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Dr Sam Wimpenny

Dr Sam Wimpenny

Denman Baynes Junior Research Fellow - Clare College

Earthquakes, Fault Mechanics and Active Tectonics

Bullard Laboratories
Madingley Rise
Madingley Road
Cambridge

CB3 0EZ

Biography:

My research focuses on developing new insights into the mechanical behaviour of faults, and how fault behaviour effects geological processes such as orogeny. I use observational techniques ranging from geomorphology, space-borne satellite geodesy (InSAR, GPS), seismology, potential field analysis, paleoseismic trenching and structural geology, combined with numerical modelling, to study both active and ancient fault zones.

Research Interests

  • Earthquakes and faulting on the margins of mountain belts
  • Rheology of faults and the lithosphere
  • Evolution of mountain ranges through time
  • Geomorphology of active faults

Research Supervision

  • Demonstrating: Part 1B Geophysics, Part II Geophysics Core, Part III Continental Dynamics
  • Supervising: Part 1B Maps & Structures, Geophysics & Sedimentary Basins, Part II Geophysics, Part III Continental Dynamics.
  • Field Trips: Ketton (Part 1A), Sedbergh (Part 1B - mapping), Dorset (Part 1B - Sedimentology), Greece (Part II - Active tectonics).

Keywords

earthquake geology ; Geophysics ; Geodesy ; Seismology

Topics

  • Seismology
  • Numerical Modelling

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