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Dr Sam Wimpenny

Dr Sam Wimpenny

Research Student

Earthquakes, Fault Mechanics and Active Tectonics

Bullard Laboratories
Madingley Rise
Madingley Road
Cambridge

CB3 0EZ

Biography:

My interests lie in understanding the behaviour of active faults. In order to investigate earthquakes and faulting I use observational techniques ranging from geomorphology, space-borne satellite geodesy (InSAR, GPS), seismology, potential field analysis, paleoseismic trenching, numerical simulations of fault behaviour and structural geology.

Research Supervision

Demonstrating Experience:

- Part 1B Geophysics (global seismology, basins, active source seismology, plate tectonics)

- Part II Geophysics Core (fault scaling, InSAR/GPS, plate tectonics, passive source seismology)

- Part III Continental Dynamics (InSAR/GPS, fault scaling, continuum models, geomorphology)

Supervising Experience:

- Part 1B Structural Geology and Tectonics

- Part 1B Geophysics and Basin Formation

- Part III Continental Dynamics

Keywords

earthquake geology ; Geophysics ; Geodesy ; Seismology

Topics

  • Seismology
  • Numerical Modelling

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