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Professor Li Zhenhong from Newcastle University visited the IGCEA

2018/7/6 17:02:23

At the invitation of Researcher Shan Xinjian of the IGCEA, Professor Li Zhenhong from Newcastle University (U.K.) visited the IGCEA on September 17–18, 2016. Professor Li and researchers of the IGCEA discussed the monitoring of large-scale crustal deformation on the Tibetan Plateau based on time series InSAR data, and Prof. Li delivered a lecture titled “Satellite radar observations in support of geo-disaster risk reduction.” In the lecture, Prof. Li introduced the features and advantages of the newly developed Generic Atmospheric Correction Online Service for InSAR (GASAR) system. The main function of this system is to remove atmospheric effects of medium, long, and short wavelength atmospheric influences associated with strong terrain. In addition, Prof. Li demonstrated practical applications of seismic deformation acquisition and landslide monitoring, and he had lively discussions with other participants on related issues. The exchanges with Prof. Li improved our understanding of InSAR atmospheric correction products and of the use of InSAR for automatic acquisition of large-scale deformation.

Professor Li is currently working at Newcastle University. He is an affiliated scientist of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, co-chair of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) Special Interest Group on Radar, co-chair of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) WG III/2 Microwave Remote Sensing, and head of the EarthScope project in the United States. His principal research interests include satellite geodesy and the application of remote sensing technology in relation to earthquake and geological disasters.