Geophysics Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Geophysics, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Impact Craters on Titan: Finalizing Titan's Crater Population, Joshua E. Hedgepeth

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Evaluation of Raman Spectroscopic Geothermometry of Graphitic Carbon as a Mineral Exploration Tool. A Case Study of the San Sebastian Au-Ag Mine, Durango, Mexico, Justin Daniel Rumney

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Compositional Variations of Titan's Impact Craters Indicates Active Surface Erosion, Alyssa Werynski

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Geomechanical Modelling of Induced Seismicity, Bodi Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Developing and Testing a Model of Site Amplification for Southern Ontario, Sebastian Braganza

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Full-Waveform Inversion with Scaled-Sobolev Preconditioning Applied to Vibroseis Field Data, Benjamin Paul Consolvo

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Experimental Studies of Electrical Resistivity Behavior of Cu, Zn and Co Along Their Melting Boundaries: Implications for Heat Flux at Earth’s Inner Core Boundary, Innocent Chinweikpe Ezenwa

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The First Earthquake Site Assessments in Alberta, Canada, Joseph J. Farrugia

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Using Bolide Airwaves To Estimate Meteoroid Source Characteristics And Window Damage Potential, Nayeob Gi

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Petrophysical Investigations of the Marathon Cu-PGE Deposit, Marathon, ON, Hiruni Gunawardana

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Assessment of Earthquake Site Amplification and Application of Passive Seismic Methods for Improved Site Classification in the Greater Vancouver Region, British Columbia, Frederick Andrew Jackson

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A Comparison of Ground Motion Characteristics from Induced Seismic Events in Alberta with those in Oklahoma, Krista M. Kaski

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Investigating the mechanism of deep-focus earthquakes via in-situ acoustic emission experiments on Fe2SiO4 at high temperature and pressure, Timothy Officer

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New GPS Time Series Analysis and a Simplified Model to Compute an Accurate Seasonal Amplitude of Tropospheric Delay, Hadis Samadi Alinia

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Time Series Analysis of Surface Deformation Associated With Fluid Injection and Induced Seismicity in Timpson, Texas Using DInSAR Methods, Simon Thorpe

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Mitigating non-linearity in full waveform inversion using scaled-Sobolev norms, Mohammad Akbar Hosain Zuberi

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Geophysical Study of Complex Meteorite Impact Structures, William Zylberman

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Anisotropic Waveform Tomography: Application to Crosshole data for Transversely Isotropic Media, Shaun Michael Hadden

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The Application of Geophysical Inversion Techniques to the Nechalacho Rare Earth Element Deposit, NT, Derek W. Kouhi

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Using Physical and Social Sensors in Real-Time Data Streaming for Natural Hazard Monitoring and Response, Yelena Kropivnitskaya

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Characterizing Seismicity in Alberta for Induced-Seismicity Applications, Luqi Cui

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High Pressure and High Temperature Study of Magnesiochromite and Its Geophysical Implications, N M Tauhid Belal Khan

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Strength Study of Zircon Under High Pressure, Ievgeniia Morozova

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Regionally-Adjustable Generic Ground-Motion Prediction Equation, Emrah Yenier

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Magnitude Estimation for Earthquake and Tsunami Early Warning Systems, Attieh Eshaghi

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Seismicity Processes in the Charlevoix Seismic Zone, Eastern Canada, Azadeh Fereidoni

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Statistical Analysis and Computer Modelling of Volcanic Eruptions, Laura Anabelle Sanchez

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Application of Differential and Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Interferometry for Studying Natural Hazards, Samira Alipour

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Variability in Characteristics of Ground Motions Across North America, Alireza Babaie Mahani

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Spatial Heterogeneities in a Simple Earthquake Fault Model, Javad Kazemian

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High Pressure- Temperature Electrical Resistivity Experiments on Fe-Si Alloys Bearing on Conductive Heat Flow at the Top of the Outer Core, Soushyant Kiarasi

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Estimating Subsurface Anisotropy: Combining Waveform Tomography and Simulated Annealing, Michael Victor Afanasiev

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Technique Design To Increase In-Situ Electrical Connections In A Cubic Anvil Press, Marie April Burford

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An investigation into earthquake ground motion characteristics in Japan with emphasis on the 2011 M9.0 Tohoku earthquake, Hadi Ghofrani

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Studies of Aftershock Sequences of Large Subduction Zone Earthquakes, Armick Ivanian

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Strategies for visco-acoustic waveform inversion in the Laplace-Fourier domain, with application to the Nankai subduction zone, Rie Kamei

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Strength, Elasticity and Phase Transition Study on NaCl and MgO-NaCl Mixture to Mantle Pressures, Zhongying MI

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Relationships between Earthquake Ground Motions and Modified Mercalli Intensity, Andrea Sweny

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Strategies for Waveform Tomography of Long-Offset, 2-D Exploration Seismic Data, Andrew J. Brenders

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Ergodicity and seismicity clustering with applications in statistical seismology, Nelson Cho

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Thermal Plume Transport From Sand and Gravel Pits Potential Thermal Impacts on Cool-Water Streams, Jeffrey M. Markle