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Eric Fielding

Bio - Eric Fielding,
SRTM Team Member

Eric Fielding is a member of the Real Time Science Team. He has a dozen years of experience in analyzing digital topographic data, often called a Digital Elevation Model (DEM), concentrating on earthquake-prone zones of active tectonic deformation. He is presently a Research Scientist at JPL in the Terrestrial Sciences Element. He earned his bachelor's (A.B.) at Dartmouth College, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1989. He worked as a Postdoctoral Associate and later Research Associate at Cornell University analyzing DEMs of Asia, especially the Tibetan Plateau.

In 1994 he came to JPL, where he worked extensively with Interferometric data from the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C (SIR-C) mission. He analyzed SIR-C data and produced experimental DEM products for locations around the world. He also worked on the analysis of high-resolution topographic data from the JPL airborne Topographic Synthetic Aperture Radar (TopSAR) system, for the mountains around Southern California. He recently returned to JPL after spending more than a year at the University of Oxford, where he was a visiting Research Scientist. His latest work includes a study of the topographic expression of the faults that caused the 1999 earthquake sequence in NW Turkey, and a study of a 1997 earthquake in eastern Iran.


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