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Dr. Alina Shevchenko

Dr. Alina Shevchenko
Building A 17, Room 01.12 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

GFZ Discovery Fellow

Research Interests:

My research focuses on morphologies of active and dormant volcanic edifices and their associated landforms such as volcanic glaciers, volcanic lakes, and debris avalanches. I study the morphological changes through remote sensing, namely satellite and aerial photogrammetry, as well as SAR data analysis. I collect aerial data during fieldwork and process archive aerial photographs, which allows me to construct and compare high-resolution digital elevation models over several decades. I have studied volcanic eruptions in Kamchatka, Iceland, and the Canary Islands. My recent research addresses the interaction of active volcanoes with the cryosphere and monitoring the associated hazardous processes such as lahars, landslides, and glacial lake outbursts, caused by rapid glacier melting and permafrost degradation.


Since 11/2022: GFZ Discovery Fellow in section 1.4

02/2022-07/2022: Postdoc in section 2.1, GFZ

10/2018-08/2020: Postdoc in section 2.1, GFZ

05/2000-01/2022: Laboratory Assistant → Senior Researcher in the Laboratory of Geodesy and Remote Sensing, Kamchatka Institute of Volcanology and Seismology


2015-2016: Ph.D. in Geomorphology at Saint Petersburg State University, thesis title: “Geomorphological features and morphodynamics of the current dome growth at Molodoy Shiveluch Volcano”

2012-2015: Postgraduate courses on Geomorphology and Evolutionary Geography at Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University

2004-2010: Diploma at Kamchatka State Technical University, thesis title: “Engineering of an automated system of aerial survey data collection” 

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