Evers, L.G.


Läslo Evers (1971) studied Geophysics at Utrecht University. After his graduation, Läslo started working at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). Next to this, Läslo obtained his PhD “The inaudible symphony: on the detection and source identification of atmospheric infrasound” at the TU Delft 2008. Läslo kept connected to the TU as part-time Assistant Professor at L&R. Läslo started as an Associate Professor with the CEG faculty, in 2012, where he was appointed part-time Professor in Seismo-Acoustics in 2015. Läslo also heads the R&D group of Seismology and Acoustics at the KNMI.


Läslo research focusses on the use of Seismo-Acoustics for identifying geophysical sources and changes in the media of propagation. As such, he uses seismological (solid earth), infrasonic (atmosphere) and hydro-acoustical (ocean) observations from both ambient noise and deterministic transient sources. Education and research has concentrated on, for example, changes in the state of the upper atmosphere and deep ocean. Furthermore, wave-coupling between the earth, ocean and atmosphere received his attention. A variety of source has been studied like: earthquakes, nuclear tests, (underwater) volcanoes, icebergs, meteors, calving ice and glacial run-off, chemical explosions and supersonic source such as rocket launches and fighter jets.

Educational activities

  • Acoustic remote sensing of the atmosphere with infrasound

Key publications

  • Assink, J. D., Averbuch, G., Smets, P. S. M. & Evers, L. G. On the infrasound detected from the 2013 and 2016 DPRK's underground nuclear tests. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43, 2016GL068497-3533 (2016).
  • Smets, P. S. M., Evers, L. G., Näsholm, S. P. & Gibbons, S. J. Probabilistic infrasound propagation using realistic atmospheric perturbations. Geophys. Res. Lett. 42, 2015GL064992-6517 (2015).
  • Evers, L. G. & Snellen, M. Passive probing of the sound fixing and ranging channel with hydro-acoustic observations from ridge earthquakes. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 137, 2124-2136 (2015).
  • Evers, L. G. et al. Evanescent wave coupling in a geophysical system: Airborne acoustic signals from the mw 8.1 macquarie ridge earthquake. Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, 1644-1650 (2014).
  • Brown, P. G. et al. A 500-kiloton airburst over chelyabinsk and an enhanced hazard from small impactors. Nature 503, 238-241 (2013).
  • Popova, O. P. et al. Chelyabinsk airburst, damage assessment, meteorite recovery, and characterization. Science 342, 1069-1073 (2013).
  • Evers, L. G., Green, D. N., Young, N. W. & Snellen, M. Remote hydroacoustic sensing of large icebergs in the southern indian ocean: Implications for iceberg monitoring. Geophys. Res. Lett. 40, 4694-4699 (2013).
  • Evers, L. G. & Siegmund, P. Infrasonic signature of the 2009 major sudden stratospheric warming. Geophys. Res. Lett. 36, L23808 (2009).

More publications


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Other activities

  • Head R&D Department Seismology and Acoustics, KNMI
  • Scientific Advisor to the Dutch Permanent Mission to the UN in Vienna, regarding the verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Läslo Evers

Professor of Seismo-Acoustics

  • + 31 6 11 60 48 10
  • l.g.evers@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

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    Stevinweg 1 / PO box 5048

    2628 CN Delft / 2600 GA Delft


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