California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

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Daniel Bowden

Daniel Bowden

Grad Student in Geophysics

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 364
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6931
Fax: (626) 564-0715
Email: dbowden@gps.caltech.edu

Research

I am a first year graduate student, and so far I have been working with Professor Victor Tsai to study the Earth's Ambient Noise Field, and how can we use these constant, little vibrations to model structure. While we can't directly attribute any given small vibration to any small source, the total movement of energy as waves behaves similarly to earthquake waves. I am interested in understanding and hopefully improving the methods and processing in which ambient noise is used.