Our team of graduate and undergraduate researchers use seismic and potential fields methods, signal processing and geospatial tools to probe fundamental Earth processes. Our focus is magma-fault interactions within the crust and mantle at rifts and hotspots, both active and ancient. We use apply methods and results to explore hydrothermal potential and to evaluate earthquake and volcanic hazards.
Current projects below:
- Northeastern N America Crustal Structure from Constrained Potential Fields Models – Support from USGS Earthquake Hazards Program: Luis Navarrete, MSc project
- Continental Rifting in Africa: Fluids-Tectonic Interaction – CRAFTI. Support from NSF and INSU (France). Eli Witkin, Cat Lambert, Avery Palardy REU students; Michael Aman, Sasha Weinstein, Shelby Corning, Katherine Peterson, undergrad researchers
- Kivu Rift Seismic Experiment – KIVU12 . Support from MacArthur Foundation. Hubert Zal, MSc thesis; Gabrielle Tepp and Sarah Oliva PhD research
- Study of Extension and maGmatism Malawi aNd Tanzania – SEGMeNT. Support from NSF. Gabrielle Tepp and Sarah Oliva, PhD research
- Southern Tanganyika rift earthquake hazard study. Support from Beach Petroleum and Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp. Connor Drooff, undergrduate researcher
- Archaeology – Roman sites in Rieti, L’Aquila, Arezzo regions, Italy; Moche sites in northern Perú. Support from University of Rochester (with Elizabeth and Gabriele Colantoni; Fulbright Foundation and PUCP.
- Diking and surface faulting processes. Support from NASA and JPL. Gabrielle Tepp, PhD research