Geophysics and Seismology
Research includes the collection, analysis, and interpretation of seismic, geodetic,
electrical, magnetic and gravity data.
Funded research projects include: large-scale lithospheric studies using active and
passive seismic, GPS geodesy, and potential field data; petroleum exploration projects
using 3-D industrial seismic data; studies of reservoir-induced seismicity; earthquake
and environmental hazards analysis and seismic research contribution to monitoring
the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. USC has one of the most active seismological
field programs in the country. Projects spanning the globe focus on: lithospheric
process investigations using active and passive seismological studies; processes of
intraplate and induced seismicity; seismological problems of South Carolina; and seismological
issues in monitoring and verifying a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. USC hosts
the South Carolina Seismic Network and has an active program in monitoring the state
and studying prehistoric seismicity and paleoliquefaction features in the southeast.
Geophysics & Seismology Faculty
Director of the Andean Geophysical Laboratory, at the University of South Carolina,
and is Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of South American Earth Sciences. My research
interests include geodetic, gravity and tectonic studies of active margins and the
Andean orogenic belt where I haveworked for the last 30 years.
Camelia C. Knapp
Application of active source seismology to the structure, composition, and physical
properties of the Earth's crust and upper mantle; seismic wave propagation and imaging;
petroleum exploration; environmental geophysics; CO2 sequestration (CCS); hydrogeophysics;
physical properties of petroleum related marine gas hydrates; Geographic Information
James H. Knapp
Analysis of the structural and geodynamic evolution of the continental lithosphere
through integration of seismic reflection and refraction data, structural analysis,
and geologic data. Application of geological and geophysical analysis to exploration
and production of hydrocarbons.
The collection and analysis of seismological data in order to better understand the
structure and evolution of the continental lithosphere; K-12 Science Education, in
particular the use of seismological data, especially real-time data, to help get students
interested in science
Most of the Earth's surface is hidden underwater, from the deep seafloor to wetland
environments. Revealing the patterns and processes in these marine environments is
the overarching theme of Scott's research group in marine geology and geophysics.