Daniel C. Bowman
Email: daniel.bowman at unc.edu
Office: Mitchell 315
B.A., Geology, Macalaster, 2008
I am a doctorate student working with Dr. Jonathan Lees on using seismology to better understand volcanic processes. Dr. Lees and I are working with scientists from Michigan State and Georgia Tech to develop and deploy a real-time seismic tomography network on Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador. We are also investigating the Hilbert-Huang Transform as a method to examine the time/frequency/power spectra of harmonic tremor with very high resolution.
My goal is to monitor volcanoes through a safer-faster-cheaper philosophy. "Safer" means developing way to deploy and retrieve data from instruments without putting researchers at risk as well as using these instruments to better protect lives and property from volcanoes. "Faster" means the instruments should be quick to deploy and easy to use. "Cheaper" means that more instruments can be put on the same network, increasing coverage and resolution; furthermore the instruments are more readily available to nations and institutions with constrained resources.
When I am not doing research, I enjoy building weather and solar balloons for long distance travel and high altitude photography.