The Geophysics Group in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder is located on the 7th floor of the Gamow Tower in the Duane Physics Complex.

        The group engages in both basic and applied research.

        The basic research involves the use of modern seismic and satellite-based remote sensing and geodetic techniques to investigate the structure and dynamics of the solid earth and hydrosphere. Most of the research involves an intimate mixture of data analysis and computer modeling. The primary goals are to learn about the elastic, inelastic, and viscous properties of the earth's solid interior and about time-varying mass-fluxes in the earth's hydrosphere and in the porous solid subsurface.

        The applied research occurs in the Colorado Center for Imaging, Tomography, and Analysis (CCITA). CCITA is dedicated to the advancement of technologies designed to facilitate peace and to ensure human security and safety. This includes technologies aimed at assisting in the monitoring of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, landmine detection and discrimination, environmental monitoring, and natural hazard assessment.

 For additional information, please contact:

Mike Ritzwoller or John Wahr
Department of Physics
Campus Box 390
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0390

Gamow Geophysical Lab Office:
Faleesha Hindman (Business Manager)
phone: (303) 492-5243
fax:   (303) 492-7935