2009 Fall Volume 6:1 Articles:
Deformation of the Earth’s surface at volcanoes provides clues to the myriad processes occurring below and above the surface, and might provide warning of an imminent eruption. Unfortunately, experience has shown that different volcanoes have different behaviors before eruptions, such that a history of precursory activity and eruption should be established for each individual volcano.
Faculty and students within the Department of Geography at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, have conducted research with radar and the integration of radar and optical data for improved landcover mapping for many years. Much of that work has been possible by acquiring RADARSAT-1, and more recently ALOS Phased Array L-band SAR (PALSAR), data from ASF.