We advance and integrate field-based hydro- and biogeophysical approaches, novel sensors, petrophysical relationships, remote sensing, inversion and machine learning capabilities to observe and quantify complex environmental system organization and function. Our research is leading to new discoveries that are relevant for a variety of application areas, including water resources, carbon cycling, agriculture, environmental remediation, and infrastructure.
Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Geophysics group represents a key competency of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, which focuses on working to quantify complex environmental system organization and function using geophysical and other datasets.
This team is well recognized for its hydrogeophysical and biogeophysics expertise, including advanced field methods; remote sensing techniques and sensor development; petrophysics; and inversion-, estimation-, and machine-learning approaches. The scientists work closely with engineers from the Geosciences Measurement Facility to create custom instrumentation and networking solutions, and are key contributors to the EcoSENSE capabilities.
EESA leverages integrated expertise in hydrology, biogeochemistry, and statistics to provide new insights into complex Earth and environmental system processes relevant to sustainable water and agriculture; contaminant remediation; carbon cycling; and urban infrastructure. These efforts are helping Berkeley Lab advance new tools and approaches to accurately and tractably underpin resource management.