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Timothy  Dixon

Timothy Dixon

Timothy Dixon


Office: SCA 220
Phone: 813/974-0152
Lab: SCA212
Fax: 813/974-2654


BSc (Geological Science): University of Western Ontario, London, Canada; PhD (Earth Science): University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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Dixon uses space geodesy (GPS, InSAR) to study tectonics and volcano deformation, coastal subsidence, aquifer depletion, carbon sequestration, and melting of ice sheets and glaciers.
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Graduate Students

Makan Abdollahzadeh Karegar, Nicholas (Nick) Voss, Surui Xie, Qian Yang

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Recent Publications

Biggs, J., P. Mothes, M. Ruiz, F. Amelung, T. H. Dixon, S. Baker, and S-H. Hong (2010), Stratovolcano growth by co-eruptive intrusion: The 2008 eruption of Tungurahua Ecuador, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L21302, doi:10.1029/2010GL044942

Jiang, Y., T. H. Dixon, S. Wdowinski (2010) Accelerating uplift in the North Atlantic region as an indicator of ice loss, Nature – Geoscience, 3, 404-407, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO845

Plattner, C., S. Wdowinski, T. H. Dixon, J. Biggs, J. (2010) Surface subsidence induced by the Crandall Canyon Mine (Utah) collapse: InSAR observations and elasto-plastic modeling Geophys. J. Int. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04803.x

Gourmelen, N., T. H. Dixon, F. Amelung, G. Schmalzle (2010) Acceleration and evolution of faults: An example from the Hunter Mountain-Panamint Valley Fault Zone, Eastern California, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.11.016

Osmanoglu, B, T. H. Dixon, S. Wdowinski, E. Cabral-Cano, Y. Jiang (2010) Mexico City subsidence observed with PS-InSAR, Int. J. App. Earth Observation doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2010.05.009

Biggs J, D. P. Robinson, T. H. Dixon (2009) The 2007 Pisco, Peru, earthquake (M8.0): seismology and geodesy, Geophys. J. Int, 176, 657-669.

Dixon, T. H. F. Amelung, A. Ferretti, F. Novali, F. Rocca, R. Dokka, G. Sella, S.-W. Kim, S. Wdowinski, D. Whitman (2006) New Orleans subsidence: rates and spatial variation measured by Permanent Scatterer Interferometry, Nature 441, 587-588.