Observations of Deformation

Volcano number:232030
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?Yes
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:2003 to 2010
Inferred cause(s) of deformation:Magmatic
Characteristics of deformation:

Shirzaei et al. (2012) present Envisat radar InSAR images from 2003 through 2010 at all Iranian volcanoes, using multitemporal interferometric analysis.
The authors show¬†surface deformation at both “Taftan and Bazman volcanos associated with different episodes of uplift and subsidence. The inverse model simulations suggest that the time-dependent inflations and deflations of extended and spherical pressurized magma chambers are responsible for the surface displacements at these volcanoes”.

Reference(s):Shirzaei, M. (2012) A satellite geodetic survey of spatiotemporal deformation of Iranian volcanoes (abstract EGU2012-13789-3), EGU General Assembly.
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
Location:28.07, 60
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