Research computing at Stanford Earth integrates Earth science and computer science to build capacity in computational methods for the Earth and environmental sciences and enable new growth in areas where computational activities exist already. Combining a strong focus on scientific applications with state-of-the-art hardware and computational methods, faculty and students are able to push the frontiers of computational geoscience forward. We engage computer scientists and architects to design software and hardware better suited for Earth and environmental science problems.
Thousands of miles of buried optical fibers crisscross California’s San Francisco Bay Area delivering high-speed internet and HD video to homes and businesses.
Biondo Biondi, a professor of geophysics at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, dreams of turning that dense network into an inexpensive “billion sensors” observatory for continuously monitoring and studying earthquakes.
Using a dense seismic array in Long Beach, California, we have investigated the effectiveness of using traffic noise for passive subsurface imaging.