What is Hazards Geophysics?
- Hazards Geophysics quantifies and monitors with high temporal and spatial density the causes and distribution of Earth hazards (earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis, landslides).
Image left: On Oct. 23, 2011, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck eastern Turkey, near the city of Van, the result of the collision between the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates. (NASA/JPL)
Explore the Work
Hazards Geophysicists monitor earthquakes, assess seismic risk, and define the Earth’s deep interior structure. (Image: NASA)
Hazards Geophysicists monitor volcanoes, quantify the imminent eruption risk, and inform community response. (Photo: USGS)
Hazards Geophysicists drill deep sea sediments to understand the conditions responsible for triggering destructive tsunamis. (Photo: USGS)
Hazards Geophysicists monitor the structure and stability of shallow geological formations posing landslide risk. (Photo: Jeff Shragge)
Components of the Track
- GPGN 420 Electrical & Electromagnetics
- GPGN 470 Remote Sensing
- GPGN 455 Earthquake Seismology