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Paul Lundgren
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  • B.A., Physics, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN (1979-1983)
  • M.S., Geophysics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1983-1985)
  • Ph.D., Geophysics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1985-1988)

Research Interests
  • The nature of fault slip and crustal deformation during the earthquake cycle through a combination of seismology, and space geodesy observations to constrain inverse fault models.
  • The application of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry to understand volcano deformation processes, including magma transport, dike intrusions, and volcano spreading and collapse.
  • The application of GPS and InSAR observation time series to understand time variable plate boundary strain.


ARIA is a collaborative project between JPL and Caltech to develop data systems and data products based on radar, GPS, and seismic observations for hazard science and response.

NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, or NISAR, is a satellite radar mission run jointly by NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) that will survey Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic surface, and ice masses.

UAVSAR, is a reconfigurable, polarimetric L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR), is specifically designed to acquire airborne repeat track SAR data for differential interferometric measurements.

Professional Experience
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1989-Present)
    • Research Scientist (1989-Present)
    • Deputy Project Scientist, Global Earthquake Satellite System (GESS) (2001-2002)
    • NASA Solid Earth Science Working Group (2001-2002)
    • NASA Dynamics of the Solid Earth (DOSE) Center Scientist (1992-1996)
  • Thesis committee, J. Salichon, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2002)
  • NATO Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica, Rome (1988-1989)

Selected Publications
  1. Lundgren, P., and Z. Lu, "Inflation model of Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, constrained by satellite radar interferometry observations," Geophys. Res. Lett., submitted (2005)
  2. Lanari, R., P. Lundgren, M. Manzo, F. Casu, "Satellite radar interferometry time series analysis of surface deformation for Los Angeles, California," Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L23613, doi:10.1029/2004GL021294 (2004)
  3. Norabuena, E., T. H. Dixon, S. Schwartz, H. DeShon, M. Protti, L. Dorman, E. R. Flueh, V. Gonzalez, P. Lundgren, A. Newman, F. Pollitz, and D. Sampson, "Geodetic and seismic constraints on some seismogenic zone processes in Costa Rica," J. Geophys. Res., 109 (B11), B11403, 10.1029/2003JB002931 (2004)
  4. Lanari, R., P. Berardino, S. Borgstrom, C. Del Gaudio, P. De Martino, G. Fornaro, S. Guarino, P. Ricciardi, E. Sansosti, and P. Lundgren, "The use of IFSAR and classical geodetic techniques for caldera unrest studies: Application to the Campi Flegrei uplift event of 2000," J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 133, 247-260 (2004)
  5. Lundgren, P., F. Casu, M. Manzo, A. Pepe, P. Berardino, E. Sansosti, and R. Lanari, "Gravity and magma spreading of Mount Etna volcano revealed by radar interferometry," Geophys. Res. Lett, L04602, doi:10.1029/2003GL018736 (2004)
  6. Salichon, J., P. Lundgren, B. Delouis, and D. Giardini, "Slip history of the 1999, October 16, Mw=7.1, Hector Mine earthquake (California) from the inversion of InSAR, GPS and teleseismic data," Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 94, 2015-2027 (2004)
  7. Lundgren, P., and P. A. Rosen, "Source model for the 2001 flank eruption of Mt. Etna volcano," Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(7), 1388, doi:10.1029/2002GL016774 (2003)
  8. Lundgren, P., P. Berardino, M. Coltelli, G, Fornaro, R. Lanari, G. Puglisi, E. Sansosti, and M. Tesauro, "Coupled magma chamber inflation and sector collapse slip observed with syntheic aperture radar interferometry on Mt. Etna volcano," J. Geophys. Res., 108(B5), 2247, doi:10.1029/2001JB000657 (2003)
  9. Salichon, J., B. Delouis, P. Lundgren, D. Giardini, M. Costantini, and P. Rosen, "Joint inversion of broadband teleseismic and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data for the slip history of the Mw=7.7, Nazca ridge (Peru) earthquake of 12 November 1996," J. Geophys. Res., 108(B2), 2085, doi:10.1029/2001JB000913 (2003)
  10. Lundgren, P., and S. Stramondo, "Slip distribution of the 1997 Umbria-Marche earthquake sequence: Joint inversion of GPS and synthetic aperture radar interferometry data," J. Geophys. Res., 107(B11), 2316, doi:10.1029/2000JB000103 (2002)
  11. Delouis, B., D. Giardini, P. Lundgren, and J. Salichon, "Joint inversion of InSAR, teleseismic, and strong motion data for the spatial and temporal distribution of earthquake slip: Application to the 1999 Izmit mainshock," Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 92, 278-299 (2002)
  12. Lundgren, P., S. Usai, E. Sansosti, R. Lanari, M. Tesauro, G, Fornaro, and P. Berardino, "Modeling surface deformation observed with synthetic aperture radar interferometry at Campi Flegrei caldera," J. Geophys. Res., 106, 19,355-19,366 (2001)
  13. Delouis, B., P. Lundgren, J. Salichon, and D. Giardini, "Joint inversion of teleseismic and SAR data for the slip history of the Mw=7.4 Izmit (Turkey) earthquake," Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3389-3392 (2000)
  14. Lundgren, P., M. Protti, A. Donnellan, M. Heflin, E. Hernandez, D. Jefferson, "Seismic cycle and plate margin deformation in Costa Rica: GPS observations 1994-1997," J. Geophys. Res., 104, 28,915-28,926 (1999)
  15. Lundgren, P., D. Giardini, and R. M. Russo, "A geodynamic framework for eastern Mediterranean kinematics," Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 4007-4010 (1998)
  16. Lanari, R., P. Lundgren, and E. Sansosti, "Dynamic deformation of Etna volcano observed by satellite radar interferometry," Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 1541-1544 (1998)
  17. Lundgren, P. R., and R. M. Russo, "Finite element modeling of crustal deformation in the North America-Caribbean plate boundary zone," J. Geophys. Res., 101, 11,317-11,327 (1996)
  18. Giardini, D., and P. Lundgren, "The 9 June Bolivia and March 9 Fiji deep earthquakes of 1994: II. Geodynamic implications," Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 2281-2284 (1995)
  19. Lundgren, P., and D. Giardini, "The 9 June Bolivia and March 9 Fiji deep earthquakes of 1994: I. Source processes," Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 2241-2244 (1995)
  20. Lundgren, P., F. Saucier, R. Palmer, and M. Langon, "Alaska crustal deformation: Finite element modeling constrained by geologic and VLBI data," J. Geophys. Res., 100, 22,033-22,045 (1995)
  21. Lundgren, P. R., and D. Giardini, "Isolated deep earthquakes and the fate of subduction in the mantle," J. Geophys. Res., 99, 15,833-15,842 (1994)
  22. Lundgren, P. R., S. Kornreich Wolf, M. Protti, and K. J. Hurst, "GPS measurements of crustal deformation associated with the 22 April 1991, Valle de la Estrella, Costa Rica Earthquake," Geophys. Res. Lett., 20, 407-410 (1993)
  23. Lundgren, P. R., and D. Giardini, "Seismicity, shear failure and modes of deformation in deep subduction zones," Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 74, 63-74 (1992)
  24. Lundgren, P. R., and D. Giardini, "Lateral structure of the subducting Pacific plate beneath the Hokkaido corner from intermediate and deep earthquakes," Pure Applied Geophys., 134, 385-404 (1990)
  25. Lundgren, P. R., E. A. Okal, and D. A. Wiens, "Rupture characteristics of the 1982 Tonga and 1986 Kermadec earthquakes," J. Geophys. Res., 94, 15521-15539 (1989)
  26. Lundgren, P. R. and E. A. Okal, "Slab decoupling in the Tonga arc: the June 22, 1977 earthquake," J. Geophys. Res., 93, 13355-13366 (1988)
  27. Lundgren, P. R., E. A. Okal, and S. Stein, "Body wave deconvolution for variable source parameters; application to the December 6, 1978 Kuriles earthquake," Geophys. J., 93, 171-180 (1988)
  28. Stein, S., D.C. DeMets, R.G. Gordon, J.P. Brodholt, J.F. Engeln, D.A. Wiens, D. Argus, P. Lundgren, C. Stein, and D.F. Woods, "A test of the alternative Caribbean plate relative motion models," J. Geophys. Res., 93, 3041-3050 (1988)
  29. Stein, S., J.F. Engeln, D.C. DeMets, R.G. Gordon, D.F. Woods, P. Lundgren, D. Argus, C. Stein, and D.A. Wiens, "The Nazca-South America convergence rate and the recurrence of the great 1960 Chilean earthquake," Geophys. Res. Letts., 13, 713-716 (1986)
  30. Anderson-Fontana, S., J.F. Engeln, P. Lundgren, R.L. Larson, and S. Stein, "Tectonics and evolution of the Juan Fernandez microplate at the Pacific-Nazca-Antarctic triple junction," J. Geophys. Res., 91, 2005-2018 (1986)
  31. Wiens, D. A., C. DeMets, R. Gordon, S. Stein, D. Argus, J. F. Engeln, P. Lundgren, D. Quible, C. Stein, S. Weinstein, and D. F. Woods, "A diffuse plate boundary model for Indian Ocean tectonics," Geophys. Res. Letts., 12, 429-432 (1985)

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