Dr. Kristy Tiampo

Seismic Hazards, Geodesy & Remote Sensing

Kristy Tiampo

Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000
Office: Now at University of Colorado at Boulder
Phone: TBD
Email: ktiampo@uwo.ca
Web: http://cires.colorado.edu/about/organization/fellows/kristy-tiampo/

Research Interests

Integrated data assimilation and analysis for the purpose of understanding fault systems dynamics using seismicity and geodetic and remote sensing techniques; the physics of earthquakes; GPS data analysis; InSAR data analysis; numerical and computation modeling; nonlinear inversions and data assimilation.

For more information, please see the lab website.

Selected Publications

  • Tiampo, K.F., González, P.J., Samsonov, S., Results for aseismic creep on the Hayward fault using polarization persistent scatterer InSAR, EPSL, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.02.019, 2013.
  • Alipour, S., Tiampo, K., Samsonov, S., González, P. Application of multi-baseline polarimetric SAR interferometry on C-band SAR, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2012.2237501, 2013.
  • González, P.J., Tiampo, K.F., Palano, M., Cannavó, F., Fernández, J. The 2011 Lorca earthquake slip distribution controlled by groundwater crustal unloading, Nature Geosciences, 5:821-825, doi:10.1038/ngeo1610, 2012.
  • Samsonov, S. and Tiampo, K. Polarization phase difference analysis for selection of persistent scatterers in SAR interferometry, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2010.2072904, 8, 331-335, 2011.
  • Samsonov, S., d’Oreye, N., González, P., Tiampo, K., Ertolahti, L, Clague, J.J. Ground deformation in the Greater Vancouver region from two decades of ERS-ENVISAT-RADARSAT-2 InSAR measurements, Remote Sensing of the Environment, submitted December 2013.
  • Kazemian, J., Tiampo, K.F., Klein, W., Dominguez, R. Foreshocks and aftershocks in simple earthquake models, Physical Review Letters, submitted December 2013.


Wajahat Ali, Ph.D. student
Yelena Kropivnitskaya, Ph.D. student
Hadis Samadi Alinia, Ph.D. student
Derek Kouhi, M.Sc. student
Simon Thorpe, M.Sc. student