UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

Daniel C. Bowman


Email: daniel.bowman at unc.edu
Office: Mitchell Hall 315

B.A., Geology, Macalaster, 2008

I am a doctorate student working with Dr. Jonathan Lees on using seismology to better understand volcanic processes.  My initial research has focused on using the Hilbert-Huang transform to extract detailed spectral information from transient volcanic signals.  I am currently examining the relationship between acoustic signals and ground deformation observed during the Buffalo Man Made Maars experiment.  This experiment was a series of explosions designed to mimic maar formation, and was a multi-institution initiative led by the Center for Geohazards Studies at the University at Buffalo.  In the next six months or so, I will begin investigating whether a high resolution attenuation tomography technique based on the analytic signal can be applied to results from an active-source experiment at Montserrat.  Dr. Lees and I are also working with scientists from Michigan State and Georgia Tech to develop and deploy a real-time seismic tomography network on Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador as part of the VolcanoSRI experiment. 

When I am not doing research, I enjoy building weather and solar balloons for long distance travel and high altitude photography.

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