Greg Waite

Greg Waite


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  • Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • PhD, Geophysics, University of Utah
  • MS, Geophysics, University of Utah
  • BS, Mathematics, St. Norbert College


Dr. Waite uses seismology to study the Earth over a range of scales from the crust to the upper mantle. His research integrates seismology with other geophysical and geological techniques to develop models for active processes in the crust and upper mantle.

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Research Interests

  • Seismic source mechanisms of tectonic and volcanic earthquakes
  • Mantle and crustal-scale seismic tomography
  • The relationship of seismic anisotropy to fluids and strain
  • Active-source investigations of magmatic systems
  • Triggering of earthquakes by magmatic and hydrous fluid migration
  • Relationship between shallow syneruptive volcanic earthquakes and degassing