Environmental Geophysics @ ASU

Geophysical methods have been used to understand the shallow subsurface on a number of projects throughout the Phoenix valley. Gravity, seismic refraction, electromagentics and resistivity have been utilized to study variations in the water table, depth to bedrock, and subsidence and earth fissuring.

Current Projects: Past Research:

Graduates of Environmental Geophysics:

Bryan MacFarlane, B.S. in progress.

Paul Ivanich, M.S., in progress: Geophysical delineation of subsurface controls on subsidence patterns, eastern Paradise Valley (working title)

Amanda Perkins (neé Thompson), M.S., 2006: Analyzing INSAR, bedrock topography, and hydrogeology to interpret land subsidence patterns.

Ken Fergason, M.S., 2001: Investigation of Changes in Water Table Elevation Associated with Tempe Town Lake.

Maurice Tatlow, M.S., 2000: Measuring Depth to Bedrock using Gravity Methods in a Remediation Study Area in Phoenix, Arizona.

James J. Pfeiffer, M.S., 1997: Seismic Investigations of Earth Fissures in the Picacho Basin, Arizona.  

Lisa L. Zaffran, M.S., 1993: Seismic Attenuation Study and Scaled Analogue Modeling of the Brady Earth Fissure, Picacho Basin, Arizona.

Peter L. Doorn, M.S., 1989: Geologic and Gravimetric Investigation of the Carefree Basin, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Edward C. Deslauriers, M.S., 1977: Geophysics and Hydrology of the Lower Verde River Valley, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Charles D. Lausten, M.S., 1974: Gravity Methods Applied to the Geology and Hydrology of Paradise Valley, Maricopa County, Arizona. 

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