Thomas M. (Tom) Daley retired as a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in 2018, worked as rehired retiree until 2021 and is currently an affiliate in the Energy Geosciences Division. He worked with Berkeley Lab from 1987 to 2021. He received a Bachelors degree in Geophysics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980 and a Masters degree in Engineering Geoscience from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987. He worked from 1980 to 1985 with Seismograph Service Corporation performing borehole seismic surveys and managing a district office in Ventura, CA, which served the western U.S.
Tom’s research work focused on the acquisition and analysis of borehole seismic data from field scale experiments. His research contributions included seismic monitoring using distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) on fiber optic cables and continuous active-source seismic monitoring (CASSM). Problems addressed include continuous travel time monitoring to detect stress changes, monitoring geologic storage of CO2, characterization of subsurface fractures in geothermal and oil fields, high resolution imaging of shallow surface materials, imaging fracture flow zones in contaminated aquifers, and geophysical characterization of volcanic tuff flows for nuclear waste isolation at Yucca Mountain.
Tom has contributed to over 70 peer-reviewed publications, and has been a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) since 1980, a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) since 1987, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), and is currently on the SEG Research Committee, and the CO2 research subcommittee.