The environmental geophysics and computation research group in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington is lead by Brad Lipovsky. Learn more about our group vision.

Open positions in our group are listed here.

We study a wide range of environemental systems with an eye towards the unique ability of academic research to benefit humanity through fundamental research. Recent areas of interest include,

  • Ice shelf fracture and its relationship to marine ice sheet stability
  • Geophysical, and particularly seismic, observations of glacier sliding
  • Hydraulic fracturing in volcanoes, glaciers, and reservoirs
  • Landslide physics, seismicity, and early warning
  • Tectonic earthquake complexity and interaction with the fluid Earth
  • Subsea hydroacoustic wave propagation
  • Novel measurements of volcanic unrest

Methodologically, optical fiber geophysics is a major focus of our group. We are interested in Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) as well as other technologies. Our group runs the University of Washington Fiber Lab.