Seismology Expert Joins University of Miami Rosenstiel School’s Ranks

Guoqing Lin

VIRGINIA KEY, Fla. — The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences today announced that Dr. Guoqing Lin, has joined its Marine Geology and Geophysics division as an assistant professor. Lin brings broad expertise in earthquake relocation, seismic tomography and waveform cross-correlation that will complement the work being done within the Division.

“Having Dr. Lin in our group will be an asset in terms of her ability to provide high precision measurements and calculations of subduction events and volcanic activity, as well as other geological hazards,” said Dr. Peter Swart, professor and chair of Marine Geology and Geophysics. “Using seismic data, Lin is enhancing methods to track and estimate spatial and temporal variations of magma and volatiles within fault and volcano zones, which will help us to monitor volcanoes and related geophysical phenomena in the future.”

Most recently Lin was a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the University of Wisconsin- Madison’s Department of Geology and Geophysics, working on three-dimensional seismic tomographic models of active state of California. An innovator in her field, Lin is the creator of a new technique to improve earthquake relative location using remotely sensed data. Software she designed is being used throughout the scientific community to garner more accurate earthquake data.

Lin is member of the American Geophysical Union and of the Seismological Society of America. She received her B.S. in Geophysics from the Peking University and her Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego.

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