Emmy-Noether-Project "Bridging Geodesy and Seismology"

Dr. Henriette Sudhaus

Principal investigator

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



  • since 2016 Group Leader this DFG-funded Emmy-Noether-Group “Bridges”
  • 2015 PostDoc at Kiel University
  • 2013 PostDoc in the HGF Alliance "Earth System Dynamics" at the University of Potsdam
  • 2010 PostDoc in the PROGRESS project at GFZ Potsdam
  • 2010 PhD in Geophysics at ETH Zurich "Improving earthquake source studies using InSAR: data error estimation and propagation to model parameter uncertainties"
  • 2005 Research Assistant at the Geophysical Institute of the ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2004 Research Assistant in the Collaborative Research Centre „ Strong Earthquakes“ at the University of Karlsruhe
  • 2004 Diploma in Geophysics at the University of 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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