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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Interests

  • Geodesy
  • Geology
  • Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
  • Geosciences and Society
  • Natural Hazards
  • Seismology
  • Volcanology
  • Geophysics
  • Earthquake Science
  • Glaciology

Selected Publications

Glacial Seismology

  • Aster, R
  • Winberry, J

Spatiotemporal evolution of the 2011 Prague, Oklahoma, aftershock sequence revealed using subspace detection and relocation

  • McMahon, N
  • Aster, R
  • Yeck, W
  • McNamara, D
  • Benz, H

The uppermost mantle seismic velocity and viscosity structure of central West Antarctica

  • O’Donnell, J
  • Selway, K
  • Nyblade, A
  • Brazier, R
  • Wiens, D
  • Anandakrishan, S
  • Aster, R
  • Huerta, A
  • Wilson, T
  • Winberry, J

Tsunami and infragravity waves impacting Antarctic ice shelves

  • Bromirski, P
  • Chen, Z
  • Stephen, R
  • Gerstoft, P
  • Arcas, D
  • Diez, A
  • Aster, R
  • Wiens, D
  • Nyblade, A

Strong seismic scatterers near the core-mantle boundary north of the Pacific Anomaly

  • Ma, X
  • Sun, X
  • Wiens, D
  • Wen, L
  • Nyblade, A
  • Anandakrishnan, S
  • Aster, R
  • Huerta, A
  • Wilson, T