28 - Nook Talk@DIATI
Mercoledì 5 dicembre 2018 - dalle ore 13:00 alle 14:00 - Politecnico di Torino, Sala Riunioni - 1° piano, DIATI ingresso 3
FRONTIERS OF NEAR-SURFACE GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION
Speaker: Chiara Colombero RTDa at DIATI - Prof. Valentina Socco moderates the discussion
ABSTRACT - Applied Geophysics analyzes the distribution of physical properties in the subsurface for a wide range of everyday applications. The research frontier is focused on new approaches and application fields for seismic, electrical and electromagnetic methods rather than on the development of novel methods. This talk discusses possible seismic precursors to study rock mass failure with passive monitoring techniques, and surface-wave methods as valuable tools for the detection of sharp anomalies in the subsurface. Non-seismic applications in unconventional environments, ranging from water-covered areas to glaciers, will also be analyzed. Finally, the application of these methods to the conservation and restoration of cultural and archaeological heritage will be discussed.
SHORT BIOGRAPHY - Chiara Colombero is a researcher (RTD-a) in the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering of Politecnico di Torino since March 2018. She graduated in Geology Applied to Engineering and Environment at the Earth Science Department of Università degli Studi di Torino in 2012, with a thesis on waterborne and on-land geophysical methods for the geological and hydrogeological investigation of lake bottom sediments.