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Anya Reading

Professor of Geophysics
Graduate Research Coordinator (Earth Sciences / CODES)

Room 328a, Geology-Geography Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2477 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2547 (fax)

anya.reading@utas.edu.au

Anya Reading leads the Computational Geophysics and Earth Informatics research group at the School of Physical Sciences (Earth Sciences), University of Tasmania as an Associate Professor in the Science, Engineering and Technology Faculty.  Her innovative approaches to data science build on a foundation of experimental field seismology in challenging regions such as Antarctica and outback Australia. Special interest areas include interdisciplinary research and public engagement with science, mathematics and interdisciplinary ideas.  She is an experienced educator and student research advisor and makes numerous service and policy development contributions to scientific research at university, state, national and international levels.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeUniversity Country Date of Award
PhD University of LeedsUK18/07/1997
BScUniversity of EdinburghUK01/07/1991
Diploma of MusicOpen University UK01/12/1998

Biography

Anya received her BSc (Hons) in geophysics from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and was awarded her PhD from the University of Leeds, UK, for research on subduction zone structure in New Zealand. Following five years in marine and land-based geophysics with the British Antarctic Survey as a Higher Scientific Officer, she joined the University of Edinburgh as a Lecturer in 1998.  In 2000 she moved to Australia as a Research Fellow at ANU, being promoted to Fellow (Senior Lecturer) in 2006.  She joined UTAS as an academic staff member in 2007, was promoted to Associate Professor in the 2014 round, and to Professor in the 2016 round.

Anya founded the Computational Geophysics and Earth Informatics Group within the School of Physical Sciences (Earth Sciences) in 2010.  Her group carries out research in both fundamental, global geophysics and in industry-relevant topics with a strong element of technology transfer. Fundamental research areas are focussed on using seismology to form 3D images of the former continents of Gondwana, including Antarctica and Australia.  The Antarctic research areas are strongly interdisciplinary, focused on interactions between the deep Earth and ice sheets.  Applied research areas are focussed on computational strategies for data-driven knowledge discovery with wide industry and environmental applications.

Research Themes

Anya's research group specialises in using, and developing, computational strategies for learning from data from the natural, physical world.  As such, her research aligns naturally with the UTAS research theme Data, Knowledge, Decisions. This includes a range of approaches from the realm of inverse theory and computational data inference and also informatics approaches appropriate to handling 'Big Data' such as machine learning, data mining and advanced data visualisation.  The point of difference of the research that she and her group carry out in the informatics space is the use of the spatial context of input data to improve predictive strength and output confidence.  Other relevant research areas include uncertainty mapping and adaptive decision making.

Anya's research collaborations and group research topics include innovative seismological techniques, including using ambient seismic energy, to find the structure of the crust and uppermost mantle. Her previous field projects include a passive seismic investigation of the Pilbara Craton and Capricorn Orogen in West Australia and a multi-year field program aimed at understanding tectonic structure and evolution in the southern hemisphere continents focussed on Antarctica.  She extends her experience in a wide range of Earth science applications to the development of computational and field techniques in applied and environmental geophysics. Her research therefore also aligns with UTAS research themes Marine, Antarctic and Maritime and Environment, Resources and Sustainability.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Royal Astronomical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Institute of Physics
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • Geochemical Society
  • Geological Society of Australia, Chair of Specialist Group in Geophysics
  • Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics
  • Australian Institute of Physics

Administrative expertise

  • Graduate Research Coordinator (Earth Sciences / CODES)
  • Research Strategic Planning UTAS
  • Academic Senate
  • University Research Committee
  • Tasmanian Leaders Program (2014)
  • Research Strategic Planning National
  • Research Strategic Planning International

Teaching

Computational Geoscience, Geophysics, Tectonics, Computer Programming, Scientific Data Analysis, Data Visualisation, Big Data

Teaching expertise

Anya has developed units with student learning objectives to gain knowledge, understanding and practical skills that will serve them as graduate geologists or geophysicists in either industry or research.  She has developed student learning using industry-relevant software, and also strengthened the learning trajectory for those students considering a higher degree by research, with Honours students producing publications in peer reviewed journals.  She also plays a leading role in creating peer-support and mentoring opportunities for a large cohort of teaching staff through coordinating the Teaching Mentoring Coop for the School of Physical Sciences.

Teaching responsibility

Anya teaches computational geoscience, and global, applied and environmental geophysics, contributing to the following units in Earth Sciences at UTAS:

Research Appointments

  • ANSIR National Facility for Earth Sounding, Director
  • Australian Academy of Science, National Committee for Earth Sciences, Invited Member
  • AuScope Strategic Planning Reference Panel, Invited Member
  • Specialist Group in Solid Earth Geophysics, Geological Society of Australia, Chair

Research Invitations

  • 2015: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Invited Presentation, San Francisco, CA, USA, December; University of Adelaide, Invited Lecture, Adelaide, Australia, August
  • 2014: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Invited Presentation, San Francisco, CA, USA, December
  • 2012: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Invited Presentation, San Francisco, CA, USA, December; Colorado School of Mines, Heiland Lecture (Invited), Golden, CO, USA, April
  • 2011: University of Queensland, Invited Lecture, Brisbane, Australia, June; Geological Survey of Western Australia, Invited Presentation, Perth, Australia, April

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Expertise

  • Computational Earth Sciences
  • Informatics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Earthquake Seismology
  • Plate Tectonic
  • Ocean Storm Seismology
  • Geodynamics
  • Antarctica

Collaboration

Anya's international research collaborations include those with colleagues at the University of Utah, USA, the NORSAR Array Seismology Institute in Norway, and the University of Aberdeen, UK.   Ongoing research collaborations in Australia include those with colleagues at the Australian National University, CSIRO, Geoscience Australia and state organisations such as Mineral Resources Tasmania, Geoscience Victoria and the Geological Survey of Western Australia.

Current projects

Anya's research portfolio, and that of her research group, spans a diverse range of fundamental and applied geophysics, and computational Earth Sciences projects:

  • Beneath Bass Strait - Deep Tectonic Structure and Evolution from Seismic Tomography
  • Ocean Storms in the Southern Ocean and West Pacific - Developments in Seismic Array Methods
  • Computational Enabling Technologies to Transform the Mining Value Chain
  • Data-driven approaches to Knowledge Discovery in Earth Sciences
  • Geophysical Studies of Tasmania and Southeast Australia
  • Joint Seismology and GPS Deployments in Antarctica
  • The Antarctic Lithosphere from Seismological and Geological Constraints
  • Advanced Data Visualisation for Knowledge Discovery in Earth Sciences

Fields of Research

  • Seismology and Seismic Exploration (040407)
  • Geophysics (040499)
  • Tectonics (040313)
  • Geology (040399)
  • Pattern Recognition and Data Mining (080109)
  • Geodynamics (040402)
  • Earth Sciences (049999)
  • Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods in Geophysics (040401)
  • Oceanography (040599)
  • Algebra and Number Theory (010101)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Geodesy (090902)
  • Marine Geoscience (040305)
  • Ore Deposit Petrology (040307)
  • Structural Geology (040312)
  • Archaeological Science (210102)
  • Mineral Processing/Beneficiation (091404)
  • Exploration Geochemistry (040201)
  • Meteorology (040107)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Mineral Exploration (840199)
  • Geothermal Exploration (850102)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management (960904)
  • Air Force (810101)
  • Uranium Exploration (850105)
  • Aluminium Ore Exploration (840101)
  • Natural Hazards in Mining Environments (961007)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Natural Hazards (961099)
  • Natural Hazards in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (961001)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences (970108)
  • Biofuel (Biomass) Energy (850501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology (970121)
  • Energy Exploration (850199)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related) (969902)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities (849899)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts) (960310)
  • Wave Energy (850508)
  • Wind Energy (850509)
  • Oil and Gas Exploration (850103)

Publications

Anya Reading has a track record of pioneering publications, either in field geophysics in remote and challenging regions of our planet, or of innovative applications of computational techniques.  She has contributed numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and other published output.  Anya has served as an Associate Editor for the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, a Guest Editor for Physics Education, and regularly reviews for all the major international geophysics and computational Earth Sciences journals.

Total publications

65

Highlighted publications

(16 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleCracknell MJ, Reading AM, 'Geological mapping using remote sensing data: a comparison of five machine learning algorithms, their response to variations in the spatial distribution of training data and the use of explicit spatial information', Computers and Geosciences, 63 pp. 22-33. ISSN 0098-3004 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2013.10.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 49

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

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2014Journal ArticleReading AM, Koper KD, Gal M, Graham LS, Tkalcic H, et al., 'Dominant seismic noise sources in the Southern Ocean and West Pacific, 2000-2012, recorded at the Warramunga Seismic Array, Australia', Geophysical Research Letters, 41, (10) pp. 3455-3463. ISSN 0094-8276 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060073 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Gal M; Graham LS

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2013Journal ArticleCracknell MJ, Reading AM, 'The upside of uncertainty: Identification of lithology contact zones from airborne geophysics and satellite data using random forests and support vector machines', Geophysics, 78, (3) pp. WB113-WB126. ISSN 0016-8033 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1190/GEO2012-0411.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

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2012Journal ArticleReading AM, Tkalcic H, Kennett BLN, Johnson SP, Sheppard S, 'Seismic structure of the crust and uppermost mantle of the Capricorn and Paterson Orogens and adjacent cratons, Western Australia, from passive seismic transects', Precambrian Research, 196-197 pp. 295-308. ISSN 0301-9268 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2011.07.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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2011Journal ArticleYoung MK, Rawlinson N, Arroucau P, Reading AM, Tkalcic H, 'High-frequency ambient noise tomography of southeast Australia - New constraints on Tasmania's tectonic past', Geophysical Research Letters, 38, (13) Article L13313. ISSN 0094-8276 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2011GL047971 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 34

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2010Journal ArticleLeykam D, Tkalcic H, Reading AM, 'Core structure re-examined using new teleseismic data recorded in Antarctica: evidence for, at most, weak cylindrical seismic anisotropy in the inner core', Geophysical Journal International, 180, (3) pp. 1329-1343. ISSN 0956-540X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04488.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 14

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2008Journal ArticleFishwick S, Reading AM, 'Anomalous lithosphere beneath the Proterozoic of western and central Australia: A record of continental collision and intraplate deformation?', Precambrian Research, 166, (1-4) pp. 111-121. ISSN 0301-9268 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2007.04.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 42

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2008Journal ArticleReading AM, Heintz M, 'Seismic anisotropy of East Antarctica from shear-wave splitting: Spatially varying contributions from lithospheric structural fabric and mantle flow?', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 268, (3-4) pp. 433-443. ISSN 0012-821X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.01.041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2007Chapter in BookReading AM, 'The seismicity of the Antarctic plate', Continental Intraplate Earthquakes: Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues: Geological Society of America Special Paper, Geological Society of America, Stein, S., and Mazzotti, S., (ed), United States, pp. 285-298. ISBN 978-0-813-7242-56 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Journal ArticleReading AM, Kennett BLN, Goleby B, 'New constraints on the seismic structure of West Australia: Evidence for terrane stabilization prior to the assembly of an ancient continent?', Geology, 35, (4) pp. 379-382. ISSN 0091-7613 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G23341A.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 26

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2006Journal ArticleReading AM, 'The seismic structure of Precambrian and early Palaeozoic terranes in the Lambert Glacier region, East Antarctica', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 244, (1-2) pp. 44-57. ISSN 0012-821X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/i.epsl.2006.01.031 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28

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2005Journal ArticleFishwick S, Kennett BLN, Reading AM, 'Contrasts in lithospheric structure within the Australian Craton - insights from surface wave tomography', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 231, (3-4) pp. 163-176. ISSN 0012-821X (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2005.01.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 109Web of Science - 106

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2005Chapter in BookReading AM, 'Investigating the deep structure of terranes and terrane boundaries: insights from earthquake seismic data', Terrane Processes at the Margins of Gondwana, Geological Society, Vaughan, A.P.M., Leat, P.T., Pankhurst, R.J. (ed), London, pp. 293-303. ISBN 1-86239-179-3 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2003Journal ArticleReading AM, Kennett BLN, Sambridge M, 'Improved inversion for seismic structure using transformed,S-wavevector receiver functions: Removing the effect of the free surface', Geophysical Research Letters, 30, (19) pp. 1981. ISSN 0094-8276 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2003GL018090 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 37

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2002Chapter in BookReading AM, 'Antarctic seismicity and neotectonics', Antarctica at the close of a millennium, The Royal Society of New Zealand, Gamble J.A; Skinner D.N.B; Henrys S. (ed), Wellington New Zealand, pp. 479-484. ISBN 1-877264-06-7 (2002) [Research Book Chapter]

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2001Journal ArticleReading AM, Gubbins D, Mao W, 'A multiphase seismic investigation of the shallow subduction zone, southern North Island, New Zealand', Geophysical Journal International, 147, (1) pp. 215-226. ISSN 0956-540X (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-246X.2001.00500.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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Journal Article

(40 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Gal M, Reading AM, Ellingsen SP, Koper KD, Burlacu R, 'Full wavefield decomposition of high-frequency secondary microseisms reveals distinct arrival azimuths for Rayleigh and Love waves', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122, (6) pp. 4660-4675. ISSN 2169-9313 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2017JB014141 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Gal M; Ellingsen SP

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2017Morse P, Reading A, Lueg C, 'Animated analysis of geoscientific datasets: an interactive graphical application', Computers and Geosciences, 109 pp. 87-94. ISSN 0098-3004 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2017.07.006 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Morse P; Lueg C

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2016Liu Q, Koper KD, Burlacu R, Ni S, Wang F, et al., 'Source locations of teleseismic P, SV, and SH waves observed in microseisms recorded by a large aperture seismic array in China', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 449 pp. 39-47. ISSN 0012-821X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.05.035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Gal M

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2016Gal M, Reading AM, Ellingsen SP, Koper KD, Burlacu R, et al., 'Deconvolution enhanced direction of arrival estimation using one- and three-component seismic arrays applied to ocean induced microseisms', Geophysical Journal International, 206, (1) pp. 345-359. ISSN 0956-540X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggw150 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Gal M; Ellingsen SP

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2016Pilia S, Arroucau P, Rawlinson N, Reading AM, Cayley RA, 'Inherited crustal deformation along the East Gondwana margin revealed by seismic anisotropy tomography', Geophysical Research Letters, 43, (23) pp. 12082-12090. ISSN 0094-8276 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071201 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2015Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, 'Spatial-contextual supervised classifiers explored: a challenging example of lithostratigraphy classification', IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8, (3) pp. 1371-1384. ISSN 1939-1404 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2382760 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

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2015Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, de Caritat P, 'Multiple influences on regolith characteristics from continental-scale geophysical and mineralogical remote sensing data using Self-Organizing Maps', Remote Sensing of Environment, 165 pp. 86-99. ISSN 0034-4257 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.04.029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

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2015Gal M, Reading AM, Ellingsen SP, Gualtieri L, Koper KD, et al., 'The frequency dependence and locations of short-period microseisms generated in the Southern Ocean and West Pacific', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120, (8) pp. 5764-5781. ISSN 2169-9313 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012210 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Gal M; Ellingsen SP

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2015Pilia S, Rawlinson N, Cayley RA, Bodin T, Musgrave R, et al., 'Evidence of micro-continent entrainment during crustal accretion', Scientific Reports, 5 Article 8218. ISSN 2045-2322 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/srep08218 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Direen NG

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2015Pilia S, Rawlinson N, Direen NG, Reading AM, Cayley R, et al., 'Linking mainland Australia and Tasmania using ambient seismic noise tomography: implications for the tectonic evolution of the east Gondwana margin', Gondwana Research, 28, (3) pp. 1212-1227. ISSN 1342-937X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gr.2014.09.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Direen NG

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2014Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, McNeill AW, 'Mapping geology and volcanic-hosted massive sulfide alteration in the Hellyer-Mt Charter region, Tasmania, using Random ForestsTM and Self-Organising Maps', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 61, (2) pp. 287-304. ISSN 0812-0099 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2014.858081 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

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2014Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, 'Geological mapping using remote sensing data: a comparison of five machine learning algorithms, their response to variations in the spatial distribution of training data and the use of explicit spatial information', Computers and Geosciences, 63 pp. 22-33. ISSN 0098-3004 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2013.10.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 49

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

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2014Reading AM, Koper KD, Gal M, Graham LS, Tkalcic H, et al., 'Dominant seismic noise sources in the Southern Ocean and West Pacific, 2000-2012, recorded at the Warramunga Seismic Array, Australia', Geophysical Research Letters, 41, (10) pp. 3455-3463. ISSN 0094-8276 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060073 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Gal M; Graham LS

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2014Gal M, Reading AM, Ellingsen SP, Koper KD, Gibbons SJ, et al., 'Improved implementation of the fk and Capon methods for array analysis of seismic noise', Geophysical Journal International, 198, (2) pp. 1045-1054. ISSN 0956-540X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggu183 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Gal M; Ellingsen SP

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2013Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, 'The upside of uncertainty: Identification of lithology contact zones from airborne geophysics and satellite data using random forests and support vector machines', Geophysics, 78, (3) pp. WB113-WB126. ISSN 0016-8033 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1190/GEO2012-0411.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

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2013Johnson SP, Thorne AM, Tyler IM, Korsch RJ, Kennett BLN, et al., 'Crustal architecture of the Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia and associated metallogeny', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 60, (6-7) pp. 681-705. ISSN 0812-0099 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2013.826735 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22

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2013Reading AM, Gallagher K, 'Transdimensional change-point modeling as a tool to investigate uncertainty in applied geophysical inference: An example using borehole geophysical logs', Geophysics, 78, (3) pp. 89-99. ISSN 0016-8033 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1190/GEO2012-0384.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2013Smith NRA, Reading AM, Asten MW, Funk CW, 'Constraining depth to basement for mineral exploration using microtremor: A demonstration study from remote inland Australia', Geophysics, 78, (5) pp. 227-242. ISSN 0016-8033 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1190/GEO2012-0449.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Smith NRA

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2012Reading AM, Tkalcic H, Kennett BLN, Johnson SP, Sheppard S, 'Seismic structure of the crust and uppermost mantle of the Capricorn and Paterson Orogens and adjacent cratons, Western Australia, from passive seismic transects', Precambrian Research, 196-197 pp. 295-308. ISSN 0301-9268 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2011.07.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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2012Young MK, Tkalcic H, Rawlinson N, Reading AM, 'Exploiting seismic signal and noise in an intracratonic environment to constrain crustal structure and source parameters of infrequent earthquakes', Geophysical Journal International, 188, (3) pp. 1303-1321. ISSN 0956-540X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05326.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2011Kennett BLN, Salmon M, Saygin E, Rawlinson N, Pozgay S, et al., 'AusMoho: the variation of Moho depth in Australia', Geophysical Journal International, 187, (2) pp. 946-958. ISSN 0956-540X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05194.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 50

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2011Young MK, Rawlinson N, Arroucau P, Reading AM, Tkalcic H, 'High-frequency ambient noise tomography of southeast Australia - New constraints on Tasmania's tectonic past', Geophysical Research Letters, 38, (13) Article L13313. ISSN 0094-8276 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2011GL047971 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 34

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2010Leykam D, Tkalcic H, Reading AM, 'Core structure re-examined using new teleseismic data recorded in Antarctica: evidence for, at most, weak cylindrical seismic anisotropy in the inner core', Geophysical Journal International, 180, (3) pp. 1329-1343. ISSN 0956-540X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04488.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 14

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2010Rawlinson N, Tkalcic H, Reading AM, 'Structure of the Tasmanian lithosphere from 3D seismic tomography', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57, (4) pp. 381-394. ISSN 0812-0099 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2010.481325 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

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2008Fishwick S, Heintz M, Kennett BLN, Reading AM, Yoshizawa K, 'Steps in lithospheric thickness within eastern Australia, evidence from surface wave tomography', Tectonics, 27, (4) pp. TC4009 . ISSN 0278-7407 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2007TC002116 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 76Web of Science - 66

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2008Fishwick S, Reading AM, 'Anomalous lithosphere beneath the Proterozoic of western and central Australia: A record of continental collision and intraplate deformation?', Precambrian Research, 166, (1-4) pp. 111-121. ISSN 0301-9268 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2007.04.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 42

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2008Reading AM, 'Bouncing continents: insights into the physics of the polar regions of the Earth from the POLENET project in the International Polar Year', Physics Education, 43, (4) pp. 383-391. ISSN 0031-9120 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0031-9120/43/4/005 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Reading AM, Heintz M, 'Seismic anisotropy of East Antarctica from shear-wave splitting: Spatially varying contributions from lithospheric structural fabric and mantle flow?', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 268, (3-4) pp. 433-443. ISSN 0012-821X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.01.041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2007Reading AM, Kennett BLN, Goleby B, 'New constraints on the seismic structure of West Australia: Evidence for terrane stabilization prior to the assembly of an ancient continent?', Geology, 35, (4) pp. 379-382. ISSN 0091-7613 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G23341A.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 26

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2006Goleby BR, Blewett RS, Fomin T, Fishwick S, Reading AM, et al., 'An integrated multi-scale 3D seismic model of the Archaean Yilgarn Craton, Australia', Tectonophysics, 420, (1-2) pp. 75-90. ISSN 0040-1951 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2006.01.028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

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2006Rawlinson N, Reading AM, Kennett BLN, 'Lithospheric structure of Tasmania from a novel form of teleseismic tomography', Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, (B2) pp. B02301. ISSN 0148-0227 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2005JB003803 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 63Web of Science - 58

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2006Reading AM, 'The seismic structure of Precambrian and early Palaeozoic terranes in the Lambert Glacier region, East Antarctica', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 244, (1-2) pp. 44-57. ISSN 0012-821X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/i.epsl.2006.01.031 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28

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2005Fishwick S, Kennett BLN, Reading AM, 'Contrasts in lithospheric structure within the Australian Craton - insights from surface wave tomography', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 231, (3-4) pp. 163-176. ISSN 0012-821X (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2005.01.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 109Web of Science - 106

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2004Kennett BLN, Fishwick S, Reading AM, Rawlinson N, 'Contrasts in mantle structure beneath Australia: relation to Tasman Lines?', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 51, (4) pp. 563-569. ISSN 0812-0099 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1400-0952.2004.01075.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 37

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2004Reading AM, 'The Seismic Structure of Wilkes Land/Terre Adelie, East Antarctica and Comparison with Australia: First Steps in Reconstructing the Deep Lithosphere of Gondwana', Gondwana Research, 7, (1) pp. 21-30. ISSN 1342-937X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S1342-937X(05)70303-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

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2003Reading AM, Kennett BLN, 'Lithospheric structure of the Pilbara Craton, Capricorn Orogen and northern Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia,from teleseismic receiver functions', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 50, (3) pp. 439-445. ISSN 0812-0099 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-0952.2003.01003.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29

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2003Reading AM, Kennett BLN, Dentith MC, 'Seismic structure of the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 50, (3) pp. 427-438. ISSN 0812-0099 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-0952.2003.01000.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 34

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2003Reading AM, Kennett BLN, Sambridge M, 'Improved inversion for seismic structure using transformed,S-wavevector receiver functions: Removing the effect of the free surface', Geophysical Research Letters, 30, (19) pp. 1981. ISSN 0094-8276 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2003GL018090 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 37

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2001Reading AM, Gubbins D, Mao W, 'A multiphase seismic investigation of the shallow subduction zone, southern North Island, New Zealand', Geophysical Journal International, 147, (1) pp. 215-226. ISSN 0956-540X (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-246X.2001.00500.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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2001Reading AM, Mao W, Gubbins D, 'Polarization filtering for automatic picking of seismic data and improved converted phase detection', Geophysical Journal International, 147, (1) pp. 227-234. ISSN 0956-540X (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-246X.2001.00501.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 21

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Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Reading AM, 'The seismicity of the Antarctic plate', Continental Intraplate Earthquakes: Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues: Geological Society of America Special Paper, Geological Society of America, Stein, S., and Mazzotti, S., (ed), United States, pp. 285-298. ISBN 978-0-813-7242-56 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Reading AM, 'On Seismic Strain-Release within the Antarctic Plate ', Antarctica Contributions to Global Earth Sciences, Springer, Futterer, D.K., Damaske, D., Kleinschmidt, G., Miller, H., Tessensohn, F. (ed), Germany, pp. 351-356. ISBN 978-3-540-30673-3 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Reading AM, 'Investigating the deep structure of terranes and terrane boundaries: insights from earthquake seismic data', Terrane Processes at the Margins of Gondwana, Geological Society, Vaughan, A.P.M., Leat, P.T., Pankhurst, R.J. (ed), London, pp. 293-303. ISBN 1-86239-179-3 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2002Reading AM, 'Antarctic seismicity and neotectonics', Antarctica at the close of a millennium, The Royal Society of New Zealand, Gamble J.A; Skinner D.N.B; Henrys S. (ed), Wellington New Zealand, pp. 479-484. ISBN 1-877264-06-7 (2002) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Eshaghi E, Reading A, Roach M, Duffett M, Bombardieri D, et al., 'Investigating the Moho beneath onshore and offshore Tasmania using the complete Bouguer anomaly', Proceedings of Australian Earth Sciences Convention, 26-30 June 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 126. ISSN 0729-011X (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Eshaghi E; Roach M; Bombardieri D; Cracknell M

2016Kuhn S, Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, 'Lithological mapping via Random Forests: Information Entropy as a proxy for inaccuracy', ASEG Extended Abstracts 2016: 25th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition, 21-24 August 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 904-907. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2016ab196 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kuhn S; Cracknell MJ

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2016Reading A, Cracknell M, Kuhn S, Hardy S, 'Data Driven Knowledge Discovery for Earth Sciences: Aims and Actions', Proceedings of Australian Earth Sciences Convention, 26-30 June 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 372. ISSN 0729-011X (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cracknell M; Kuhn S

2016Reading A, Halpin J, Whittaker J, Cracknell M, Gal M, et al., 'An interdisciplinary approach to constructing models of the lithosphere across the Australia-Antarctica conjugate margin', Abstracts from the Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC 2016), 26-30 June 2016, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 371. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Halpin J; Whittaker J; Cracknell M; Gal M; Morse P

2016Reading AM, Cracknell MJ, Kuhn S, 'Big Data Techniques for Applied Geoscience: Compute and Communicate', ASEG Extended Abstracts 2016: 25th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition, 21-24 August 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 581-585. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2016ab181 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ; Kuhn S

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2016Eshaghi E, Reading AM, Roach M, Cracknell MJ, Duffett M, et al., '3D modelling of granite intrusions in northwest Tasmania using petrophysical and residual gravity data', SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2016, 16-21 October 2016, Dallas, TX USA, pp. 1637-1642. ISSN 1949-4645 (2016) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1190/segam2016-13780273.1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Eshaghi E; Roach M; Cracknell MJ

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2015Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, de Caritat P, 'Geological knowledge discovery and minerals targeting from regolith using a machine learning approach', ASEG-PESA 2015, 15-18 February 2015, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2015ab283 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

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2015Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, de Caritat P, 'Uranium prospectivity mapping across the Australian continent via unsupervised cluster analysis of integrated remote sensing data', SEG 2015 Conference, 27-30 September 2015, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

2015Eshaghi E, Reading AM, Roach M, Cracknell MJ, Bombardieri D, et al., 'Insights into the continental structure of southeast Australia and Tasmania from passive seismic and magnetic datasets', ASEG-PESA 2015, 15-18 February 2015, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2015ab203 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Eshaghi E; Roach M; Cracknell MJ

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2015Kuhn S, Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, Roach M, 'Towards user friendly data-driven minerals exploration: lithological mapping in an orogenic gold setting', SEG 2015 Conference, 27-30 September 2015, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kuhn S; Cracknell MJ; Roach M

2015Morse P, Lueg C, Reading A, Kenderdine S, 'TaggerVR: interactive data analytics for geoscience: a novel interface for interactive visual analytics of large geoscientific datasets in cloud repositories', Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics, 22-25 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 131-132. ISBN 978-1-4673-7343-2 (2015) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1109/BDVA.2015.7314303 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Morse P; Lueg C

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2015Reading A, Halpin J, Cracknell M, 'An interdisciplinary approach to constructing models of the lithosphere and asthenosphere of Antarctica', Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12-17 April, Vienna, Austria, pp. EGU2015-4226. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Halpin J; Cracknell M

2015Reading AM, Cracknell MJ, Bombardieri DJ, Chalke T, 'Combining machine learning and geophysical inversion for applied geophysics', ASEG-PESA 2015, 15-18 February 2015, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2015ab070 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

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2014Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, 'Unsupervised clustering of continental-scale geophysical and geochemical data using Self-Organising Maps', Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Regolith Geoscientists Association Conference, 6-7 February 2014, Bunbury, Australia, pp. 20-24. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

2013Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, McNeill AW, 'Supervised and unsupervised classification of near-mine soil Geochemistry and Geophysics data', Proceedings of the 23rd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition, 11-14 August 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cracknell MJ

2013Pilia S, Rawlinson N, Direen N, Reading A, 'Beneath Bass Strait: linking Tasmania and mainland Australia using ambient seismic noise', Proceedings of the 23rd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition, 11-14 August 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2013ab337 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Smith NRA, Reading AM, Asten MW, Funk CW, 'Depth to basement and seismic velocity structure from passive seismic soundings in central Australia', Proceedings of the 23rd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition, 11-14 August 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2013ab234 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Smith NRA

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2010Reading AM, Bodin T, Sambridge M, Howe Stephanie, Roach MJ, 'Down the borehole but outside the box: innovative approaches to wireline log data interpretation', Preview Journal, Number 147: ASEG 2010 Geophysical Conference Proceedings, 22-26 August 2010, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISSN 1836-084X (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2010ab046 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Howe Stephanie; Roach MJ

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2010Sambridge M, Bodin T, Reading AM, Gallagher K, 'Inference from noisy data with an unknown number of discontinuities: ideas from outside the box', Preview Journal, Number 147: ASEG 2010 Geophysical Conference Proceedings, 22-26 August 2010, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-5. ISSN 1836-084X (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2010ab044 [eCite] [Details]

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2007Stagg HMJ, Reading AM, 'Crustal architecture of the oblique-slip conjugate margins of George V Land and southeast Australia', Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World - Online Proceedings of the 10th ISAES, 26 August - 1 September 2007, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, pp. (2007-1047:109) 1-6. ISSN 0196-1497 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.3133/of2007-1047.srp109 [eCite] [Details]

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Major Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Gal M, Reading AM, 'Storm Signals', Dark Mofo 2016, IMAS Gallery (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Gal M

Grants & Funding

Since 2001, Anya has led or co-led numerous research projects funded through the Australian Competitive Grant Schemes (e.g. ARC), Antarctic Science funding sources, and direct, collaborative, contracts with government and industry partners.   This funded research includes major deployments of field geophysics equipment in remote and challenging environments and innovative data acquisition and processing strategies.  Anya has a strong track record of fruitful collaboration with international and national co-Chief Investigators, and also with investigators from different research areas in interdisciplinary endeavours.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

19

Total funding

$54,164,719

Projects

Mine Seismology Using Model Based Processing (2017)$5,000
Description
Small project in support of External, Part-time PhD student, Stephen Meyer, who is employed by the Institute for Mine Seismology
Funding
Institute of Mine Seismology Pty Ltd ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Year
2017
West and northwest Tasmania magnetotelluric imaging (2016)$215,000
Description
Regional-scale geophysical data acquisition using the magnetotelluric method and production of transect cross-sections images
Funding
Mineral Resources Tasmania ($65,000); University of Adelaide ($150,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Year
2016
ANSIR Collaboration in relation to the operation of ANSIR - Research Facility for Earth Sounding (2015)$5,000
Description
This is an agreement relating to the collaboration, operation and management of the ANSIR facility. Anya Reading was appointed Director pursuant to cl 3.15 of the ANSIR Agreement on approx 20/3/15. Accordingly, UTAS is to collect the fees from each member ($5,500: $500 per institution) and a research ledger account is required. The attached Collaboration Agreement has been saved as a financial agreement.Expenditure of the funds is primarily for Travel for members.
Funding
Australian National University ($500); Geoscience Australia ($500); Macquarie University ($500); University of Adelaide ($500); University of Auckland ($500); University of Melbourne ($500); University of New South Wales ($500); University of Queensland ($500); University of Western Australia ($500); Victoria University ($500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Year
2015
Earth's response to ice unloading: a unique GPS measurement from Antarctica (2015)$252,500
Description
This proposal aims to deploy geophysical equipment within Antarctica to understand how Earth responds to changes in stress (rheology) within the crust and upper mantle (the upper ~660km). It exploits a globally unique natural experiment that commenced in 2002 with the break-up of the Larsen B Ice Shelf and which was followed by large-scale ice-mass unloading and rapid surface deformation. New broadband passive seismic and geodetic deformation measurements offer the promise of resolving a dichotomy between laboratory and millennial-scale determinations of Earth rheology through uniquely studying a time-scale midway between these extremes, whilst further strengthening Australia's emerging expertise in polar geophysics.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($190,000)
Collaborators
Australian National University ($47,500); University of Alaska ($5,000); University of South Florida ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King MA; Reading AM; Watson CS
Year
2015
Grant Reference
LE150100108
Removing bias estimates of East Antarctica's contribution to present and past sea level changes (2015 - 2018)$148,743
Description
The large distances between tide gauges around global coastlines, including Australia's, combined with spatial variability in sea level, means that multidecadal changes in sea-level cannot be well quantified along most coastlines. An alternative data source with greater spatial sampling, satellite altimetry, experiences contamination from land within tens of km from the coast and also suffers from regionally correlated biases. Here we propose to address both problems using re-analysed (re-tracked) radar altimetry waveforms to derive new data in the coastal margin- enabling us to produce new inferences on sea-level change and extremes at dramatically improved spatial resolution around Australia.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($148,743)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King MA; Bentley Michael; Reading AM; White DA; Whitehouse Pippa
Period
2015 - 2018
Are ocean storms impacting Australia becoming more severe? (2015 - 2017)$368,200
Description
This project will improve our understanding of the severe ocean storms that impact Australia. Our novel approach will make use of multiple decades of the background 'noise' that is recorded continuously by earthquake seismic observatories, to locate and analyse ocean storms through time, and identify changes in storm tracks. An interdisciplinary interpretation will follow which combines the large body of new results from seismology with data from oceanography and meteorology. The significant advancement in our knowledge of severe storms will benefit Australia by finding out whether such storms are becoming more severe or, alternatively, if storm patterns are shifting.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($368,200)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM; Koper K
Period
2015 - 2017
Grant Reference
DP150101005
ARC Research Hub for Transforming the Mining Value Chain (2013 - 2018)$7,738,566
Funding
Australian Research Council ($3,966,352)
Collaborators
AMIRA International Ltd ($2,196,214); BHP Billiton Ltd ($750,000); Newcrest Mining Limited ($826,000)
Scheme
Grant-Industrial Transformation Research Hub
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cooke DR; Large RR; Danyushevsky LV; Meffre SJM; Gemmell JB; Reading AM; Duh B; Berry RF; Lottermoser BG
Period
2013 - 2018
Grant Reference
IH130200004
A Geophysical Investigation of Western Tasmania (2012 - 2014)$148,428
Funding
Mineral Resources Tasmania ($148,428)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Period
2012 - 2014
Southern Ocean Storms and Noise Sources from Australian Seismic Array Recordings (2011 - 2012)$140,000
Description
Storm events in ocean areas generate seismic energy. This project uses data from Australian seismic arrays to find the location and severity of Southern Ocean storms through several decades. This adds a vast amount of information for remote regions where there are no direct weather and sea-state observations. The research tests the hypothesis that the Southern Ocean storm patterns in the deep ocean are changing, which has profound implications for the global climate system. The project investigates the variation in wave energy along remote areas of the continent of Australia, over several decades, to inform large scale coastal defence planning and optimise seismic imaging.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($140,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Period
2011 - 2012
Grant Reference
DP1113677
'Believing Without Seeing' : High-resolution Geophysics in the Discovery of Tasmania's Buried Heritage (2011)$20,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Cross Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM; Maxwell-Stewart HJ
Year
2011
Beneath Bass Strait: Linking Tasmania and mainland Australia using a novel seismic experiment (2011 - 2013)$314,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($214,000)
Collaborators
Frog Tech Pty Ltd ($35,000); GeoScience Victoria ($35,000); Mineral Resources Tasmania ($30,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Rawlinson N; Reading AM
Period
2011 - 2013
Grant Reference
LP110100256
Comparison of Petrophysical Properties derived from Wireline Well Logs and Measurements on Rock Core (2009)$5,000
Funding
Granite Power Ltd ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Year
2009
Geophysical Surveying and Modelling of Geothermal Plays (2009)$5,000
Funding
Granite Power Ltd ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Year
2009
Thermal Characteristics of the Parmeener Supergroup - Tasmania (2009)$2,000
Funding
Kuth Energy Limited ($2,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Year
2009
3D Seismic Velocity Structure for Geothermal Exploration: A Novel Approach combining Ambient and Passive Seismic Methods (2009 - 2011)$158,386
Funding
Australian Research Council ($100,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM; Rawlinson N
Period
2009 - 2011
Grant Reference
LP0990266
Australian Earth Sciences Convention (2009)$1,050
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,050)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Year
2009
High resolution sub-surface earth imaging using ambient seismic energy (2008)$12,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($12,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Year
2008
Geophysical Mapping of Aquifer Architecture beneath the Mella Plain near Smithton North-West Tasmania - A Pilot Study (2007)$5,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reading AM
Year
2007
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research (2005 - 2013)$44,620,846
Funding
Australian Research Council ($24,450,000)
Collaborators
AMIRA International Ltd ($10,504,870); ARC C of E Industry Partner $ to be allocated ($3,156,478); Anglo American Exploration Philippines Inc ($445,000); AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited ($235,000); Australian National University ($435,000); BHP Billiton Ltd ($530,000); Barrick (Australia Pacific) PTY Limited ($235,000); CSIRO Earth Science & Resource Engineering ($770,000); Mineral Resources Tasmania ($512,000); Minerals Council of Australia ($445,000); Newcrest Mining Limited ($779,998); Newmont Australia Ltd ($385,000); Oz Minerals Australia Limited ($105,000); Rio Tinto Exploration ($295,000); St Barbara Limited ($197,500); Teck Cominco Limited ($235,000); University of Melbourne ($410,000); University of Queensland ($360,000); Zinifex Australia Ltd ($135,000)
Scheme
Grant-ARC Centres of Excellence
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Large RR; Gemmell JB; Crawford AJ; McPhie J; Cox SF; Cooke DR; Walters SG; Danyushevsky LV; Hergt JM; Kamenetsky VS; Harris AC; Bull SW; Davidson GJ; McGoldrick PJ; Roach MJ; Berry RF; Zaw K; Bye AR; Edraki M; Falloon TJ; Foster JG; Meffre SJM; Reading AM
Period
2005 - 2013
Grant Reference
CE0561595

Research Supervision

Anya has been an active supervisor of PhD student researchers, since 1998, on topics with a focus on computational geophysics, including informatics and seismology.  These projects may include opportunities to undertake fieldwork and/or marine voyages, and may be tailored to career pathways in fundamental science or industry-relevant applied science.  Students in the Computational Geophysics and Earth Informatics Group are encouraged to be thoughtful and original researchers, and to develop skills in data visualisation, scientific writing and oral presentation at an early stage. All research within this group includes a significant proportion of computing, using programming languages such as Python and R, and/or GIS and CAD environments.   A strong mathematics, computing or physics background is appropriate, together with some Earth Sciences knowledge or demonstrated interest.

Enquiries are welcome from prospective Australian and New Zealand students with a BSc Honours Degree (First Class), or International students with a Masters qualification including a substantial thesis or dissertation written in English. The current financial situation for Australian universities means that scholarship places for PhD research are highly competitive.

[Please note that UTas Earth Sciences does not currently undertake research directly related to petroleum exploration, hence there are no opportunities in this area.]

Current

8

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDCombined Computational and Human Interaction Strategies in Knowledge Generation from Spatial Information2013
PhDGeophysical Investigations of Tasmania at Multiple Scales2013
PhDMulti-layer analysis of geoscience and remote-sensing data for geological discovery and minerals targeting2014
PhDMulti-Scale Geoelectric, and Combined Geophysical, Investigations of Tasmania and Southeast Australia2015
PhDThe Evolving Paleo-Bathymetry of the Southern Ocean2016
PhDInterpreting Structural and Geochemical Patterns at Various Scales Using Machine Learning2016
PhDSeismic and Geological Constraints on the Lithospheric Structure of Antarctica2016
PhDA Model-based Approach to the Interpretation of Seismicity Associated with Mass Mining2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDSeismic Array Processing of Ocean Induced Microseisms
Candidate: Martin Gal
2016
PhDMachine Learning for Geological Mapping: Algorithms and Applications
Candidate: Matthew James Cracknell
2014
PhDRapid Approximate 3D Inversion of Transient Electromagnetic Data
Candidate: Ralf Schaa
2010