PhD project title: Seismo-volcanic source mechanism in hydrothermal systems
I am a final year PhD student at the Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics. My research project is funded by the University of Leeds Research Scholarship and is supervised by Prof. Jurgen Neuberg and Dr. Dan Morgan.
The focus of my research is on the very-long period (VLP) seismic signals, an understudied type of volcanic seismic signals that can give us a great insight into volcanic system geometry and fluid flow inside the volcano. The current focus of my research is on VLP signals observed at White Island/Whakaari volcano and trying to explain them by modelling wave propagation in the poroelastic medium.
My research also included:
i) a study on the influence of seismic network configuration on moment tensor inversions, i.e. determining the effect of station distribution around a volcano on our ability to correctly resolve the source mechanism of the observed signals.
ii) a study on a complex, static displacement of a very long period seismic signal observed at Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat
I enjoy teaching geophysics very much and have been very lucky to be able to demonstrate on several modules in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds including:
Time Series Analysis - A basic mathematical foundation for spectral analysis and filter theory
Numerical methods and Statistics - Use of MATLAB and Python for numerical differentiation and integration and for statistical analysis
Computing and Programming in Geoscience - Use of UNIX system and programming in MATLAB
Inverse Theory - Solving inverse problems in geophysics using Python/MATLAB
Fundamentals of Geophysics
Maths support tutorials - Developed maths support tutorials for MSc students
2017 – present: PhD, project title: Seismic-volcanic source mechanism in hydrothermal systems
2016 – 2017: Master of Science by Research (MRes), University of Leeds. Thesis title: The analysis and interpretation of very long period seismic signals
2013 – 2016: BSc Geophysical Sciences, University of Leeds
[Sindija et al., In Review]
D. Sindija, J.W. Neuberg and P.Smith – The complex, static displacement of a very long period seismic signal observed on Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat, WI, (in review)
Oral presentation – How the seismic network geometry can affect the moment tensor inversions. ESC Working Group on seismic phenomena associated with volcanic activity, annual meeting, Garachico, Tenerife, Spain, 27 September-3 October, 2019, 2019.
Oral presentation – Resolution Test for Moment Tensor Inversions with Varying Seismic Network Configurations. European Geoscience Union General Assemble 2019, Vienna, Austria
Poster presentation – Resolution Test for Moment Tensor Inversions with Varying Seismic Network Configurations. American Geophysics Union Fall Meeting 2018, Washington D.C., USA
Oral presentation – Very long period seismic signals – bridging the gap between geodesy and seismology. ESC Working Group on seismic phenomena associated with volcanic activity, annual meeting, Saint Pierre, Reunion Island, France, 2018.
Poster presentation – Resolution test for moment tensor inversions of very-long-period seismo-volcanic signals. European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 2018., Vienna, Austria
Poster presentation – The analysis and interpretation of very long period seismic signals on volcanoes. European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, 2017., Vienna, Austria
Research groups and institutes
- Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics