Environmental Geophysics is the use of geophysical methods to image
and understand the properties and processes in the top ~100 meters
of the earth. This is the region of the earth that has a direct and
daily impact on our lives (and on which we have a direct and daily
impact!) yet we know surprising little about this near-surface region.
Our work in environmental geophysics involves laboratory studies, theoretical
modeling, and field work. We use these three different approaches to
investigate the links between the geophysical parameters that we can
measure and the physical, chemical and biological properties and processes
of interest. Many of our research projects can be described as “hydrogeophysics” – using
geophysics to address problems in hydrogeology.