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

People

Bryan Riel

Bryan Riel

Grad Student in Geophysics

BS 2008, Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
MS 2010, Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

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: briel@caltech.edu

Research

My research is focused on estimating ground deformation fields that are continuous in both the space and time domain. The temporal breadth of geodetic data measuring ground deformation allows us to retrieve deformation events that are both periodic and transient in nature. Specifically, I will be analyzing interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) and GPS data in a multiscale approach which will take advantage of the dense spatial coverage of InSAR and the time continuity of GPS measurements. The estimated deformation field will enhance our understanding of crustal processes, as well as provide insight into the impact of data coverage and availability on the estimation procedure.