Physics

Applied (Exploration and Environmental) Geophysics

Darcy Cordell and Valentina Reyes recording geophysical data at the Laguna del Maule volcanic field in Chile in February 2016. This is a restless volcano with the surface moving upwards at 30 cm per year due to injection of magma at depth. The magnetotelluric instrument being used in the photo allows researchers to develop an image of the subsurface distribution of molten rock and hot water. Photo by Martyn Unsworth.

Darcy Cordell and Valentina Reyes recording geophysical data at the Laguna del Maule volcanic field in Chile in February 2016. This is a restless volcano with the surface moving upwards at 30 cm per year due to injection of magma at depth. The magnetotelluric instrument being used in the photo allows researchers to develop an image of the subsurface distribution of molten rock and hot water. Photo by Martyn Unsworth.

Faculty Members

Photograph Name Areas of Interest
Vadim Kravchinsky, University of Alberta
Kravchinsky,   
Vadim


paleomagnetism, apparent polar wander path, plate tectonics, continental drift, mantle plume, geophysics
David Potter, University of Alberta
Potter,
David

rock magnetism, petrophysics, nanomagetism, paleomagnetism, anisotropy, single-domain particles, lunar and planetary magnetism, meteorite magnetism, temperature dependant magmetic properties, rock and mineral physics
Mauricio Sacchi, University of Alberta
Sacchi,
Mauricio

exploration seismology, seismic signal processing, seismic inversion, acoustic and elastic imaging, geophysical prospection, numerical modeling of wave phenomana, full waveform inversion, natural resources and energy, quantitative geophysics, seismic data processing, seismic imaging, wavefield reconstruction, earth models, oil and gas exploration, multi-linear algebra, compressive sensing
Doug Schmitt, University of Alberta Schmitt,
Doug

geophysics, natural resources and energy, oil and gas, rock physics, rock mechanics, stress determination, scientific drilling, geophysical logging, seismic properties, dielectric properties, near surface seismology
Martyn Unsworth, University of Alberta Unsworth,
Martyn
geophysics, fluids, volcano, geothermal energy, tectonics, magnetotellurics, solid earth sciences
Mirko van der Baan, University of Alberta

Van der Baan,
Mirko

geophysics, natural resources and energy, oil and gas, CO2 sequestration, microseismicity, heavy oil, anisotropy, attenuation, wave propagation, signal processing, exploration and production, CO2 leakage, fluid migration, carbon dioxide