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My interest is in theoretical and experimental research on the reciprocal influence of volcanoes and their basement. With colleagues, we advance the understanding of volcano-tectonic interaction using a variety of methods such as analogue modeling, remote sensing, GIS, Persistent Scatterer Interferometry, CFD simulations, shallow subsurface geophysics, and structural field mapping.  Using these techniques, members of the laboratory where I work also apply the same skills for disaster work, either to volunteer in search and rescue, conduct forensic analysis or carry out basic research on the hazard event. We have studied landslide, lahar and flood disasters in the Philippines, among them the 2006 Guinsaugon rockslide debris avalanche, 2006 Mayon lahars, and the 2009 Ondoy and 2011 Sendong floods.

 

 

 

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Main Research Projects:

 

DOST Project NOAH  (http://www.noah.dost.gov.ph)

 

Satellite and Field Detection and Analysis of Ground Subsidence in KAMANAVA, Metro Manila and other coastal areas such as Hagonoy and Obando, Bulacan" PCIERD-DOST

 

Early detection of volcano flank failure using INSAR. European Space Agency (Proj. no. 3920)

 

 

 

 

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Selected Publications:

 

E. Paguican, B. Van Wyk de Vries and A.M.F. Lagmay (2012)  Hummocks how they form and how they evolve in rockslide-debris avalanches. Landslides 10.1007/s10346-012-0368-y.

 

E. Paguican, B. Van Wyk de Vries and A.M.F. Lagmay (2012)  Volcano tectonic controls and emplacement mechanisms for the Iriga debris avalanches.  p. 2067-2081 v. 74 (9).

 

B. Cardenas, A.M.F. Lagmay,  B. Andrews, R. Rodolfo, H. Cabria, P. Zamora and M. Lapus (2012) Terrestrial smokers: thermal springs due to hydrothermal convection of groundwater connected to surface water. Geophysical Research Letters. 39,L02403, doi: 10.1029/2011GL050475

 

A.M.F. Lagmay, R. Rodolfo, H. Cabria, J. Soria, P. Zamora, C. Abon, C. Lit, M.R.T. Lapus, E. Paguican, M.G. Bato, G. Tiu, E. Obille, N.E. Pellejera, P.C. Francisco, R.N. Eco, and J. Aviso (2011) Geological hazards of southwestern Natib Volcano, site of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, Philippines. Geological Society of London Special Publications

 

R. Eco, A.M.F. Lagmay and E. Paguican (2011) Understanding the fatal 2006 dike breaching of Mayon Volcano using high-resolution imagery. In J.C Thouret, S.C Liew and A. Gupta (eds) Remote sensing, natural hazards and environmental change. Center for Remote Sensing and Processing, NUS and Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, CNRS, CLERVOLC, University Blaise Pascal, France pp. 17-20.

 

A.M.F. Lagmay, M.G. Bato, E.M.R. Paguican and H. Zebker (2011) Detecting slip movement of Mayon Volcano from persistent scatterer interferometry. In J.C Thouret, S.C Liew and A. Gupta (eds) Remote sensing, natural hazards and environmental change. Center for Remote Sensing and Processing, NUS and Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, CNRS, CLERVOLC, University Blaise Pascal, France pp. 43-46.

 

A.M.F. Lagmay, R. Eco and J Agdeppa (2011)  PSInSAR detection of ground subsidence and fault movement in Muntinlupa City, MM and Binan, Laguna.  In J.C Thouret, S.C Liew and A. Gupta (eds) Remote sensing, natural hazards and environmental change. Center for Remote Sensing and Processing, NUS and Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, CNRS, CLERVOLC, University Blaise Pascal, France pp. 63-66.

A.M.F. Lagmay (2010) Getting to know Kelvin. Philippine Science Letters (ISI indexed) v. 3. No. 1 pp. 87-90

 

A.M.F. Lagmay, R. Rodolfo and G. Bato (2010) The perfect storm: Floods devastate Manila. Earth. Vol. 55, no. 4, 50-55.

 

E. M. R. Paguican, A.M.F. Lagmay, K. S. Rodolfo, R. S. Rodolfo, A.M.P. Tengonciang, M. R. Lapus, E. G. Baliatan, E. C. Obille, Jr. (2009) Extreme rainfall-induced lahars and dike breaching, 30 November 2006, Mayon Volcano, Philippines. Bulletin of Volcanology Volume 71, Number 8 845-857

 

Norini, G., Gropelli, G., Capra, L., A.M.F. Lagmay (2008) Quaternary sector collapses of Nevado de Toluca volcano (Mexico) governed by regional tectonics and volcanic evolution. Geosphere. v. 4; no. 5; p. 854–871. Geological Society of America

 

Alessandro Tibaldi, Claudia Corazzato, Andrey Kozhurin, A. M.F. Lagmay, Federico A. Pasquarè, Vera V. Ponomareva, Derek Rust, Daniel Tormey and Luigina Vezzoli (2008). Influence of substrate tectonic heritage on the evolution of composite volcanoes: Predicting sites of flank eruption, lateral collapse, and erosion. Global and Planetary Change. 61, 151–174doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2007.08.014

 

M. Tiangco, A.M.F. Lagmay and J. Argete (2008). ASTER-based study of the nighttime urban heat island effect in Metro Manila. International Journal of Remote Sensing.  1-20. DOI: 10.1080/01431160701408360

 

Lagmay,, A.M.F., Raymond S. Rodolfo, Arlene Mae P. Tengonciang, Janneli Lea T. Soria, John Burtkenley T. Ong, Dan Ferdinand D. Fernandez, Mark R.Lapus, Eden G. Baliatan, Zareth P. Quimba, Christopher L. Uichanco, Engielle R. Paguican (2008) Science guides search and rescue after the 2006 Philippine landslide Journal of Disasters. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2008.01047.x

 

A.M.F. Lagmay, Siringan, F., Rodolfo, K., Uy, H., Remotigue, C. Lapus, M., Rodolfo, R., Ong, J. (2007) Geology of the Maraunot notch in the Pinatubo caldera, Philippines, and implications to volcanic hazards. Bulletin of Volcanology

 

A.M.F. Lagmay, J.B.T. Ong, D. Fernandez, M.R. Lapus, R.S. Rodolfo, A.M.P. Tengonciang, J.L.A. Soria, E.G. Baliatan, Z.L. Quimba, C.L. Uichanco, W. Valdivia, and F. B. Avila (2006) Scientists investigate recent Philippine Landslide. EOS vol 87 no. 12, pp. 121-124.

 

Kozhurin, V. Acocella, P.R. Kyle, A.M.F. Lagmay, I.V. Melekestsev, V. Ponomareva, D. Rust, A. Tibaldi, A. Tunesi, C. Corazzato, A. Tengonciang and H. Uy (2006) Trenching studies of active faults in Kamchatka, eastern Russia: Palaeoseismic, tectonic and hazard implications. Tectonophysics.doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2006.01.004

 

Cielo F. Bastero and A.M F. Lagmay.  Estimating SiO2 content of lava deposits in the humid tropics using remotely sensed imagery. (2006) Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. Volume 151, Issue 4, 15  Pages 357-364.

 

A.M.F. Lagmay and W. Waldivia (2006) Regional stress influence on the opening direction of craters in Southeast Asian Volcanoes. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. v. 158 issues 1-2 pp. 139-150

 

A. Tibaldi and A.M.F. Lagmay (2006) Preface: Special Issue on Volcano-Tectonics. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. v. 158 issues 1-2 pp. 1-5  TOP 25 HOTTEST ARTICLES

 

A. Tibaldi and A.M.F. Lagmay. Editors. (2006) Volcano-Tectonics. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.

 

A.M.F. Lagmay (2006) Effects of basement structure and stratigraphic heirtages on volcano behavior.  AGU Chapman conference in a developing country. EOS. v. 87 no. 23 p 223.

 

Norini, G., Groppelli, G., A.M.F. Lagmay Capra, L. Neotectonics of the Toluca Area, Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, and their Seismic and Geodynamic Implications. (2006) Tectonics. Tectonics v. 25, TC4012

 

Tibaldi, A. A.M.F. Lagmay, Ponomareva, V., and Garcia, M. (2005). Effects of basement structural and stratigraphic heritages on volcano behaviour and implications for human activities (the UNESCO/IUGS/IGCP project 455). Episodes. vol. 28, no. 3, pp 1-13

 

Norini, G., and A.M.F. Lagmay (2005). Deformed Symmetrical Volcanoes. Geology. Vol. 33 no. 7 pp. 605-608 .

 

A.M.F. Lagmay, Tengonciang, A.M.P., and Uy, H.S. (2005) Structural setting of the Bicol Basin and kinematics of fractures on Mayon Volcano, Philippines. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. doi:10.1016/j.volgeores.2004.11.015

 

Tibaldi A., Lagmay A.M.F., Ponomareva V. and Garcia M., 2004. Basement-volcano interplay and human activities (IGCP project 455). Geological Correlation. Vol. 32, 85-90.

 

Catane, S., Listanco, E., Corpuz, E., A.M.F. Lagmay, Bornas, M., Cabria, H., Panol, H. (2003) Active volcanoes in the Philippines–Mayon, Pinatubo and Taal.  Field Trip guidebook.  XXIII General   Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. The Volcanological Society of Japan. pp 133-185.

 

Vinluan, R.J.N., Lopez, E.D., Salvador, J.H.G., Quiambao, R.B., A.M.F. Lagmay, Crisostomo, B.A., and Hilario, F.D., 2003. Some results of the airborne imaging radar program in the Philippines. Proceedings of ACRS 2003 ISRS. The 24th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing & 2003 International Symposium on Remote Sensing. Vol. 1. pp 757-759.

 

Tibaldi A., Lagmay A.M.F., Ponomareva V. and Garcia M., 2003. Basement-volcano interplay and human activities (IGCP project 455). Geological Correlation, 31, 126-132.

 

A.M.F. Lagmay, Tengonciang, A.M.P., Marcos, H.V. and Pascua, C.S., 2003. A structural model guide for geothermal exploration in Ancestral Mount Bao, Leyte, Philippines. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 122:133-141 DOI 10.1016/S0377-0273(02)00501-2

 

A.M.F. Lagmay, van Wyk de Vries, B., Kerle, N., and Pyle, D.M., 2000. Volcano instability induced by strike-slip faulting, Bulletin of Volcanology 62:331-346 DOI 10.1007/s004450000103

 

A.M.F. Lagmay, Pyle, D.M., Dade, B, Oppenheimer, C. (1999) Control of crater morphology on flow path direction of Soufriere-type pyroclastic flows. Journal of Geophysical Research 104, 7169-7181.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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