The Dynamic Earth, Surface Processes and Natural Hazards
The Dynamic Earth, Surface Processes and Natural Hazards stream covers research activities from theoretical seismology and isotope geochemistry to the analysis of natural resources, quantification of surface processes over all timescales, and geophysical hazards and risk. Selecting a key area below will help you find any DTP supervisors associated with that area to enable you to find the right supervisor for your project.
Key areas covered by this stream
ChronologyScientific dating tools and techniques, from the Quaternary to the early Earth. Radiocarbon, luminescence dating. Tephra chronology. Radiometric dating.
Continental TectonicsFormation and evolution of mountain belts; metamorphism; deep crustal processes; continental deformation.
Critical Natural ResourcesUnderstanding the origins, distribution, preservation of natural mineral and hydrocarbon deposits; ore formation; energy and water supply.
Deep Earth, Geodynamics and GeochemistryProcesses in Earth's interior; isotope and trace element geochemistry. Plate tectonic processes; melting and magmatism; mantle flow and rheology; experimental petrology.
Earth Surface ProcessesActive processes including weathering, erosion, fluid and sediment transport and sedimentation; flooding.
Geomorphology and Landscape DynamicsLandscape processes, human-landscape interactions, dryland environments. Interactions between climate, biotic, geomorphic and human systems.
Low Temperature GeochemistryChemistry of the oceans, surface waters, diagenesis and sedimentary rocks. Biomineralisation. Chemical proxies.
Materials CharacterisationPhysical and chemical analysis of rocks, minerals, glasses, artefacts. Technique development including spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.
Volcanology, Seismology and Active TectonicsAnalysis, measuring and modelling of volcano and earthquake processes, hazards, products. Volcanic gases, tephra and eruption history. Remote sensing of active deformation from InSAR, GPS.
34 Associated Supervisors
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