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Tiampo, Kristy F Professor

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Research

research overview

  • The goal of Dr. Tiampo's research is to provide a comprehensive understanding of processes which govern natural and anthropogenic hazards and, in particular, those which generate earthquakes, and thus improve the associated estimates of the regional seismic hazard. This is accomplished through the integration of large quantities of remote sensing data such as GPS data, differential InSAR, seismicity and gravity, in order to provide critical information on the nature and scale of these hazards. This research includes improvements into the nature and quantity of that data, innovative analysis techniques, accurate models of the geophysical sources, and timely, appropriate assimilation into various computational models. Significant contributions from her research group include development of the first of a new generation of seismicity measures and effective inversions for the sources of surface deformation associated with earthquake and volcanic hazard as well as anthropogenic signals.

keywords

  • Remote sensing of Earth, natural and anthropogenic hazards, Interferometric Synthetric Aperture Radar, InSAR, geodesy, GPS, polarimetry, statistical seismology

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOL 1170 - Our Deadly Planet
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    This course investigates those events so dramatic and catastrophic that they have left evidence in the geologic record that suggest they significantly impacted life on the planet. These include. but are not limited to, violent volcanic eruptions, mega-earthquakes and associated tsunamis, landslides and sector collapse on volcanoes, megafloods, rapid climatic change, superstorms, and impacts from asteroids and comets. The intent is to use examples from recent events and processes to frame and interpret evidence for these types of events observed in the rock record.
  • GEOL 3950 - Natural Catastrophes and Geologic Hazards
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Surveys historic and prehistoric natural disasters, their cause and potential for recurrence. Meteorite impact, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides, floods, magnetic reversals and major extinction events. Department enforced prerequisite: one year of science.
  • GEOL 6650 - Seminar in Geophysics
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Advanced seminar studies in geophysical subjects for graduate students. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ASTR 6650 and PHYS 6650.
  • GEOL 6655 - InSAR Processing and Interpretation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Understand the concepts and applications of interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) and differential InSAR, to include an introduction to physical geodesy and satellite techniques. Same as PHYS 6655.
  • PHYS 6655 - InSAR Processing and Interpretation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Understand the concepts and applications of interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) and differential InSAR, to include an introduction to physical geodesy and satellite techniques. Same as GEOL 6655.

Background

International Activities

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