Khosro Ghobadi-Far (2020)
The IAG Young Authors Award 2020 is presented to Dr. Khosro Ghobadi-Far for his paper: Ghobadi-Far, K., Han, SC., Allgeyer, S., Tregoning, P., Sauber, J., Behzadpour S., Mayer-Guerr T., Sneeuw N. and Okal E. (2020): GRACE gravitational measurements of tsunamis after the 2004, 2010, and 2011 great earthquakes. Journal of Geodesy 94: 65.
This paper is a first demonstration of the utility of satellite gravimetry to detect the gravitational signatures of tsunami waves from space. This study demonstrates an innovative way of applying GRACE and GRACE Follow-On data to detect transient geophysical mass changes which cannot be observed by the conventional monthly Level-2 and mascon solutions.
Dr. Ghobadi-Far received his PhD at the University of Newcastle (Australia) in 2020 on analysis of GRACE data for developing new geophysical applications. Currently he works as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Geoscience of Virginia Tech, USA.