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Dan Dzurisin, Geologist

Dan Dzurisin

Cascades Volcano Observatory
1300 SE Cardinal Ct., Bldg. 10, Ste. 100
Vancouver, WA 98683-9589
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Dan Dzurisin ("Dz") is a geologist at the USGS David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) in Vancouver, Washington, specializing in volcano deformation. He earned a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame in 1973, and a Ph.D. in planetary geology from the California Institute of Technology in 1977. Dz started his research career in volcanology as a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow and a staff scientist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory from 1977 to 1981. He was a member of the response team for the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, and in 1981 he joined the CVO staff on a permanent basis. He served as the CVO Scientist-in-Charge from 1994 to 1997, and currently he is chief of the InSAR Applied to Volcano Studies project.
Research Interests
Dzurisin's research is directed toward understanding volcanic unrest using various geodetic techniques, including leveling, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR). His study areas include Mount St. Helens, the Three Sisters volcanic center, Yellowstone caldera, and several volcanoes in the Aleutian arc. His book, Volcano Deformation: Geodetic Monitoring Techniques, was published by Springer-Praxis in 2007.