About the Program
The goal of research in this area is to advance understanding of Earth structure and evolution through the application of physical principles. Activities include experimental, theoretical, computational, and field studies applied to fundamental research, and to the economic development and environmental protection of our planet.
The wide variety of research in Geophysics at the University of Alberta includes both fundamental and more applied geophysical science projects. Current research focuses on the field of geophysical data processing, theoretical and applied seismology, earthquake studies, geodynamics, geomagnetism and paleomagnetism, magnetotellurics, environmental geophysics, geothermal energy, climatology and planetary geophysics.
Study Programs in Geophysics
Undergraduate and Graduate
Research in Geophysics
Applied (Exploration and Environmental) Geophysics
Continental and Planetary Dynamics
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