COMET Publications


  • Bie, L., Hicks, S., Garth, T., Gonzalez, P.J., Rietbrock, A., (2018)  “Two go together”: Near-simultaneous failure of two asperities during the 2016 Mw 6.6 Muji, China earthquake, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.03.033
  • Mestre-Quereda, A., Lopez-Sanchez, J.M., Selva, J., Gonzalez, P.J. (2018)  An improved phase filter for differential SAR interferometry base don an iterative method, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2018.2820725
  • Mestre-Quereda, A., Lopez-Sanchez, J.M., Ballester-Berman, J.D., Gonzalez, P.J., Hooper, A., Wright, T.J. (2018)., Evaluation of the Multilook Size in Polarimetric Optimization of Differential SAR Interferograms, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters,  doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2018.2839179
  • Sprafke, T., Fitzsimmons, K.E., Grützner, C.,  Elliot, A., Marquer, L., Nigmatova, S (2018) Reevaluation of Late Pleistocene loess profiles at Remizovka (Kazakhstan) indicates the significance of topography in evaluating terrestrial paleoclimate records, Quaternary Research (United States), DOI:10.1017/qua.2017.103 
  • Weiss, J. R., G. Ito, B. A. Brooks, J.-A. Olive, G. F. Moore, and J. H.
    Foster (2018) Formation of the frontal thrust zone of accretionary wedges, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,  doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.05.010
  • Juncu, D., Árnadóttir, T., Geirsson, H., et al, (2018) Injection-induced surface deformation and seismicity at the Hellisheidi geothermal field, Iceland, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research,
  • Reynolds, K., Copley, A. (2018) Seismological constraints on the down-dip shape of normal faults, Geophysical Journal International, DOI: 10.1093/GJI/GGX432 
  • G. Wadge, B.T. McCormick Kilbride, M. Edmonds, R.W. Johnson (2018) Persistent growth of a young andesite lava cone: Bagana volcano, Papua New Guinea, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research,
  • Isabelle A. Taylor, James Preston, Elisa Carboni, Tamsin A. Mather, Roy G. Grainger, Nicolas Theys, Silvana Hidalgo, Brendan McCormick Kilbride (2018) Exploring the utility of IASI for monitoring volcanic SO2 emissions, Journal of Geophysical Research,
  • Tesfaye Temtime a, Juliet Biggs a, Elias Lewi b, Ian Hamling c, Tim Wright d, Atalay Ayele  (2018) Spatial and temporal patterns of deformation at the Tendaho geothermal prospect, Ethiopia, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research,
  • Arnold, D.W.D., Biggs, J., Wadge, G., Mothes, P. (2018) Using satellite radar amplitude imaging for monitoring syn-eruptive changes in surface morphology at an ice-capped stratovolcano, Remote Sensing of Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.040 
  • Alex Copley, Christoph Grützner , Andy Howell , James Jackson, Camilla Penney, Sam Wimpenny (2018)Unexpected earthquake hazard revealed by Holocene rupture on the Kenchreai Fault (central Greece): Implications for weak sub-fault shear zones, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,
  • Tobias Sprafke, Kathryn E. Fitzsimmons, Christoph Grützner, Austin Elliot, Laurent Marquer  and Saida Nigmatova (2018) Reevaluation of Late Pleistocene loess profiles at Remizovka (Kazakhstan) indicates the significance of topography in evaluating terrestrial paleoclimate records, Quaternary Research,
  • Zhou, Y., Thomas, M.Y., Parsons, B., Walker, R.T. (2018)  Time-dependent postseismic slip following the 1978 Mw7.3 Tabas-e-Golshan, Iran earthquake revealed by over 20 years of ESA InSAR observations, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 483, pp. 64-75, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.12.005
  • Craig, T.J., Copley, A. (2018) Forearc collapse, plate flexure, and seismicity within the downgoing plate along the Sunda Arc west of Sumatra, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,  DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.12.004
  • Neuberg, J.W., Collinson, A.S.D., Mothes, P.A., C. Ruiz, M., Aguaiza, S. (2018), Understanding cyclic seismicity and ground deformation patterns at volcanoes: Intriguing lessons from Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.10.050
  • G. Govin, Y. Najman, A. Copley, I. Millar, P. van der Beek, P. Huyghe, D. Grujic, J. Davenport (2018) Timing and mechanism of the rise of the Shillong Plateau in the Himalayan foreland, Geology, doi:10.1130/G39864.1, 2018
  • Yu, C., Li, Z., & Penna, N. T. (2018) Interferometric synthetic aperture radar atmospheric correction using a GPS-based iterative tropospheric decomposition model,  Remote Sensing of Environment,
  • Ebmeier, SK , Andrews, BJ, Araya, MC et al (2018) Synthesis of global satellite observations of magmatic and volcanic deformation: implications for volcano monitoring & the lateral extent of magmatic domains, Journal of Applied Volcanology,doi: 10.1186/s13617-018-0071-3


  • Searle, M., J.-P. Avouac, J. R. Elliott, & B. Dyck (2017) Ductile shearing to brittle thrusting along the Nepal Himalaya: linking Miocene channel flow and critical wedge tectonics to the 25th April 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Tectonophysics, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.08.003
  • Walker, R. T. & K. Wegmann, A. Bayasgalan, R. Carson, J. R. Elliott, M. Fox, E. K. Nissen & R. A. Sloan (2017) The Egiin Dawaa prehistoric rupture, central Mongolia: a large-magnitude normal faulting earthquake, on a reactivated fault with little cumulative slip, in a slowly deforming continental interior, Seismicity, Fault Rupture and Earthquake Hazards in Slowly Deforming Regions, Special Publication of the Geological Society of London, 432, 187-212, DOI:10.1144/SP432.4.
  • Michael, Hodge, Å. Fagereng, and Juliet Biggs. (2017) The role of coseismic Coulomb stress changes in shaping the hard‐link between normal fault segments. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth DOI: 10.1002/2017JB014927
  • Sheldrake, T.E., Aspinall, W.P., Odbert, H.M., Wadge, G., Sparks, R.S.J. (2017) Understanding causality and uncertainty in volcanic observations: an example of forecasting eruptive activity on Soufriere Hills volcano, Volcanol. Geotherm. Res,
  • Stephens KJ; Ebmeier SK; Young NK; Biggs J (2017) Transient deformation associated with explosive eruption measured at Masaya volcano (Nicaragua) using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.05.014
  • Sloan, R.A., Elliott, J.R., Searle, M.P., Morley, C.K. (2017) Active tectonics of Myanmar and the Andaman Sea, Geological Society Memoir,
  • Delgado, F., Pritchard, M.E., Ebmeier, S., González, P.J., Lara, L. (2017) Recent unrest (2002–2015) imaged by space geodesy at the highest risk Chilean volcanoes: Villarrica, Llaima, and Calbuco (Southern Andes), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.05.020
  • A. Howell, J. Jackson, A. Copley, D. McKenzie, and E. Nissen (2017) Subduction and vertical coastal motions in the eastern Mediterranean, Geophysical Journal International, doi:10.1093/gji/ggx307, 2017
  • Camilla Penney  Farokh Tavakoli  Abdolreza Saadat  Hamid Reza Nankali Morteza Sedighi  Fateme Khorrami  Farhad Sobouti  Zahid Rafi  Alex Copley James Jackson  Keith Priestley (2017) Megathrust and accretionary wedge properties and behaviour in the Makran subduction zone, Geophysical Journal International,
  • Bie, L., Gonzalez, P. J., & Rietbrock, A. (2017) Slip distribution of the 2015 Lefkada earthquake and its implications for fault segmentation, Geophysical Journal International,
  • Copley, A. (2017) The strength of earthquake-generating faults, Journal of the Geological Society, DOI: 10.1144/jgs2017-037
  • Sulpizio, R., Costa, A., Wadge, G. (2017) Editorial: Stress field control of eruption dynamics, Frontiers in Earth Science, DOI: 10.3389/feart.2017.00057
  • Ainscoe, E.A., Elliott, J.R., Copley, A., Craig, T.J., Li, T., Parsons, B.E., Walker, R.T. (2017) Blind Thrusting, Surface Folding, and the Development of Geological Structure in the Mw6.3 2015 Pishan (China) Earthquake, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, DOI: 10.1002/2017JB014268
  • Zheng, G., Wang, H., Wright, T.J., Lou, Y., Zhang, R., Shi, C., Huang, J., Wei, N., (2017) Crustal Deformation in the India-Eurasia Collision Zone From 25 Years of GPS Measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, DOI: 10.1002/2017JB014465
  • Arnold, D.W.D., Biggs, J., Anderson, K., Vallejo Vargas, S., Wadge, G., Ebmeimer, S. K., Naranjo, M.F., Mothes, P. (2017) Decaying Lava Extrusion Rate at El Reventador Volcano, Ecuador, Measured Using High-Resolution Satellite Radar, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, DOI: 10.1002/2017JB014580
  • Yamasaki, T., Kobayashi, T., Wright, T.J., Fukahata, Y. (2017) Viscoelastic crustal deformation by magmatic intrusion: A case study in the Kutcharo caldera, eastern Hokkaido, Japan, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.10.011
  • Grützner, C., Walker, R., Abdrakhmatov, K. E., Mukambaev, A., Elliott, A. J., & Elliott, J. R. (2017). Active tectonics around Almaty and along the Zailisky Alatau rangefront. Tectonics,
  • Allen, M.B., Walters, R.J., Song, S., Saville, C., De Paola, N., Ford, J., Hu, Z., Sun, W. (2017) Partitioning of oblique convergence coupled to the fault locking behavior of fold-and-thrust belts: Evidence from the Qilian Shan, northeastern Tibetan Plateau, Tectonics, DOI: 10.1002/2017TC004476
  • Li, P., Li, Z., Li, T., Shi, C., Liu, J. (2017) Wide-Swath InSAR Geodesy and Its Applications to Large-Scale Deformation Monitoring, Wuhan Daxue Xuebao (Xinxi Kexue Ban)/Geomatics and Information Science of Wuhan University,  DOI: 10.13203/j.whugis20150587
  • Jonathan Hunt, Amdemichael Zafu, Tamsin A. Mather, David M.Pyle, Peter H. Barry, (2017) Spatially Variable CO2 Degassing in The Main Ethiopian Rift: Implications For Magma Storage, Volatile Transport And Rift-Related Emissions, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, DOI: 10.1002/2017GC006975
  • Wimpenny. S. E., Copley. A., Ingelby. T, (2017) Fault mechanics and post-seismic deformation at Bam, SE Iran, Geophysical Journal International
  • Esmaeili, M., Motagh, M., Hooper, A.  (2017) Application of Dual-Polarimetry SAR Images in Multitemporal InSAR Processing, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2017.2717846
  • Bru, G., González, P.J., Mateos, R.M., Roldán, F.J., Herrera, G., Béjar-Pizarro, M., Fernández, J (2017) A-DInSAR monitoring of landslide and subsidence activity: A case of urban damage in Arcos de la Frontera, Spain, Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.3390/rs9080787
  • Wang, J., Xu, C., Freymueller, J.T., Li, Z. (2017) Probing Coulomb stress triggering effects for a Mw > 6.0 earthquake sequence from 1997 to 2014 along the periphery of the Bayan Har block on the Tibetan Plateau, Tectonophysics, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.06.013
  • Drouin, V., Sigmundsson, F., Verhagen, S., Ófeigsson, B.G., Spaans, K., Hreinsdóttir, S. (2017) Deformation at Krafla and Bjarnarflag geothermal areas, Northern Volcanic Zone of Iceland, 1993-2015, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.06.013
  • Lin, H., Li, G., Cuo, L., Hooper, A., Ye, Q. (2017) A decreasing glacier mass balance gradient from the edge of the Upper Tarim Basin to the Karakoram during 2000-2014, Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07133-8
  • Gruetzner, C., & Wiatr, T. (2017) Non-invasive techniques in archaeoseismology. In: Jusseret, S., & Sintubin, M. (eds.) Minoan
    Earthquakes: Breaking the Myth through Interdisciplinarity,  Studies in Archaeological Sciences, Leuven University Press, Leuven
  • Reed, B.E., D.M. Peters, R. McPheat, A.J.A. Smith and R.G. Grainger (2017) Mass extinction spectra and size distribution measurements of quartz and amorphous silica aerosol at 0.33 – 19 μm compared to modelled extinction using Mie, CDE, and T-matrix theories, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.05.011
  • Middleton, T. A., J. R. Elliott, E. J. Rhodes, S. Sherlock, R. T. Walker, W. Wang, J. Yu & Y. Zhou, (2017) Extension rates across the northern Shanxi Grabens, China, from Quaternary geology, seismicity and geodesy, Geophysical Journal International,  DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggx031
  • Hamling, I. J., S. Hreinsdottir, K. Clark, J. R. Elliott, C. Liang, E. Fielding, N. Litchfield, P. Villamor, L. Wallace, T. J. Wright, E. D’Anastasio, S. Bannister, D. Burbidge, P. Denys, P. Gentle, J. Howarth, C. Mueller, N. Palmer, C. Pearson, W. Power, P. Barnes, D. Barrell, R. Van Dissen, R. Langridge, T. Little, A. Nicol, J. Pettinga, J. Rowland & M. Stirling, (2017) Complex multifault rupture during the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, New Zealand, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam7194
  • David Mackenzie, Austin Elliott, (2017) Untangling tectonic slip from the potentially misleading effects of landform geometry, Geoscience World.,
  • Wilkinson, M.W., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Jones, R.R., Roberts, G.P., Holdsworth, R.E., Gregory, L.C., Walters, R.J., Wedmore, L., Goodall, H., Iezzi, F. (2017) Near-field fault slip of the 2016 Vettore Mw 6.6 earthquake (Central Italy) measured using low-cost GNSS., Scientific Reports,  doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-04917-w
  • E. Ilyinskaya, A. Schmidt, T.A. Mather, F.D. Pope, C. Witham, P. Baxter, Th. Jóhannsson, M. Pfeffer, S. Barsotti, A. Singh, P. Sanderson, B. Bergsson, B. McCormick Kilbride, A. Donovan, N. Peters, C. Oppenheimer and M. Edmonds, (2017) Understanding the environmental impacts of large fissure eruptions: Aerosol and gas emissions from the 2014-2015 Holuhraun eruption (Iceland) , Earth and Planetary Science Letters,
  • Vira, J., Carboni, E., Grainger, R.G., Sofiev, M., (2017) Variational assimilation of IASI SO2 plume height and total column retrievals in the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull using the SILAM v5.3 chemistry transport model, Geoscientific Model Development., DOI:10.5194/gmd-10-1985-2017
  • Deng, Z., Ke, Y., Gong, H., Li, X., Li, Z., (2017) Land subsidence prediction in Beijing based on PS-InSAR technique and improved Grey-Markov model., GIScience and Remote Sensing.,  DOI: 10.1080/15481603.2017.1331511
  • Mackens, S., Klitzsch, N., Grützner, C., Klinger, R. (2017) Quaternary sediment architecture in the Orkhon Valley (central Mongolia) inferred from capacitive coupled resistivity and Georadar measurements., Geomorphology., DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.05.002
  • Kristy F. Tiampo, Pablo J. González, Sergey Samsonov, Jose Fernández, Antonio Camacho (2017) Principal component analysis of MSBAS DInSAR time series from Campi Flegrei, Italy., Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research., DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.03.004
  • Braddock, M., Biggs, J., Watson, I.M., Hutchison, W., Pyle, D., Mather, T., Satellite observations of fumarole activity at Aluto volcano, Ethiopia: Implications for geothermal monitoring and volcanic hazard, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 2017. DOI.Org/10.1016/J.Jvolgeores.2017.05.006
  • Blumetti, A.M., Grützner, C., Guerrieri, L., Livio, F., Quaternary earthquakes: Geology and palaeoseismology for seismic hazard assessment, Quaternary International , 2017.
  • Ingleby, T., Wright, T.J., Omori-like decay of postseismic velocities following continental earthquakes, Geophysical Research Letters , 2017.
  • Doubre, C., Déprez, A., Masson, F., Socquet, A., Lewi, E., Grandin, R., Nercessian, A., Ulrich, P., De Chabalier, J., Saad, I., Abayazid, A., Peltzer, G., Delorme, A., Calais, E., Wright, T., Current deformation in Central Afar and triple junction kinematics deduced from GPS and InSAR measurements, Geophysical Journal International, 2017, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggw434
  • Howell, A., Palamartchouk, K., Papanikolaou, X., Paradissis, D., Raptakis, C., Copley, A., England, P., Jackson, J., The 2008 Methoni earthquake sequence: The relationship between the earthquake cycle on the subduction interface and coastal uplift in SW Greece, Geophysical Journal International, 2017, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggw462
  • Walters, R.J., England, P.C., Houseman, G.A., Constraints from GPS measurements on the dynamics of the zone of convergence between Arabia and Eurasia, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013370
  • Benito-Saz, M.A., Parks, M.M., Sigmundsson, F., Hooper, A., García-Cañada, L, Repeated magmatic intrusions at El Hierro Island following the 2011–2012 submarine eruption, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.01.020
  • Wang J., Xu C., Freymueller J.T., Li Z., Probing Coulomb stress triggering effects for a Mw > 6.0 earthquake sequence from 1997 to 2014 along the periphery of the Bayan Har block on the Tibetan Plateau, Tectonophysics, 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.11.009
  • Yu, C., N. T. Penna, and Z. Li, Generation of real-time mode high resolution water vapor fields from GPS observations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025753
  • Vollrath A; Zucca F; Bekaert D; Bonforte A; Guglielmino F; Hooper AJ; Stramondo S, Decomposing DInSAR time-series into 3-D in combination with GPS in the case of Low strain rates: An application to the hyblean plateau, Sicily, Italy, Remote Sensing, 2017, DOI: 10.3390/rs9010033
  • Parks MM; Heimisson ER; Sigmundsson F; Hooper A; Vogfjörd KS; Árnadóttir T; Ófeigsson B; Hreinsdóttir S; Hjartardóttir Á; Einarsson P; Gudmundsson MT; Högnadóttir T; Jónsdóttir K; Hensch M; Bagnardi M; Dumont S; Drouin V; Spaans K; Ólafsdóttir R, Evolution of deformation and stress changes during the caldera collapse and dyking at Bárdarbunga, 2014-2015: Implication for triggering of seismicity at nearby Tungnafellsjökull volcano, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.01.020
  • Hussain E; Hooper A; Wright TJ; Walters RJ; Bekaert DPS, Interseismic strain accumulation across the central North Anatolian Fault from iteratively unwrapped InSAR measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013108
  • Grützner C., Carson E., Walker R.T., Rhodes E.J., Mukambayev A., Mackenzie D., Elliott J.R., Campbell G., Abdrakhmatov K., Assessing the activity of faults in continental interiors: Palaeoseismic insights from SE Kazakhstan, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.11.025
  • Crippa, P., Sullivan, R.C., Thota, A., Pryor, S.C., The impact of resolution on meteorological, chemical and aerosol properties in regional simulations with WRF-Chem, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2017, DOI: 10.5194/acp-17-1511-2017
  • Benito-Saz M; Parks MM; Sigmundsson F; Hooper A; García-Cañada L, Repeated magmatic intrusions at El Hierro Island following the 2011-2012 submarine eruption, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.01.020



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