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Aaron Velasco

 
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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Aaron Velasco
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Professor, Geological Sciences - Computational Science
Director, Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Dr. Velasco's research has spanned a variety of seismological and interdisciplinary subjects, including earthquake source modeling, seismotectonics, earthquake hazards, 3-D Earth modeling, and nuclear treaty monitoring research (seismic event detection, location, and discrimination). I have also studied hydroacoustic wave propagation and explored military applications of seismology. My current projects include: determining 3-D Earth structure from analysis of US Array data and other data in the southern Rio Grande Rift; exploring techniques for joint inversion; studying volcanic structure in the East African Rift System in Kenya; studying local earthquakes in the El Paso, TX region; and understanding the link between earthquakes, in particular, the mechanisms for dynamic triggering. I also have projects that focus on educational aspects of science; in particular, we fund early geoscience undergraduates as part of the Academic Year - Pathways Research Experience Program (AY-PREP), and National Science Foundation grant.

KEYWORDS

  1. Earth models
  2. Earthquakes
  3. Education
  4. Geophysics
  5. Seismology
  6. STEM minority education

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Education for the 21st Century Demographic
  2. Energy & Environment
  3. Cross-cutting: Cyberinfrastructure and Collaborative Environments