Dr. Henriette Sudhaus

Henriette Sudhaus
Dr. Henriette Sudhaus
Helmholtzstraße 6/7
Gebäude H 6, Raum 101
14467 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28665
+49 331 288-1204

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

I am mainly into earthquake science, but recently I involved myself as well in studies on volcano-realted 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 on the fly I try to improve our techniques methodological. One of my specialities 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 SAR data as possible, GPS if available, and since recently also seismic data. For the latter, the combination of geodetic and seismic data, I work on methods how to best join these very different data types.

My case studies included earthquakes in Iceland, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Haiti.


2013   PostDoc in the HGF Alliance "Earth System Dynamics" at the University of Potsdam
2010   PostDoc in the PROGRESS project at GFZ Potsdam
2010   Dissertation in Geophysics at ETH "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