University of Aberdeen
Current Position Lecturer in Environmental Seismology
Departments School of Geosciences
Quadrat Core Themes Earth Systems, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Signal Processing, Time series analysis, Wavefield Modelling

Key Research Interests

My research focuses on discovering and establishing links between conventional and non-conventional – active and passive – seismic methods in order to gain new insights from new perspectives, improve computational performance, and reduce experimental or financial costs. On this route, I explore two main directions: i) the implications of ambient noise methods (e.g. interferometry) on standard imaging techniques, ii) the applicability of conventional seismic techniques (e.g. beamforming) to ambient noise data. I am particularly interested in the application of these techniques in the context of the low-carbon energy transition, e.g. for imaging and monitoring of geothermal systems or subsurface storage sites.

Recent Key Papers

  • Löer, K., Toledo, T., Norini, G., Zhang, X., Curtis, A., & Saenger, E. H. (2020). Imaging the Deep Structures of Los Humeros Geothermal Field, Mexico, Using Three‐Component Seismic Noise Beamforming. Seismological Research Letters.
  • Löer, K., Riahi, N., & Saenger, E. H. (2018). Three-component ambient noise beamforming in the Parkfield area. Geophysical Journal International213(3), 1478-1491.
  • Löer, K., Curtis, A., & Angelo Meles, G. (2016). Relating source-receiver interferometry to an inverse-scattering series to derive a new method to estimate internal multiples. Geophysics81(3), Q27-Q40.