S., Stanford University

2002

Award Date: Jan 1 2002

Geophysics, M.S., University of Iceland

1996

Award Date: Jan 1 1996

Geophysics, B.S., University of Iceland

1994

Award Date: Jan 1 1994

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