The last 20 years has seen a huge impact from seismic imaging studies across many areas of geophysics. The figure opposite shows results from 3-D tomography for lateral variations in the Earth's bulk sound speed, carried out by members of the seismology group at RSES. Projects are available in both developing and applying seismic inversion techniques across regional and global scales.
These studies often involve large travel time or waveform data bases and require the use of sophistical data analysis techniques, computational mathematics, and advanced visualization tools. Projects are scaled to fit the degree type being undertaken by the student. Appropriate backgrounds include Physics, Mathematics, Geophysics, Computer Science or any degree with a substantial component of these fields.
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