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Crustal faulting and deformation processes observed by InSAR, GPS and photogrammetry: From observations and monitoring to numerical and physical modeling (co-organized)
Convener: Thomas R. Walter  | Co-Conveners: Francesco Zucca , Rocco Malservisi , Riccardo Lanari , Hannes Vasyura-Bathke 
 / Mon, 28 Apr, 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Mon, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00

This session aims to bring together scientists working on crustal deformation processes, their monitoring and interpretation. In this
section we are seeking contribution from geodetic, structural geology and modeling community to analyze and interpret observations from InSAR, GPS and other modern geodetic methodologies.

The detection of crustal deformation allows uncovering spatial and
temporal patterns of subsurface processes such as fault slip, occurrence of land subsidence, magma intrusions, landslides and volcano unrest, as well as liquid and gas reservoir changes. Besides the source of deformation, also rheology, temporal and mechanical behavior of the surrounding rocks, effects of fault complexities and interactions of sources, loading types and the topography are in the focus of this session.

The fundamental goal of this session is advancing our understanding of crustal deformation processes, hence this session highlights but is not limited to:
- InSAR, GPS and photogrammetry time series methods
- Errors sources, contamination and correction procedures
- Analytical and numerical inverse and forward modeling strategies and model deficiencies
- Joint or hybrid combination of InSAR data with independent data
(seismic, gravity, MT) and detailed observations from tectonics and geology
- The use of the space and ground based observation for monitoring
natural hazards and human induced deformation

We welcome contributions from tectonics, volcanology, geodynamics,
geodetic and natural hazards community.

Invited speakers:
David Bekaert – Leeds
Marcello de Michele - BRGM
Spina Cianetti – INGV
Salvatore Stramondo – INGV
Peter LaFemina – Penn State University
Tini Plattner – LMU Munich