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Presentations 2011

Talks and papers presented at conferences and seminars

General

Ayres, L.A., Yeomans, C., Stevenson, C., Muller, M., Reay, D. and Desissa Ture, M.  Constraints from magnetotellurics on the subsurface structure and emplacement of the Mourne Granites. 54th IGRM, Galway, Ireland, 18 – 20 February.

Yeomans, C., Ayres, L.A., Muller, M., Stevenson, C., Reay, D. and Desissa Ture, M. Geothermal energy potential of the Mourne Mountain granites: constraints from magnetotelluric modelling. 54th IGRM, Galway, Ireland, 18 – 20 February.

C. Hogg, M. Muller, A.G. Jones, and P. O’Connor. Assessing the suitability of the onshore portion of the Clare Basin for CO2 storage: preliminary results from a pilot magnetotelluric study. Contributed paper at: 54th IGRM, Galway, Ireland, 18 – 20 February.

Adetunji, A., I.J. Ferguson, and A.G. Jones. The resistivity of the Grenville Province lithosphere as defined by magnetotelluric method. Contributed paper at: CGU 2011, Banff, Alberta, 15 – 18 May.

Marion P. Miensopust, Alan G. Jones, Gylfi P. Hersir and Arnar M.Vilhjálmsson.  Electromagnetic investigations of the resistivity structures around and beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Southern Iceland: preliminary results. Schmucker-Weidelt-Colloquium, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany, 26 – 30 September.

Eaton, D.W.S., C. Hogan, J.C. Afonso, A.G. Jones, J. Tromp, M.S. Miller, and T.W. Becker, 2011.  SimLAB: Evaluation geophysical proxies for the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary. Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Global Geophysical Modelling

Souček, O., Martinec, Z. An attempt to simulate Heinrich’s events. Meeting before REKLIM workshop, AWI Bremerhaven, 28 March.

Rogozhina, I., Souček, O., Martinec, Z., Hagedoorn, J., Fleming, K., Thomas, M. Di erent present-day geothermal heat  flux scenarios for the case of the Greenland Ice Sheet. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Sasgen, I., Martinec, Z., Wouters, B., van den Broeke, M., Bamber, J., Sandberg-Srensen, L. Greenland ice-mass balance from satellite gravimetry: re-assessing the influence of glacialisostatic adjustment. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Klemann, V., Hagedoorn, J., Martinec, Z. Re nement of palaeotopography in modelling of glacial isostatic adjustment. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Dostal, J., Martinec, Z., Thomas, M. Simulation of the ocean induced poloidal magnetic field variations by considering the conductivity contrast between ocean and continent. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Horwath, M., Sasgen, I., Legrésy, B., Rémy, F., Blarel, F., Lemoine, J.-M., Dobslaw, H., Martinec, Z., Thomas, M. Antarctic ice mass balance from satellite geodesy: understanding the signal beyond linear trends. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Souček, O., Martinec, Z., Velímský, J. Quasi-static electromagnetic induction in spherical Earth: Vector potential formulation. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Martinec, Z. The adjoint sensitivity method of global electromagnetic induction for CHAMP magnetic data. Annual Meeting of the German Mathematical Society, Cologne, Germany, 18 – 23 September.

INDEPTH (InterNational DEep Profiling of Tibet and the Himalaya)

Vozar, J. Secret model inversions.  MT 3D Inversion Workshop II, Dublin, Ireland, 30 March – 1 April.

Vozar, J.  MT Models from Central TIBET.  MT 3D Inversion Workshop II, Dublin, Ireland, 30 March – 1 April.

Le Pape, F., A.G. Jones, J. Vozar, W. Wei, and the INDEPTH MT Team.  Northern Tibet crustal and lithospheric mantle structures inferred from INDEPTH magnetotelluric data. Contributed paper at: EGU 2011, Vienna, 3 – 8 April.

Vozar, J., A.G. Jones, F. Le Pape, W. Wei, and the INDEPTH MT Team. The lithospheric mantle and crust in the central Tibetan Plateau from INDEPTH electromagnetic data. Contributed paper at: EGU 2011, Vienna, 3 – 8 April.

Vozar, J., J. Fullea, and A.G. Jones. Electromagnetic and petro-physical investigations of the lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary in Tibet and Central Europe.  Contributed paper at: EGU 2011, Vienna, 3 – 8 April.

Vozar, J., A.G. Jones. Multi-dimensional electromagnetic studies of lithospheric mantle and crust in the central Tibetan Plateau from INDEPTH magnetotelluric data.  EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 3 – 8.

Jones, A.G., J. Vozar, and F. Le Pape, 2011.  Three-dimensional structures and geometries of central Tibetan Plateau from INDEPTH magnetotelluric data.  Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Le Pape, F., A.G. Jones, J. Vozar, W. Wei, H. Dong, M.J. Unsworth, S. Jin, G. Ye, J. Jing, L. Zhang, C. Xie, and the INDEPTH MT Team, 2011.  Crustal weakening and transgressive melt penetrative intrusion across the Kunlun Shan inferred from INDEPTH Phase III and Phase IV magnetotelluric data.  Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Vozar, J., J. Fullea, A.G. Jones, M. Agius, and S. Lebedev, 2011.  Electromagnetic, seismic and petro-physical investigations of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary in central Tibet.  Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Zhang, L., W. Wei, M.J. Unsworth, M.J. Comeau, S. Jin, G. Ye, J. Jing, H. Dong, C. Xie, F. Le Pape, A.G. Jones, J. Vozar, and the INDEPTH MT Team, 2011.  Lithospheric structure across the Altyn-Tagh Fault on the north margin of the Tibetan Plateau revealed by magnetotelluric data.  Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Ireland Array

Lebedev, S., C. Horan, P. Readman, A. Schaeffer, L. Collins, F. Hauser, B. O’Reilly.  Ireland Array: a seismic investigation of Ireland’s evolution, seismicity and new energy resource potential.  54th Irish Geological Research Meeting, NUI Galway, 18 – 20 February.

Lebedev, S., P. Readman, C. Horan, A. Schaeffer, L. Collins, M. Agius, F. Hauser, B. O’Reilly, T. Blake.  Ireland Array: Broadband seismic investigation of the lithospheric structure and evolution of Ireland and surroundings. Atlantic Ireland 2011, A Petroleum Conference Organised by PIP-ISPSG, Dublin, 17 October.

IRETHERM

Jones, A.G., Muller, M.R., Daly, S., Allen, A., Goodman, R., Hunter Williams, T., Lee, M. and Reay, D.  IRETHERM: A New Project to Develop a Strategic and Holistic Understanding of Ireland’s Geothermal Energy Potential. 54th IGRM, Galway, Ireland, 18 – 20 February.

Jones, A.G., Muller, M.R., Daly, S., Allen, A., Goodman, R., Hunter Williams, T., Lee, M. and Reay, D., 2011.  IRETHERM: A New Project to Develop a Strategic and Holistic Understanding of Ireland’s Geothermal Energy Potential. EGU General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 4 – 8 April.

Joint Inversion

Fullea, J., M. Muller, A.G. Jones, J.C. Afonso, and S. Zlotnik. Imaging the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary of southern Africa integrating elevation, surface heat flow, magnetotelluric and petrological data. Contributed paper at: EGU 2011, Vienna, 3 – 8 April.

Mandolesi, E., and A.G. Jones. New constraints in magnetotelluric inversion. Contributed paper at: EGU 2011, Vienna, 3 – 8 April.

J. Fullea, 2011. Integrated geophysical-petrological modelling of surface-wave, topography, surface heat flow and xenoliths data: application to Central Mongolia’s lithosphere. Invited talk at: 4th Workshop of TopoScandiaDeep, NGU, Trondheim, 31 May – 1 June.

Afonso, J.C., J. Fullea, Y. Yang, W.L. Griffin, A.G. Jones, J. Connolly, S. Lebedev, and S.Y. O’Reilly, 2011. 3D multi-observable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and sublithospheric upper mantle. Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Mandolesi, E., and A.G. Jones, 2011.  Inversion of magnetotelluric data in anisotropic media using maximization of mutual information.  Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

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

Schmoldt, J.-P. and A.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, Vienna, 3 – 8 April.

Schmoldt, J.-P., A.G. Jones, M. Muller, D. Kiyan, C. Hogg, and O. Rosell.  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 2011, Vienna, 3 – 8 April.

Schmoldt, J.-P., A.G. Jones, J. Fullea, M. Muller, C. Hogg, and O. Rosell.  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 2011, Vienna, 3 – 8 April.

Kiyan, D., A.G. Jones, J. Fullea, C. Hogg, J. Ledo, A. Siniscalchi, J. Campanyà, G. Romano, P. Moretti, M. Rouai, and the The TopoMed MT Team.   Lithospheric-scale geometry of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco revealed by magnetotelluric surveying. Contributed paper at: EGU 2011, Vienna, 3 – 8 April.

Juanjo Ledo, Alan G Jones, Agata Sisnichalchi, Joan Campanyà, Duygu Kiyan, Gerardo Romano, Mohamed Rouai and the TopoMed MT Team. The TopoMed broad band magnetotelluric experiment: crustal images of the Atlas mountains of Morocco. Contributed paper at: EGU 2011, Vienna, 3 – 8 April.

SAMTEX (Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment)

Khoza, T. D., A. G. Jones, M. Muller, S. J. Webb, M. Miensopust, P.E. Share and the SAMTEX team, Electrical evidence of high angle convergence between Congo and Kalahari Cratons, Colloquium of African Geology, Johannesburg, 8 – 14 January.

Fishwick, S., A.G. Jones, and R.L. Evans.  A comparison of seismological and electromagnetic proxies for the LAB in southern Africa. Contributed paper at: EGU 2011, Vienna, 4 – 8 April.

Muller, M.R., Fullea, J. and Jones, A.G.  Reconciling Electromagnetic, Seismic and Xenolith Constraints on Lithospheric Thickness and Composition of the Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa. EGU General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Miensopust, M.P. and Jones, A.G., 2011. Artefacts of isotropic inversion applied to anisotropic magnetotelluric data. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Khoza, T. D., A. G. Jones, M. Muller, S. J. Webb, M. Miensopust. The electrical lithosphere in Archean cratons, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Muller, M.R., Fullea, J. and Jones, A.G.  Reconciling Seismic, Electromagnetic and Xenolith Constraints on Lithospheric Structure and Mesozoic modification of the Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa. International Conference on Craton Formation and Destruction, Beijing, China, 25 – 29 April.

Khoza, T. D., A. G. Jones, M. Muller, S. J. Webb, M. Miensopust. Lithospheric and thermal structure of the Southern Congo craton and Limpopo belt from magnetotelluric imaging, Geosynthesis 2011, Cape Town, South Africa, 28th August – 2nd September.

Jones, A.G., S. Fishwick, R.L. Evans. Southern Africa Lithosphere: Quantitative comparison of seismic and electrical parameters. Contributed paper at: GeoSynthesis 2011, Cape Town, 28 August – 2 September.

Jones, A.G., M. Muller, R.L. Evans, M.P. Miensopust, D. Khoza, and the SAMTEX MT Team. Southern Africa MagnetoTelluric Experiment (SAMTEX): Overview of observations and results. Contributed paper at: GeoSynthesis 2011, Cape Town, 28 August – 2 September.

Khoza, D., A.G. Jones, M. Muller, and the SAMTEX MT Team. Electromagnetic evidence of high angle convergence between the Congo and Kalahari cratons in southern Africa. Contributed paper at: GeoSynthesis 2011, Cape Town, 28 August – 2 September.

Muller, M., J. Fullea, and A.G. Jones. Reconciling seismic, electromagnetic and xenolith constraints on lithospheric structure and Mesozoic modification of the Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa. Contributed paper at: GeoSynthesis 2011, Cape Town, 28 August – 2 September.

Share, P.-E., A.G. Jones, S. Webb. Modelling of DC current flow between the Otjiwarongo and Katima Mulilo regions, Namibia. Contributed paper at: GeoSynthesis 2011, Cape Town, 28 August – 2 September.

Fullea, J., M.R. Muller, and A.G. Jones, 2011.  Electrical conductivity of continental lithospheric mantle from an integrated geophysical and petrological approach: application to the Kaapvaal Craton, southern Africa. Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Jones, A.G., M. Muller, R.L. Evans, M.P. Miensopust, D. Khoza, and the SAMTEX MT Team, 2011.  Lithospheric geometries revealed through electromagnetic imaging: SAMTEX (Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment) observations and results.  Invited paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Khoza, D., A.G. Jones, M.R. Muller, S.J. Webb, and the SAMTEX MT Team, 2011.  The electrical lithosphere of Archean cratons: examples from Southern Africa.  Contributed paper at: Fall AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Seismology and Lithospheric Dynamics

Agius M. R., S. Lebedev. Crustal and mantle structure beneath Tibet, from shear-velocity profiles.  54th Irish Geological Research Meeting, NUI Galway, 18 – 20 February.

Tirel, C., J.-P. Brun, E. Burov, S. Lebedev.  Dynamics of subduction, accretion, exhumation and slab rollback: Mediterranean scenarios.   54th Irish Geological Research Meeting, NUI Galway, 18 – 20 February.

G. Polat, S. Lebedev, P. W. Readman, B. M. O’Reilly, F. Hauser. Surface-Wave Tomography in Ireland, 54th Irish Geological Research Meeting, NUI Galway, 18 – 20 February.

Agius, M. R., S. Lebedev. The crustal and mantle structure beneath Tibet, from shear-velocity profiles, Invited seminar, University of Malta, 4th March.

Adam, J. and Lebedev, S. Layering of seismic anisotropy and deformation beneath South Africa from the upper crust to the asthenosphere.  Abstract EGU2011-12784, EGU General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Schaeffer, A. and Lebedev, S. Global and Regional Scale Seismic Tomography using Surface and S waveform inversion.  Abstract EGU2011-11651, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8 April.

Afonso, J. C., Y. Yang, J. Fullea, S. Lebedev, S. Zlotnik.  A 3D multi-observable probabilistic inversion method for the compositional and thermal
structure of the lithosphere and sublithospheric upper mantle.  Abstract EGU2011-5209, EGU General Assembly, 3 – 8 April.

Legendre, C., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, W. Friederich, and the EGELADOS Working Group.  Shear-wave velocity model of the European Upper Mantle.  Abstract EGU2011-4961, EGU General Assembly, 3 – 8 April.

Meier, T., B. Endrun, S. Lebedev, C. Tirel, W. Friederich.  Layered deformation within the Aegean continental crust and mantle revealed by seismic anisotropy. Abstract EGU2011-12497, EGU General Assembly, 3 – 8 April.

Lebedev, S.  Seismic imaging of lithospheric structure and deformation in Europe and other continents, Invited seminar, University of Potsdam, 2 May.

Lebedev, S.  Lithospheric structure and deformation, Invited seminar, University of Kiel, 4 May.

Meier, T., B. Endrun, S. Lebedev, C. Tirel, W. Friederich.  Layered deformation within the Aegean continental crust and mantle revealed by seismic anisotropy.  Fragile Earth: Geological Processes from Global to Local Scales, Associated Hazards & Resources, International Conference, Munich, Germany, 4 – 7 September.

Legendre, C., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, W. Friederich.  Shear wave model of the European mantle.  7th TOPO-EUROPE Workshop, Davos, Switzerland, 6 – 9 October.

Lebedev, S.  Seismic tomography: Imaging the structure and dynamics of the Earth, Invited seminar, Dublin City University, School of Physical Sciences, October 27.

Adam, J., S. Lebedev.  Stratification of seismic anisotropy and deformation beneath South Africa, from the upper crust to the asthenosphere.  Abstract T33D-2448, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Afonso, J.C., Fullea, J., Yang, Y., Griffin, W. L., Jones, A. G., Connolly, J., Lebedev, S., O’Reilly, S. Y.  3D multi-observable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and sublithospheric upper mantle.  Abstract DI53A-02, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Agius, M. R., S. Lebedev.  The shear velocity structure of the lithospheric mantle beneath Tibet.  Abstract T43A-2292, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Lebedev, S., M. R. Agius, A. J. Schaeffer.  Shallow-Angle Subduction of the Indian Plate Beneath Tibet: New Seismic Images and Implications for the Evolution of the Plateau.  Abstract T51D-2363, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Lynch, P., A. J. Schaeffer, M. R. Agius, S. Lebedev.  Robust Shear-Velocity Profiles Within Oceanic Lithosphere and Asthenosphere:  Implications for Thermal and Compositional Structure.  Abstract T31A-2319, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Neenan, E., M. R. Agius, A. J. Schaeffer, S. Lebedev.  Lithospheric Anisotropy and Deformation in Anatolia, Eastern Mediterranean: A Seismic Surface-Wave Study.  Abstract T43E-2431, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Schaeffer, A. J., S. Lebedev.  Anisotropic Structure of the Upper Mantle, Imaged with Surface and S Waveform Tomography.  Abstract S13C-04, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, 5 – 9 December.

Seismology in Schools

Blake, T., Campbell, G. Educational outreach as a capacity development strategy, using the Irish example, seismology in schools, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) Outreach Programme. CTBTO Science and Technology 2011 Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 8 – 12 June.