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Geophysics combines the principles of physics and geology to explore the Earth using seismic waves, electromagnetic fields, satellite data, and rock physics to address questions about global Earth structure, earthquakes and fault mechanics, volcanic processes, surface deformation, groundwater management, and energy resources.
Center for Groundwater Evaluation and Management
Crustal Deformation and Fault Mechanics
Paleomagnetism and Planetary Magnetism
Industrial Affiliate Programs
Stanford encourages the close collaboration with companies and welcomes industry to participate in our research. Geophysics has several Affiliate Programs which are set up to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer between industry and academia.