International Geothermal Centre
E-Mail: claudia.werner - at - hs-bochum.de
Claudia earned her MSc from the department of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in 2016 . Additionally she holds the title of BSc in Geosciences with the focus on Geophysics from the University of Bremen. She currently works at obtaining her PhD at the International Geothermal Center Bochum, Germany and the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
Her research interests include the numerical simulation of elastic wave propagation through heterogeneous media. Claudia is currently focusing on data obtained by passive seismic field studies. Her two main interests are 1) the creation of synthetic surface waves to study effects of the subsurface, like anisotropy, on the noise recorded at surface stations and 2) the localization of seismic events with Time Reverse Imaging (TRI). In contrast to standard localization techniques, Time Reverse Imaging is especially suited for low signal-to-noise ratios and quasi-simultaneous events because no identification of onsets is necessary. Possible applications are microseismic events that may reveal flow paths of fluids during geothermal energy production or CO2 injection as well as tremor-like events that enable the characterization of deep faults.