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Mong-Han Huang

Mong-Han is a NASA postdoc fellow working with Eric Fielding on using space geodesy (SAR interferometry) to observe crustal deformation after higher magnitude earthquakes, and use this information to constrain lithospheric rheology.

  • B.S., Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2005)
  • B.S., Physics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2005)
  • M.S., Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2006)
  • PhD, Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA (2014)

Research Interests
  • Crustal Deformation  (co- and postseismic deformation)
  • Crustal Scale Seismology (earthquake finite source inversion)
  • Space Geodesy (InSAR)
  • Geomorphology (landscape evolution)

Professional Experience
  • NASA postdoc fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2015 – Present)
  • Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Berkeley (2009 – 2014)
  • Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley (2009 – 2014)
  • Research Assistant, National Taiwan University (2008 – 2009)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Postdoc Fellowship (2015)
  • Larsen Fellowship, UC Berkeley (2014)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award, UC Berkeley (2014)

Selected Publications
  1. Huang, M.-H., Tung, H., Fielding, E. J., Huang, H.-H., Liang, C., Huang, C., and Hu, J.-C. Multiple fault slip triggered above the 2016 Mw 6.4 MeiNong earthquake in Taiwan, submitted to Geophys. Res. Lett.
  2. Huang, M.-H.,Fielding, E. J., Dickinson, H., Sun, J., Freed, A. M., and Bürgmann, R. Fault Geometry Inversion and Slip Distribution of the 2010 Mw7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake from Geodetic Data, submitted to J. Geophys. Res.
  3. Huang, M.-H., Bürgmann, R., and Hu, J.-C., 2016. Fifteen years of surface deformation in southwestern Taiwan: Insight from SAR interferometry, Tectonophys.,
  4. Huang, M.-H., Bürgmann, R., and Pollitz, F., 2016. Lithospheric rheology constrained from twenty-five years of postseismic deformation following the 1989 Mw 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 435, 147-158,
  5. Dreger, D., Huang, M.-H., Rodgers, A., Taira, T., and Wooddell, K., 2015. Kinematic finite-source model for the August 24, 2014 South Napa, CA earthquake from joint inversion of seismic, GPS and InSAR data, Seism. Res. Lett., 86, 327-334, doi:10.1785/0220140244.
  6. Huang, M.-H., Bürgmann, R., and Freed, A., 2014. Probing the lithospheric rheology across the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 396, 88-96, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.003.
  7. Huang, M.-H., Dreger, D., Bürgmann, R., Yoo, S.-H., and Hashimoto, M., 2013. Joint inversion of Seismic and Geodetic data for the source of the 4th March 2010 Mw 6.3 Jia-Shian, Taiwan, Earthquake, Geophys. J. Int., 193, 1608-1626, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt058.
  8. Hsieh, C.-S., Shih, T.-Y., Hu, J.-C., Tung H., Huang, M.-H., and Angelier, J., 2011, Using differential SAR interferometry to map land subsidence: a case study in the Pingtung Plain of SW Taiwan, Natural Hazard, doi:10.1007/s11069-011-9734-7.
  9. Lin, K.-C. , Hu, J.-C., Ching, K.-E., Angelier, J., Rau, R.-J., Yu S.-Bl, Tsai, C.-H., Shin, T.-C., Huang, M.-H., 2010. GPS crustal deformation, strain rate and seismic activity after the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake in Taiwan. J. Geophys. Res., 115, B07404, doi:10.1029/2009JB006417.
  10. Suppe, J., Huang, M.-H., Carena, S., 2009. Mechanics of thrust belts and the weak-fault/strong-crust problem, Trabajos de Geologia, Universidad de Oviedo, 29, 61-65.
  11. Huang, M.-H., Hu, J.-C., Hsieh, C.-S., Ching, K.-E., Rau, R-J., and Pathier, E., 2009. Active deformation of Tainan Tableland of southwestern Taiwan based on geodetic measurements and SAR interferometry. Tectonophysics, 466, 322-334.
  12. Hu, J.-C., Hou, C.-S., Shen, L.-C., Chan, Y.-C., Chen, R.-F., Huang, C., Rau, R.-J., Lin, C.-W., Huang M.-H., and Nien, P.-F., 2007. Fault activity and lateral extrusion inferred from velocity field revealed by GPS measurements in the Pingtung area of southwestern Taiwan. J. Asian Earth Sci., 31, 287-302.
  13. Huang, M.-H., Hu, J.-C., Hsieh, C.-S., Ching, K.-E., Rau, R-J., Pathier, E., Fruneau, B., and Deffontaines, B., 2006. A growing structure near the deformation front in SW Taiwan as deduced from SAR interferometry and geodetic observation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L12305, doi:10.1029/2005GL025613.

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