Research Geofisica

The Geophysicists in the Department of Physics are active in a variety of pure and applied research areas, among which:

  • Design and/or installation of instrumentation for measuring crustal deformation with high sensitivity, ground vibrations, and tides;
  • Physical and mathematical modeling of the sources of crustal deformation and gravity anomalies;
  • Analysis and interpretation of seismic, gravity, and crustal deformation data;
  • Seismic and volcanic early warning; - Low-enthalpy geothermal energy;
  • Mathematical modeling of aquifers.

Ongoing research mainly relates to:

  • nonlinear shallow-water ocean tides and the free nutation of the Earth's outer core, through the analysis of the strain records produced by the geodetic interferometers we have installed in the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (Spain);
  • the Campi Flegrei caldera, through physical and mathematical modeling of its activity and the management of in-situ instruments for ground deformation monitoring;
  • implementation of low-enthalpy geothermal systems;
  • crustal structures and seismicity in the Campanian volcanic area;
  • fluid injection and extraction induced seismicity;
  • the analysis of precipitable water vapor from GPS measurements.