Michael Bevis

Michael Bevis

Michael Bevis

Professor, Ohio Eminent Scholar


(614) 247-5071

Areas of Expertise

  • Crustal Motion Geodesy
  • Geodynamics
  • Geophysics
  • GPS Meteorology
  • Climate Change


  • Ph.D. Cornell University 1982

Michael Bevis leads the Geodesy and Geodynamics (G2) group in the Division of Geodetic Science. We use GPS geodesy to investigate many aspects of earth system dynamics, including plate tectonics, the earthquake deformation cycle, mountain building, postglacial rebound, elastic loading phenomena, sea level change, and water vapor dynamics and climatology. We also work on kinematic positioning for LIDAR surveys, and on gravity measurement. Bevis's more theoretical interests include elasticity theory, inverse theory and reference frame realization. The G2 group has long been recognized as one of the leading innovators in geodetic field engineering. The G2 group is presently working in the Central and Southern Andes, Greenland, Antarctica, and the South Pacific.

Interview with Dr. Bevis

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