American University of Beirut

Geophysics (Seismology & Petrophysics)

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Geophysics research is focused mainly on the 3-D crustal and upper mantle structures using seismological data (phase arrivals, regional, and teleseismic waveforms) from local, regional, and global earthquakes in order to delineate anomalous structures and the deep velocity zones and their impact on the occurrence of major destructive earthquakes such as the 1995 M7.2 Kobe earthquake. The research also integrates and combines such data with exposed major structural features in Japan, Northeastern Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, etc.


Prof. Mohamad Salah (Geology, FAS)

Current Research Project

Petrophysical and Mechanical Characteristics of some Mesozoic Carbonate Rocks, Lebanon




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