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GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION LABORATORY

People

Coordinator:

Past Faculty Members:

  • Robert Trenkamp, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

Current Graduate Students: 

  • Ali Aljanabi - PhD
  • Khaled Almutairi - PhD
  • Abdullah Alhashel - MS
  • Darrell Terry- PhD
  • Ali Alsalem - MS

Undergraduate Students: 

  • Ethan Anderson- BSc Geophysics
  • Jahleel Stone, BSc Geophysics (2015)

Past Students:

  • Amanda Williams - M.S. (2016)
  • Elizabeth Yankovsky - BSc Geophysics (2015)
  • Marybeth Lundquist, BSc Geophysics (2015)
  • Daniel Brantley - Ph.D. (2015)
  • Craig Cunningham – M.S., Southwestern (2013)
  • Walt Anderson – M.S., WesternGeco (2013
  • Olusoga Martins Akintunde, Ph.D. (2013)
  • Walt Anderson, M.S (2013)
  • Olga Nedorub, M.S. (2012)
  • Patrick Duff, Geophysics, B.S. (2012)
  • Abby Springer, PhD (2012) w/ Dr. D. Williams
  • Antonio Cameron, Ph.D. (2010)
  • Adrian Addison, Ph.D. (2009)
  • Chance Christopher Amos, M.S. (2009)
  • Dana M. Mucuta, Ph.D. (2007)
  • Bradley M. Battista, Ph.D. (2008)
  • José Manuel Bacale, Geophysics, B.S. (2007)
  • Christopher Mitchell, Geology, B.S. (2006)
  • Curtis Gebhard, Geology, B.S. (2005)
  • Loren Zeigler, Geophysics, B.S.(2011)
  • Christopher Bruce, Geophysics, B.S. (2011)

Affiliated Members:

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Research Areas

  • Application of active source seismology to the structure, composition, and physical properties of the Earth crust and upper mantle
  • Physical properties of marine gas hydrates, seismic wave propagation and imaging
  • Environmental geophysics
  • CO2 sequestration (CCS)
  • Petroleum  geology and geophysics
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool in the accurate spatial integration of geophysical and geological data

Research Projects


Facilities

Equipment:
  • Pulse EKKO 100 Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system, with 50, 100, 200 MHz anntenas (Sensors and Software)
  • 48 channel, 2 Geode, Geometrics seismic system for reflection/refraction with 14 Hz geophones
  • 1230 Leica Differential Global Positioning System (GPS) for land surveying (Leica Geosystems)
  • 15 Texan Seismic Instruments (Reftek 125)
  • Linux Monarch Accela Custom Server (14 Tb, 2 Intel Xeon 16 GHz each)
  • SUN Ultra 60 SPARC Workstation, 2-headed (1) 3.5 Tb external hard disk storage
  • 9 Dell Linux/ Windows workstation network with 1 Gbit connection

Software:

  • Landmark Software Package (plus support and upgrades)
  • ProMAX 2D/3D/VSP license (14-user floating license)
  • Lookout Geophysical high-resolution 2-D seismic processing software
  • Vista seismic processing software
  • Seismic MicroTechnologies Kingdom Suite seismic interpretation package
  • Colorado School of Mines Seismic Unix
  • Hampson-Russell seismic and well-logging interpretation software
  • VoxelGeo Volume-based seismic interpretation software
  • GX II and MESA seismic modeling and design software
  • pulseEKKO 2- & 3-D GPR data processing
  • ArcGIS 10.0 (site license at USC)
  • MapInfo 8.1
  • Matlab (site license at USC)
  • FAST, 3-D First Arrival Seismic Tomography, courtesy of Dr. C. Zelt @ Rice
  • SurfSeis Software for Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3, Canvas

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    Contact Info

    Geophysical Exploration Laboratory
    Department of Geological Sciences
    University of South Carolina
    701 Sumter St.
    Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Tel: (803)777-8491
    Fax: (803)777-6082

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    Last update: 9/3/2016
    Author: Geophysical Exploration Laboratory
    School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment