Geophysics Department Core Capability: Hydrogeophysics & Biogeophysics (Susan Hubbard)

Research in this area combines the disciplines of geophysics, hydrogeology, and biogeochemistry to develop new approaches for characterizing shallow subsurface properties and for monitoring complex processes associated with natural or induced subsurface perturbations. This interdisciplinary field is unique in the level of fusion among hydrobiogeochemical-geophysical data sets, the incorporation of complex petrophysical models, and the application of emerging stochastic inversion techniques geared toward shallow subsurface systems. The majority of the research performed in this area is focused on developing and testing methods that will improve our ability to manage and monitor water resources and environmental contaminants.