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The School has a highly qualified and experienced group of academics who undertake and supervise a wide range of Geophysics-related research projects in collaboration with CODES academics. Some of these projects are highlighted below:
We can use ambient seismic energy to investigate:
Energy produced by ocean wave activity and recorded on land. Data is used to infer buried structure in the top few km of the Earth’s crust. Improving our knowledge of buried structure is also possible at a more detailed scale which assists in the exploration for geothermal energy resources. Read more about our project in this area.
This includes current support through several separate successful ARC grants. Students should have a good Honours degree including any combination of earth sciences subjects, physics, mathematics and/or computing and an interest in either further field data acquisition or computer program development. On-going studies are focussing on ocean wave studies and resolving controversies in Tasmania’s tectonic history with varied research training opportunities in fundamental and applied geophysics available for suitable candidates. Interested applicants should contact Anya Reading, the Project Leader, for more details regarding currently available areas for graduate research.
Authorised by the Head of School, Physical Sciences
28 June, 2012