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The Environmental & Computational Seismology group at Stanford is led by Dr. Lucia Gualtieri. We are interested in solving forward and inverse problems related to emerging fields in seismology in order to develop a theoretical understanding of the seismic signals generated by a variety of environmental processes. Notably, we are interested in using seismic waves generated by natural phenomena such as ocean storms, tropical cyclones, landslides and rockfalls to

  1. understand the physics of their generation mechanisms,
  2. build computer models that are able to explain the data, 
  3. use these datasets to probe the environment and scan the Earth's interior.



Recent Publications

Nakata, N., Gualtieri, L. and Fichtner, A. (Eds.), 2019, Seismic Ambient Noise, 372 pp, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Gualtieri, L., Stutzmann, E., Juretzek, C., Hadziioannou, C., Ardhuin, F., 2019, Global-scale analysis and modeling of primary microseisms, Geophysical Journal International, 218(1), 560–572, doi:10.1093/gji/ggz161. 

Retailleau, L., & Gualtieri, L., 2019, Toward high-resolution period-dependent seismic monitoring of tropical cyclones, Geophysical Research Letters, 46(3), 1329−1337, doi:10.1029/2018GL080785.

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