Ben Brooks is a Research Geophysicist in the Earthquake Hazards Program.
Ben Brooks is a research geophysicist in the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Science Center in Moffett Field, California. His research focuses on implementing and developing novel sensors to help better understand how, when, and why faults slip. He uses geodetic sensors (GNSS, laser scanning, and GNSS-Acoustic submarine techniques) to study the shallower/ near-field portions of subduction zones and strike-slip faults in the co-, inter- and post-seismic phases of the earthquake cycle. He also uses low-cost sensors (i.e. smartphones) in stand-alone and/or hybrid earthquake early warning networks.