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Deborah Wehner

Deborah Wehner

PhD Candidate

St John's College
Bullard Laboratories
Madingley Rise


2018 - today PhD in Geophysics, University of Cambridge

2016-18 MSc in Geophysics, Freie Universität Berlin 

2013-16 BSc in Geological Sciences (Geophysics), Freie Universität Berlin 

Research Interests

My research focuses on adjoint waveform tomography (often referred to as full-waveform inversion) beneath Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is one of the world's most tectonically active regions as evidenced by frequent large earthquakes and volcanic eruptions which represent a significant natural hazard. Adjoint waveform tomography is especially suitable for imaging such tectonically active parts of the Earth where large contrasts in elastic properties are likely to be present. The aim of the project is to constrain a large-scale 3D seismic structural model of the crust and upper mantle and to image Southeast Asia as a whole, with a particular emphasis on the poorly understood regions of Borneo and Sulawesi.


Tomography ; Geophysics ; Seismology