Exploring and Monitoring the Earth's Subsurface

Geophysics comprises the study of the physics of the Earth's interior. It is the science which treats the exploration of Earth structures on local to global scales by physical methods. It aims the understanding of natural phenomena and processes controlling the evolution of the Earth. Our research group concentrates on investigating and understanding structures and processes in the Earth's lithosphere relevant for instances in:

  • the estimation of geological hazards like earthquakes, landslides, and permafrost regression
  • the exploration of natural resources, such as groundwater
  • environmental protection, remediation,  and  monitoring of geochemical and microbiological processes
  • safety and operating efficiency in geotechnical engineering


Latest Publications

  • J. Gallistl, A. Flores-Orozco, M. Bücker, K. Williams:
    Decaycurve analysis for data error quantification in time-domain induced polarization imaging
    Geophysics, Volume83 (2018), 2; 75 - 86. [ More information ]
  • M. Bücker, A. Flores-Orozco, A. Hördt, A. Kemna:
    An analytical membrane-polarization model to predict the complex conductivity signature of immiscible liquid hydrocarbon contaminants
    Near Surface Geophysics, 15 (2017), 547 - 562. [ More information ]
  • M. Bücker, S. Lozano Garcia, B. Ortega Guerrero, M. Caballero, L. Perez, L. Caballero, C. Pita de la Paz, A. Sanchez-Galindo, F. Villegas, A. Flores-Orozco, E. Brown, J. Werne, B. Valero Garcés, A. Schwalb, A. Kemna, E. Sanchez-Alvaro, N. Launizar-Martinez, A. Valverde-Placencia, F. Garay-Jiménez:
    Geoelectrical and Electromagnetic Methods Applied to Paleolimnological Studies: Two Examples from Desiccated Lakes in the Basin of Mexico
    Boletin de la Sociedad Geologica Mexicana, 69 (2017), 2; 279 - 298.