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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 Highlights

  • Press release: Prof. Lucia Gualtieri has been interviewed about her work by the Seismological Society of America. [Link to the article]

  • Paper in press by postdoctoral fellow Nate Lindsey et al.:

Lindsey, N. J., Yuan, S., Lellouch, A., Gualtieri, L., Lecocq, T., Biondi, B., 2020, City-scale dark fiber DAS measurements of infrastructure use during the COVID-19 pandemic, Geophysical Research Letters.

  • Book publication: The first comprehensive book on seismic ambient noise has been published by the Cambridge University Press:

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