Organization profile

Organisation profile

Geophysics uses physical properties of the solid Earth to measure structure and processes on scales from the single crystal to the entire planet.

Members of the Bristol Geophysics group use gravity, seismic and satellite data to image the Earth in a variety of different contexts. These include the Earth's core, mantle and tectonic processes, volcanoes, oil and gas reservoirs and mines.

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    Research Output

    Active fault scarps in southern Malawi and their implications for the distribution of strain in incipient continental rifts

    Wedmore, L. N. J., Biggs, J., Williams, J. N., Fagereng, Å., Dulanya, Z., Mphepo, F. & Mdala, H., 16 Mar 2020, In : Tectonics. 39, 3, 21 p., e2019TC005834.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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  • An examination of the continuous wavelet transform for volcano-seismic spectral analysis

    Lapins, S., Roman, D. C., Rougier, J., De Angelis, S., Cashman, K. V. & Kendall, J. -M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 389, 21 p., 106728.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Student theses

    Elucidating Shallow Volcanic Structures and Dynamics using Geophysics and Numerical Modelling

    Author: Young, N., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Gottsmann, J. (Supervisor) & Wookey, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    From needles to plates: extreme volcanic ash shapes and implications for dispersion modelling

    Author: Saxby, J., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Rust, A. (Supervisor) & Cashman, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Identifying active volcanic, tectonic, and geothermal deformation at the Northern Costa Rican Volcanic Arc using InSAR.

    Author: Araya Rodriguez, C., 24 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: Biggs, J. (Supervisor) & Kendall, J. M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Elected member of the Academia Europaea

    Gottsmann, Joachim H (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Lloyds of London Science of Risk

    Biggs, Juliet J (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Wager Medal

    Gottsmann, Joachim H (Recipient), 2008

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    Solid Earth (Journal)

    Joachim H Gottsmann (Editor)

    2015 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Knowledge Exchange (FEC) - Microseismic impact assessment for shale-gas stimulation (MIA).

    Michael Kendall (Recipient)

    1 Jan 20141 Sep 2015

    Activity: Other activity typesFellowship awarded competitively

    Sakurajima volcano and Aira caldera dynamics

    Joachim H Gottsmann (Contributor)

    1 Mar 201431 Jul 2014

    Activity: Other activity types - Research and Teaching at External Organisation