Interests: Glaciology, Seismology and Tectonics, and Volcanology
Brad Lipovsky's research compares a wide range of Earth phenomena. His current work focuses fracturing processes along tectonic plate boundaries; in glaciers, ice sheets, and ice shelves; at volcanic centers; and on planetary bodies. This research uses a range of models to explain geophysical observations, and involves actively developing both model-based and geophysical methods. A topic of particular interest is the use of fiber optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) to make high spatial-resolution measurements of active deformation processes.
Lipovsky (2020), Ice shelf rift propagation: stability, three-dimensional effects, and the role of marginal weakening. The Cryosphere .