PhD Opportunity: Seismology
Rapid Characterisation of Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Fewer Deaths and Faster Recovery
University of Auckland
Level: PhD funded for 3 1/2 years via a stipend
A PhD studentship based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, has been funded within the GNS Science led ‘Rapid Characterisation of Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Fewer Deaths and Faster Recovery’ R-CET project. This project will focus on imaging earthquakes and the subsurface in northern New Zealand and the Tonga-Kermadec Arc.
A seismometer array is to be installed in Northland, New Zealand and, depending on the interests and skills of the successful candidate, can be used to optimise beamforming techniques to improve the characterisation of offshore earthquakes for tsunami prediction. It could also be used for beamforming and other seismological techniques for more local tectonic understanding and/or intraplate volcanic monitoring approaches.
Contact: Jennifer Eccles
Closing date: applications are being considered as they are received. The latest date for them to be accepted will be mid January, unless the position is filled prior.