Zahra Mousavi
Zahra Mousavi
+98 24 3315 3821
z.mousavi [at]
Earth Sciences Building, Room A108


Geodetic observations such as satellite Interferometric SAR (InSAR) data or GNSS measurement allow us to remotely detect large coverage of Earth’s surface deformation associated with various phenomena including earthquakes, volcanic activity, and landslide movements. The satellite-based methods have some advantages for measuring land deformation in that their data are inexpensive to obtain for processing, and the results can provide more details about the spatial scattering of deformed zones of land. 

Research interests

- Space-based geodetic data (GPS and InSAR)
- Ground surface displacement
- Earthquake cycle (coseismic, postseismic, and interseismic)
- Subsidene
- Salt diapirs


Geodesy in Geoscience


Potential theory in gravity and magnetic applications


Z. Mousavi, M. Fattahi, M. Khatib, M. Talebian , E. Pathier , A. Walpersdorf , R.A. Sloan , A.L. Thomas, E. Rhodes , F. Clive, N. Dodds, and R. T. Walker, "Constant Slip Rate on the Doruneh Strike-Slip Fault, Iran, Averaged Over Late Pleistocene, Holocene, and Decadal Timescales", Tectonics, Vol. 40, NO. 1, 2, 2021, doi: https://

N, Ajorlou, J. Hollingsworth, Z. Mousavi, A. Ghods and Z. Masoumi, "Ajorlou, N., Hollingsworth, J., Mousavi, Z., Ghods, A. and Masoumi, Z., 2021. Characterizing Near‐Field Surface Deformation in the 1990 Rudbar Earthquake (Iran) Using Optical Image Correlation", Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Vol. 22, NO. 6, 6, 2021, doi:

M. Mohammadnia, M. Najafi and Z. Mousavi, "InSAR constraints on the active deformation of salt diapirs in the Kalut basin, Central Iran", Tectonophysics, Vol. 810, NO. 7, 7, 2021, doi:

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