Who we are

We are a group of faculty and graduate students at the University of South Florida, School of Geosciences who are interested in using seismic signals to understand volcanic processes, earthquake physics, and earth structure. We also use infrasound data and electromagnetic signals generated by lightning to understand volcanic eruptions and plume dynamics. Our group has expertise in monitoring volcanoes and regional earthquakes, and devising novel techniques and software to mitigate natural hazards.

Faculty


Steve McNutt
Steve McNutt

Volcano Seismology; Seismology

Jochen Braunmiller
Jochen Braunmiller


Seismology; Marine Seismology


Glenn Thompson
Glenn Thompson

Volcano-Seismology/Infrasound; Rocket infrasound; Fluvial Seismology


Mel Rodgers
Mel Rodgers

Volcano Seismology; Geophysics

Graduate Students


Alexandra Farrell
Alexandra Farrell

Seismic imaging at Uturuncu & Lastaria/Azufre volcanoes

Heather McFarlin
Heather McFarlin

Seismicity & imaging at Uturuncu & Lastaria/Azufre volcanoes

Cassandra Smith
Cassandra Smith

Volcanic Lightning at Sakurajima and Bogoslof volcanoes

Kathryn Dorn
Kathryn Dorn

Environmental/fluvial seismology in Arizona and California

Daniel Graybeal
Daniel Graybeal

Seismology: Moment Tensors in Iran

Tianyu Rong
Tianyu Rong

Seismology (MS): Earthquake swarms
Bradford Mack
Bradford Mack

Volcanology/Geophysics

Affiliated researchers


Sonja Behnke
Sonja Behnke

Volcanic Lightning Postdoc 2013-2015, now at Los Alamos National Lab

Oluwaseyi Bolarinwa
Joseph/Seyi

Volunteer 2015, now at CERI-Memphis working with seismic arrays.