Active Tectonics and Geodesy @ University of Iowa

William D. Barnhart


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The Active Tectonics and Geodesy research group at the University of Iowa engages in a range of research activities focused on better understanding active deformation of the Earth's crust and lithosphere. We study earthquakes - both natural and human-made -, post-seismic deformation, aseismic fault processes, and plate boundary deformation processes. We investigate these problems by combining observations with models of deformation that occurs over timescales of seconds to 100s of years. Our main observation tools are InSAR, optical imagery, high-resolution topography, and seismology.


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William Barnhart

Assistant Professor