Prof. Wu, Patrick

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Prof. Wu, Patrick


Research Interest:

Global Geophysics, Geodesy & Geodynamics, in particular: 
ice age geodynamics, global sea level change, paleo-topography of the Earth; 
mantle rheology; 
deformations of the Earth including crustal motion, changes in gravity, state of stress & earth rotation; 
intraplate earthquakes; 
application of modern geodetic techniques to study past and recent climate change; 
relation between seismic tomography and geodynamics; 
modeling the evolution of sedimentary basins; crustal deformation induced by plate collision. 
Monitoring geologic storage for Carbon Capture; 
Gravimetric signal detection of hydrology

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EASC2404    Introduction to atmosphere and hydrosphere
EASC3408    Geophysics
EASC4406    Earth dynamics & global tectonics
EASC6003    Geophysical techniques
ENVS3007    Natural hazards and mitigation
GEOS8005    Field testing and instrumentation in engineering geology

Selected Publications

  1. Xiang, L., H.S. Wang, H. Steffen, P. Wu, L. Jia, L. Jiang, Q. Shen. Groundwater storage changes in the Tibetan Plateau and adjacent areas revealed from GRACE satellite gravity data, Earth & Planet. Sci. Lett. 449, 228-239, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.06.002,   (2016)
  2. Brandes, C., H. Steffen, R. Steffen, P. Wu, Intraplate seismicity in northern Central Europe is induced by the last glaciation, Geology, 43, 611-614,  doi: 10.1130/G36710.1 (2015)
  3. Steffen, R. , H. Steffen,  P. Wu, D.W. Eaton, Stress and fault parameters affecting fault slip magnitude and activation time during a glacial cycle, Tectonics, 33 (7), 1461-1476, doi: 10.1002/2013TC003450 (2014)
  4. Steffen, R., P. Wu, H. Steffen, D.W. Eaton, The effect of earth rheology and ice-sheet size on fault-slip and magnitude of postglacial earthquakes, Earth & Planet. Sci. Lett., 388, 71-80,  doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.11.058 (2014)
  5. Wang, H. S., L. Jia, H. Steffen, P. Wu, L. Jiang, H. Hsu, L. Xiang, Z. Wang, B. Hu, Increased water storage in North America and Scandinavia from GRACE gravity data, Nature Geoscience, 6(1), 38-42, doi: 10.1038/NGEO1652, (2013)