SCHOOL OF MINES
is seeing and sensing remotely -- beneath the surface of the earth, in
the atmosphere, in the oceans, in our solar system.
Department of Geophysics
International reputation for excellence in applied geophysics.
Oldest and broadest program of applied geophysics in North America.
One of only two U.S universities offering a B.S. in Geophysical Engineering.
50-50 balance between undergraduates/graduates, and between research/teaching.
Colorado, the Nation, and the World
along with other geoscience and engineering disciplines, is relevant to
solving important problems locally and globally. For
Characterizing aquifer dynamics in the Western US
Exploring for water for the 20% of Earth’s population that lacks it
Characterizing soil, assessing irrigation in precision agriculture
Exploring and developing oil and gas, coal, coal bed methane
Investigating sites for subsurface construction, tunneling
Monitoring, non-invasively, the utility infrastructure: natural gas, water,
telecommunications, roads, railroads
Isolating toxic (nuclear, chemical) waste
Monitoring, forecasting, and mitigating risks associated with earthquakes,
Detecting caves and tunnels in Afghanistan, Korea, Iraq
Locating land mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO)
Understanding climate change and its implications
Exploring the planets, e.g., looking for water on Mars