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Name Dr Juliet Biggs
Job title Reader
Department School of Earth Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA, MSci(Cantab), PhD(Oxon)
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Keywords continental rifts
volcanoes
earthquake cycle
east african rift
active tectonic processes
Areas of expertise My research primarily uses Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) to understand the physics of the processes that deform the earth's surface. Recent developments in satellite geodesy are providing a new perspective on continental tectonics and volcanic processes through observations of aseismic processes such as interseismic strain accumulation, postseismic relaxation and magma intrusion. These measurements can identify the mechanisms controlling continental deformation and quantify the constitutive laws controlling rheology. My current areas of interest are the East African Rift and the volcanoes of Central America and the Northern Andes. Practical applications of my work include seismic and volcano hazard assessment and geothermal resources.