Kristy Tiampo
Professor • Director of Earth Science and Observation Center (ESOC)
Geological Sciences • CIRES

Office: Ekeley W245C


My research focuses on understanding the processes that govern natural and anthropogenic hazards. These studies incorporate large quantities of remote sensing data such as space-based differential interferometric synthetic aperture radar (DInSAR), GPS data, seismicity and gravity, in order provide insights into the nature and scale of these hazards.  Specific projects focus on improvements in the quality of those data, development of innovative analysis techniques and assimilation into geophysical models of the underlying processes.  As part of that effort we investigate the implications and consequences of hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, groundwater extraction, and induced seismicity on infrastructure and society. 


Earthquake physics, statistical seismology, volcanic processes, inversion theory, remote sensing

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Eduction & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder 2000
  • M.S., Stanford University 1984
  • B.S., Tufts University 1983