Emmy-Noether-Projekt "Brückenschlag zwischen Geodäsie und Seismologie"

Dr. Henriette Sudhaus


Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, R. 208c
Telefon: +49 431 880-3915
Telefax: +49 431 880-4432



  • seit 2016 Gruppenleiterin der DFG-finanzierten Emmy-Noether-Gruppe “Bridges”
  • 2015 PostDoc an der Christian- Albrechts- Universität zu Kiel 
  • 2013 PostDoc der HGF Alliance "Earth System Dynamics" an der Universität Potsdam
  • 2010 PostDoc im PROGRESS Projekt am GFZ Potsdam
  • 2010 PhD in Geophysik an der ETH Zurich "Improving earthquake source studies using InSAR: data error estimation and propagation to model parameter uncertainties"
  • 2005 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Geophysikalischen Institut der ETH Zürich, Schweiz
  • 2004 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im DFG Sonderforschungsbereich „Starkbeben“ an der Universität Karlsruhe
  • 2004 Diplom in Geophysik an der Universität Karlsruhe



Research interests


I am mostly interested in studying earthquake sources and in methodological developments to improve our estimations. I have further an interest and record in volcano-related deformation processes.

My expertise is in space-borne SAR (Synthetic Aperture RADAR) data processing and analysis. In these InSAR data I am primarily looking at crustal deformation signals as caused by larger and/or shallow earthquakes.

Using these data of measurable surface displacement I am analysing the properties of the earthquake sources and I try to improve our techniques methodological. One of my specialties here is the detailed consideration of data errors in the analysis and the error propagation to estimate the model qualities.

I also try, where possible, to combine different instrumental data sets to better constrain the models. Where possible I am using as many InSAR and SAR data as possible, GPS if available, and more and more seismic data. For the latter, the combination of geodetic and seismic data, we work in the Bridges-Group with special force on the methods how to best join these very different data types


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