Geodetic Institute (GIK)

Dipl.-Geogr. Julia Kubanek

Curriculum Vitae

since 04/2011

Research assistant at the Geodetic Institute (GIK) of KIT

02/2016 – 04/2016

Visiting scientist at Cascades Volcano Observatory, U. S. Geological Survey, Vancouver, Washington, US
02/2014 – 05/2014 Visiting scientist at Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Miami, Florida, US & School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, US

10/2005 – 11/2010

Academic Studies of Geography with minors botany, environmental and resource economics, geology & bioclimatology at University of Göttingen, Germany

10/2008 – 08/2010

Internship and external diploma thesis at the Geophysical Institute/Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) at KIT in cooperation with the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

 

Research Interests

  • SAR-Interferometry
  • TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X Add-on for Digital Elevation Measurements)
  • Digital Elevation Models
  • Volcano deformation analysis with InSAR
  • Stratovolcanoes
  • Lava domes
  • Test sites
    • Volcán de Colima, Mexico
    • Merapi, Indonesia
    • Tolbachik, Kamchatka
    • Shiveluch, Kamchatka
    • Etna, Italy
    • Kilauea, Hawaii

 

Project

TanDEM-X Project: "Quantification of magmatic production rates and monitoring of the stability of active volcano domes with differential digital elevation models (DDEM)"

 

Teaching activity

  • Signal processing in geodesy
  • Recent geodynamics
  • Geodetic applications of SAR-interferometry
  • SAR and InSAR remote sensing

 

Training

  • Acquiring and executing projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Scientific Writing - Writers Workshop
  • Conflict management
  • Self-marketing
  • Leadership training
  • Career options and application strategies

 

Training in University Didactics

  • Fit for Teaching - Basics of Teaching and Learning at University Level 1
  • Fit for Teaching - Basics of Teaching and Learning at University Level 2
  • Moderation and Visualizieren - Promoting Learning Processes

 

Bachelor & Master theses

Master theses:
  Heck, A. (2016): Application of bistatic TanDEM-X interferometrie to investigate the volcanic activity at Shiveluch, Kamchatka.
Bachelor theses:
  Raible, B. (2015): Application of bistatic interferometry to study lava flows at Etna volcano in Italy.

 

Awards

  • KHYS Research Travel Grant in Spring 2016
  • AGU Fall Meeting 2013 Outstanding Student Paper Award (Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology section)
  • TIEMS Rohrman Student Scholarship Fund, 2010

 

Publications

 

2015  
  Kubanek, J.; Richardson, J.A.; Charbonnier, S.J.; Connor, L.J.: Lava flow mapping and volume calculations of the 2012-13 Tolbachik, Kamchatka fissure eruption using bistatic TanDEM-X InSAR. Bulletin of Volcanology 77(106): 1–13, DOI 10.1007/s00445-015-0989-9.
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B.: On the use of bistatic TanDEM-X images to quantify volumetric changes of active lava domes. In: Proc. of the IAG General Assembly 2013, Potsdam, Germany, 1-6 September 2013, International Association of Geodesy Symposia, Springer International Publishing Switzerland. DOI 10.1007/1345_2015_172.
 

Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Schenk, A.; Aisyah, N.; Brotopuspito, K.S.; Heck, B.: Volumetric change quantification of the 2010 Merapi eruption using TanDEM-X InSAR. Remote Sensing of Environment 164:16–25, DOI 10.1016/j.rse.2015.02.027.

2014  
  Kubanek, J.; Nolte, E.-M.; Taubenböck, H.; Wenzel, F.; Kappas, M. (2014): Capacities of remote sensing for population estimation in urban areas. In: I. Amas, A. Goretti, M. Bostenaru (Eds.): Earthquake hazard impact and urban planning. Environmental Hazards. Springer. The Netherlands. pp. 45-66. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7981-5_3
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Varley, N.; James, M.R.; Heck, B.: On using bistatic TanDEM-X data for volcano monitoring. Proc. of 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar 2014 (EUSAR), Berlin, Germany, 3-5 June 2014
2013  
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): Application of TanDEM-X interferometry in volcano monitoring. General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 2013. 07.-12. April 2013, Wien, Österreich, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-6937 
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): On the potential of TanDEM-X to assess complex topography. Proc. 'ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013', Edinburgh, UK 9-13 September 2013
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): Topographic changes at Volcán de Colima observed by double differential InSAR using TanDEM-X. Proc. 'ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013', Edinburgh, UK 9-13 September 2013
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): Volume Changes during the 2010 Merapi eruption calculated from TanDEM-X interferometry. General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 2013. 07.-12. April 2013, Wien, Österreich, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-9304 
2011  

 

Kubanek, J. (2011): Comparison of GIS-based and high resolution satellite imagery population modeling – A case study for Istanbul. Erdsicht – Einblicke in geographische und geoinformationstechnische Arbeitsweisen. Ibidem Verlag Stuttgart

2010

 

 

Kubanek, J.; Kappas, M.; Nolte, E.; Wenzel, F.; Taubenböck, H. (2010): Modelling of population dynamics: GIS versus remote sensing - a case study for Istanbul. Proceedings of the International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) 17th Annual Conference. 8.-11. June 2010, Beijing, China

 

Talks

2016  
  Kubanek, J. (2016): Volcano monitoring with bistatic TanDEM-X SAR interferometry. 20.07.2016, Seminar des Instituts für Hochfrequenztechnik und Radarsysteme, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany (Invited)
  Kubanek, J. (2016): TanDEM-X - a reliable tool to observe topographic changes at active volcanoes. 21.04.2016, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  Kubanek, J. (2016): TanDEM-X - a reliable tool to observe topographic changes at active volcanoes. 05.04.2016, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA
 

Kubanek, J. (2016): TanDEM-X - a new technique in volcano geodesy. 30.03.2016, UNAVCO Science Meeting, Ignite Session, 28.-31.03.2016, Broomfield, Colorado, USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpCE2yLJsW8

  Kubanek, J. (2016): TanDEM-X - a reliable tool to observe topographic changes at active volcanoes. 25.02.2016, Cascades Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey, Vancoouver, Washington, USA
2015  
  Kubanek, J., Westerhaus, M., Heck, B. (2015): Application of bistatic TanDEM-X interferometry to measure lava flow volume and lava extrusion rates during the 2012-13 Tolbachik, Kamchatka fissure eruption. AGU Fall Meeting 2015, 14.-18. December 2015, San Francisco, USA (Invited)
  Kubanek, J., Westerhaus, M., Heck, B., Charbonnier, SJ., (2015): Measuring lava flow volume with bistatic TanDEM-X imagery. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2015), 26.7.-31.07.2015, Milan, Italy (Invited)
  Kubanek, J., Charbonnier, SJ., Westerhaus, M. Heck, B. (2015): Mapping and measuring lava flow volume of the 2012-13 Tolbachik, Kamchatka fissure eruption using double differential SAR interferometry. 26th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG 2015), 22.6.-07.07.2015, Prague, Czech Republik
  Kubanek, J. (2015): Measuring topographic changes at active voclanoes with bistatic InSAR. Seminar at INGV/IREA, 31.03.2015, Naples, Italy
  Kubanek, J., Westerhaus, M. Heck, B. (2015): Measuring topographic changes at active voclanoes by double differential TanDEM-X InSAR. Fringe 2015 Workshop, ESA-ESRIN, 23.-27.03.2015, Frascati, Italy

2014

 
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M. (2014): Vermessung vulkanischer Eruptionsvolumina aus dem Weltraum. Herbsttagung des Arbeitskreises Geodäsie / Geophysik, 04.-07.11.14, Oppurg, Thüringen, Germany
  Charbonnier, SJ.; Connor, C.; Connor L.; Dixon, T.; Richardson, J.; Osmanoglu, B; Kubanek, J.; Gertisser, R. (2014): Numerical modeling and hazard assessment of volcanic flows: towards a systematic framework for model validation and benchmarking. 8th Cities on Volcanoes, 09. - 13. September 2014, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Invited)
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Aisyah, N.; Brotopuspito, K; Charbonnier, S.; Heck, B. (2014): Investigating lava dome changes at Merapi using bistatic TanDEM-X interferometry. 8th Cities on Volcanoes, 09. - 13. September 2014, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Varley, N.; James, M.R.; Heck, B. (2014): On using bistatic TanDEM-X data for volcano monitoring. 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar 2014 (EUSAR), 3.-5. June 2014, Berlin, Germany (Invited)
  Kubanek, J. (2014): Application of bistatic SAR interferometry for volcano monitoring. Geology Colloquium, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, 04.04.2014, Tampa, Florida (Invited)
2013  
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): Topographic changes at Volcán de Colima observed by double differential InSAR using TanDEM-X. Living Planet Symposium, European Space Agency, 9.-13. September 2013, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): Application of TanDEM-X interferometry in volcano monitoring using Merapi, Indonesia and Volcán de Colima, Mexico as test sites. 4th TanDEM-X Science Team Meeting, 12.-14. June 2013, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): Volume changes during the 2010 Merapi eruption calculated from TanDEM-X interferometry . General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 2013. 07.-12. April 2013, Wien, Österreich, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-9304
 

Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): On the use of bistatic TanDEM-X images to quantify volumetric changes of active lava domes. IAG Scientific Assembly 2013, 01. - 06. September, Potsdam, Germany

2012     
 

Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2012): Topographic changes at Colima Volcano obtained from double differential SAR-interferometry using TanDEM-X. 7th Cities on Volcanoes, 19. - 23. November 2012, Colima, Mexico

 

Kubanek J. (2012): Quantifizierung topographischer Änderungen an Vulkandomen mittels differentieller digitaler Elevationsmodelle (DDEM). Mitarbeiterseminar, 15.11.2012, Geodätisches Institut, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2012): Quantifizierung magmatischer Förderraten und Überwachung der Stabilität aktiver Vulkandome mittels differentieller digitaler Elevationsmodelle (DDEM). TanDEM-X Workshop 2012, 23. Oktober 2012, DLR Raumfahrtagentur, Bonn, Germany

 

Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2012): Application of bistatic TanDEM-X SAR-interferometry to observe topographic changes at the summits of Merapi, Indonesia and Colima Volcano, Mexico. 16th General Assembly of WEGENER, 17.-20. September 2012, Strasbourg, France

 

Westerhaus, M.; Kubanek J. (2012): SAR-Interferometrie in nicht-kohärenten Gebieten: Quantifizierung von Eruptionsvolumina mittels Szenen des Satellitenpaares TanDEM-X. Herbsttagung des Arbeitskreises Geodäsie / Geophysik, 19.-22.11.12, Drübeck, Harz, Germany

 

Westerhaus, M.; Kubanek, J.; Heck, B. (2012): Quantification of mass accumulation and transport by double differential SAR-interferometry – a TanDEM-X application for volcano monitoring. Project meeting, 28.06.-04.07.2012, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2010   
  Kubanek, J.; Kappas, M.; Nolte, E.; Wenzel, F.; Taubenböck, H. (2010): Modelling of population dynamics: GIS versus remote sensing - a case study for Istanbul. The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) 17th Annual Conference. 8.-11. June 2010, Beijing, China 

 

Poster

2016  
  Kubanek, J. (2016): TanDEM-X DEM differencing approach to reveal topographic changes at Volcán de Colima, Mexico. UNAVCO Science Meeting, 28.-31.03.2016, Broomfield, Colorado, USA

2013

 
 

Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): Monitoring lava dome changes by means of differential DEMs from TanDEM-X interferometry: Examples from Merapi, Indonesia and Volcán de Colima, Mexico. AGU Fall Meeting 2013, 09.-13. December 2013, San Francisco, USA

  Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): On the potential of TanDEM-X to assess complex topography. Living Planet Symposium, European Space Agency, 09.-13 September 2013, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
 

Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): Topographic changes at Volcán de Colima observed by double differential InSAR using TanDEM-X. Living Planet Symposium, European Space Agency, 09.-13. September 2013, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 

Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2013): Application of TanDEM-X interferometry in volcano monitoring. General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 2013, 07.-12. April 2013, Wien, Österreich

2012  

 

Kubanek, J.; Westerhaus, M.; Heck, B. (2012): Quantification of volcano summits by double differential SAR-interferometry using TanDEM-X data. Symposium “Simulation des Systems Erde – Von der Prozessanalyse zur Vorhersage auf allen Skalen”. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), 19. Oktober 2012. Karlsruhe, Germany

2009  

 

Kubanek, J.; Nolte, E.; Taubenböck, H.; Kappas, M.; Wenzel, F. (2009): Erfassung der tageszeitabhängigen Bevölkerungsfluktuation zur Optimierung der Katastrophenvorsorge. 10. Forum Katastrophenvorsorge - Katastrophen - Datenhintergrund und Informationen , 23.-24. Nov. 2009 , Bonn, Germany

 

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