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Seismology and Earthquake Physics

The study of earthquakes, the propagation of seismic waves, and Earth's internal structure.

Academics

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Debi Kilb
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Wenyuan Fan
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Broadband Seismic Data Collection Center

We work in several different areas in infrasonics: source studies, propagation modeling, array processing, and wind noise reduction.

Tectonics and hydrogeology.

Develops geophysical instruments including sensors for detection of seismic, infrasonic, and crustal deformation signals.

Supports Internet-data applications in the research, education, and public safety realms in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties.

Focuses on physics-based signal processing mostly using just weak noise as a source.

Processes and archives high-precision GPS data for the study of earthquake hazards, tectonic plate motion, crustal deformation and meteorology.
 

A continental scale seismic observatory.

Earth News

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Mar 4, 2021 A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

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