Field campaign investigating the hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics in Venice Lagoon, Italy

A¬†research team from the coastal processes research theme¬†within Geology and Geophysics,¬†led by Prof¬†Carl L. Amos, with¬† PhD student¬†Hachem Kassem, has recently completed a scientific¬†field campaign in Venice Lagoon, Italy.¬†The work was undertaken within¬†RITMARE¬†framework, the¬†Italian National programme of scientific and technological marine research; through sub-project 3, Work Package 4, Action 5; ¬†WP4.A5 on hydrodynamic and morphodynamic… Read More Field campaign investigating the hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics in Venice Lagoon, Italy

New paper on “Segmentation of the Sumatran fault” in GRL

A new paper has been published in¬†Geophysical Research Letters, with contribution from current G&G postgraduate research student Thomas Hall, investigating¬†Segmentation of the Sumatran fault.¬† In this paper the authors¬†use a clustering algorithm to partition seismicity into discrete clusters. From a seismology point of view cluster are representatives of source zones and depending on the spatial… Read More New paper on “Segmentation of the Sumatran fault” in GRL

Fieldwork at the Steart managed realignment scheme, Somerset, 5-11 September 2014

In order to monitor the early effects of tidal inundation on the morphology and sedimentology of an artificial creek system, fieldwork was undertaken between the 5th and the 11th of September at the Steart peninsula. Participants to this fieldwork were new G&G postgraduate student Clementine Chirol, responsible for the PhD project on the morphological evolution… Read More Fieldwork at the Steart managed realignment scheme, Somerset, 5-11 September 2014

Water saturation effects on elastic wave attenuation in porous rocks with aligned fractures

A new research paper, recently ¬†published in Geophysical Journal International,¬†¬†led by G&G post graduate student Kelvin Amalokuw;¬†with colleagues from the universities of Southampton and Edinburgh, and the British Geological Survey: Experimental studies have shown the ratio of P- to S-wave attenuation (Q¬¨s/Qp ratio) to be more sensitive to gas saturation than the ratio of P-… Read More Water saturation effects on elastic wave attenuation in porous rocks with aligned fractures

British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2014

Six PhD students from the Geology and Geophysics research group presented their work at the annual British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting, hosted by the University of Liverpool. Seismologists Ryan Gallacher, Jenny Neale and Thomas Hall, and Marine Geophysicists Richard Davy, Tim Hughes and John Emeana presented a broad range of work including… Read More British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2014

Great Barrier Reef is a remarkably efficient wave attenuator

New research has found that the Great Barrier Reef, as a whole, is a remarkably effective wave absorber, despite large gaps between the reefs. This means that landward of the reefs, waves are mostly related to local winds rather than offshore wave conditions. As waves break and reduce in height over reefs, this drives currents… Read More Great Barrier Reef is a remarkably efficient wave attenuator

Secrets of the sea: what can submarine sediments tell us about volcanoes?

Creating records of eruptive events through time is incredibly important; these records can give us a huge wealth of information about the history of a volcano. The knowledge we can gain from eruptive records is critical to understanding what hazards a volcano may pose in the future, including: how often the volcano erupts, the style… Read More Secrets of the sea: what can submarine sediments tell us about volcanoes?