Research in Geophysics at the University of Georgia specializes in the use of varied imaging techniques to deduce the structure of the crust and upper mantle. Rob Hawman uses seismograph arrays to investigate the structure of the crust and uppermost mantle; recent experiments have focused on the deep structure of the southern Appalachians. Erv Garrison uses radar, electrical and magnetic methods to examine shallow earth geophysics especially the at-or-near surface expression of fracturing/faulting as well as buried geohydrological features.

Click the link to view a course offering in this research area: Shallow Geophysics (GEOL 4660/6660)

Labs associated with Geophysics

Location: Room 122 Geology Geography Building, 210 Field Street, Athens, GA 30601

WRRS research focuses primarily on complex and interrelated geologic and environmental problems using field-based data, satellite remote sensing techniques, and numerical models. The research weaves four…


Research Interests Geoarchaeological and paleoecological studies of prehistoric marine and coastal sites – Georgia, Europe. Shallow geophysics – archaeological, hazards and environmental studies Directed Research Masters and Doctoral-level studies in a variety of student interests in archaeological geology, archaeometry and archaeological…

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(1) understanding dryland processes and mechanisms (e.g., inland freshwater lenses, transmission losses, regional aquifer dynamics);

(2) examines environmental change and hazards (e.g., harmful algal blooms, coastal impacts of sea level rise, sinkholes, floods);

(3) analyzes the impacts and interplay of human and natural climate…