A Spaceborne Observatory Spanning Highly Active Subduction Zones in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

UT Austin PI: Ann Chen
CO-PIs: Luc Lavier and Laura Wallace
Collaborating Institutions: University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
Funding Source: NASA
Award: $551K
Award Date: 2/22 - 2/25

This research will build on UTIG’s long-term efforts to acquire geodetic data in the Papua New Guinea-Solomon Islands region, with the intent of providing a new and improved way of leveraging existing knowledge to obtain a comprehensive InSAR surface deformation dataset. The availability of this dataset will allow us to develop a better understanding of the relationship between surface deformation and the processes that control interplate slip at subduction zones.