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  1. Yunjun, Z., Fattahi, H., & Amelung, F. (2019). Small baseline InSAR time series analysis: unwrapping error correction and noise reduction. Computers & Geosciences, 104331. PDF, Supp.


  2. Wetzler, N., Shalev, E., Göbel, T., Amelung, F., Kurzon, I., Lyakhovsky, V., & Brodsky, E. E. (2019). Earthquake swarms triggered by groundwater extraction near the Dead Sea Fault. Geophys. Res. Letts., 46. PDF
  3. Y. Cao, Zhiwei Li, F. Amelung (2019) Mapping ground displacement by a multiple phase difference‐based InSAR approach: with stochastic model estimation and turbulent troposphere mitigation. J. Geodesy. PDF
  4. Morales Rivera, A. M., Amelung, F., Albino, F., & Gregg, P. M. (2019). Impact of crustal rheology on temperature‐dependent viscoelastic models of volcano deformation: Application to Taal volcano, Philippines. J. Geophys. Res., 124. PDF, Supp.


  5. Pritchard, M. E., J. Biggs, C. Wauthier, E. Sansosti, D. W. D. Arnold, F. Delgado, S. K. Ebmeier, S. T. Henderson, K. Stephens, C. Cooper, K. Wnuk, F. Amelung, V. Aguilar, P. Mothes, O. Macedo, L. E. Lara, M. P. Poland, S. Zoffoli (2018). Towards coordinated regional multi-satellite InSAR volcano observations: results from the Latin America pilot project. Journal of Applied Volcanology, 7(1), 5. PDF
  6. Brothelande, E., Amelung, F., Yunjun, Z., & Wdowinski, S. (2018). Geodetic evidence for interconnectivity between Aira and Kirishima magmatic systems, Japan. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 9811. PDF, Supp.
  7. Albino, F., Amelung, F., & Gregg, P. (2018). The role of pore fluid pressure on the failure of magma reservoirs: Insights from Indonesian and Aleutian arc volcanoes. J. Geophys. Res., 123]. PDF.


  8. Morales Rivera, A. M. , F. Amelung, P. Mothes, S.-H. Hong, J.-M. Nocquet, and P. Jarrin (2017), Ground deformation before the 2015 eruptions of Cotopaxi volcano detected by InSAR, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 6607–6615]. PDF
  9. Torres, Y., K. Premaratne, F. Amelung, S. Wdowinski, An Efficient Polyphase Filter-Based Resampling Method for Unifying the PRFs in SAR Data, IEEE TGRS. 55 (10), 5741-5754. PDF
  10. Davidge, L., Ebinger, C., Ruiz, M., Tepp, G., Amelung, F., Geist, D., Coté, D. and Anzieta, J. (2017). Seismicity patterns during a period of inflation at Sierra Negra volcano, Galápagos Ocean Island Chain. EPSL, 462, pp.169-179. PDF


  11. Morales Rivera, A. M., F. Amelung, and P. Mothes (2016), Volcano deformation survey over the Northern and Central Andes with ALOS InSAR time series, *Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, 2869–2883, doi:10.1002/2016GC006393. PDF, Supp.
  12. Fattahi, H., and F. Amelung (2016), InSAR observations of strain accumulation and fault creep along the Chaman Fault system, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43. PDF, Supp.
  13. Zhao, W., Amelung, F., Doin, M. P., Dixon, T. H., Wdowinski, S., & Lin, G. (2016). InSAR observations of lake loading at Yangzhuoyong Lake, Tibet: Constraints on crustal elasticity. EPSL, 449, 240-245]. PDF, Supp.
  14. Allison, M., Yuill, B., Törnqvist, T., Amelung, F., Dixon, T., Erkens, G., Stuurman, R., Jones, C., Milne, G., Steckler, M. and Syvitski, J., 2016. Global risks and research priorities for coastal subsidence. EOS, 97(19), pp.22-27. PDF


  15. Fattahi, H., and F. Amelung (2015), InSAR bias and uncertainty due to the systematic and stochastic tropospheric delay, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 8758–8773, https://doi:10.1002/2015JB012419. PDF, Supp.
  16. Lin, G., F. Amelung, P. M. Shearer, and P. G. Okubo (2015), Location and size of the shallow magma reservoir beneath Kīlauea caldera, constraints from near-source Vp/Vs ratios, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42. PDF
  17. Yang, Q., Zhao, W., Dixon, T. H., Amelung, F., Han, W. S., & Li, P. (2015). InSAR monitoring of ground deformation due to CO 2 injection at an enhanced oil recovery site, West Texas. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control ,41, 20-28. PDF
  18. Plattner, C., Malservisi, R., Amelung, F., Dixon, T.H., Hackl, M., Verdecchia, A., Lonsdale, P., Suarez‐Vidal, F. and Gonzalez‐Garcia, J. (2015). Space geodetic observation of the deformation cycle across the Ballenas Transform, Gulf of California. J. Geophys. Res., 120(8), pp.5843-5862. PDF
  19. Fattahi, H, F. Amelung, E.Chaussard and S. Wdowinski (2015), Coseismic and postseismic deformation due to the 2007 M5.5 Ghazaband earthquake, Balochistan, Pakistan, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063686. PDF
  20. Lin, G., P. M. Shearer, F. Amelung, and P. G. Okubo (2015), Seismic tomography of compressional wave attenuation structure for Kı̄lauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011594. PDF
  21. Baker, S., and F. Amelung (2015), Pressurized magma reservoir within the east rift zone of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i: Evidence for relaxed stress changes from the 1975 Kalapana earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, http://doi:10.1002/2015GL063161. PDF
  22. Amelung, F., E. J. Fielding and S. Sigmundsson (2015), EO for the mitigation of Geological Disasters, The Earth Observation Handbook, Special Edition for the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, CEOS. PDF


  23. Bagnardi, M., Poland, M. P., Carbone, D., Baker, S., Battaglia, M., & Amelung, F. (2014). Gravity changes and deformation at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai ‘i, associated with summit eruptive activity, 2009–2012. J. Geophys. Res.. PDF
  24. Fattahi, H., & Amelung, F. (2014). InSAR uncertainty due to orbital errors. Geophys. J. Int., 199(1), 549-560. PDF
  25. Jackson, K. L., Eberli, G. P., Amelung, F., McFadden, M. A., Moore, A. L., Rankey, E. C., & Jayasena, H. A. H. (2014). Holocene Indian Ocean tsunami history in Sri Lanka. Geology, G35796-1. PDF
  26. Lin, G., Shearer, P. M., Matoza, R. S., Okubo, P. G., & Amelung, F. (2014). Three‐dimensional seismic velocity structure of Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes in Hawaii from local seismic tomography. J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2013JB010820. PDF
  27. E. Chaussard, and F. Amelung (2014), Regional controls on magma ascent and storage in volcanic arcs, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 15. PDF
  28. Lin, G., Amelung, F., Lavallée, Y., & Okubo, P. G. (2014). Seismic evidence for a crustal magma reservoir beneath the upper east rift zone of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. Geology, G35001-1. PDF
  29. Zhao, W., Amelung F., Dixon, T.H., Wdowinski, S. and Malservisi, R. (2014) A method for estimating ice loss from relative InSAR observations: Application to the Vatnajoekull ice cap, Iceland, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., DOI: 10.1002/2013GC004936. PDF
  30. Chaussard, E., Wdowinski, S., Cabral-Cano, E., & Amelung, F. (2014). Land subsidence in central Mexico detected by ALOS InSAR time-series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 140, 94-106. PDF


  31. Kim, S-W, S. Wdowinski, F. Amelung, T. H. Dixon, and J-S Won (2013), Interferometric coherence analysis of the Everglades wetlands, South Florida, IEEE TGRS. PDF
  32. Chaussard, E. and F. Amelung (2013), Characterization of Geological Hazards Using a Globally Observing Spaceborne SAR, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 79, 11, 982-986. PDF
  33. Bagnardi, M., Amelung, F., & Poland, M. P. (2013). A new model for the growth of basaltic shields based on deformation of Fernandina volcano, Galápagos Islands. EPSL, 377, 358-366, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.07.016 PDF
  34. Chaussard, E., Amelung, F., & Aoki, Y. (2013). Characterization of open and closed volcanic systems in Indonesia and Mexico using InSAR time‐series. J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1002/jgrb.50288 PDF
  35. Plattner, C., Amelung, F., Baker, S., Govers, R., & Poland, M. (2013). The role of viscous magma mush spreading in volcanic flank motion at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1002/jgrb.50194. PDF
  36. Ebmeier, S. K., Biggs, J., Mather, T. A., & Amelung, F. (2013). On the lack of InSAR observations of magmatic deformation at Central American volcanoes. J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1002/jgrb.50195 PDF
  37. Ebmeier, S. K., Biggs, J., Mather, T. A., & Amelung, F. (2013). Applicability of InSAR to tropical volcanoes: insights from Central America. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 380. PDF
  38. Fattahi, H. and F. Amelung (2013) DEM-error correction in InSAR time-series analysis, IEEE TGRS, vol. no.99. PDF
  39. Acocella, V., Puglisi, G., & Amelung, F. (2013). Flank instability at Mt. Etna. J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 251, 1-4.
  40. Chaussard, E., Amelung, F., Abidin, H., Hong, S.-H. (2013), Sinking Cities in Indonesia: ALOS-PALSAR detects rapid subsidence due to groundwater and gas extraction, Remote Sensing of Environment, 128, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.10.015. PDF
  41. Chaussard, E. and F. Amelung (2012), Precursory inflation of shallow magma reservoirs at west Sunda volcanoes detected by InSAR, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2012GL053817. PDF
  42. Baker, S. and F. Amelung (2012), Top-down inflation and deflation at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii observed with InSAR, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JB009123. PDF
  43. Bagnardi, M., and F. Amelung (2012), Space-geodetic evidence for multiple magma reservoirs and subvolcanic lateral intrusions at Fernandina Volcano, Galápagos Islands, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B10406, doi:10.1029/2012JB009465. PDF
  44. Ebmeier, S.K., J. Biggs, T.A. Mather, J.R. Elliott, G. Wadge and F. Amelung (2012) Measuring large topographic change with InSAR: lava thicknesses, extrusion rate and subsidence rate at Santiaguito Volcano, Guatemala, EPSL, 335-336, 216-225 PDF
  45. Bell, J. W., F. Amelung, and C. D. Henry (2012), InSAR analysis of the 2008 Reno-Mogul earthquake swarm: Evidence for westward migration of Walker Lane style dextral faulting, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L18306, doi:10.1029/2012GL052795. PDF
  46. Parks, M.M,, J. Biggs, T.A. Mather, D.M. Pyle, F. Amelung, M. L. Monsalve, L. Narvaez Medina (2011): Co-eruptive subsidence at Galeras identified during an InSAR survey of Colombian volcanoes (2006–2009). J. Volc. Geotherm. Res. 202, 228–240. PDF
  47. Gourmelen, N. Dixon, F. Amelung, Schmalzle (2011). Acceleration and Evolution of Faults: An Example from the Hunter Mountain Fault, Eastern California, EPSL, 301 (1-2): 337-344,2. PDF
  48. Gourmelen, N., F. Amelung, and R. Lanari (2010), Interferometric synthetic aperture radar–GPS integration: Interseismic strain accumulation across the Hunter Mountain fault in the eastern California shear zone, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B09408, doi:10.1029/2009JB007064. PDF
  49. Biggs, J., Mothes, P, Ruiz, M., Baker, S., Amelung, F., Dixon, T., and Hong, S-H (2010), Stratovolcano growth by co-eruptive intrusion: 2008 eruption of Tungurahua, Ecuador, Geophys. Res. Lett.. PDF
  50. Calais, E. , A. Freed, G. Mattioli, S. Jonsson , F. Amelung, P. Jansma, S.-H. Hong, T. Dixon, C. Prepetit, and R. Momplaisir (2010), Transpressional rupture of an unmapped fault during the 2010 Haiti earthquake, doi 10.1038/NGEO992, Nature Geosciences. PDF
  51. Ebmeier, S. K., J. Biggs, T. A. Mather, G. Wadge, and F. Amelung (2010), Steady downslope movement on the western flank of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q12004, doi:10.1029/2010GC003263. PDF
  52. S.-W. Kim, S. Wdowinski, T. H. Dixon, F. Amelung, J.-W. Kim, and J.-S. Won (2010). Measurements and predictions of subsidence induced by soil consolidation using persistent
scatterer InSAR and a hyperbolic model, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 37, L05304, doi:10.1029/2009GL041644. PDF
  53. Biggs, J., F. Amelung, N. Gourmelen, T. Dixon (2009), InSAR Observations of 2007 Tanzania Seismic Swarm Reveals Mixed Fault and Dyke Extension in an Immature Continental Rift, Geophys. J. Int., Volume 179 Issue 1, Pages 549 – 558 PDF
  54. Bell, J. W., F. Amelung, A. Ferretti, M. Bianchi, and F. Novali (2008), Permanent Scatterer InSAR Reveals Seasonal and Long-Term Aquifer-System Response to Groundwater Pumping and Artificial Recharge, Water Resour. Res., doi:10.1029/2007WR006152. PDF
  55. S. Wdowinski, Kim, S.W., F. Amelung, T. Dixon, F. Miralles-Wilhelm, R. Sonnenschein (2008). Space-based detection of surface water level changes in south Florida from L-band SAR interferometry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 681 – 696. PDF
  56. Kim, S-W, S. Wdowinski, T.H. Dixon, F. Amelung, J-S. Won, J-W. Ki (2008), InSAR-based mapping of surface subsidence in Mokpo City, Korea, using JERS-1 and ENVISAT SAR data, Earth Planets Space, v.60, p. 453-461. PDF
  57. Manconi, A., T.R. Walter and F. Amelung (2007) Effects of mechanical layering on volcano deformation. Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03449.x PDF
  58. Walter T.R and Amelung F. (2007) Volcanic eruptions following M≥9 megathrust earthquakes: Implications for the Sumatra-Andaman volcanoes. Geology, 35(6), 539–542, DOI: 10.1130/G23429A.1. PDF
  59. Amelung, F., S.H. Yun, T. Walter, Paul Segall and S.-W. Kim (2007). Stress control of deep rift intrusion at Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii. Science, 316: 1026-1030 [DOI: 10.1126/science.1140035]. PDF, Mauna Loa perspective view
  60. Gourmelen, N., F. Amelung, F. Casu, M. Manzo, and R. Lanari (2007), Mining-related ground deformation in Crescent Valley, Nevada: Implications for sparse GPS networks, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34. PDF
  61. Walter T. R. and F. Amelung (2006), Volcano-earthquake interaction at Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B05204, doi:10.1029/2005JB003861. PDF
  62. T. H. Dixon, F. Amelung, A, Ferretti, F. Novali, F. Rocca, R. Dokka, G. Sella, S.-W. Kim, S. Wdowinski, D. Whitman (2006), Subsidence and flooding in New Orleans, Nature, 441, 587-588. PDF, Supp.
  63. Gourmelen, N. and F. Amelung (2005), Post-seismic mantle relaxation in the Central Nevada Seismic, Science, 310: 1473-1476. PDF
  64. Walter T. R., V. Acocella, M. Neri and F. Amelung (2005), Feedback processes between magmatic events and flank movement at Mount Etna (Italy) during the 2002–2003 eruption, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B10205, doi:10.1029/2005JB003688. PDF
  65. Jonsson S. P. Zebker, H, and Amelung, F. (2005) Trapdoor faulting of the Caldera Floor of Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos Islands, Jour. Volcan. Geotherm. Res., V144, pp 59-71. PDF
  66. Wdowinski S., F. Amelung, F. Miralles-Wilhelm, T. H. Dixon and R. Carande (2004), Space-based measurements of sheet-flow characteristics in the Everglades wetland, Florida, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L15503, doi:10.1029/2004GL020383. PDF
  67. Walter T.R, Troll V, Cailleau B, Belousov A, Schmincke H.U, Bogaard P, and Amelung F (2004) Rift zone reorganization through flank instability on ocean island volcanoes: Tenerife, Canary Islands., Bull. Volc., DOI: 10.1007/s00445-004-0352-z. PDF
  68. T.R. Walter and F. Amelung: Influence of volcanic activity at Mauna Loa, Hawaii (2004), on earthquake occurrence in the Kaoiki fault zone, Hawaii, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 31, L07622, doi:10.1029/2003GL019131. PDF
  69. Rowland S.K., Harris A.J.L., Wooster M.J., Amelung F., Garbeil H., Wison L., and Mouginis-Mark P.J. (2003), Volumetic characteristics o lava flows from interferometric radar and multispectral satellite data: The 1995 Fermnandina and 1998 Cerro Azul eruptions in the Western Galapagos, Bull. Volc., 65:311-330. PDF
  70. Amelung F. and J. W. Bell (2003), Interferometric synthetic aperture radar observations of the 1994 Double Spring Flat, Nevada, earthquake (M 5.9): Main shock accompanied by triggered slip on a conjugate fault, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (B9), 2433, PDF


  71. S. Jonsson, H. Zebker. P. Segall and F. Amelung (2002) Fault slip distribution of the 1999 M7.2 Hector Mine earthquake, California, estimated from satellite radar and GPS measurements , Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer., Vol. 92, No. 4, pp. 1377-1389. PDF](Publications/JonssonZebkerSegallAmelung_BSSA_2002.pdf)
  72. Amelung F. and S. Day (2002), InSAR observations of the 1995 Fogo, Cape Verde, eruption: Implications for the effects of collapse events upon island volcanoes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1029/2001GL013760. PDF
  73. Bell, John W., F. Amelung, Alan R. Ramelli, Geoff Blewitt (2002), Land Subsidence in Las Vegas, Nevada, 1935-2000: New Geodetic Data Show Evolution, Revised Spatial Patterns, and Reduced Rates. Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. VIII, No. 3, pp. 155-174. PDF
  74. Cervelli, P., P. Segall, F. Amelung, H. Garbeil, C. Meertens, S. Owen, A. Miklius, and M. Lisowski (2002), The 12 September 1999 Upper East Rift Zone dike intrusion at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, J. Geophys. Res., 10.1029/2001JB000602. PDF
  75. J. Hoffmann, H. Zebker, D. Galloway and F. Amelung (2001): Seasonal subsidence in Las Vegas observed with synthetic aperture radar interferometry , Water Resources Research, Vol. 37, No. 6, p. 1551-1566. PDF
    2000 and older
  76. Amelung, F., S. Jonsson, H. Zebker and P. Segall (2000), Widespread uplift and trap door faulting on Galápagos volcanoes observed with radar interferometry. Nature, Volume 407 No. 6807, p. 993-996. PDF
  77. Amelung, F., Oppenheimer, Clive, Segall, P., Zebker (2000) H., Ground deformation near Gada ‘Ale Volcano, Afar, observed by Radar Interferometry, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 27, No. 19, p. 3093. PDF
  78. Zebker, H., Amelung, F., and Jonsson, S, (2000). Remote Sensing of Volcano Surface and Internal Processes using radar interferometry, Geophysical Monograph 116, Remote Sensing of Active Volcanoes, Ed: P. Mouginis-Mark, J. Crisp and J. Fink., p. 179-205. PDF
  79. Kaufmann, G. and Amelung, F. (2000), Reservoir-induced deformation and continental rheology in vicinity of Lake Mead, Nevada , J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 105 , No. B7 , p. 16,341. PDF
  80. Amelung, F., D. Galloway, J. Bell, H. Zebker and R. Laczniak (1999), Sensing the ups and downs of Las Vegas: InSAR reveals structural control of land subsidence and aquifer-system deformation. Geology, Volume 27, No. 6, p. 483—486. PDF
  81. Amelung, F. and G. King (1997), Large-scale tectonic deformation inferred from small earthquakes, Nature, 386, 702-705. PDF
  82. Amelung, F. and G. King (1997), Earthquake scaling laws for creeping and non-creeping faults., Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 507-510. PDF
  83. Bell, J.W, F. Amelung, and G.C.P. King, Preliminary late quaternary slip history of the Carboneras fault, Southeastern Spain, J. Geodynamics, Vol. 24, Nos 1-4, pp. 51-66, 1997.
  84. Dorbath, C., D. Oppenheimer, F. Amelung and G. King (1996), Seismic tomography and deformation modeling of the junction of the San Andreas and Calaveras faults, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 27917-27942,1996.
  85. King, G., D. Oppenheimer and F. Amelung (1994), Block versus continuum deformation in the Western United States, EPSL, 128, 55-64, 1994. PDF
  86. Amelung, F. and D. Wolf (1994), Viscoelastic perturbations of the earth: significance of the incremental gravitational force in models of glacial isostasy, Geophys. J. Int., 117, 864-879, 1994. PDF

No-peer reviewed publications:

  1. The NISAR Science team (including F. Amelung) (2018). The NASA-ISRO SAR mission: Science User’s Handbook. Publication of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 320 pages.
  2. Contributing author to: Scientific and Technical Memorandum of The International Forum on Satellite EO and Geohazards, 21-23 May, Ph. Bally Ed. (2012), 2012, Santorini Greece. doi:10.5270/esa-geo-hzrd-2012 PDF
USGS Open file reports:
  1. Michelle Sneed, M. E. Ikehara, S. V. Stork, F. Amelung, and D. L. Galloway: Detection and Measurement of Land Subsidence Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar and Global Positioning System, San Bernardino County, Mojave Desert, California. Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4015. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, Sacramento, California 2002
  2. Sneed, Michelle, Ikehara, M. E., Galloway, D.L., and Amelung, F: Detection and measurement of land subsidence using global positioning system and interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Coachella Valley, California, 1996–98, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4193, 26 p., 2001
  3. David W. Valentine1, Jill N. Densmore, Devin L. Galloway and Amelung, F. : Use of InSAR to Identify Land-Surface Displacements Caused by Aquifer-System: Compaction in the Paso Robles Area, San Luis Obispo County, California, March to August 1997. Open-File Report 00-447, 2001
Other reports
  1. F. Amelung, D. Sandwell. S. Buckley. Y. Fialko, R. Lohman: WinSAR Strategic Plan, 2008 (
  2. Y. Fialko, F. Amelung, B. Brooks, J. Freymuller, F. Gomez, T. Melbourne, K, Feigl, G. Peltzer, G.Bawden, C. Dobson, A. Donnellan, Z. Lu, GeoEarthScope InSAR working Group, Report of planning meeting. 2006.