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Dr Brian O’Reilly

Name:  Dr Brian M O’Reilly

Title:  Assistant Professor

E-Mail:  bor@cp.dias.ie

Phone:  653 5147 ext. 200

Address: 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Research Interests: marine geophysics, seismology, potential fields

Biographical Sketch:

Brian O’ Reilly is a science graduate of UCD and has a PhD in Geophysics from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. He has been with DIAS since 1996 and his research interests span Seismology and Marine Geophysics with a focus on the lithospheric structure of continents and development of continental margins and sedimentary basins in the North Atlantic region.

Selected Publications:

  • B.M. O’Reilly., P.M. Shannon, and P.W. Readman. Shelf to slope sedimentation processes and the impact of Plio-Pleistocene glaciations in the northeast Atlantic, west of Ireland. Marine Geology, 238, 21-44, 2007.
  • B.M.  O’Reilly., Hauser, F., Ravaut, C., Readman, P.W. and Shannon, P.M.. Crustal thinning, mantle exhumation and serpentinisation in the Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland: Evidence from wide-angle seismic data. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 263, 775-787, 2006.
  • P.W.  Readman., Hauser, F., O’Reilly, B.M. and Do, V.C. Crustal anisotropy in southwest Ireland from analysis of controlled source shear-wave data, Tectonophysics, 474, 571-583, 2009.
  • B.M. O’Reilly., F. Hauser, F. and Readman, P.W. The fine-scale structure of upper continental lithosphere from seismic waveform methods: insights into Phanerozoic crustal formation processes. Geophysical Journal International, 180 :101-124. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04420.x, 2010.
  • Kim, Welford , P. M. Shannon, B. M. O’Reilly, J. Hall. Comparison of lithospheric density and Moho structure variations across the Orphan Basin/Flemish Cap and Irish Atlantic conjugate continental margins from constrained 3-D gravity inversions. Geological Society of London, 169, 405-420, 2012.
  • B.M. O’Reilly, F. Hauser, P.W. Readman. The fine-scale seismic structure of the upper lithosphere within accreted Caledonian lithosphere: implications for the origins of the “Newer Granites”.  Journal of the Geological Society of London, 169, 561-573, 2012.