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Volcano-tectonic processes at Hawaiian volcanoes.
|Director of thesis||Joel Ruch|
|Co-director of thesis|
|Summary of thesis||I am currently investigating the evolution of the Koa’e fault system (Kilauea volcano, Hawaii) over the last several decades, integrating ground deformation techniques to cover a broad spectrum of time and spatial scales. I want to study this area because the evolution of the Koa’e fracture zone is still poorly understood and has been subject to several recurring volcano-tectonic events in the past decades. This zone is also well preserved thus makes this zone an ideal candidate to analyse the temporal evolution of volcano-tectonic events including its role in magma storage and the flank instability evolution. I am using air photo correlation technique and satellite radar interferometry to cover long-term deformation, back to the 1950’s. I will integrate these remote sensing techniques with field structural measurements and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to measure fault system geometry and direction of fracture opening.|
|Administrative delay for the defence||2022|