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Zhong Lu, Research Geophysicist

Zhong Lu

Physical Scientist
EROS Center & Cascades Volcano Observatory
1300 SE Cardinal Ct., Bldg. 10, Ste. 100
Vancouver, WA 98683-9589
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Zhong is a physical scientist with the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and the Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO). Zhong grew up in northeastern China and obtained a BS and MS in geophysics from Beijing University in 1989 and 1992. He attended the University of Alaska in September 1992, started to work on satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) in 1993, and completed a PhD in June 1996. During 1997 and 2006, Zhong was with Raytheon and SAIC, the on-site service contractors for USGS EROS Center.
Research Interests
Zhong loves all aspects of interferometric SAR (InSAR) processing and applications, and his projects have been funded by USGS, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), European Space Agency (ESA), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and German Space Agency (DLR). His primary interest lies on the technique development of SAR, InSAR and multiple-interferogram InSAR processing, cross-platform InSAR processing, design of automated SAR/InSAR processing system, and application of InSAR technologies to image ground-surface deformation related to the study of volcanic, seismic, tectonic and hydrologic processes. His research topics also include the mapping of water-level changes of wetlands, vegetation characterization, fire scar, soil moisture, water extent, glacier dynamics and arctic ice with SAR/InSAR.