Brian Savage
Assistant Professor of Geophysics
Department of Geosciences
University of Rhode Island
317 Woodward Hall
9 East Alumni Ave
Kingston, RI 02881, U.S.A.

Office: 335 Woodward Hall, URI Main Campus
Tel: 401-874-5392; Fax: 401-874-2190; Email: savage AT
Additional Information at the website for URI Seismology

Research Statement

My primary topic of research includes determining complex seismic velocity structures within the solid earth, primarily the crust and upper mantle. This is accomplished through seismic waveform modeling in 1, 2 and 3-D and the utilization of a number of programs which compute synthetic seismograms. Of particular interest are highly complex and unusual seismic signals resulting from exotic sources and/or complex seismic wave propagation. Computation of synthetics seismograms, especially in 3D, takes place in massively parallel computers housed within the department and at super computing centers around the world.