ABOUT ME

VOLCANO

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Mehdi Nikkhoo

 

Ph.D. Student in Geophysics

Contact Information

 

Email:

Phone: (331)288-1293

Office: Helmholtzstra├če 7

14467 Potsdam

About me

I am a geodesist by training. Since 2011, I am doing my Ph.D. in geophysics on volcano deformation modelling.

Research Interests

 

I develop analytical and numerical models to quantify crustal deformation caused by magmatic and tectonic processes. The compound analytical models that I develop are flexible representations of the wide variation in volcanic source geometries. These models are fast and efficient for rapid inversions, which are crucial for hazard assessment and early warning purposes. I use the boundary element method to investigate the topographic and gravitational effects on the formation and temporal evolution of volcano deformation sources as well as the interactions between multiple sources. Applying these models to surface deformation data, which are detected through various geodetic techniques, and using nonlinear optimization techniques I can infer the location, geometry and strength of the subsurface sources of deformation.

Education

 

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