I am a PhD student in the Applied Geophysics group, working on glacier seismology. I completed an MSci in Physics at the University of Bristol in 2018; my master’s project developed a novel optical profilometer based on DVD drive components, which was capable of imaging microscale topography in real time.
I am funded by the NERC Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP): https://panorama-dtp.ac.uk/
My PhD aims to explore the potential of converted wave seismology in a glaciological setting. In particular, it focusses on P-to-S-wave conversions (where an incident pressure wave is converted to a reflected shear wave) at the base-ice interface, and what we can learn about a glacier’s basal conditions from studying this type of reflection. Quantifying these basal conditions is key for understanding glacier flow and predicting future ice sheet evolution, and is therefore a key component of forecasting future sea-level rise.
Keywords: glaciology, seismology, converted waves
- MSci Physics, University of Bristol
Research groups and institutes
- Applied Geophysics
- Institute of Applied Geoscience