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Research in the Computational Geosciences group can form the basis of a PhD or MS degree in the Department of Geology.  Our students benefit from the course infrastructure and collaboration with students across the Computational Masters coursework-based MS program.

Snapshot from a numerical simulation of a falling, supersonic gas-particle mixture impacting the ground and then moving outward along the ground. .

Snapshot from a numerical simulation of a falling, supersonic gas-particle mixture impacting the ground and then moving outward along the ground.  Contours represent Mach numbers (ratio of flow speed to mixture sound speed), with the black contour representing Mach number of one.  The transition of a falling flow to a lateral flow plays a key role in determining the dynamics of devastating pyroclastic flows during large explosive volcanic eruptions.  Computations carried out at the UB Center for Computational Research.  See Valentine & Sweeney (2018, Journal of Geophysical Research) for details.

 

Related Coursework

  • GLY 450/550 – Geodynamics 
  • GLY 514 – Hydrogeology
  • GLY 519 – Environmental Geophysics
  • GLY 527 – Statistics and Modeling of Geologic Data
  • GLY 528 – Geological Hazards & Risks
  • GLY 529 – Analysis of Geologic Data
  • GLY 530 – Groundwater Flow Modeling
  • GLY 547 – Glaciology
  • GLY 565 – Environmental Remote Sensing 
  • GLY 573 – Introduction to Computational Geoscience
  • GLY 609 – High Performance Computing I
  • GLY 610 – High Performance Computing II