About Rick

I am an Earth scientist with broad interests in geophysics, seismological imaging and source studies, and Earth processes. My work has included significant field research in western North America, Italy, and Antarctica. I also have strong teaching and research interests in geophysical inverse and signal processing methods and am the lead author on the widely used reference volume and textbook "Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems" (Aster, Borchers, and Thurber, 2012). I am the Department Head of Geosciences at Colorado State University.

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  • Geodesy
  • Geology
  • Natural Hazards
  • Seismology