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.
Lithosphere structure and mantle dynamics, evolution of convergent plate margins, continental tectonics, numerical modeling.
Earth and planetary magnetic fields, Earth's rotation and gravitational field, archaeomagnetism, global geodynamics and planetary dynamics, dynamo theory.
Lithosphere structure and mantle dynamics. Seismic velocity, reflectivity and anisotropy of the Earth's mantle.
Lithosphere structure and mantle dynamics, zonal winds of gas and ice giants, magnetohydrodynamics of planetary fluid cores.
Paleomagnetism, petromagnetism, paleoclimate, environmrntal magnetism, magnetostratigraphy, tectonophysics.
Magnetic properties, rock-physics, properties of sediments, development of the petromagnetic method applications in industry.
Statistical and transform methods for seismic data processing, waveform imaging and inversion in applied and global seismology.
Rock-physics and mechanics with an emphasis on field, borehole, and laboratory measurements. Scientific drilling, surface seismic, geophysical logging, and stress measurements.
Laboratory experiments, numerical simulations and mathematical theory describing atmospheric and oceanic flows with applications to weather, climate, the environment and industry.
Electromagnetic geophysics, plate tectonics, volcanology, geothermal energy, environmental geophysics.
van der Baan, Mirko
Signal processing, microseismicity and seismic wave propagation in anisotropic media.