Lagmay, Alfredo Mahar

Lagmay, Alfredo Mahar
Professor
National Institute of Geological Sciences
College of Science
UP Diliman
Executive Director of the DOST Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH, DOST’s flagship program for disaster risk reduction and management)

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Geology (Physical Volcanology, Volcano-Tectonics, Computational fluid dynamics) Studies on explosive eruptions and emplacement of pyroclastic flows. Earth Sciences Department University of Cambridge (2001)
  • M.Sc. in Geology (Igneous Petrology) Geochemistry of hypabyssal dike intrusions and mafic cumulates in the San Antonio Massif, Philippines National Institute of Geological Sciences University of the Philippines (1993)
  • Visiting Scientist (2006-2007) Geophysics Department Stanford University, California USA
  • Post-graduate research / Japanese language school (1994-95) Hokkaido University Sapporo, Japan
  • B.Sc. in Geology National Institute of Geological Sciences University of the Philippines (1987)

Recent Projects

Main Research Projects

  • Executive Director, Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH)
    (http://www.noah.dost.gov.ph)
  • Project Leader, Enhancing Philippine Landslide Hazard Maps with LIDAR and High Resolution Imageries – Department of Science and Technology
  • Project Leader, Disaster Management using Web-GIS – Department of Science and Technology
  • Project Leader, Disaster Risk Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) Flood Modeling - Department of Science and Technology
  • Principal Investigator, Early detection of volcano flank failure using InSAR" - Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science Program

Engagements with institutions/companies on disasters

  1. USAID Consultant (2013) – Pablo Vulnerability to Climate Change Assessment (Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental)
  2. Co-host (2014 to present) – DZMM Red Alert
  3. Chreod Consultant (2011) – Estimating Probable Maximum Events (PME) and Annual Exceedance Probabilities for both earthquakes and landslides in Metro Manila – subcontracted for a World Bank study.
  4. World Bank Consultant (2010) – Integrated earthquake risk management and key lessons learned and recommendations for East Asia and the Pacific
  5. Board Director (1994-2015)- GEOS Incorporated
  6. President (2015), Vice President (2008-2014) – Geos Incorporated 

Publications

International Publications

  1. A.M.F. Lagmay, Norman Kerle.Typhoons: Storm-surge models helped for Hagupit (2015) Nature, Vol. 519, 414. doi:10.1038/519414b
  2. J. P. Lapidez, J. Tablazon, L. Dasallas, L. A. Gonzalo, K. M. Cabacaba,
    M. M. A. Ramos, J. K. Suarez, J. Santiago, A. M . F . Lagmay, and V. Malano. (2015). Identification of storm surge vulnerable areas in the Philippines through the simulation of Typhoon Haiyan-induced storm surge levels over historical storm tracks. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 15, 1473-1481 doi:10.5194/nhess-15 -1473-2015
  3. I. Alejandrino, A.M.F. Lagmay and R.N. Eco (in press - 2015) Shallow Landslide Hazard Mapping for Davao Oriental, Philippines Using a Deterministic GIS ,Model. In: Communicating Climate Change and Natural Hazard Risk and Cultivating Resilience: Case Studies for a Multidisciplinary Approach Eds. Yekaterina Y. Kontar. Springer, Berlin Germany
  4. J. Tablazon, C. V. Caro, A. M. F. Lagmay, J. B. L. Briones, L. Dasallas, J. P. Lapidez, J. Santiago, J. K. Suarez, C. Ladiero, L. A. Gonzalo, M. T. F. Mungcal, and

    V. Malano. (2015). Probabilistic storm surge inundation maps for Metro Manila based on Philippine public storm warning signals. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 557-570, 2015. doi:10.5194/nhess-15- 557-2015

  5. A.M.F. Lagmay, G. Bagtasa, I.A. Crisologo, B.A. Racoma and C.P. David. (2015). Volcanoes magnify Metro Manila’s southwest monsoon rains and lethal floods. Frontiers Earth Science, 2:36 doi: 10.3389/feart.2014.00036.
  6. A.M.F. Lagmay, R.P. Agaton, M.A. Bahala, J.B. Briones, K.M. Cabacaba, C.V. Caro, L.L. Dasallas, L.L. Gonzalo, C.N. Ladiero, J.P. Lapidez, M.F. Muncal, J.R. Puno, M.C. Ramos, J. Santiago, J.K. Suarez, J.D. Tablazon. (2014) . Devastating Storm Surges of Typhoon Haiyan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. V. 11 pp. 1 - 12.
  7. Felix, Raquel, Lagmay, Alfredo Mahar Francisco, Norini, Gianluca, Eco, Rodrigo Narod. (2014). Mapping of the Inabanga Fault in Bohol, Philippines using High Resolution LIDAR Imagery and Field Mapping Verification. In Proceedings of 5th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology (PATA), 21-27 September 2014, Busan, Korea pp. 66- 69.
  8. A.M.F. Lagmay and R. Eco. (2014). Brief communication "On the source Characteristics and Impacts of the magnitude 7.2 Bohol earthquake, Philippines." Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2795-2801. doi:10.5194/nhess-14-2795-2014.
  9. A.M.F. Lagmay. (2014). “Lessons from Disasters in the Philippines: The Project NOAH experience” South East Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) 4 pp, ISSN 2225-9694
  10. E. Paguican, B. Van Wyk de Vries and A.M.F. Lagmay. (2014). Hummocks how they form and how they evolve in rockslide- debris avalanches. Landslides, Vol 11, Issue 1, pp 67-80. 10.1007/s10346-012-0368-y.
  11. E. Paguican, B. Van Wyk de Vries and A.M.F. Lagmay (2012) Volcano tectonic controls and emplacement mechanisms for the Iriga debris avalanches. Bulletin of Volcanology, Volume 74, Issue 9, p. 2067-2081 v. 74 (9).
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Caranto, G., L. Bayrante and A.M.F. Lagmay. (2010). Configuration of the Geothermal Prospects in the Leyte Geothermal Reservation (Philippines) and Implications of a Volcano-Tectonic Framework in Exploration. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress 2010 Bali, Indonesia pp. 1-5
  18. Lagmay, A.M.F. (2010) Getting to know Kelvin. Philippine Science Letters (ISI indexed) 3(1):87-90
  19. Lagmay, A.M.F., R. Rodolfo and G. Bato (2010) The perfect storm: Floods devastate Manila. Earth 55(4): 50-55.
  20. Paguican, E.M.R., 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 71(8):845-857
  21. Norini, G., G. Gropelli, L. Capra, A.M.F. Lagmay (2008) Quaternary sector collapses of Nevado de Toluca volcano (Mexico) governed by regional tectonics and volcanic evolution. Geosphere 4(5):854–871.
  22. Tibaldi, A., C. Corazzato, A. Kozhurin, A. M.F. Lagmay, F. A. Pasquarè, V.V. Ponomareva, D. Rust, D. Tormey and L. 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 61:151–174.
  23. Tiangco, M., 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 29(10):2799 – 2818.
  24. Lagmay, A.M.F., R. S. Rodolfo, A. M. P. Tengonciang, J. L. T. Soria, J.B.T. Ong, D.F.D. Fernandez, M.R. Lapus, E.G. Baliatan, Z.P. Quimba, C.L. Uichanco, E.R. Paguican (2008) Science guides search and rescue after the 2006 Philippine landslide. Journal of Disasters 32(3):416-33.
  25. Lagmay, A. M. F., K.S. Rodolfo, F.P. Siringan, H. Uy, C. Remotigue, P. Zamora, M. Lapus, R. Rodolfo and J. Ong (2007) Geology and hazard implications of the Maraunot notch in the Pinatubo Caldera, Philippines Bulletin of Volcanology 69 (7):797-809.
  26. Lagmay, A.M.F., J. B. T. Ong, D.F.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, E. M. R. Paguican, A. R. C. Remedio, G.R.H. Lorenzo, W. Valdivia, and F. B. Avila (2006) Scientists investigate recent Philippine Landslide. EOS 87(12):121-124.
  27. Kozhurin, A, 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 417(3-4):285-304.
  28. Bastero, C.F. and A.M F. Lagmay (2006) Estimating SiO2 content of lava deposits in the humid tropics using remotely sensed imagery. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 151(4):357-364.
  29. Lagmay, A.M.F. and W. Valdivia (2006) Regional Stress Influence on the opening direction of craters in Southeast Asian volcanoes. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 158(1-2 ):139-150.
  30. Tibaldi, A. and A.M.F. Lagmay (2006) Preface: Special Issue on Volcano-Tectonics.
    Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 158 (1-2):1-5.
  31. Tibaldi, A. and A.M.F. Lagmay, Editors (2006) Volcano-Tectonics. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 158 (1-2), 206 pp.
  32. Lagmay, A.M.F. (2006) AGU Chapman conference in a developing country. EOS 87(23):223.
  33. Norini, G., G. Groppelli, A.M.F. Lagmay, L. Capra (2006) Recent left oblique slip faulting in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, and their seismic and geodynamic implications. Tectonics 25(4):TC4012, 21 pp.
  34. Tibaldi, A., A.M.F. Lagmay, V. Ponomareva, and M. Garcia (2005) Effects of basement structural and stratigraphic heritages on volcano behavior and implications for human activities (the UNESCO/IUGS/IGCP project 455). Episodes 28(3):1-13.
  35. Norini, G. and A.M.F. Lagmay (2005) Deformed Symmetrical Volcanoes. Geology 33(7):605 -608.
  36. Lagmay, A.M.F., A.M.P. Tengonciang, and H.S. Uy (2005) Structural setting of the Bicol Basin and kinematics of fractures on Mayon Volcano, Philippines. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 144(1-4):23-36.
  37. Tibaldi, A., A.M.F. Lagmay, V. Ponomareva and M. Garcia (2004) Basement-volcano interplay and human activities (IGCP project 455). Geological Correlation 32:85-90.
  38. Catane, S., E. Listanco, E. Corpuz, A.M.F. Lagmay, M. Bornas, H. Cabria, H. Panol (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 133-185.
  39. Vinluan, R.J.N., E.D. Lopez, J.H.G. Salvador, R.B. Quiambao, A.M.F. Lagmay, B.A. Crisostomo, and F.D. Hilario (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 1:757-759.
  40. Tibaldi, A., A.M.F. Lagmay, V. Ponomareva and M. Garcia (2003) Basement-volcano interplay and human activities (IGCP project 455). Geological Correlation 31:126-132.
  41. Lagmay, A.M.F., A.M.P. Tengonciang, H.V. Marcos and C.S. Pascua (2003) A structural model guide for geothermal exploration in Ancestral Mount Bao, Leyte, Philippines. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 122:133- 141.
  42. Lagmay, A.M.F. (2002) Anatomy of a volcano traversed by a strike-slip fault. Philippine National Oil Company Geothermal Conference Proceedings ISBN 0118-8542:1-6
  43. Marcos, H.V., E. Obille, A. Tengonciang, and A.M.F. Lagmay (2002) Newly delineated lineaments on Mt. Mayon, Albay, Philippines. Proceedings: Symposia Internacional "Deformacion reciente de la corteza terrestre en Sudamerica y regiones adyacentes". Chile.
  44. Lagmay, A.M.F., B. van Wyk de Vries, N. Kerle, and D.M. Pyle (2000) Volcano instability induced by strike- slip faulting, Bulletin of Volcanology 62:331-346.
  45. Lagmay, A.M.F., D.M. Pyle, B. Dade, C. Oppenheimer (1999) Control of crater morphology on flow path direction of Soufriere-type pyroclastic flows. Journal of Geophysical Research 104:7169-7181.

 Local Publications

  1. Lagmay, A.M.F.. Lessons from recent Philippine Disasters. Commissioned University of the Philippines Policy Paper, 43 pages.
  2. Lagmay, A.M.F. (2012) Learning from Sendong's flood. Talk of the Town, Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  3. Lagmay, A.M.F. (2011) Large areas of Metro Manila Sinking. Talk of the Town, Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  4. Lagmay, A.M.F.. (2010) Lessons from recent Philippine Disasters. In Proceedings of the Leadership for the Next Generation: University of the Philippines Academic Congress (full paper). Malcolm Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
  5. A.M.F. Lagmay, M.L.G. Tejada, R.E. Penia, M.A. Aurelio, B. Davy, S. David, E. Billedo (2009). “New Defintion of Philippine Plate Boundaries and Implications to the Philippine Mobile Belt” Journal of the Geological Society of the Philippines, Vol. 64 No. 1, pp 17-30
  6. Lagmay, A.M.F. (2009) Brace for magnitude 7 earthquake. Talk of the town, Philippine Daily Inquirer page 8 (full spread).
  7. Lagmay, A.M.F. (2009) Citizen-based interactive flood map. Talk of the town, Philippine Daily Inquirer page 14 (full spread).
  8. Tejada, M. L. G., Lagmay, M., Aurelio, M., Pena, R., Wood, R., and Davy, B. (2008). Benham Rise: A Large Igneous Province Accreted to Luzon”. Journal of the Geological Society of the Philippines.
  9. Lagmay, A.M.F., Z. Ben-Avraham and A. Nur (2008) The role of the Benham Rise in the geodynamic evolution of the Philippines. Geological Society of the Philippines Proceedings (extended abstract) http://www.geolsocphil.org/geocon_abstracts/geocon2008_10.htm
  10. C.F. Bastero and A.M.F. Lagmay (2008) Analog modeling of the Philippine Fault Bend. Geological Society of the Philippines Proceedings (extended abstract). http://www.geolsocphil.org/geocon_abstracts/geocon2008_23.htm
  11. Lagmay, A.M.F. (2007) UP study confirms Metro Manila getting hotter. Front page, Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  12. Lagmay, A.M.F. and C. Bastero, 2004. Estimating SiO2 content of lava deposits in the humid tropics using airborne satellite imagery. A tribute to Dr. Roger T. Datuin, Geologist, Volcanologist and Friend. Published by the Association for the Advancement of Geoscience, Inc. pp. 78-84
  13. Lagmay, A.M.F. and E. Obille Jr. 2004. U.P. Bedrock, In: Pasyal, University of the Philippines.
  14. Paz, V., A.M.F. Lagmay, and Barretto-Tesoro, G., 2003. Second preliminary report on Tayabas Material Culture project. Test Pit 2(2):15-23.
  15. David, C.P., A.M.F. Lagmay and G. Yumul (1993) Ore textures and silicate inclusions of the Dinagat Chromite deposits: A model for chromite genesis Proc. 6th Annual Philippine Geologic Convention 161-174.
  16. Lagmay, A.M.F. (1992) Geochemical constraints on the tectonic setting of formation of the San Antonio Massif. Proc. 5th Annual Philippine Geologic Convention 81-92.
  17. David, C.P., A.M.F. Lagmay and G. Yumul (1992) Mineragraphic analysis of the chromite deposits of the Dinagat Ophiolite Complex, Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte. Proc. 5th Annual Philippine Geologic Convention 175- 183.
  18. A.M.F. Lagmay, G. Yumul and C.P. David (1992) Geochemistry of the Volcanic-Plutonic rocks of the Dinagat Ophiolite Complex: Constraints in tectonic setting of formation. p. 93. Proc. 5th Annual Philippine Geologic Convention 81-92.
  19. Aquino, J.S., Fisher, H.H., Corpuz, T.B., and A.M.F. Lagmay. (1989). Camarong river area, Northern Mindoro: Proc. 2nd Annual Philippine Geologic Convention 171-198.

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