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Presentations 2010

Talks and papers presented at conferences and seminars

Canada

Spratt, J., C. Hogg, A.G. Jones, and D. Corrigan. Preliminary images of the lithosphere beneath the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut using magnetotelluric methods. Contributed paper at: GeoCanada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 10 – 14 May.

Spratt, J., A.G. Jones, D. Corrigan, and C. Hogg. Lithospheric geometry beneath Melville Peninsula, Nunavut, revealed by deep-probing magnetotelluric surveying. Contributed paper at: 20th EM Induction Workshop, Giza, Egypt, 18 – 24 September.

CO2 sequestration

Jones, A.G., J. Ledo, M.R. Muller, P. Queralt, and A.Marcuello. Saline aquifer delineation and CO2 sequestration monitoring using electromagnetic methods. Contributed paper at: RIA Carbon Capture and Storage Conference, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, 11 – 12 March.

General

Lebedev, S., Deformation and Anisotropy in 4D: the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere System (Invited), Abstract DI33C-01 (publication only), Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 December.

Blake, T., A.G. Jones, and G. Campbell. Seismology in Schools, an integrated approach to funding, developing and implementing a coordinated programme for teachers and high school students. Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 13 – 17 December.

Brian. M. O’Reilly, Pat. M. Shannon, J. Kim. Welford. Proposed Atlantic margin WARRP seismic acquisition offshore Ireland and Newfoundland: ISPSG Project ISO9/06. GEOSCIENCE 2010 Conference, Dublin, 3 – 4 November.

Brian. M. O’Reilly, Pat. M. Shannon, Peter W. Readman. Phase 1 of WARRP seismic acquisition: southwest Ireland to Porcupine Abyssal Plain: ISPSG Project ISO9/06 (Phase1). GEOSCIENCE 2010 Conference, Dublin, 3 – 4 November.

Brian M. O’Reilly, Pat M. Shannon, Peter W. Readman, J. Kim Welford and Franz Hauser. WARRP seismic acquisition across the conjugate North Atlantic margins (Experiment Phase 1 – southwest Ireland to Porcupine Abyssal Plain: ISPSG Project ISO9/06). GEOSCIENCE 2010 Conference, Dublin, 3 – 4 November.

Sergei Lebedev, Clare Horan, Peter Readman, Louise Collins, Franz Hauser and Brian O’Reilly. Ireland Array. A seismic investigation of Ireland’s evolution, seismicity and new energy potential. GEOSCIENCE 2010 Conference, Dublin, 3 – 4 November.

Fabio Sacchetti, Sara Benetti, Aggeliki Georgiopoulou, Paul Dunlop, Rory Quinn, Pat Shannon, Brian O’Reilly. Geomorphology of the Irish Rockall Trough mapped from INSS improved multibeam bathymetric and backscatter dataset. GEOSCIENCE 2010 Conference, Dublin, 3 – 4 November.

Jones, A.G., 2010. Lithospheric structures and geometries revealed by deep-probing magnetotellurics. Invited Keynote Presentation at: Litho2010, Helsinki, Finland, 27 – 28 October.

Miensopust, M.P. and A.G. Jones. Artifacts of isotropic inversion applied to anisotropic magnetotelluric data. 20th workshop of IAGA WG 1.2 on Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth, 18 – 24 September 2010, Giza, Egypt.

Lebedev, S., Seismic Imaging of the Lithosphere’s Structure and Deformation, Invited seminar, USC, Los Angeles, June.

Geodynamic modelling of continental deformation

Tirel C., J.-P. Brun, E. Burov, M.J.R. Wortel and S. Lebedev. Dynamics of subduction, accretion, exhumation and slab roll-back: Mediterranean scenarios, 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, 13–17 December, San Francisco. Oral presentation.

Tirel C., Dynamics of continental deformation: insights from numerical modelling. Invited seminar at Trinity College, Dublin, Department of Geology, 5th of November.

Tirel C., E. Burov, J.-P. Brun, and S. Lebedev. Subduction, accretion and exhumation: Dynamics of the Aegean and Tyrrhenian Seas, ESC 2010, September 6-10, Montpellier. Oral presentation.

Tirel C., J.-P. Brun, E. Burov and S. Lebedev. Subduction and exhumation of continental crust in collisional orogeny, 53rd IGRM 2010, Belfast, 19th-21st February. Poster presentation.

Global and continent-scale seismic imaging

Andrew Schaeffer and Sergei Lebedev. Seismic structure of the North American lithosphere and upper mantle imaged using Surface and S waveform tomography. AGU Fall Meeting, Session T46. San Francisco, California. December 13 – 17.

Legendre, C., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, W. Friederich, Large-scale shear velocity structure of the upper mantle beneath Europe and surrounding regions, Abstract SW2/WE/O3, ESC General Assembly 2010, Montpellier, September 6 – 10.

Lebedev, S., Surface-wave imaging of the structure and deformation of the lithosphere, Abstract SW2/WE/O5, ESC General Assembly 2010, Montpellier, September 6 – 10.

Andrew Schaeffer and Sergei Lebedev. Seismic structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle of North America from the inversion of Surface and S waveforms. Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology 2010 Workshop, Snowbird Resort, Utah, USA, June 9 – 11.

Legendre, C., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, W. Friederich, Large-scale shear velocity structure of the upper mantle beneath Europe and surrounding regions, Lithospheric Deformation Symposium, Bochum, Germany, May 25 – 28.

Legendre, C., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, W. Friederich, Large-scale shear velocity structure of the upper mantle beneath Africa and surrounding regions, Lithospheric Deformation Symposium, Bochum, Germany, May 25 – 28.

Legendre, C., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, W. Friederich, and the EGELADOS Working Group, Large-scale shear velocity structure of the upper mantle beneath Europe and surrounding regions, Abstract EGU2010-10303, EGU General Assembly, 2 – 7 May.

Legendre, C., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, W. Friederich, and the EGELADOS Working Group, Large-scale shear velocity structure of the upper mantle beneath Africa and surrounding regions, Abstract EGU2010-10030, EGU General Assembly, 2 – 7 May.

Global Geophysical Modelling

Sasgen, I., Dobslaw, H., Martinec, Z., Thomas, M. Antarctic accumulation variability from GRACE and its connection to the El Nino Southern Oscillation. GRACE Science Team Meeting, Potsdam, Germany, November 11 – 12

Gradmann, S., J. Ebbing, C. Pascal, J. Fullea. Integrated modelling investigating the link between topography and lithosphere of the Scandes, GeoMod 2010, Lisbon, September 27 – 29

Martinec, Z. The Earth’s gravity eld from geodetic and geophysical perspectives. Dublin Institute of Technology, Department of Spatial Information Sciences, Dublin, Ireland, September 28, 2010.

K. Kalousová, O. Soucek and O.Cadek. Global model of elastic lithosphere thickness on Mars. EPSC2010, Rome, Italy, 19 – 24 September

Spada, G., COST Action ES0701WG4 Team. A new benchmark study for post-glacial rebound codes. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7 (poster).

Tanaka, Y., Klemann, V., Martinec, Z. Spectral nite-element approach to three-dimensional viscoelastic relaxation in a spherical earth – extension for material compressibility. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7 (poster).

Klemann, V., Martinec, Z. Implementation of non-linear rheology in spectral nite-element code. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7 (poster).

Sasgen, I., Klemann, V., Martinec, Z. Glacial-isostatic adjustment in North America inferred from GRACE. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7 (poster).

Alasonati-Tasarova, Z., Bielik, M., Götze, H-J., Afonso, J.C., Fullea, J. New large-scale lithospheric model of the Western Carpathian-Pannonian Basin region based on the 3-D gravity modelling. EGU, General Assembly, EGU2010-4199, Vienna, 2 – 7 May

Ondrej Soucek and Zdenek Martinec. The role of longitudinal stresses in the ISMIP-HEINO experiment. EGU, Vienna, Austria, 2 – 7 May

Zdenek Martinec, Jonathan Bamber, Ingo Sasgen, and Michiel van den Broeke. Regional ice-mass variability in Greenland from GRACE, InSAR and surface-mass balance modelling. EGU, Vienna, Austria, 2 – 7 May

Ingo Sasgen, Henryk Dobslaw, Zdenek Martinec, and Maik Thomas. Antarctic snow accumulation variability related to ENSO from GRACE. EGU, Vienna, Austria, 2 – 7 May

Irina Rogozhina, Reinhard Calov, Zdenek Martinec, Jan Hagedoorn, and Maik Thomas. Memory of the Greenland Ice Sheet. . EGU, Vienna, Austria, 2 – 7 May

Z. Martinec. Statistical filtering of GRACE gravity data. COST ES0701 WG3: Noise characteristics of station coordinate time series/velocities, Nottingham University, 18 – 19 March

Sasgen, I., Hagedoorn, J., Klemann, V., Martinec, Z. Antarctic and Greenlandic ice-sheet contributions to present-day sea-level change from GRACE. ICE2SEA: First Open Forum, Krakow, Poland, March 18

INDEPTH (InterNational DEep Profiling of Tibet and the Himalaya)

Jan Vozar, Alan G Jones, Florian Le Pape, Martyn Jonathan Unsworth, Wenbo Wei. Electromagnetic Studies of lithospheric mantle and crust in the central Tibetan Plateau from INDEPTH magnetotelluric profiles and magnetovariational data. AGU, 13 – 17 December, San Fransisco, USA.

Florian Le Pape, Alan G. Jones, Jan Vozar, Martyn Unsworth and Wei Wenbo and the INDEPTH MT Team. Northern Tibet crustal and lithospheric mantle structures inferred from INDEPTH magnetotelluric data. AGU, 13 – 17 December, San Fransisco, USA.

Florian Le Pape, Alan G. Jones, Jan Vozar, Martyn Unsworth and Wei Wenbo. Evolution of the crust and upper mantle structure in Northern Tibetan Plateau from INDEPTH magnetotelluric data. 20th Electromagnetic Induction Workshop, 18 – 24 September, Giza, Egypt.

Jan Vozar, Alan G. Jones, Florian Le Pape, Martyn J. Unsworth, Wei Wenbo, Jin Sheng, Gaofeng Ye, and the INDEPTH MT Team.  Electromagnetic studies of the central Tibetan Plateau from INDEPTH magnetotelluric profiles and magnetovariational data. 20th Electromagnetic Induction Workshop, 18 – 24 September, Giza, Egypt.

Jan Vozar, Alan G. Jones, Florian Le Pape, Wei Wenbo, Martyn J. Unsworth, and the INDEPTH MT Team..  Electromagnetic studies of Banggong-Nujiang suture architecture from INDEPTH magnetotelluric profiles and magnetovariational data.  25th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop San Francisco, 7 – 10 June

Florian Le Pape, Alan G. Jones, Jan Vozar, Martyn Unsworth, Wei Wenbo and the INDEPTH MT Team. Evolution of the crust and upper mantle structure in Northern Tibetan Plateau from INDEPTH magnetotelluric data. Contributed paper at: 25th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet workshop (HKT25), San Francisco, USA, 7 – 10 June.

Wei, W., S. Jin, G. Ye, A.G. Jones, M.J. Unsworth, and the INDEPTH MT Team. Regional resistivity structure of the Tibetan Plateau. Contributed paper at: 25th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet workshop (HKT25), San Francisco, USA, 7-10 June.

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ISLE MT (Irish Seismic Lithospheric Experiment – Magnetotelluric)

Rao, C.K., A.G. Jones, and M. Moorkamp. Lithospheric structure across Ireland inferred from magnetotelluric studies. Contributed paper at: 20th EM Induction Workshop, Giza, Egypt, 18-24 September.

ISUME (Irish Seismological Upper Mantle Experiment)

G. Polat,  S. Lebedev, P. W. Readman,  B. M. O’Reilly, F. Hauser. Surface-Wave tomography of Ireland.  AGU, 13 – 17 December, San Fransisco, USA.

Polat, G., Readman, P.W., O’Reilly, B.M. and Hauser, F.  Deep-source anisotropy beneath Ireland: new shear-wave splitting and controlled-source results. EGU General Assembly 2010, Geophysical Research Abstracts , Vol. 12, EGU2010-13959.

Polat, G.,Lebedev, S.,Readman, P.W., O’Reilly, B.M., Hauser, F. ‘Surface-wave tomography in Ireland.  BGA Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting.

Polat, G., Readman, P.W., O’Reilly, B.M., Hauser, F. Deep anisotropy beneath Ireland from shear-wave splitting measurements. 53rd Irish Geological Research Meeting, Ulster Museum, Belfast.

John P. O’Donnell, E. Daly, C. Tiberi, B. M. O’Reilly, P. W. Readman, F. Hauser and I. D. Bastow.  Lithosphere-asthenosphere interaction beneath Ireland from joint inversion of teleseismic P-wave delay times and GRACE gravity.  53rd Irish Geological Research Meeting, Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Joint Inversion

Mandolesi, E., and A.G. Jones. Seismic constraints in magnetotelluric inversion. Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 12 – 17 December.

Mandolesi, E., E. Roux, and A.G. Jones. Inversion of magnetotelluric data with seismic constraints using a structural approach. Contributed paper at: 20th EM Induction Workshop, Giza, Egypt, 18 – 24 September.

E. Roux, Max Moorkamp, Alan-G. Jones. Joint Inversion of long-period magnetotelluric data and surface-waves dispersion curves for anisotropic structure: application to Central Germany. Contributed paper at: 20th EM Induction Workshop, Giza, Egypt, 18 – 24 September.

E. Roux, Max Moorkamp, Alan-G. Jones. Joint Inversion of long-period magnetotelluric data and surface-waves dispersion curves for anisotropic structure: application to Central Germany. XIVth IAGA Workshop, September 13 – 23.

A. Jones. Lithospheric and asthenospheric anisotropy: Lessons from Southern Africa and Joint Inversion of Seismic and Electromagnetic data for an Anisotropic Earth. Invited seminar, Geosciences Department, Montpellier University, France, 23rd April

Mantle Transition Zone

Andrew Schaeffer and Michael Bostock. The Transition Zone low-velocity-zone: properties in Northwestern Canada. AGU Fall Meeting, Session DI06 Invited Talk. San Francisco, California. December 13 – 17.

Andrew Schaeffer and Sergei Lebedev. Seismic structure of the North American lithosphere and upper mantle imaged using Surface and S waveform tomography. AGU Fall Meeting, Session T46. San Francisco, California. December 13 – 17.

Thorsten W Becker, John W Crowley, Mélanie Gérault, Tobias Höink, Andrew J Schaeffer, Peter H Barry, Jenn Frost, Jennifer Girard, Maribel Nunez-Valdez, Marc Hirschmann, Saswata Hier-Majumder, Richard J O’Connell. Deep Water Cycle: its Role in Earth’s Thermal Evolution and Plate Tectonics. AGU Fall Meeting, Session U15. CIDER 2010 Research Presentation. San Francisco, California. December 13 – 17.

Andrew Schaeffer and Michael Bostock. A low-velocity zone atop the transition zone in Northwestern Canada. Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior, 12th Symposium, Santa Barbara, California, July 18 – July 23.

Andrew Schaeffer and Michael Bostock. A low-velocity zone atop the transition zone in Northwestern Canada. Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research 2010 Summer Program, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California – Santa Barbara, June 28 – July 18.

Schaeffer, A. and Bostock, M.. A low-velocity zone atop the transition zone in Northwestern Canada. IGRM 2010. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 20 February.

MT Theory

Miensopust, M., and A.G. Jones. Artifacts of isotropic inversion applied to anisotropic MT data Contributed paper at: 20th EM Induction Workshop, Giza, Egypt, 18 – 24 September.

NAPSA (North Atlantic Petroleum Systems Assessment group)

Brian. M. O’Reilly, Pat. M. Shannon, J. Kim. Welford. Proposed Atlantic margin WARRP seismic acquisition offshore Ireland and Newfoundland: ISPSG Project ISO9/06.  Atlantic Ireland2010 Conference, Dublin, 2nd November.

Brian. M. O’Reilly, Pat. M. Shannon, Peter W. Readman. Phase 1 of WARRP seismic acquisition: southwest Ireland to Porcupine Abyssal Plain: ISPSG Project ISO9/06 (Phase1). Atlantic Ireland2010 Conference, Dublin, 2nd November .

Brian M. O’Reilly, Pat M. Shannon, Peter W. Readman, J. Kim Welford and Franz Hauser.WARRP seismic acquisition across the conjugate North Atlantic margins (Experiment Phase 1 – southwest Ireland to Porcupine Abyssal Plain: ISPSG Project ISO9/06). Atlantic Ireland2010 Conference, Dublin, 2nd November.

Sergei Lebedev, Clare Horan, Peter Readman, Louise Collins, Franz Hauser and Brian O’Reilly. Ireland Array. A seismic investigation of Ireland’s evolution, seismicity and new energy potential. Atlantic Ireland2010 Conference, Dublin, 2nd November.

Brian. M. O’Reilly. Some ideas regarding the new plate reconstruction project across the Irish and Newfoundland continental margins. NAPSA Workshop, Dublin, 28th October to 1st November.

Brian. M. O’Reilly. Optimised seismic acquisition parameters for proposed new WARRP profile across the Porcupine Seabight Basin, offshore Ireland. NAPSA/PIPco Workshop, Dublin, 10th August.

PICASSO (Programme to Investigate Convecting Alboran Sea System Overturn) / Topo-Med

Duygu Kiyan, Alan G. Jones, Javier Fullea, Colin Hogg, Juanjo Ledo, Agata Siniscalchi, Joan Campanya, and the PICASSO Phase II Team. Crustal and lithospheric imaging of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco inferred from magnetotelluric data.  AGU Fall Meeting, 13 – 17 December, San Francisco, USA.

J.-P. Schmoldt, A.G. Jones, M. Muller, D. Kiyan, C. Hogg and O. Rosell. Realising 2D magnetotelluric inversion in the case of divergent geoelectric strike directions in the crust and mantle – Case study using synthetic models and real data from the Tajo Basin (Spain). AGU Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, USA, 13 – 17 December.

J. Fullea, M. Fernàndez, A. Jones, D. Kiyan. Lithospheric structure in Atlantic-Mediterranean Transition Region.Insights from integrated geophysical and petrological modelling. “6th TOPO-EUROPE Workshop” Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 November, Hønefoss, Norway.

D. Kiyan, A. G. Jones, J. Fullea, C. Hogg, J. Ledo, A. Siniscalchi, M.Rouai, J. Campanyà, P.P. Moretti, G. Romano, and the PICASSO Ph. II Team. Magnetotelluric data from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco as part of TopoMed: preliminary results. 6th TOPO-EUROPE Workshop, Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 November, Hønefoss, Norway.

Ledo, J., A.G. Jones, A. Siniscalchi, M. Rouai, J. Campanya, and D. Kiyan.  Crustal scale magnetotelluric imaging of the central Middle and High Atlas in Morocco. Contributed paper at: 20th EM Induction Workshop, Giza, Egypt, 18-24 September.

D. Kiyan, Alan G. Jones, Colin Hogg, Juanjo Ledo, Agata Siniscalchi, and the PICASSO Phase II Team. PICASSO Phase II – TopoMed. MT investigations over the Atlas Mountains of Morocco: preliminary results. 20th Electromagnetic Induction Workshop, Eygpt, 18 – 24 September.

J-P. Schmoldt, Alan G. Jones, Colin Hogg and Oriol Rosell. Magnetotelluric investigation of the Iberian lithosphere and asthenosphere beneath Tajo Basin and Betic Cordillera (PICASSO – Phase I). Contributed paper at: 20th EM Induction Workshop, Giza, Egypt, 18 – 24 September.

Jan-Philipp Schmoldt and Alan G. Jones.  Using anisotropic approaches to realise 2D magnetotelluric inversion of a subsurface with depth-varying geoelectric strike direction – Synthetic model study and application to real data from the PICASSO Phase I project.  EGU, General Assembly, EGU2010-2532, Vienna, 2 – 7 May.

Jan-Philipp Schmoldt, Alan G. Jones, Javier Fullea, Mark Muller, Colin Hogg, and Oriol Rosell Novel.  Magnetotelluric investigation of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath the Tajo Basin contrasted with results from seismic and thermal modelling studies – Results of the PICASSO Phase I project in the Iberian Peninsula.  EGU, General Assembly, EGU2010-2532, Vienna, 2 – 7 May.

Jan-Philipp Schmoldt, Alan G. Jones, Mark Muller, Duygu Kiyan, Colin Hogg, and Oriol Rosell Novel. Geometries and structures within the Iberian lithosphere and asthenosphere beneath the Tajo Basin and Betic Cordillera revealed using magnetotellurics – Results of the PICASSO Phase I project.  EGU, General Assembly, EGU2010-2532, Vienna, 2 – 7 May.

Fullea, J., Fernandez, M., Afonso, J.C., Verges, J., Zeyen, H.  The structure and evolution of the lithosphere – asthenosphere boundary beneath the Atlantic-Mediterranean Transition Region. EGU, General Assembly, EGU2010-2532, Vienna (solicited), 2 – 7 May.

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SAMTEX (Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment)

Muller, M.R., Fullea, J. and Jones, A.G. Reconciling electromagnetic and seismic constraints on lithospheric thickness and composition of the Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 13 – 17 December.

D. Khoza, Alan G. Jones, Mark R. Muller,M. Miensopust, S. Webb, P.E. Share, and the SAMTEX MT Team. Electromagnetic evidence of high angle convergence of Kalahari and Congo cratons in southern Africa, 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, USA, 13 – 17 December.

Marion P Miensopust, Alan G Jones, Mark R Muller, Xavier Garcia, Robert L Evans, David Tshepo Khoza. Lithospheric structures and Precambrian terrane boundaries in northeastern Botswana revealed through SAMTEX magnetotelluric profiling. AGU Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, USA, 13 – 17 December.

Stewart Fishwick, Alan G. Jones, Robert L Evans. A comparison of geophysical proxies for the LAB in southern Africa. AGU Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, USA, 13 – 17 December.

Alan G. Jones, Stewart Fishwick, Robert L Evans. Comparison of seismic and electrical parameters of the Southern African lithosphere: Evidence for predominantly thermally-driven lateral variation. AGU Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, USA, 13 – 17 December.

M. R. Muller, J. Fullea and A. G. Jones. Magnetotelluric and mantle xenolith constraints on the thermal and chemical lithospheric-mantle structure of the Kaapvaal Craton and Rehoboth Terrane, southern Africa. 20th Electromagnetic Induction Workshop, Eygpt, September 18 – 24.

D. Khoza, Alan G. Jones, Mark R. Muller, Susan Webb, and the SAMTEX Team. First deep electrical resistivity structure of the southern Congo craton. 20th Electromagnetic Induction Workshop, Eygpt, September 18 – 24.

Miensopust, M.P., A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, X. Garcia and R.L. Evans. Lithospheric structures and geometries in northeastern Botswana revealed through SAMTEX magnetotelluric profiling. Contributed paper at: 20th EM Induction Workshop, Giza, Egypt, 18 – 24 September.

Jones, A.G., S. Fishwick, and R.L. Evans, 2010. Southern Africa Lithosphere: Comparison of seismic and electrical parameters. Contributed paper at: 20th EM Induction Workshop, Giza, Egypt, 18 – 24 September.

Share, O., A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, M.P. Miensopust, D. Khoza, S.J. Webb, H. Thunehed, and The SAMTEX team. Prediction of DC return current flow in northern Namibia and Botwana. Contributed paper at: 20th EM Induction Workshop, Giza, Egypt, 18 – 24 September.

Fullea, J., Muller, M. R., Jones, A. G., and Khoza, D. Fully self-consistent modelling of the southern African lithospheric/sublithospheric mantle using elevation, surface heat flow,magnetotelluric, surface wave, and petrological data.  EGU, General Assembly, EGU2010-6807-1, Vienna, 2 – 7 May.

Miensopust, M.P., A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, R.L. Evans and the SAMTEX team. Lithospheric structures and geometries in northeastern Botswana revealed through SAMTEX magnetotelluric profiling.  EGU, General Assembly, EGU2010-6807-1, Vienna, 2 – 7 May.

Seismic imaging of Tibet and East Asia

Agius M. R., S. Lebedev. Shear velocity profiles in the crust and lithospheric mantle across Tibet. AGU Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, USA, 13 – 17 December.

Agius M. R., S. Lebedev. Lithospheric structure across the Tibetan Plateau, from broadband surface-wave analysis. Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior, 12th Symposium, Santa Barbara, California, July 18 – July 23.

Agius M. R., S. Lebedev. Lithospheric structure across the Tibetan Plateau, from broadband surface-wave analysis. Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research 2010 Summer Program, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California – Santa Barbara, June 28 – July 18.

Agius, M. R., Lebedev, S. Shear-Velocity Profiles Across the Tibetan Plateau from Broadband, Surface-Wave, Phase-Velocity Measurements. In: Leech, Mary L., Klemperer, Simon L., and Mooney, Walter D., eds., 2010, Proceedings of the 25th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1099 [http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1099/].

Lebedev, S., Agius, M. R. Lithospheric Structure and Dynamics of Tibet: Constraints from Shear-Velocity Distribution. In: Leech, Mary L., Klemperer, Simon L., and Mooney, Walter D., eds., 2010, Proceedings of the 25th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1099 [http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1099/].

Agius M. R., S. Lebedev. Crustal and lithospheric structure of Tibet from shear­ velocity profiles. IGRM 2010. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 20 February.

Middleton D., M. R. Agius, S. Lebedev. The cause of Cenozoic uplift and volcanism in Western Mongolia: A seismic study. IGRM 2010. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 20 February.

Seismic structure and Deformation of the Mediterranean

Lebedev, S., B. Endrun, T. M. Meier, J. Adam, C. Tirel, 3D Deformation and Evolution of Mediterranean Basins: Insights From Crustal and Mantle Anisotropy, 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 13–17 December.

Lebedev S. , Adam J. , Keogh P., Tirel, C. Structure and Subduction-Induced Deformation of Tuscany’s Lithosphere, from Broadband Surface-Wave Analysis, Abstract T/MO/O2, ESC General Assembly 2010, Montpellier, France, 6 – 10 September.

Lebedev, S., Seismic imaging of the structure and deformation of the lithosphere and asthenosphere, Invited seminar, University of Montpellier, France, September 2.

Galea, P., M. R. Agius. A new insight into the seismicity of the Sicily Channel. European Seismological Commission 32nd General Assembly, Montpellier, France, 6 – 10 September.

Lebedev, S., Seismic Imaging of Lithospheric Deformation (Invited Keynote), Lithospheric Deformation Symposium, Bochum, Germany, May 25 – 28.

Lebedev, S., B. Endrun, C. Tirel and T. Meier, Crustal and mantle flow in the Aegean region: Evidence from seismology and geodynamics. IGRM 2010, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 20 February.

Keogh, P., J. Adam, S. Lebedev, Structure and Dynamics of Tuscany’s Lithosphere, from Broadband Surface-Wave Dispersion. IGRM 2010. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 20 February.

Seismology in Schools

Blake, T., A. Jones, A.J., Campbell, G., Seismology in Schools – an integrated approach to funding developing and implementing a coordinated programme for teachers and high school students. Contributed paper at: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Blake, T., and A.G. Jones. The Irish Seismology In Schools Outreach programme. Contributed paper at: European Seismological Commission 32nd General Assembly, Montpellier, France, 6 – 10 September.

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Presentations 2007

Talks and papers presented at conferences and seminars

HADES (Hatton Deep Seismic)

A. Chabert, C. Ravaut, P.W. Readman, B.M O’Reilly, P.M. Shannon. Wide-angle seismic imaging of the Hatton Basin (North Atlantic). 50th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 23-25 February

RAPIDS (Rockall and Porcupine Irish Deep Seismic) and PIMS (Porcupine Irish Margins)

F. Hauser, B.M. O’Reilly and P.W. Readman. The Porcupine Irish Margins Project: First data examples from an onshore/offshore seismic experiment in SW Ireland. 50th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 23-25 February

B.M. O’Reilly, F. Hauser, P.W. Readman and P.M. Shannon. Seismic evidence for mantle exhumation and serpentinisation in the Porcupine Basin. 50th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 23-25 February

P.W. Readman, F. Hauser, B.M. O’Reilly, V.C. Do and H.-M. Rumpel. Constraints on crustal structure in SW-Ireland from shear-wave refraction and density data. 50th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 23-25 February.

F. Hauser, O’Reilly, B.M.; Readman, P.W.; Do, V.C.; Rumpel, H.-M. S-wave and density structure along two wide-angle lines in SW-Ireland. European Geosciences Union meeting, Vienna, Austria, 16-20 April.

ISLE (Irish Seismological Lithospheric Experiment)

Ritter, J.R.R.; Landes, M.; Wawerzinek, B.; Readman, P.W.; O’Reilly, B.M.; Do, V.C. Lithosphere-Asthenosphere System Underneath Ireland. European Geosciences Union meeting, Vienna, Austria, 16-20 April.

Do, V.C.; Readman, P.W.; O’Reilly, B.M.; Hauser, F. Shear-wave splitting results from southwest Ireland: Deep-source anisotropy revealed. European Geosciences Union meeting, Vienna, Austria, 16-20 April.

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PICASSO (The Program to Investigate the Cause of the Alboran-AtlaS System convective Overturn)

Jones, A.G., H. Thybo and P. Maguire, 2007. EuroArray: A proposal for imaging Europe in 4D by installation of an infrastructure to enable co-ordinated acquisition of teleseismic, MT, GPS and other geoscientific data across Europe. Contributed paper at: PICASSO MT Group Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, 16 February.

SAMTEX (Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment)

Hamilton, M.P., A.G. Jones, R.L. Evans, M.R. Muller, M. Miensopust, C.J.S. Fourie, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, S.F. Evans, A. Mountford, and the SAMTEX MT Team, 2007. Electrical and seismic anisotropy properties over Southern Africa. Contributed paper at: European Geosciences Union meeting, Vienna, Austria, 16-20 April

Jones, A.G., M.P. Hamilton, M. Miensopust, M.R. Muller, R.L. Evans, C.J.S. Fourie, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, S.F. Evans, A. Mountford, and the SAMTEX Team, 2007. Lithospheric structure of Southern Africa deduced from the Southern African MT Experiment (SAMTEX) project. Contributed paper at: European Geosciences Union meeting, Vienna, Austria, 16-20 April

Muller, M.R., A.G. Jones, R.L. Evans, C. Hatton, M.P. Hamilton, M. Miensopust, A. Mountford, C.J.S. Fourie, D. Hutchins, T. Ngwisanyi and the SAMTEX Team, 2007. Constraints from broadband magnetotellurics and mantle xenolith geochemistry on lithospheric thickness and stabilisation age of the Rehoboth Terrane, southern Africa. Contributed paper at: European Geosciences Union meeting, Vienna, Austria, 16-20 April.

Jones, A.G., M.R. Muller, M.P. Hamilton, and the SAMTEX Team, 2007. SAMTEX results: Insights from co-operative interpretation of seismic and electromagnetic data. Invited keynote presentation at: AfricaArray Annual Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17-18 July, 2007.

Hamilton, M. P., A.G. Jones, and the SAMTEX Team, 2007. Electrical and seismic anisotropy properties of the lithosphere in Southern Africa. Contributed paper at: GeolSoc200: Geological Society of London Bicentenary Conference, London, United Kingdom, 10-12 September, 2007.

Muller, M.R., A.G. Jones, R.L. Evans, X. Garcia, M.P. Hamilton, M. Miensopust, and the SAMTEX Team, 2007. Deep electrical resistivity structure of the Kaapvaal and Rehoboth terranes, Southern Africa, from broadband magnetotellurics, and implications for Archaean and Proterozoic lithospheric evolution. Contributed paper at: GeolSoc200: Geological Society of London Bicentenary Conference, London, United Kingdom, 10-12 September, 2007.

Jones, A.G., and the SAMTEX Team, 2007. Structure of southern Africa from deep-probing electromagnetic studies. Contributed paper at: GeolSoc200: Geological Society of London Bicentenary Conference, London, United Kingdom, 10-12 September, 2007.

Miensopust M.P., A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, M.P. Hamilton, J.E. Spratt, X. Garcia, R.L. Evans, S.F. Evans, A. Mountford, W. Pettit, P. Cole , T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, and the SAMTEX Team, 2007. Effects of the chosen strike angle on the two-dimensional modeling of magnetotelluric data. Contributed paper at: 22nd Colloquium on Electromagnetic Depth Research, Decin, Czech Republic, 1-5 October.

Hamilton, M.P., Jones, A.G., , Evans, R.L., Garcia, X, Muller, M.R., Miensopust, M. P. Spratt, J.E. Evans, S.F., Mountford, A., Pettit. W., Cole. P., Ngwisanyi, T., Hutchins. D., Fourie, C.J.S., and the SAMTEX Team. Electrical and seismic anisotropy of the Southern African lithosphere. SAGA (22-26 October), South Africa. Abstract.

Jones, A.G., Muller, M.R., Miensopust, M. P., Hamilton, M.P, Spratt, J.E., Garcia, X, Evans, R.L., Evans, S.F., Mountford, A., Pettit. W., Cole. P., Ngwisanyi, T., Hutchins. D., Fourie, C.J.S., and the SAMTEX Team. Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment (SAMTEX): Project Overview and Regional Results. Invited Keynote Presentation at: Southern African Geophysical Association conference, Wild Coast, South Africa, 24-26 October. Abstract.

Miensopust, M. P., Jones, A.G., Muller, M.R., Hamilton, M.P., Spratt, J.E., Garcia, X., Evans, R.L., Evans, S.F., Mountford, A., Pettit. W., Cole. P., Ngwisanyi, T., Hutchins. D., Fourie, C.J.S., and the SAMTEX Team. Magnetotelluric profile across the Zimbabwe craton. SAGA (22-26 October), South Africa. Abstract.

Muller, M.R. , Jones, A.G., , Evans, R.L., Hatton, C., Garcia, X, Hamilton, M.P, Miensopust, M. P. Spratt, J.E. Evans, S.F., Mountford, A., Pettit. W., Cole. P., Ngwisanyi, T., Hutchins. D., Fourie, C.J.S., and the SAMTEX Team. Deep Electrical Resistivity structure of the Kaapvaal and Rehboth Terranes, Southern Africa, from Broadband Magnetotellurics, and implications for Archaean and Proterozoic Lithospheric Evolution. SAGA (22-26 October), South Africa. Abstract.

Spratt, J.E., Jones, A.G., Muller, M.R., Hamilton, M.P, Miensopust, M. P., Evans, R.L., Garcia, X, Evans, S.F., Mountford, A., Pettit. W., Cole. P., Ngwisanyi, T., Hutchins. D., Fourie, C.J.S., and the SAMTEX Team. Structural directions and dimensionality of the Damara Mobile Belt and neighbouring terranes. SAGA (22-26 October), South Africa. Abstract.

Miensopust M., A.G. Jones, C. Farquharson and the SAMTEX team. Three-Dimensional Forward Modeling of Magnetotelluric Data Over Cratonic Lithosphere and Attendent Geological Structures: Case Study of the Zimbabwe Craton. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco (10-14 Dec). Abstract.

Jones, A.G., M.R. Muller, M.P. Miensopust, M.P. Hamilton, J.E. Spratt, X. Garcia, R.L. Evans, S.F. Evans, A. Mountford, W. Pettit, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, and the SAMTEX Team, 2007. Southern African lithospheric structures and geometries imaged by SAMTEX: Clues to Archean tectonic processes. Invited presentation at: American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, San Francisco (10-14 Dec).

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Marine MT

Garcia, X., A.G. Jones, X. Monteys and R.L. Evans, 2007. Overview of activities of the Marine EM group at DIAS. British Geophysical Association “New Advances in Geophysics” conference, “New Techniques and Discoveries in Marine Geophysics”, 8-9 February.

Garcia, X., R.L. Evans and X. Monteys. Using Controlled Source EM Methods to Constrain Physical Properties of the Uppermost Seafloor: An Example of Instrumentation and a Case Study from a Gas Pock-Mark Offshore Ireland. Second International Workshop on Marine Technology, MARTECH’07. Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, 2007.

Garcia, X., A.D. Chave and J.H. Filloux. A Permanent Seafloor Geomagnetic Observatory. Second International Workshop on Marine Technology, MARTECH’07. Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, 2007.

Garcia, X., X. Monteys, R.L. Evans and B. Kelleher. Geohazard identification and early reconnaissance for hydrocarbon potential using marine electromagnetic and high frequency acoustic methods. EGU General Assembly. Vienna, 2007.

Garcia, X., R.L. Evans, and X. Monteys. Using Controlled Source EM Methods to Constrain Physical Properties of the Uppermost Seafloor: An Example of Instrumentation and a Case Study from a Gas Pock-Mark Offshore Ireland. Invited talk, EAGE 69th Conference and Exhibition. London, 2007.

Garcia, X., X. Monteys, R.L. Evans and B. Kelleher. Geohazard identification and early reconnaissance for hydrocarbon potential using Marine Electromagnetic and High Frequency Acoustic methods. Seabed mapping workshop 2007. Dublin, 2007.

Garcia, X. INSS/INFOMAR Integration of Datasets: EM technology. Invited talk, Seabed mapping Workshop 2007. Dublin, 2007.

Garcia, X., A.G. Jones, X. Monteys and R.L. Evans. Overview of activities of the Marine EM group at DIAS. British Geophysical Association “New Advances in Geophysics” Conference, “New Techniques and Discoveries in Marine Geophysics”, Feb 8-9, 2007.

Other Topics and Projects

Jones, A.G., 2007. The hot and the cold: Northern Canadian and southern African early Earth tectonics. Seminar, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 26 January.

Jones, A.G., H. Thybo and P. Maguire, 2007. EuroArray: A proposal for imaging Europe in 4D by installation of an infrastructure to enable co-ordinated acquisition of teleseismic, MT, GPS and other geoscientific data across Europe. Contributed paper at: PICASSO MT Group Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, 16 February, 2007.

Collins, L., J. Spratt, B. Higgs , and A.G. Jones. Looking down to look up: Results of a DC resistivity study of the grounds of Birr Caste, Co. Offaly, Ireland . 50th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 23-25 February.

Jones. A.G. and the TOPO-Europe Team. TOPOEurope: Monitoring the changing Earth we live on. Contributed paper at: Irish Geological Research Meeting, University of Ulster Coleraine, United Kingdom, 24-25 February.

Jones, A.G., 2007. Knowledge of the continental lithosphere from electromagnetic studies. Invited keynote presentation at: Continental Lithosphere Workshop, Merrickville, Ontario, Canada, 7-10 March, 2007

Avdeeva, A.D., D.B. Avdeev, 3D MT Inversion with a Limited-Memory QN Method: Confirmation of Robustness, 23rd International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, ACES, Verona, Italy, 19-23 March, 2007.

Jones, A.G., M. Moorkamp, and M.P. Hamilton, 2007. Structures and geometries in the continental lithosphere: Insights from joint inversion and co-operative interpretation of seismic and electromagnetic data. Invited paper at: European Geosciences Union meeting, Vienna, Austria, 16-20 April.

Moorkamp, M., A.G. Jones and D.W. Eaton, 2007. A lithosphere-scale relationship between electrical conductivity and seismic velocity in the Slave Craton? Contributed paper at: European Geosciences Union meeting, Vienna, Austria, 16-20 April.

Jones, A.G., M. Moorkamp, and M.P. Hamilton, 2007. Imaging the continental lithosphere using seismic and electromagnetic methods. TOPO-EUROPE Annual Workshop, Rome, Italy, 3-4 May, 2007

Unsworth, M., W. Wenbo, A.G. Jones and B. Denghai, 2007. Crustal and upper mantle rheology of the Tibetan plateau: New constraints from magnetotelluric data. Contributed paper at: 22nd Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop, Hong Kong SAR, China, 22-25 May, 2007

Avdeeva, A.D., Numerical Studies on 3D Modelling and Inversion: Work in Progress, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan, 12 June, 2007.

Jones, A.G., 2007. Deep probing electromagnetic studies of cratons in southern Africa compared and contrasted with the results from the Slave and Superior cratons. Invited seminar presented at Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC, Vancouver, Canada. 28 June, 2007.

Moorkamp, M., A.G. Jones and D.W. Eaton, 2007. A lithosphere-scale relationship between electrical conductivity and seismic velocity in the Slave Craton. Contributed paper at: GeolSoc200: Geological Society of London Bicentenary Conference, London, United Kingdom, 10-12 September, 2007.

Avdeeva, A.D. M. Commer, G.A. Newman, Hydrocarbon Reservoir Detectability Study for Marine CSEM Methods: Time-Domain versus Frequency-Domain, SEG International Exposition and 77th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA, 23-28 September, 2007.

Avdeeva, A.D. D.B. Avdeev, Three-dimensional Magnetotelluric Inversion Using quasi-Newton Minimization, 4th International Symposium on Three-Dimensional Electromagnetics, Freiberg, Germany, 27-30 September, 2007.

Marti, A., M. Miensopust, A.G. Jones, P. Queralt, J. Ledo and A. Marcuello, 2007. Testing dimensionality of inverted models responses using WSINV3DMT code. Contributed paper at: 4th International Symposium on Three-Dimensional Electromagnetics, Freiberg, Germany, 27-30 September, 2007. Abstract.

Miensopust, M., and A.G. Jones, 2007. Testing of the 3D inversion routine engine – the 3D forward algorithm – by comparison with 2D forward modelling results.  Contributed paper at: 4th International Symposium on Three-Dimensional Electromagnetics, Freiberg, Germany, 27-30 September, 2007. Abstract.

Miensopust, M., A. Marti, and A.G. Jones, 2007. Inversion of synthetic data using WSINV3DMT code. Contributed paper at: 4th International Symposium on Three-Dimensional Electromagnetics, Freiberg, Germany, 27-30 September, 2007. Abstract.

Moorkamp M., A.G. Jones, and D.W. Eaton, 2007. Joint inversion with a genetic algorithm: Finding a model and assessing compatibility. Contributed paper at: 22nd Colloquium on Electromagnetic Depth Research, Decin, Czech Republic, 1-5 October.

Jones, A.G., 2007. Early Earth tectonics: Results from deep-probing electromagnetic studies on Archean cratons. Invited seminar, Department of Geology, University of Leicester, 11 October.

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Presentations 2008

Talks and papers presented at conferences and seminars

General

S. Lebedev, T. Meier. (Invited). Surface-Wave Anisotropy and Deformation of Continents American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2008

S. Lebedev, B. Endrun, T. Meier. Deformation of continental lithosphere: new insight from seismic anisotropy in the Aegean. 31st General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission, Crete, September 2008

B. Endrun, S. Lebedev, T. Meier. Evolution of Deformation in the Aegean Continental Lithosphere Deduced from Layered Seismic Anisotropy 31st General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission, Crete, September 2008

C. Legendre, Meier, T., Lebedev, S., Friederich, W. Large-scale Shear Velocity Structure of the Upper Mantle beneath Europe and Surrounding Regions 31st General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission, Crete, September 2008

S. Lebedev, R.D. van der Hilst. Automated Multimode Inversion of surface and S wave forms: global tomography and SEM benchmarking. ORFEUS Waveform Inversion workshop, Utrecht, June 2008

J. Boonen, S. Lebedev, J. Trampert. Seismic structure of Precambrian lithosphere: New constraints from tomography and broadband surface-wave dispersion. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, April 2008

S. Lebedev, Upper-mantle discontinuities and gradients: Their origin, seismic expression and geodynamic significance. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, April 2008

Y. Qin, Capdeville, Y., Montagner, J.P., Lebedev, S., Beucler, E. SPICE Benchmark for global tomographic methods. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, April 2008

X. Zhang, Paulssen, H., Lebedev, S., Meier, T. Relation between the upper mantle seismic, thermal and compositional structure in the Gulf of California. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, April 2008

C. Legendre, Lebedev, S., Meier, T., Friederich, W. Large-scale shear velocity structure of the upper mantle beneath Europe. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, April 2008

I.J. Ferguson, E. Gowan, A.G. Jones and J.A. Craven. Magnetotelluric mapping of Precambrian structures beneath a Phanerozoic Basin: the Superior Boundary Zone, Manitoba, Canada. Contributed paper at: 19th EM Induction Workshop, Beijing, China, 23-29 October 2008

A.G. Jones, J. Plomerova, T. Korja, F. Sodoudi, and W. Spakman. Geophysical imaging of deep lithospheric structure and the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary of Europe. Invited Presentation at: 4th TOPO-EUROPE Workshop, El Escorial (Madrid), Spain, 5-8 October 2008

A.G. Jones. Archean lithospheric geometries and tectonic processes revealed by electromagnetic imaging. Invited seminar, U. Cape Town, South Africa, 11 February 2008

A.G. Jones. Measures of fit of models to data: Beyond chi-squared. Presentation, MT 3D Inversion Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, 12-14 March 2008

D.W. Eaton, F. Darbyshire, R.L. Evans, H. Grutter, A.G. Jones, and X. Yuan. The elusive lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB). Contributed paper at: EUG 2008, Vienna, 14-18 April 2008

A.G. Jones, R.L. Evans, and D.W. Eaton. Velocity-conductivity relationships for mantle mineral assemblages in Archean cratonic lithosphere based on extremal bounds. Contributed paper at: EUG 2008, Vienna, 14-18 April 2008

A.G. Jones. The electrical structure of mantle lithosphere. Invited Keynote Presentation at: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 06-15 August 2008

A.G. Jones, J. Plomerova, and T. Korja. Electrical and seismic estimates of the depth to the LAB. Invited Keynote Presentation at: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 06-15 August 2008

A.G. Jones. Observations of the electrical Moho. Invited Presentation at: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 06-15 August 2008

F. Cook, D. White, A.G. Jones, D. Eaton, J. Hall, and R. Clowes. How the crust meets the mantle: Lithoprobe perspectives on the Moho and crust-mantle transition. Contributed paper at: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 06-15 August 2008

M.P. Hamilton, and A.G. Jones. A new model to explain seismic anisotropy of the upper mantle from SKS studies. Contributed paper at: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 06-15 August 2008

A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, M.P. Hamilton, M.P. Miensopust, X. Garcia, R.L. Evans, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, S.F. Evans, A. Mountford, W. Pettit, and the SAMTEX Team. Area selection using magnetotellurics: Examples from southern Africa. Contributed paper at: 9th International Kimberlite Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, 11-15 August 2008

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Three-Dimensional MT

M.P. Miensopust, C.G. Farquharson and A.G. Jones. MCMT3DID – a finite-element, 3D MT inversion code using local coordinates for each site and solving for distortion parameters. Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, U.S.A., 15-19 December 2008

M. Moorkamp, Michele Belmonte, Randall L. Mackie and Marion Miensopust. Proposal for a standardized 3D EM model format based on NetCDF. Contributed paper at: 19th EM Induction Workshop, Beijing, China, 23-29 October 2008

M.P. Miensopust, C.G. Farquharson and A.G. Jones. A finite-element, 3D MT inversion code using local coordinates for each site and solving for distortion parameters. Contributed paper at: 19th EM Induction Workshop, Beijing, China, 23-29 October 2008

M.P. Miensopust, P. Queralt, A.G. Jones and the MT 3D inversion workshop attendees. MT 3D inversion – a recapitulation of a successful workshop. Contributed paper at: 19th EM Induction Workshop, Beijing, China, 23-29 October 2008

M.P. Miensopust, P. Queralt, and A.G. Jones. Three-dimensional models for MT code testing: Preliminary results and comparison. Contributed paper at: 31st International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 06-15 August 2008

Joint Inversion

M. Moorkamp, A.G. Jones, S. Fishwick, S. Lebedev and The SAMTEX Team. Non-linear joint inversion of multiple datasets with a genetic algorithm. Contributed paper at: 19th EM Induction Workshop, Beijing, China, 23-29 October 2008

E. Roux, M. Moorkamp, A.G. Jones and S. Lebedev. Joint inversion of magnetotelluric and surface waves data in anisotropic media. Contributed paper at: 19th EM Induction Workshop, Beijing, China, 23-29 October 2008

E. Roux, M. Moorkamp, A.G. Jones and S. Lebedev. Joint inversion of magnetotelluric and surface waves data in anisotropic media. Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, U.S.A., 15-19 December 2008

M. Moorkamp, A.G. Jones, S. Lebedev, S. Fishwick, and The SAMTEX Team. Joint inversion of receiver functions, surface wave dispersion and magnetotelluric data. Contributed paper at: EUG 2008, Vienna, 14-18 April 2008

M. Moorkamp, A.G. Jones, S. Lebedev, S. Fishwick, and E. Roux. Joint inversion of receiver functions, surface wave dispersion and magnetotelluric data. Contributed paper at: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 06-15 August 2008

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SAMTEX

A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, M.P. Hamilton, M.P. Miensopust, C. Hogg, R.L. Evans, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, M. Doucoure, A. Mountford, W. Pettit, S. Webb, J. Wasborg, and The SAMTEX Team. SAMTEX: The electrical lithosphere of Southern Africa. Contributed paper at: 19th EM Induction Workshop, Beijing, China, 23-29 October 2008

A.G. Jones. Insights into Archean processes from deep ElectroMagnetic imaging: Preliminary results from the SAMTEX project. Invited seminar, U. Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia, 19 February 2008

A.G. Jones. Lithospheric-scale structures and geometries of cratons and their bounding belts in southern Africa from deep-probing electromagnetic studies: Implications for diamond exploration. Invited seminar, UCD, Dublin, 31 March 2008

A.G. Jones, and the SAMTEX team. Southern African lithospheric geometries deduced from electromagnetic imaging: the SAMTEX project. Contributed paper at: EUG 2008, Vienna, 14-18 April 2008

A.G. Jones, S. Fishwick, and the SAMTEX team. Comparison of seismic and electrical parameters for the lithosphere of Southern Africa. Contributed paper at: EUG 2008, Vienna, 14-18 April 2008

A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, M.P. Hamilton, M.P. Miensopust, X. Garcia, R.L. Evans, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, S. Fourie, S. Evans, A. Mountford, W. Pettit, and the SAMTEX, MT Team. The Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment (SAMTEX) images the underbelly of southern Africa. Contributed paper at: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 06-15 August 2008

M.P. Hamilton, A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, M.P. Miensopust, X. Garcia, R.L. Evans, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, S. Fourie, S. Evans, A. Mountford, W. Pettit, and the SAMTEX, MT Team. The electrical anisotropy of the continental lithosphere: Methods of analysis and results for southern Africa. Contributed paper at: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 06-15 August 2008

M.R. Muller, A.G. Jones, S, Fishwick, C. Hatton, H. Grutter, R.L. Evans, X. Garcia1, M.P. Hamilton, M.P. Miensopust, J.E. Spratt, S.F. Evans, A. Mountford, W. Pettit, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, and the SAMTEX Team. Diamond prospectivity of the Rehoboth Terrane, southern Africa, based on integrated geophysical and geochemical constraints on its Proterozoic lithospheric structure and evolution. Contributed paper at: 9th International Kimberlite Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, 11-15 August 2008

PICASSO

J.-P. Schmoldt, A.G. Jones, C. Hogg1 and O. Rosell. PICASSO- Phase I: MT Investigation of the Betic-Rif mountain system. Comparison of actual robust processing algorithms. Contributed paper at: 19th EM Induction Workshop, Beijing, China, 23-29 October 2008

RAPIDS (Rockall and Porcupine Irish Deep Seismic) and PIMS (Porcupine Irish Margins)

B.M. O’Reilly, F. Hauser, P.W. Readman, J.S. Daly and R. Van den Berg. The Composition of the Earth’s Crust within the Irish Caledonides: A Seismic Perspective. 51st Irish Geological Research Meeting, UCD School of Geological Sciences, 29th February – 2nd March 2008

B.M. O’Reilly, F. Hauser, P.W. Readman, J.S. Daly and R. Van den Berg. Crustal Composition and Growth Processes in Ireland: Joint Constraints from Controlled Source Seismic and Lower Crustal Xenolith Data. 51st Irish Geological Research Meeting, UCD School of Geological Sciences 29th February – 2nd March 2008

F. Hauser, B.M. O’Reilly, P.W. Readman, J.S. Daly, R. Van den Berg. Constraints on crustal structure and composition within a continental suture zone from shear-wave wide-angle reflection data and lower crustal xenoliths: a case study from SW Ireland. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-11116, EGU General Assembly 2008.

ISLE (Irish Seismological Lithospheric Experiment)

P.W. Readman, V.C. Do, F. Hauser, B.M. O’Reilly. Studies of Seismic Anisotropy in the Irish Crust. 51st Irish Geological Research Meeting, UCD School of Geological Sciences 29th February – 2nd March 2008

J.P. O’Donnell, E. Daly, C. Tiberi, P.W. Readman, B.M. O’Reilly, F. Hauser. Joint inversion of seismic and gravity data onshore Ireland. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-03228, EGU General Assembly 2008.

LAPIS (La Palma Internal Structure)

Xavier Garcia, A.G. Jones, C. Hogg, J. Schmoldt and J. Spratt. Structure of an unstable, Atlantic Oceanic island volcano (La Palma, Canary Islands) from land magnetotelluric imaging. Contributed paper at: European Geosciences Union meeting, Vienna, Austria, 14-18 April, 2008.

Outreach

T. Blake, A.G. Jones. The DIAS Outreach Seismology in Schools (Seismeolaocht sa Scoil) Pilot Programme. Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, U.S.A., 15-19 December 2008.

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Presentations 2009

Talks and papers presented at conferences and seminars

General

Webb, S.J., and A.G. Jones, 2009. Delineating prospective kimberlite regions using potential field methods – from space to surface. Invited Keynote Presentation at: IASPEI, Cape Town, 10 – 16 January.

Jones, A.G., R.L. Evans, and D.W. Eaton, 2009. Velocities and conductivities of mantle mineral assemblages for cratonic lithosphere based on laboratory observations coupled with extremal bound theory. Contributed paper at: IASPEI, Cape Town, 10 – 16 January.

Hogg, C., A.G. Jones, J. Spratt, and J.A. Craven, 2009. A pilot study of underground Audio-magnetotelluric (AMT) measurements and its application for the mining industry. Contributed paper at: Irish Geological Research Meeting (IGRM), Dublin, 20 – 22 February.

Schmoldt, J. P., A.G. Jones, and X. Garcia, 2009. Enhancing signal-to-noise ratio of magnetotelluric responses by directional filtering. Contributed paper at: EGU 2009, Vienna, 19 – 24 April 2009

Jones, A.G., S. Fishwick,, M.R. Muller and the SAMTEX Team, 2009. Physical properties of Southern Africa lithosphere: Comparison of seismic and electrical parameters. Contributed paper at: EUG 2009, Vienna, 19 – 24 April.

Schmoldt, J. P., A. G.. Jones, and X. Garcia Enhancing signal-to-noise ratio of magnetotelluric responses by directional filtering. Contributed paper at: EUG 2009, Vienna, 19 – 24 April.

Vozar, J., Semenov V. 2009: Electromagnetic investigations of the lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary in Central Europe. Contributed at: DefLAB, Dublin, 3 – 5 June.

Schmoldt, J. P., 2009. Can wavelet processing help Magnetotellurics (MT) through the solar minimum?. Contributed paper at: 5th AfricaArray workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 – 7 July

Jones, A.G., S. Fishwick, R.L. Evans, and The SAMTEX Team, 2009. Correlation of lithospheric velocity and electrical conductivity for Southern Africa. Contributed paper at: SAGA, Swaziland, 16-18 September.

Geodynamic modelling

Tirel, C., J.-P. Brun, E. Burov, Dynamics of metamorphic core complex development, 52nd Irish Geological Research Meeting, Dublin, February

Sheehan, J.D., B.M. O’Reilly and P.W. Readman, 2009.  A comparison between lithospheric scale numerical and analogue models.  Irish Geological Research Meeting, Dublin, 19-22 February.  (John Sheenan’s poster entitled “A comparison between lithospheric scale numerical and analogue models” won the Best Poster award at the IGRM meeting (sponsored by the PESGB, Irish Exploration Group).

Sheehan, J.D., O’Reilly, B.M., Sokoutis, D. and Readman, P.W., 2009.  The continental lithosphere in tectonic extension: analogue and numerical experiments for the Porcupine Basin.  Atlantic Ireland 2009 Conference. Abstract Volume, p. 46.

Kaus, B.J.P., S.M. Schmalholz, S. Lebedev, F. Deschamps, Geodynamic constraints on stress and strength of the continental lithosphere during India-Asia collision, EGU Meeting, Vienna, April.

Tirel, C., J. Brun, E. B. Burov, M. J. Wortel, S. Lebedev, Processes of subduction and exhumation of continental blocks in collisional orogeny, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December.

Global Geophysical Modelling

Klemann, V., Rau, D., Martinec, Z.,Wolf, D. Influence of the structural dichotomy of Antarctic lithosphere on regional glacial-isostatic adjustment. IAG ICCTSG7 Workshop, Lanzarote, February 22-27 (poster).

Martinec, Z. The Earth’s gravity field in short- and long-term perspectives. DIAS Dublin, March 2.

Klemann, V., Martinec, Z., Ivins, E.R., Wolf, D. Lateral viscosity variations in the mantle and their implications for GIA induced motions EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 19 – 24.

Klemann, V., Drau, D., Martinec, Z., Wolf, D. Influence of the structural dichotomy of Antarctic lithosphere on regional glacial-isostatic adjustment. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 19 – 24 (poster).

Klemann, V., Martinec, Z. Influence of glacial isostatic adjustment on the center-of-figure motion. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 19 – 24 (poster).

Souček, O., Martinec, Z. Numerical ice-sheet model based on the SIA-I algorithm. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 19 – 24 (poster).

Sasgen, I., Martinec, Z. Regional ice-mass redistribution in Antarctica from GRACE. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 19 – 24.

Martinec, Z. Statements of research interests. DIAS Dublin, May 18.

Martinec, Z., Hagedoorn, J. Refined prediction of GIA-induced variations in the Earths rotation. Understanding Glacial Isostatic Adjustment, a joint DynaQlim/GGOS workshop, Espoo, Finland, June 23 – 26.

Martinec, Z., Vilímský, J. The adjoint sensitivity method of global electromagnetic induction for CHAMP magnetic data. The 11th IAGA Scientific Assembly, Sopron, August 26.

Klemann, V., Martinec, Z. Contribution of glacial-isostatic adjustment to the geocenter motion. 14. Geodatische Woche/Intergeo, Karlsruhe, September 23 (poster).

Klemann, V., Martinec, Z., Wolf, D. The influence of lateral viscosity variations in the mantle on GIA induced surface motions. 14. Geodatische Woche/Intergeo, Karlsruhe, September 23 (poster).

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HADES (Hatton Deep Seismic)

Gernigon L., Ravaut C., Shannon P.M., Chabert A., O’Reilly B.M. and Readman P.W., 2009.  The evolution of Irish passive margins: implications for locating the transistion between continental and oceanic crust.  Atlantic Ireland 2009 Conference: A Research Conference Sponsored by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 19-20 October.  Abstract Volume, p. 31.

Ravaut C., Readman P.W., O’Reilly B.M. and Shannon P.M., 2009.  Quantitative seismic imaging of the crust by frequency-domain full-waveform inversion. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Conference: A Research Conference Sponsored by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 19-20 October.  Absract Volume, p. 43.

Ravaut C., Readman P.W., O’Reilly B.M. and Shannon P.M., 2009.  Seismic imaging of the Hatton Continental Margin: results from travel-time tomography.Atlantic Ireland 2009 Conference: A Research Conference Sponsored by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 19-20 October.  Abstract Volume, p. 43.

INDEPTH (InterNational DEep Profiling of Tibet and the Himalaya)

Florian Le Pape, Alan G. Jones, Jan Vozar and the INDEPTH MT Team, Evolution of the crustal and upper mantle structure beneath the Kunlun Shan in Northern Tibet from INDEPTH magnetotelluric data. EMTF Colloquium, Germany, 28 September – 2 October, Poster

Florian Le Pape, Alan G. Jones, Jan Vozar and the INDEPTH MT Team, 2D Modelling of the Kunlun Shan area in Northern Tibet from INDEPTH magnetotelluric data, INDEPTH Workshop, Dublin, 28-30 October, Talk

Vozar, J. 2009: MT models from Central Tibet. Contributed at: INDEPTH workshop, Dublin, Ireland, 28-30 October

Florian Le Pape, Alan G. Jones, Jan Vozar, Martyn Unsworth, and the INDEPTH MT Team, Evolution of the crust and upper mantle structure beneath the Kunlun Shan in Northern Tibet from INDEPTH magnetotelluric data. Fall AGU, USA, 14-18 December, Poster

Vozar, J., A.G. Jones, F. Le Pape, M. Unsworth 2009: Crustal structure of the Banggong-Nujiang suture from two INDEPTH magnetotelluric profiles. Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, U.S.A., 14-18 December

ISLE (Irish Seismological Lithospheric Experiment)

P.W. Readman, F. Hauser, B.M. O’Reilly, V.C. Do. Crustal anisotropy in southwest Ireland from analysis of controlled source shear-wave seismic data. 52nd Irish Geological Research Meeting, 20th – 22nd February 2009, Trinity College Dublin

P.W. Readman, F. Hauser, B.M. O’Reilly, V.C. Do, 2009. How anisotropic is the Irish crust? Results from wide-angle shear-wave data. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-9733-1, EGU General Assembly

ISUME (Irish Seismological Upper Mantle Experiment)

Polat G., Meral Ozel N., Tan O. and Ergintav S., 2009.  Crustal anisotorpy from local observations of shear wave splitting in the Marmara Region, Turkey.  Irish Geological Research Meeting, Dublin, 19-22 February.

Readman P.W., Hauser F., O’Reilly B.M. and Do V.C., 2009.  How anisotropic is the Irish crust?  Results from wide-angle shear-wave data. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, 19-24 April 2009, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 10, EGU2009-A-9733-1.

Polat G., Readman P.W., O’Reilly B.M., Hauser F. and Do V.C., 2009.  Deep-source anisotropy revealed by shear-wave splitting results from Ireland.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14-18 December 2009, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52) Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract D141B-1806.

Joint Inversion

Roux, E., M. Moorkamp, A.G. Jones, and S. Lebedev, 2009. Joint inversion of seismic and magnetotelluric data from an anisotropic Earth. Contributed paper at: IASPEI, Cape Town, 10-16 January.

Roux, E., Moorkamp, M., Jones, A.G., Joint inversion of magnetotelluric and surface-wave data in an anisotropic earth, Contributed paper at: EGU 2009, Vienna, Austria, 19 – 24 April.

Roux, E., Moorkamp, M., Jones, A.G., Joint inversion of magnetotelluric and surface-wave data in an anisotropic earth, Contributed paper at: Frontiers of Seismology Workshop, Edinburgh, 2 – 3 April.

Roux, E., Moorkamp, M., Jones, A.G., 2010, Joint inversion of magnetotelluric and surface-wave data in an anisotropic Earth: application to a real dataset from Central Germany, Invited talk at CMIMA, Barcelona, Spain.

Roux, E., Moorkamp, M., Jones, A.G., 2009, Joint inversion of magnetotelluric and surface-wave data in an anisotropic earth, Contributed paper at AGU meeting (talk), December 2009, San Francisco, California, USA.

Roux, E., Moorkamp, M., Jones, A.G., 2009, Joint inversion of different geophysical datasets: synthetics and real test cases, Invited talk at Geological Survey Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, December.

Roux, E., Moorkamp, M., Jones, A.G., 2009, Joint inversion of magnetotelluric and surface-wave data in an anisotropic Earth, Contributed paper at: DefLAB Workshop (talk), Dublin, Ireland.

Mandolesi, E., A. G. Jones, E. Roux, S. Lebedev, Common Structure in Different Physical Properties: Electrical Conductivity and Surface Waves Phase Velocity, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December.

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NAPSA (North Atlantic Petroleum Systems Assessment group)

O’Reilly B.M., Welford J.K. and Shannon P.M., 2009.  Proposed new wide-angle seismic profiles across the Irish/Newfoundland continental margins: a requirement for continental reconstruction. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Conference: A Research Conference Sponsored by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 19-20 October 2009.  Abstract Volume, p. 18

Hauser F., O’Reilly B.M., Readman P.W. and Shannon P.M., 2009.  Regional basin and crustal structure offshore Ireland: A review. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Meeting: A Research Conference Sponsored by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 19-20 October 2009.  Abstract Volume, p. 6.

L. Gernigon, C. Ravaut, P.M. Shannon, A. Chabert, B.M. O’Reilly and P.W. Readman, 2009. The evolution of Irish passive margins: implications for locating the transition between continental and oceanic crust. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Research Conference, 19 and 20 October, Dublin.

P.W. Readman, F. Hauser, B.M. O’Reilly, V.C. Do, 2009. Seismic anisotropy in the crust of southwest Ireland from analysis of controlled source shear-wave seismic data. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Research Conference, 19 and 20 October, Dublin.

C. Ravaut, P.W. Readman, B.M. O’Reilly, and P.M. Shannon, 2009. Seismic imaging of the Hatton Continental Margin: Results from travel-time tomography. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Research Conference, 19 and 20 October, Dublin.

C. Ravaut, P.W. Readman, B.M. O’Reilly, and P.M. Shannon, 2009. Quantitative seismic imaging of the crust by frequency-domain full-waveform inversion. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Research Conference, 19 and 20 October, Dublin.

J.D. Sheehan, B.M O’Reilly, D. Sokoutis, and P.W. Readman, 2009. The continental lithosphere in tectonic extension: analogue and numerical experiments in the Porcupine Basin. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Research Conference, 19 and 20 October, Dublin.

B.M. O’Reilly, F. Hauser, and P.W. Readman, 2009. The fine-scale structure of the upper lithosphere within the Irish Caledonides. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Research Conference, 19 and 20 October, Dublin.

B.M. O’Reilly, P.W. Readman, and P.M. Shannon, 2009. Cold-water coral ecosystem development in the NE Atlantic: Evidence for strong coupling with Pleistocene and Holocene climate change and slope failure. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Research Conference, 19 and 20 October, Dublin.

O’Reilly B.M., Hauser F., Readman P.W. and Shannon P.M., 2009.  Mantle exhumation and serpentinisation in the Porcupine Basin: seismic evidence.  Atlantic Ireland 2009 Conference: A Research Conference Sponsored by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 19-20 October 2009.  Abstract Volume, p. 38.

Welford J.K., Shannon P.M., O’Reilly B.M. and Hall J., 2009.  Lithospheric density variations and Moho structure of the Irish Atlantic continental margin from 3-D gravity inversion. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Conference: A Research Conference Sponsored by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 19-20 October 2009.  Abstract Volume, p. 51.

Outreach

Blake, T., and A.G. Jones, 2009. The DIAS Seismology in Schools (Seismeolaíocht sa Scoil) Programme. Contributed paper at: IASPEI, Cape Town, 10-16 January.

Blake, T., A.G. Jones, G. Campbell, 2009. Seismology in Schools (Seismeolaíocht sa Scoil) Pilot Programme. Contributed paper at: Irish Geological Research Meeting (IGRM), Dublin, 20-22 February.

Lebedev, S., Imaging the Earth’s interior using seismograms, Seismology in Schools Inaugural Workshop for Teachers, Dublin, April.

Jones, A.G., Blake, T.A., Geo-sciences & Manpower, The DIAS Outreach Seismology in Schools(Seismeolaíocht sa Scoil) Pilot Programme, IASPEI Meeting South Africa Jan 2009.

Petrophysical Modelling

J. Fullea, J.C. Afonso , J.A.D. Connolly, M. Fernàndez, D. García-Castellanos: Characterizing the lithospheric-sublithospheric upper mantle system: its thermal, compositional, seismological, and rheological structure in 3D. Contributed at: DefLAB, Dublin, 3-5 June.

J. Fullea, M. Fernàndez, J.C. Afonso, J. Vergés and H. Zeyen: Geophysical modelling of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath the Atlantic-Mediterranean Transition Region: integrating potential field, surface heat flow, elevation, seismological and petrological data. Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, U.S.A., 14-18 December.

PICASSO (Programme to Investigate Convecting Alboran Sea System Overturn)

Schmoldt, J. P., A.G. Jones, C. Hogg, and O. Rosell, 2009. PICASSO Phase I: Magnetotelluric (MT) Investigation of Spain from Madrid to the Betics – preliminary results and models. Contributed paper at: 52nd Irish Geological Research Meeting (IGRM), Dublin, 20 -22 February.

Schmoldt, J. P., A.G. Jones, C. Hogg, and O. Rosell, 2009. PICASSO Phase I: MT Investigation of Spain from Madrid to the Betics – preliminary results and models. Contributed paper at: EGU 2009, Vienna, 19-24 April.

Schmoldt, J. P., 2009. Can wavelet processing help Magnetotellurics (MT) through the solar minimum? Contributed paper at: 5th AfricaArray workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 – 7 July.

Schmoldt, J. P., A.G. Jones, and X. Garcia, 2009. Polarisation filtering of magnetotelluric data? Using an advanced wavelet processing scheme to discriminate between contribution of signal and noise to the data. Contributed paper at: AGU fall meeting 2009, San Francisco, 14 – 18 December.

Kiyan, D., J. P. Schmoldt, A.G. Jones, C. Hogg, and O. Rosell, 2009. The PICASSO project: MT Investigation in Southern Spain and Morocco – Results of Phase I and outlook on Phase II. Contributed paper at: AGU fall meeting 2009, San Francisco, 14 – 18 December.

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PIMS (Porcupine Irish Margin Seismics)

F. Hauser, B.M. O’Reilly and P.W. Readman, 2009. First results from an onshore/offshore wide-angle seismic experiment in SW Ireland. 52nd Irish Geological Research Meeting 20th – 22nd February, Trinity College Dublin

B.M. O’Reilly, F. Hauser, and P.W. Readman, 2009. The VARNET-96 refraction seismic project re-visited: fine-scale structure within the Irish Caledonides. 52nd Irish Geological Research Meeting 20th – 22nd February, Trinity College Dublin

O’Reilly B.M., Hauser F. and Readman P.W., 2009. Study of the fine scale structure of the upper lithosphere within the Irish Caledonides: the VARNET-96 project revisited. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria,19-24 April, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 10, EGU2009-4345.

P.W. Readman, F. Hauser, B.M. O’Reilly, V.C. Do, 2009. How anisotropic is the Irish crust? Results from wide-angle shear-wave data. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-9733-1, EGU General AssemblyVienna, Austria,19-24 April

B.M. O’Reilly, F. Hauser, and P.W. Readman, 2009. A seismic study of the fine scale structure of the upper lithosphere within the Irish Caledonides: the VARNET-96 project re-visited. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-4345, EGU General Assembly , Vienna, Austria,19-24 April

O’Reilly B.M., Hauser F. and Readman P.W., 2009.  The fine-scale structure of the upper lithosphere within the Irish Caledonides.  Atlantic Ireland 2009 Conference: A Research Conference Sponsored by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 19-20 October 2009. Abstract Volume, p. 40.

Readman P.W., Hauser F., O’Reilly B.M. and V.C. Do, 2009.  Seismic anisotropy in the crust of southwest Ireland from analysis of controlled-source shear-wave data.  Atlantic Ireland 2009 Conference: A Research Conference Sponsored by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 19-20 October.  Abstract Volume, p. 44.

O’Reilly B.M., Hauser F. and Readman P.W., 2009. The fine scale structure of upper continental lithosphere from seismic waveform methods: insights into Phanerozoic crustal formation processes.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14-18 December 2009, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52) Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T51B-1532.

SAMTEX (Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment)

Jones, A.G., M.R. Muller, M.P. Miensopust, M.P. Hamilton, R.L. Evans, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, M. Doucoure, T. Aravanis, W. Pettit, S. Webb, J. Wasborg, and The SAMTEX Team, 2009. Geometry and structures of the Southern African lithosphere revealed through deep-probing electromagnetics: The SAMTEX project. Invited Keynote Presentation at: IASPEI, Cape Town, 10-16 January.

Muller, M.R., A.G. Jones, M.P. Miensopust, M.P. Hamilton, R.L. Evans, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, M. Doucoure, T. Aravanis, W. Pettit, S. Webb, J. Wasborg, and The SAMTEX Team, 2009. Lithospheric structure,evolution and diamond prospectivity of the Rehoboth Terrane and western Kaapvaal Craton, Southern Africa: constraints from broadband magnetotellurics Contributed paper at: IASPEI, Cape Town, 10-16 January.

Webb, S.J., and A.G. Jones, 2009. Delineating prospective kimberlite regions using potential field methods – from space to surface. Invited Keynote Presentation at: IASPEI, Cape Town, 10-16 January.

Jones, A.G., M.R. Muller, M.P. Miensopust, D. Khosa, P.-E. Share, C. Hogg, and the SAMTEX Team, 2009. Lithospheric structures in Southern Africa: The SAMTEX project. Contributed paper at: Irish Geological Research Meeting (IGRM), Dublin, 20-22 February.

Jones, A.G., M.R. Muller, M.P. Miensopust, D. Khosa,, P.-E. Share and the The SAMTEX Team, 2009. Results from SAMTEX: The Southern African lithospheric mantle – electrical structures and geometries and comparison with seismological information. Contributed paper at: EUG 2009, Vienna, 19-24 April.

David T. Khoza, Alan G. Jones, Mark R. Muller, Rob L. Evans, Mark P. Hamilton, Marion P. Miensopust, Xavier Garcia, Patrick Cole,  Tiyapo Ngwisanyi, Dave Hutchins, Wayne Pettit, Heilke Jelsma, Theo Aravanis, C.J.S. Fourie, Sue Webb, Jan Wasborg and the SAMTEX Team, Geo-electrical Structural Directions and Dimensionality of Damara belt and surrounding cratons, Spring AGU May 2009, Poster presentation

Muller, M.R., A.G. Jones, R.L. Evans, H.S. Grütter, C. Hatton, X. Garcia, M.P. Hamilton, M.P. Miensopust, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J. Fourie, H.A. Jelsma, S.F. Evans, T. Aravanis, W. Pettit, S.J. Webb, J. Wasborg and The SAMTEX Team, 2009.  Rapid Mesozoic thermal and chemical modification of the Rehoboth Terrane and Kaapvaal Craton from broadband magnetotellurics and xenolith geochemistry. 11th Biennial Technical Meeting of the South African Geophysical Association, Swaziland, 16-18 September.

Share, P., A.G. Jones, R.L. Evans, M.R. Muller, M.P. Hamilton, D. Khoza, M.P. Miensopust, X. Garcia, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, H.A. Jelsma, T. Aravanis, W. Pettit, S.J. Webb, J. Wasborg, and The SAMTEX team12 Prediction of DC current flow between the Otjiwarongo and Katima Mulilo regions, using 3D DC resistivity forward modelling and magnetotelluric and audio-magnetotelluric data recorded during SAMTEX. Contributed paper at: SAGA, Swaziland, 16-18 September.

David T. Khoza, Alan G. Jones, Mark R. Muller, Rob L. Evans, Mark P. Hamilton, Marion P. Miensopust, Xavier Garcia, Patrick Cole, Tiyapo Ngwisanyi, Dave Hutchins, Wayne Pettit, Heilke Jelsma, Theo Aravanis, C.J.S. Fourie, Sue Webb, Jan Wasborg and the SAMTEX Team, Magnetotelluric Imaging across a Neoproterozoic collision zone :Damara belt and surrounding tectonic blocks, SAGA conference, 16-18 September

Hamilton, M.P., A.G. Jones, and The SAMTEX Team, 2009. Anisotropy of Southern African lithosphere and asthenosphere. Contributed paper at: SAGA, Swaziland, 16-18 September.

Jones, A.G., R.L. Evans, M.R. Muller, M.P. Hamilton, M.P. Miensopust, X. Garcia, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, S. Evans, H. Jelsma, T. Aravanis, W. Pettit, S. Webb, J. Wasborg, and The SAMTEX Team, 2009. The SAMTEX experiment: Overview and Preliminary Results. Invited Keynote Presentation at: SAGA, Swaziland, 16-18 September.

Miensopust, M.P., A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, M.P. Hamilton, X. Garcia, R.L. Evans, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, H. Jelsma, T. Aravanis, W. Pettit, S. Webb, J. Wasborg and The SAMTEX Team. Magnetotelluric study in northeastern Botswana. Talk at: EMFT meeting, Seddiner See, Germany, 28 September – 2 October.

Miensopust, M.P., A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, M.P. Hamilton, X. Garcia, R.L. Evans, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S. Fourie, H. Jelsma, T. Aravanis, W. Pettit, S. Webb, J. Wasborg and The SAMTEX Team. Magnetotelluric study in northeastern Botswana. Talk at: South African Geophysical Association (SAGA) meeting, Swaziland, 16 – 18 September.

Muller, M.R., A.G. Jones, R.L. Evans and the SAMTEX Team.  Constraints from deep-imaging magnetotellurics on the lithospheric structure and evolution of the enigmatic Okwa Terrane, Botswana. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 14-18 December.

Share, P., A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, M.P. Miensopust, D. Khoza, C.J.S. Fourie, S.J. Webb, H. Thunehed and the SAMTEX Team. Prediction of DC current flow between the Otjiwarongo and Katima Mulilo regions, using 3D DC resistivity forward modelling and magnetotelluric and audio-magnetotelluric data recorded during SAMTEX. Contributed paper at: Fall American Geophysical Union meeting, San Francisco, USA, 14-18 December.

David T. Khoza, Alan G. Jones, Mark R. Muller and the SAMTEX Team, The lithospheric architecture of a Neoproterozoic collision zone in Southern Africa inferred from deep probing magnetotelluric data,  Fall AGU Conference, 14-18 December.

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Seismic study of Continents

Lebedev, S., Seismic structure and dynamics of continental lithosphere: New constraints from broad-band surface-wave dispersion, New Views of the Earth’s Interior: Meeting of the Mineralogical Society and the British Geophysical Association, London, 12–13 February

Lebedev, S., Seismic imaging of the deep structure and deformation of continents, 52nd Irish Geological Research Meeting, Dublin, February

Lebedev, S., Imaging the lithosphere and asthenosphere: New advances from broadband array analysis of surface waves, Frontiers of Seismology, Earthquake and Exploration Seismological Research: A meeting for the UK seismological community, Edinburgh, 2-3 April

Legendre, C., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, and W. Friederich, Large-scale shear velocity structure of the upper mantle beneath Europe and surrounding regions, EGU Meeting, Vienna, 19-24 April

Bartzsch, S., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, Constraints on the LAB depth and sharpness from measurements of Rayleigh wave dispersion curves, DefLAB: defining the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary, ESF exploratory workshop, Dublin, June

Agius, M., S. Lebedev, Surface-Wave Phase-Velocity Analysis across the Tibetan Plateau using Broadband Interstation Dispersion Measurements. The 5th International Symposium on Tibetan Plateau and the 24th Himalaya- Karakorum-Tibet Workshop, Beijing, 11-14 August (Poster)

Lebedev, S., M. Agius, Seismic structure of Tibet: New constraints from surface waves, The 5th International Symposium on Tibetan Plateau and the 24th Himalaya- Karakorum-Tibet Workshop, Beijing, 11-14 August

Agius, M., and S. Lebedev, 2009. Surface-Wave Phase-Velocity Analysis across the Tibetan Plateau using Broadband Interstation Dispersion Measurements. BGA Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 10-11 September.

Adam, J., S. Lebedev, Dispersion of surface waves in Southern Africa from inter-station measurements, 2009 SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting & Exhibition, September 2009

Lebedev, S., J. Adam, Seismic structure of southern Africa: New constraints from surface waves (INVITED KEYNOTE), 2009 SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting & Exhibition, September

Agius, M., and S. Lebedev, 2009. Shear-Velocity Profiles Across the Tibetan Plateau, From Broadband Interstation Dispersion of Surface Waves. INDEPTH Wokrshop, Dublin, Ireland 28-30 October.

Adam, J., S. Lebedev, Structure and Anisotropy of Southern Africa’s Lithosphere: Constraints From Broad-band Surface-Wave Dispersion , AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14–18 December

Agius, M., and S. Lebedev, 2009. Shear-Velocity Profiles Across the Tibetan Plateau, From Broadband Interstation Dispersion of Surface Waves. AGU Fall Meeting, 14–18 December.

Keogh, P., J. Adam, S. Lebedev, A Surface-Wave Study of Structure and Anisotropy of Tuscany, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14–18 December

Lebedev, S., M. R. Agius, R. D. van der Hilst (INVITED), Lithospheric Structure of Tibet and East Asia: New Constraints From Surface Waves, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14–18 December

Lebedev, S., B. Endrun, C. Tirel, T. Meier, Crustal and Mantle Deformation in the Aegean Region: Evidence From Seismic Anisotropy and Geodynamic Modelling, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14–18 December

Middleton, D., M. R. Agius, S. Lebedev 2009. Lithospheric Structure of Mongolia and Surroundings: A Surface-Wave Study, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14–18 December (Poster)

Legendre, C.P., T. M. Meier, S. Lebedev,  W. Friederich, Large-scale shear velocity structure of the upper mantle beneath Europe and surrounding regions, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14–18 December

Seismic Surface-Wave Imaging

Lebedev, S., Imaging the lithosphere and asthenosphere: New advances from broadband array analysis of surface waves, Frontiers of Seismology, Earthquake and Exploration Seismological Research: A meeting for the UK seismological community, Edinburgh, 2-3 April 2009

Legendre, C., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, and W. Friederich, Large-scale shear velocity structure of the upper mantle beneath Europe and surrounding regions, EGU Meeting, Vienna, 19-24 April 2009

Bartzsch, S., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, Constraints on the LAB depth and sharpness from measurements of Rayleigh wave dispersion curves, DefLAB: defining the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary, ESF exploratory workshop, Dublin, June 2009.

Legendre, C.P., T. M. Meier, S. Lebedev,  W. Friederich, Large-scale shear velocity structure of the upper mantle beneath Europe and surrounding regions, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2009

Three-Dimensional MT

M.P. Miensopust, C. G. Farquharson and A. G. Jones. MCMT3DID – a finite-element, 3D MT inversion code using local coordinates for each site and solving for distortion parameters. IGRM, Dublin, Ireland, 20-22 February 2009

M.P. Miensopust, C. G. Farquharson and A. G. Jones. Inverting MT 3D data using local coordinates and taking distortion parameters into account: progress and preliminary results. EGU, Vienna, Austria, 19-24 April 2009

Miensopust, M.P., C.G. Farquharson and A.G. Jones. Inverting MT 3D data using local coordinates and taking distortion parameters into account: progress and preliminary results. Talk at: IAGA meeting, Sopron, Hungary, 23 – 30 August 2009.

TRIM (Tobi Rockall Irish Margins)

O’Reilly B.M., Readman P.W. and Shannon P.M.,2009. Cold-water coral ecosystem development in the NE Atlantic: evidence for strong coupling with Pleistocene and Holocene climate change and slope failure. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Conference: A Research Conference Sponsored by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 19-20 October, Abstract Volume, p. 39.

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