John A. Hole

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+ RESEARCH INTERESTS: EXPLORATION SEISMOLOGY OF THE CONTINENTAL CRUST

My research interests are My research emphasis is on the acquisition and analysis of seismic data and their interpretation in terms of geological structure, composition, and tectonic processes. Applications include tectonics, natural hazard assessment, resource exploration (petroleum, mining, groundwater), geotechnical evaluation, and environmental studies.

Working with real data stimulates my research interest in the development of improved field and analysis procedures, extending traditional methods to solve geologic problems in new ways. Methods of interest include full-wavefield inversion, interferometry, prestack depth migration, migration of earthquake sources, guided waves, and three-dimensional traveltime inversion.

Ground-penetrating radar and other exploration geophysics methods are of interest as they apply to specific problems. I'm also interested in improving methods of integrating geophysical, geological, and geochemical data towards a better understanding of Earth's subsurface and Earth processes.

Current/recent projects include:

I am looking for good graduate students. Please contact me if interested.

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+ PUBLICATIONS

+ CURRICULUM VITAE

+ SOFTWARE

+ CCSS Deep Seismic Methods International Workshop, 2003

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+ TEACHING

Graduate Students and Research Associates

Courses Taught

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+ RESEARCH FACILITIES

The geophysics group consists of several professors: Martin Chapman, Steve Holbrook, John Hole, Scott King, Bob Lowell, Arthur Snoke, Ying Zhou.

The geophysics group maintains a network of Linux and Mac OSX workstations, and tens of Terabytes of disk space. We have one Unix/Linux system administrator.

The Virginia Tech Advanced Research Computing facility operates several high-performance computer clusters that are used for geophysics and other research.

Major commercial software licenses include Halliburton-Landmark's suite for 3D seismic processsing (SeisSpace Promax) and seismic & stratigraphic interpretation (DecisionSpace), and ESRI's Geographical Information System (GIS). Seismic software developed in-house involves 3-D modeling and inversion of times and waveforms.

Exploration geophysics field equipment includes:

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Department of Geosciences
Virginia Tech
4044 Derring Hall (MC 0420)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
phone: 1-540-231-3858
fax: 1-540-231-3386
office: 1040 Derring Hall
e-mail: hole@vt.edu

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