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Geology and Geophysics

Research in Geophysics


Within the department, faculty and students pursue an active geophysics research program focused in three main areas:

  • Earthquake and Exploration Seismology
  • Gravity, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Prospecting
  • Geothermal Heat Flow Studies and Sedimentary Basin Analysis







Dr. Harold Gurrola, mantle seismology, gravity, electromagnetic and magnetic fields.

Dr. Seiichi Nagihara, geothermal heat flow studies applied to hydrocarbon maturation.

Research Facilities