Science Fellow 2011
Director, Infrasound Laboratory, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Milton Garcés works with very low frequency atmospheric sound, or infrasound, which is generally produced by large things that blow up. Infrasonic sources include volcanoes, meteors, tsunamis, high surf and severe weather – geophysical processes that may pose a threat to life and property. Milton studies how the continuous streams of deep sound from stations distributed across the world can provide early warning of geophysical and geopolitical hazards. His work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic and Discovery Channels, as well as Wired, New Scientist and Free Surf magazines. Milton’s work with infrasound underscores our global connectedness, and contributes to enhancing our situational awareness at large scales.