Numerical Modeling of Solid Earth Systems

Many of the outstanding geophysical problems, such as understanding fault systems and earthquakes, plate tectonics and continental evolution, or the core dynamo process, involve processes that operate over a huge range of spatial and temporal scales. Numerical modeling is one approach to make progress in achieving deterministic insights into these systems, which we pursue at USC with computational experiments, simplified systems-level models, and full scale, massive simulations. Technical interests include high performance computing, development of statistical methods, and visualization.

  • Zumberge Hall of Science (ZHS)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740
  • Phone: (213) 740-6106
  • Email: earthsci@usc.edu