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Andrew Curtis


A list of Patents is given at the foot of this page.

Here are My Publication Statistics.

Introductory Talks about our Research:

Book:Geological Prior Information

Significant Archived Manuscripts:

  • Andrew Curtis, Hugo Bloem, Rachel Wood, Fred Toby Bowyer, Graham Anthony Shields , Ying Zhou, Mariana Yilales, Daniel Tetzlaff, 2024. Natural sampling and aliasing of marine geochemical signals. EarthArXiv. doi: 10.31223/X58Q4N (PDF)
  • Weiwei Wang, Shu-Huei Hung, Martha K. Savage, Yinhe Luo, Xin Zhang, Andrew Curtis, Spahr Webb, Ban-Yuan Kuo, Tim Stern, Xiaozhou Yang, Jinyun Xie, Hsin-Ying Yang, Pei-Ying Patty Lin, Chau-Chang Wang, Ching-Ren Lin, 2023. 3D shear wave velocity structure in the southwestern Okinawa Trough. doi: arXiv:2308.08805 (PDF)
  • Melody Whitehead and Andrew Curtis, 2022. Modular interface for managing cognitive bias in experts. arXiv, doi: arXiv:2208.05996 (PDF)
  • A. Curtis, 2020. Samples, symmetries and extensions: Exploring parameter space in nonlinear problems. EarthArXiv, doi: 10.31223/X5V31K (PDF)

Papers in peer-reviewed journals/books (in press):

  • Xin Zhang and Andrew Curtis. VIP – Variational Inversion Package with example implementations of Bayesian tomographic imaging. Seismica, in press

Papers in journals/books (published):


  • Xin Zhang and Andrew Curtis, 2024. Bayesian Variational Time-lapse Full Waveform Inversion. Geophys. J. Int., 237, pp.1624-1638 (PDF)
  • Hugo Bloem and Andrew Curtis, 2024. Bayesian geochemical correlation and tomography. Scientific Reports, 14:9266, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-59701-4 (PDF)
  • Marthe Faber and Andrew Curtis, 2024. On Seismic Gradiometric Wave Equation Inversion for Density. Geophys. J. Int., 237(3), pp.1459–1489, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggae097 (PDF)
  • Xuebin Zhao and Andrew Curtis, 2024. Bayesian Inversion, Uncertainty Analysis and Interrogation using Boosting Variational Inference. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 129, e2023JB027789. doi: 10.1029/2023JB027789 (PDF)
  • Dominik Strutz and Andrew Curtis, 2024. Variational Bayesian experimental design for geophysical applications: seismic source location, amplitude versus offset inversion, and estimating CO2 saturations in a subsurface reservoir. Geophys. J. Int., 236, pp.1309-1331 (PDF)


  • Hugo Bloem, Andrew Curtis, Daniel Tetzlaff, 2023. Introducing Conceptual Geological Information into Bayesian Tomographic Imaging. Basin Research, published online, doi: 10.1111/bre.12811 (PDF)
  • Xin Zhang, Angus Lomas, Muhong Zhou, York Zheng and Andrew Curtis, 2023. 3-D Bayesian variational full waveform inversion. Geophys. J. Int., vol.234, issue 1, pages 546–561,doi: 10.1093/gji/ggad057 (PDF)
  • Xin Zhang and Andrew Curtis, 2023. Surface wave dispersion inversion using an energy likelihood function. Geophys. J. Int., vol.232, pp.523-536, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggac331 (PDF)
  • James Ludlam, Katherine Tant, Victorita Dolean and Andrew Curtis, 2023. Travel times and ray paths for acoustic and elastic waves in generally anisotropic media. J. Comp. Phys., doi: 10.1016/ (PDF)
  • Yunyue Elita Li, Daniel O’Malley, Greg Beroza, Andrew Curtis, and Paul Johnson, 2023. Machine Learning Developments and Applications in Solid-Earth Geosciences: Fad or Future? J. Geophys. Res.: Solid Earth, 128, e2022JB026310. https://doi.
    org/10.1029/2022JB026310 (PDF)
  • Helen Ockenden, Robert Bingham, Andrew Curtis, Daniel Goldberg, 2023. Ice-Flow Perturbation Analysis: A method to estimate ice-sheet bed topography and conditions from surface datasets. J. Glaciology, pp.1–10, doi: 10.1017/jog.2023.50 (PDF)
  • Fred T. Bowyer, Collen-Issia Uahengo, Kavevaza Kaputuaza, Junias Ndeunyema, Mariana Yilales, Ruaridh D. Alexander, Andrew Curtis, and Rachel A. Wood, 2023. Constraining the onset and environmental setting of metazoan biomineralization: the Ediacaran Nama Group of the Tsaus Mountains, Namibia. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 620, 118336 (PDF)
  • Rachel Wood, Fred Bowyer, Ruaridh Alexander, Mariana Yilales, Collen-Issia Uahengo, Kavevaza Kaputuaza, Junias Kondja and Andrew Curtis, 2023. New Ediacaran biota from the oldest Nama Group, Namibia (Tsaus Mountains), and re-definition of the Nama Assemblage. Geological Magazine, doi: 10.1017/S0016756823000638 (PDF).


  • Xin Zhang and Andrew Curtis, 2022. Interrogating probabilistic inversion results for subsurface structural information. Geophys. J. Int., 229, pp.750-757, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggab496 (PDF)
  • Xuebin Zhao, Andrew Curtis, Xin Zhang, 2022. Interrogating Subsurface Structures using Probabilistic Tomography: an example assessing the volume of Irish Sea basins. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 127, e2022JB024098. doi:
    10.1029/2022JB024098 (PDF)
  • Alexis Cartwright-Taylor, Maria-Daphne Mangriotis, Ian Main, Ian B. Butler, Florian Fusseis, Martin Ling, Edward Ando, Andrew Curtis, Andrew Bell, Alyssa Crippen, Roberto Rizzo, Sina Marti, Derek Leung, and Oxana V. Magdysyuk, 2022. Seismic events miss important grain-scale mechanisms governed by kinematics during shear failure of porous rock. Nature Comm., 13:6169, doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-33855-z (PDF)
  • G. Marra, D. M. Fairweather, V. Kamalov, P. Gaynor, M. Cantono, S. Mulholland, B. Baptie, J. C. Castellanos, G. Vagenas, J.-O. Gaudron, J. Kronjäger, I. R. Hill, M. Schioppo, I. Barbeito Edreira, K. A. Burrows, C. Clivati, D. Calonico, A. Curtis, 2022. Optical interferometry–based array of seafloor environmental sensors using a transoceanic submarine cable. Science 376, 874–879.
    doi: 10.1126/science.abo1939 (PDF)
  • Jonathan Singh, Katherine Tant, Anthony Mulholland, Andrew Curtis, 2022. Real-time super-resolution mapping of locally anisotropic grain orientations for ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation of crystalline material. Neural Computing and Applications 34, pages 4993–5010 doi: 10.1007/s00521-021-06670-8 (PDF)
  • Helen Ockenden, Robert G. Bingham, Andrew Curtis and Daniel Goldberg, 2022. Inverting ice surface elevation and velocity for bed topography and slipperiness beneath Thwaites Glacier. The Crysophere 16, pp.3867–3887. doi: 10.5194/tc-16-3867-2022 (PDF)
  • Ali Shaiban, Sjoerd de Ridder and Andrew Curtis, 2022. Wavefield Reconstruction and Wave Equation Inversion for Seismic Surface Waves. Geophys. J. Int. 229, 1870–1880 doi: 10.1093/gji/ggac031 (PDF)
  • Xun Li, Johan Robertsson, Andrew Curtis, Dirk-Jan van Manen, 2022. Internal Absorbing Boundary Conditions for Closed-Aperture Wavefield Decomposition in Solid Media with Unknown Interiors. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 152 (1). doi: 10.1121/10.0012578 (PDF)
  • Richard Delf, Robert G. Bingham, Andrew Curtis, Satyan Singh, Antonios Giannopoulos, Benjamin Schwarz, Chris P. Borstad. Reanalysis of polythermal glacier thermal structure using radar diffraction focussing. J. Geophys. Res.: Earth Surface. 127, e2021JF006382. doi: 10.1029/2021JF006382 (PDF)
  • Xun Li, Erik Koene, Dirk-Jan van Manen, Johan Robertsson, Andrew Curtis, 2022. Elastic immersive wavefield modelling. J. Comp. Phys., 45, 110826, doi: 10.1016/ (PDF)
  • Fred T. Bowyer, Andrey Yu Zhuravlev, Rachel Wood, Graham A. Shields, Ying Zhou, Andrew Curtis, Simon W. Poulton, Daniel J. Condon, Chuan Yang, Maoyan Zhu, 2022. Calibrating the temporal and spatial dynamics of the Ediacaran – Cambrian radiation of animals. Earth Science Reviews, 225, 103913, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103913 (PDF)


  • A. Curtis, R. Wood, F. Bowyer, A. Shore, A. Curtis-Walcott, J. Robertsson, 2021. Modelling Ediacaran metazoan-microbial reef growth. Sedimentology, 68, 1877–1892, doi: 10.1111/sed.12832 (PDF)
  • Xin Zhang and Andrew Curtis, 2021. Bayesian Full-waveform Inversion with Realistic Priors. Geophysics, 86(5), pp.A45-A49, doi: 10.1190/GEO2021-0118.1 (PDF)
  • Xin Zhang and Andrew Curtis, 2021. Bayesian geophysical inversion using invertible neural networks. J. Geophys. Res., 2020JB021447 (PDF and arXiv version here)
  • Xuebin Zhao, Andrew Curtis, Xin Zhang, 2021. Bayesian Seismic Tomography using Normalizing Flows. Geophys. J. Int., 228, pp.213-239, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggab298 (PDF)
  • Daniella Ayala-Garcia, Andrew Curtis, Michal Branicki, 2021. Seismic interferometry from correlated noise sources. Remote Sensing, 13, 2703, doi: 10.3390/rs13142703 (PDF and arXiv version here)
  • R. Delf, R. Bingham, A. Curtis and A. Giannopoulos, 2021. A sliced-3D approach to GPR FDTD modelling by optimising perfectly matched layers. Geophysics, doi: 10.1190/geo2020-0222.1
  • Xin Zhang, Muhammad Atif Nawaz, Xuebin Zhao, Andrew Curtis 2021. An Introduction to Variational Inference in Geophysical Inverse Problems. Adv. in Geophys. vol.61. doi: 10.1016/bs.agph.2021.06.003 (PDF)
  • Corinna Roy, Andy Nowacki, Xin Zhang, Andrew Curtis and Brian Baptie, 2021. Accounting for natural uncertainty within monitoring systems for induced seismicity based on earthquake magnitudes. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9:634688, doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.634688 (PDF)
  • Shore, Amy, R. A. Wood, I. B. Butler, A. Yu. Zhuravlev, S. McMahon, A. Curtis, F. T. Bowyer, 2021. Ediacaran metazoan reveals lophotrochozoan affinity and deepens root of Cambrian Explosion. Sci. Adv., 7, eabf2933 (PDF)
  • Crowder, E., Rawlinson, N., Cornwell, D. G., Sammarco, C., Galetti, E. & Curtis, A., 2021. New insights into North Sea deep crustal structure and extension from transdimensional ambient noise tomography. Geophys. J. Int., 224, pp.1197–1210, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggaa475 (PDF – please request from Andrew Curtis).
  • Becker, T. S., van Manen, D.-J., Haag, T., Barlocher, C., Li, X., Borsing, N., Curtis, A., Serra-Garcia, M., Robertsson, J. O. A., 2021. Broadband acoustic invisibility and illusions. Sci. Adv., 7(37), doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abi9627 (PDF)
  • Fred T. Bowyer, Andrey Yu Zhuravlev, Rachel Wood, Graham A. Shields, Ying Zhou, Andrew Curtis, Simon W. Poulton, Daniel J. Condon, Chuan Yang, Maoyan Zhu, 2022. Calibrating the temporal and spatial dynamics of the Ediacaran – Cambrian radiation of animals. Earth Science Reviews, 225, 103913, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103913 (Preprint PDF)


  • X. Zhang and A. Curtis, 2020a. Seismic tomography using variational inference methods. J. Geophys. Res.: Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB018589. (PDF split due to file size: PDF pp.1-10, PDF pp.11-25)
  • X. Zhang and A. Curtis, 2020b. Variational Full Waveform Inversion. Gophys. J. Int., 222, pp.406-411, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggaa170 (PDF)
  • S. Earp and A. Curtis, 2020. Probabilistic Neural-Network Based 2D Travel Time Tomography. Neural Computing & Applications, 32, pp.17077–17095, doi: 10.1007/s00521-020-04921-8 (PDF)
  • A. Lomas and A. Curtis, 2020. Marchenko Methods in a 3-D World. Geophys. J. Int., 220, pp.296-307, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggz408 (PDF)
  • A. Nawaz, A. Curtis, M. Shahraeeni, & C. Gerea, 2020, Variational Bayesian Inversion of Seismic Attributes Jointly for Geological Facies and Petrophysical Rock Properties. Geophysics. 85(4):MR213, doi: 10.1190/geo2019-0163.1 (PDF)
  • S. Earp, A. Curtis, X. Zhang, and F. Hansteen, 2020. Probabilistic Neural Network Tomography across Grane field (North Sea) from Surface Wave Dispersion Data. Geophys. J. Int. 223, pp.1741-1757, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggaa328 (PDF)
  • X. Zhang, C. Roy, A. Curtis, A. Nowacki, B. Baptie, 2020. Imaging the subsurface using induced seismicity and ambient noise: 3D Tomographic Monte Carlo joint inversion of earthquake body wave travel times and surface wave dispersion. Geophys. J. Int., 222, pp.1639–1655, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggaa230 (PDF)
  • H. Bloem, A. Curtis, and H. Maurer, 2020. Experimental Design for Fully Nonlinear Source Location Problems: Which Method Should I Choose? Geophys. J. Int., 223, pp.944-958, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggaa358 (PDF)
  • L. O. Marzujriban Masfara, A. Curtis, H. Thomsen and D.-J. van Manen, 2020. Identifying Multiply-Scattered Wavepaths in Strongly Scattering and Dispersive Media. J. Acoustic. Soc. Am. 148(3), doi: 0001-4966/2020/148(3)/1145/12 (PDF)
  • A. Lomas, S. Singh, A. Curtis, 2020. Imaging Vertical Structures using Marchenko Methods with Vertical Seismic Profile Data. Geophysics, 85(2), pp.1MA-Z8, doi: 10.1190/geo2018-0698.1 (PDF)
  • X. Zhang, F. Hansteen, A. Curtis, S. de Ridder, 2020. 1D, 2D and 3D ambient noise tomography using a dense passive seismic array installed on the North Sea seabed. J. Geophys. Res.: Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB018552, doi: 10.1029/2019JB018552  (PDF)
  • R. Delf, D. Schroeder, A. Curtis, A. Giannopoulos and R. Bingham, 2020. A comparison of automated approaches to extracting englacial-layer geometry from radar data across ice sheets. Annals of Glaciology 61(81), pp.234–241, doi: 10.1017/aog.2020.42 (PDF)
  • A. Shore, R. Wood, A. Curtis and F. Bowyer, 2020. Multiple branching and attachment structures in cloudinomorphs, Nama Group, Namibia. Geology, 48, pp.877-881, doi: 10.1130/G47447.1 (PDF)
  • R. Cao, S. Earp, S. de Ridder, A. Curtis, E. Galetti, 2020. Near-real time near-surface 3D seismic velocity and uncertainty models by wavefield gradiometry and neural network inversion of ambient seismic noise. Geophysics. 85(1), pp.KS13-KS27, doi: 10.1190/GEO2018-0562.1 (PDF)
  • K. Löer, T. Toledo, G. Norini, X. Zhang, A. Curtis, & E. Saenger, 2020. Imaging the deep structures of Los Humeros geothermal field, Mexico, using three-component seismic noise beamform. Seismol. Res. Lett., 91, 3269–3277, doi: 10.1785/0220200022 (PDF)
  • K. Tant, E. Galetti, A. Mulholland, A. Curtis and A. Gachagan, 2021. Effective Grain Orientation Mapping of Complex and Locally Anisotropic Media for Improved Imaging in Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing. Inv. Prob. Sci. Eng., 28(12), pp.1694–1718, doi: 10.1080/17415977.2020.1762596 (PDF)
  • J. Singh, A. Mulholland, K. Tant, T. Stratoudaki, A. Curtis, W. Ijomah and J. Windmill, 2020. Component shape optimisation for enhanced non-destructive testing. Materials and Design, 195, 109041, doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.109041 (PDF)
  • T. Becker, N. Börsing, T. Haag, C. Bärlocher, C. Donahue, A. Curtis, J. Robertsson, & D. van Manen, 2020. Real-Time Immersion of Physical Experiments in Virtual Wave-Physics Domains. Physical Review Applied. 13, 064061, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.064061 (PDF)
  • A. Ziolkowski, A. Bell, C. Browitt, A. Curtis, C. MacDonald, I. Main, S. Peacock, N. Rawlinson and D. Storchak, 2020, Frontiers of seismology. Astron. & Geophys., 61(4), pp.4.29–4.35, doi: 10.1093/astrogeo/ataa057 (PDF)
  • F. Bowyer, A. Shore, R. Wood, L. Alcott, A. Thomas, I. Butler, A. Curtis, S. Hainanan, S. Curtis-Walcott, A. Penny and S. Poulton, 2020. Regional nutrient decrease drove redox stabilisation and metazoandiversification in the late Ediacaran Nama Group, Namibia. Scientific Reports, 10, 2240, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-59335-2 (PDF).


  • S. Singh and A. Curtis, 2019. Imaging vertical interfaces using acoustic time reversal. Geophysics, 84(3), pp.Q1-Q11, doi: 10.1190/GEO2018-0135.1 (PDF)
  • A. Nawaz and A. Curtis, 2019. Rapid Discriminative Variational Bayesian Inversion of Geophysical Data for the Spatial Distribution of Geological Properties. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 124(6), 5867-5887, doi: 10.1029/2018JB016652 (PDF and Supplementary Material)
  • Y. Zhao and A Curtis, 2019. Relative source location using coda wave interferometry: method, code package, and application to mining induced earthquakes. Geophysics, 84(3), pp.F73-F84, doi: 10.1190/GEO2018-0601.1 (PDF)
  • A. Lomas and A. Curtis, 2019. An introduction to Marchenko methods for Imaging. Geophysics, 84(2), pp.F35-F45, doi: 10.1190/GEO2018-0068.1 (PDF)
  • J. Singh, A. Curtis, Y. Zhao, B. Cartwright-Taylor and I. Main, 2019. Coda Wave Interferometry for Accurate Simultaneous Monitoring of Velocity and Acoustic Source Locations in Experimental Rock Physics. J. Geophys. Res. (PDF)
  • N. Boersing, T. S. Becker, A. Curtis, D.-J. van Manen, T. Haag, and J. O. A. Robertsson, 2019. Cloaking and holography using immersive boundary conditions. Phys. Rev. Applied, 12, 024011. DOI: (PDF)
  • X. Li, J. Robertsson, A. Curtis, D.-J. van Manen, 2019. Compensating for source directivity in immersive wave experimentation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146, 3141, DOI: (PDF)
  • J. O. S. Hammond, R. England, N. Rawlinson, A. Curtis, K. Sigloch, N. Harmon, B. Baptie, 2019. The Future of Broadband Passive Seismic Acquisition. Astronomy and Geophysics (PDF)


  • R. Arnold and A. Curtis, 2018. Interrogation Theory. Geophys. J. Int., 214, pp.1830-1846. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy248 (PDF)
  • E.Galetti and A. Curtis, 2018. Transdimensional Electrical Resistivity Tomography. J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2017JB015418 (PDF)
  • A. Nawaz & A. Curtis, 2018. Variational Bayesian Inversion of Seismically Derived Quasi-Localized Rock Properties for the Spatial Distribution of Geological Facies. Geophys. J. Int., v.214, pp.845–875. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy163 (PDF)
  • X. Zhang, A. Curtis, E. Galetti, S. de Ridder, 2018. 3D Monte Carlo Surface Wave Tomography. Geophys. J. Int., vol. 215, issue 3, pp.1644-1658. doi: (PDF)
  • C. Allmark, A. Curtis, E. Galetti, S. de Ridder, 2018. Seismic Attenuation from Ambient Noise across the North Sea Ekofisk Permanent Array. J. Geophys. Res. doi: 10.1029/2017JB015419 (PDF)
  • K. Tant, A. Mulholland, A. Curtis, W. Ijomah, 2018. Design-for-Testing for Improved Remanufacturability. Journal of Remanufacturing. doi: 10.1007/s13243-018-0057-7 (PDF)
  • K. Tant, E. Galetti, A. Mulholland, A. Curtis, A. Gachagan, 2018. A Transdimensional Bayesian Approach to Ultrasonic Travel-time Tomography for Non-Destructive Testing. Inv. Prob. 34, 095002 (29pp). doi: 10.1088/1361-6420/aaca8f (PDF)
  • C. da Costa Filho, G. Meles, A. Curtis, M. Ravasi, A. Kritski, 2018. Imaging strategies using focusing functions with applications to a North Sea field. Geophys. J. Int., v.213(1), pp.561–573. doi: (PDF)
  • A. Stork, C. Allmark, A. Curtis, M. Kendall, H. Huppert, D. White, 2018. Assessing the potential to use repeated ambient noise seismic tomography to detect CO2 leaks: Application to the Aquistore storage site. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, v.71, pp.20-35. doi: (PDF)


  • S. de Ridder and Curtis, A., 2017. Seismic gradiometry using ambient seismic noise in an anisotropic Earth. Geophys. J. Int., vol 209, no. 2, pp. 1168-1179. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggx073 (PDF)
  • A. Nawaz and A. Curtis, 2017. Bayesian Inversion of Seismic Attributes for Geological Facies using a Hidden Markov Model. Geophys. J. Int., 208, pp.1184–1200. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw411 (PDF)
  • Y. Zhao, A. Curtis, B. Baptie, 2017. Locating micro-seismic sources with a single seismometer channel using coda wave interferometry. Geophys. Letters. Vol.82, No. 3, pp.A19–A24, doi: 10.1190/GEO2016-0404.1 (PDF)
  • E. Galetti, A. Curtis, B. Baptie, D. Jenkins, H. Nicolson, 2017. Transdimensional Love-wave tomography of the British Isles and shear-velocity structure of the East Irish Sea Basin from ambient-noise interferometry. Geophys. J. Int., 208 (1): 36-58. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw286 (PDF)
  • C. da Costa Filho, G. Meles and A. Curtis, 2017. Elastic internal multiple analysis and attenuation using Marchenko and interferometric methods. Geophysics, Vol.82, No.2, pp.Q1–Q12, doi: 10.1190/GEO2016-0162.1 (PDF)
  • Wood, R., Curtis, A., Amelia, P., Zhuravlev, A., Curtis-Walcott, S., Lipinge , S., Bowyer, F., 2017. Flexible and responsive growth strategy of the Ediacaran skeletal Cloudina from the Nama Group, Namibia. Geology. doi: 10.1130/G38807.1 (PDF)


  • C. da Costa Filho and A. Curtis, 2016. Attenuating multiple-related imaging artifacts using combined imaging conditions. Geophysics. Vol.81, No.6, pp.S469-S475, doi:10.1190/geo2016-0113.1 (PDF)
  • G. Meles, K. Wapenaar, A. Curtis, 2016. Reconstructing primary reflections in seismic data by Marchenko redatuming and convolutional interferometry. Geophysics, Vol.81, No.2, pp.Q25-Q26, doi:10.1190/GEO2015-0377.1 (PDF)
  • K. Loer, A. Curtis, G. Meles, 2016. Relating source-receiver interferometry to the inverse-scattering series provides a new method to estimate internal multiples. Geophysics, Vol.81, No.3, pp.Q27-Q40, doi:10.1190/GEO2015-0330.1 (PDF)
  • M. Ravasi, I. Vasconcelos, A. Kritski, A. Curtis, C. Alberto da Costa Filho and G. Meles, 2016. Target-oriented Marchenko imaging of a North Sea field. Geophys. J. Int., 205, pp.99-104, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv528 (PDF).
  • O. Hosa, A. Curtis, R. Wood, 2016. Calibrating Lattice Boltzmann flow simulations and estimating uncertainty in the permeability of complex porous media. Advances in Water Resources, Vol.94, pp.60-74, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.04.020 (PDF)
  • A. Penny, R. Wood, A. Zhuravlev, A. Curtis, F. Bowyer, R. Tostevin, 2016. Intraspecific variation in an Ediacaran skeletal metazoan: Namacalathus from the Nama Group, Namibia. Geobiology, pp.1-16. DOI:10.1111/gbi.12205 (PDF)
  • R. Tostevin, R. A. Wood, G. A. Shields, S. W. Poulton, R. Guilbaud, F. Bowyer, A. M. Penny, T. He1, A. Curtis, K. H. Hoffman, M. O. Clarkson, 2016. Low oxygen waters limited habitable space for early animals. Nature Communications, 7:12818, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms128 (PDF)


  • A. Curtis as one of the 9-member Fossil Fuels Review Group, University of Edinburgh, 2015. REPORT: Report of the Fossil Fuels Review Group (PDF).
  • A. Curtis (Ed.), 2015. REPORT: Fossil Fuels Review Group 2014-2015; Input from the School of GeoSciences (PDF).
  • Harland. S.R., Wood. R.A., Curtis. A., van Dijke. M.I.J., Stratford. K., Jiang. Z., Kallel. W., Sorbie. K., 2015 Quantifying flow in variably wet microporous carbonates using object-based geological modelling and both lattice-Boltzmann and pore network fluid flow simulations. AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 99, No. 10, pp.1827–1860 (PDF).
  • C. Alberto da Costa Filho, M. Ravasi, A. Curtis, 2015. Elastic P and S wave autofocus imaging with primaries and internal multiples. Geophysics, Vol 80, No 5, pp.S187–S202, doi:10.1190/GEO2014-0512.1 (PDF).
  • M. Ravasi, I. Vasconcelos, A. Curtis, A. Kritski, 2015. Vector-Acoustic reverse time migration of Volve OBC dataset without up/down decomposed wavefields. Geophysics, Vol. 80, No. 4, pp.S137-S150, doi: 10.1190/GEO2014-0554.1 (PDF).
  • M. Ravasi, G. Meles, A. Curtis, Z. Rawlinson, Y. Liu, 2015. Seismic interferometry by multi-dimensional deconvolution without wavefield separation. Geophys. J. Int., 202, pp.1-16, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv062 (PDF).
  • M. Ravasi, I. Vasconcelos, A. Curtis, 2015. Elastic extended images and velocity-sensitive objective functions using multiple reflections and transmissions. Geophys. J. Int., 202, pp.943-960, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv173 (PDF , SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL)
  • E. Galetti, A. Curtis, G. Meles and B. Baptie, 2015. Uncertainty loops in travel-time tomography from nonlinear wave physics. Phys. Rev. Lett., 114, 148501, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.148501 (PDF , SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL)
  • K. Loer, G. Meles, A. Curtis, 2015. Automatic identification of multiply diffracted waves and their ordered scattering paths. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 137 (4), pp.1834-1845, doi:10.1121/1.4906839 (PDF).
  • E. Entwistle, A. Curtis, E. Galetti, B. Baptie, G. Meles, 2015. Recording old earthquakes on new seismometers: Retrospective seismology at multiple length scales. J. Geophys. Res., 120, pp. 1-25, doi:10.1002/2014JB011607 (PDF).
  • R. A. Wood and A Curtis, 2015 Extensive metazoan reefs from the Ediacaran Nama Group, Namibia: the rise of benthic suspension feeding. Geobiology, 13(2), pp.112–122, doi:10.1111/gbi.12122 (PDF).
  • G. Meles, K. Löer, M. Ravasi, A. Curtis, C. A. da Costa Filho, 2015. Internal multiple prediction and removal using Marchenko autofocusing and seismic interferometry. Geophysics, 80(1), pp.A7–A11, doi:10.1190/GEO2014-0408.1 (PDF).
  • R. A. Wood, S. W. Poulton, A. R. Prave, K-H. Hoffmann, M. O. Clarkson, R. Guilbaud, J. W. Lyne, A. Curtis, S. A. Kasemann, 2015. Dynamic redox conditions control late Ediacaran ecosystems in the Nama Group, Namibia. Precambrian Research, 261, pp.252-271, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2015.02.004 (PDF).
  • D. Polson and A. Curtis, 2015. Assessing individual influence on group decisions in geological carbon capture and storage problems. Chapter in, “Collaborative knowledge in scientific research networks”, ed. P Diviacco, P. Fox, C. Pshenichny and A. Leadbetter, pub. IGI Books. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6567-5.ch004 (PDF).


  • M. Walker and A. Curtis, 2014. Spatial Bayesian inversion with localized likelihoods: an exact sampling alternative to McMC. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, pp.5741–5761, doi:10.1002/2014JB011010 (PDF).
  • M. Walker and A. Curtis, 2014. Expert elicitation of geological spatial statistics using genetic algorithms. Geophys. J. Int., 198, pp.342–356, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu132 (PDF).
  • M. Walker and A. Curtis, 2014. Varying prior information in Bayesian inversion. Inverse Problems 30 (2014) 065002 (PDF and Supporting Material)This paper was selected by Inverse Problems to be included in its Highlights of 2014 collection!
  • G. Meles and A. Curtis, 2014. Finger-printing ordered diffractions in multiply-diffracted waves. Geophys. J. Int., 198, pp.1701–1713, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu195 (PDF).
  • G. Meles and A. Curtis, 2014. Discriminating physical and non-physical energy in wavefield interferometry. Geophys. J. Int. 197, No. 3, pp. 642-1659, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu054 (PDF).
  • C. da Costa Filho, M. Ravasi, A. Curtis and G. Meles, 2014. Elastodynamic Green’s Function Retrieval through Single-Sided Marchenko Inverse Scattering. Phys. Rev. E., 90, paper number 063201, pp.063201-1 – 063201-8. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.90.063201 (PDF).
  • M. Ravasi, I Vasconcelos, A. Curtis, 2014. Beyond conventional migration: nonlinear elastic subsalt imaging with transmissions and two-sided illumination. Geophys. J. Int., 198, pp.1173–1185, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu192 (PDF).
  • A. Penny, R. Wood, A. Curtis, F. Bowyer, R. Tostevin and K. H. Hoffman, 2014. Ediacaran metazoan reefs from the Nama Group, Namibia. Science, 344, pp.1504-1506, doi: 10.1126/science.1253393, (PDF).
  • H. Nicolson, A. Curtis and B. Baptie, 2014. Rayleigh Wave Tomography of the British Isles from Ambient Seismic Noise. Geophys. J. Int., 198, pp.637–655, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu071 (PDF).
  • K. Loer, G. Meles, A. Curtis and I. Vasconcelos, 2014. Diffracted and pseudo-physical waves from spatially-limited arrays using source-receiver interferometry (SRI). Geophys. J. Int., 196, No.2, pp.1043-1059, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt435 (PDF and Supporting Material).


  • A. JafarGandomi and A. Curtis, 2013. Assessing the seismic AVA detectability of CO2 storage sites using novel time-lapse attributes. Petroleum Geoscience, 19, No. 4, pp. 357 – 374, doi: (PDF).
  • G. Meles and A. Curtis, 2013. Physical and non-physical energy in scattered wave source-receiver interferometry. J. Acoustic. Soc. Am. 133(6), pp. 3790-3801, doi:10.1121/1.4802825 (PDF)
  • M. Ravasi and A. Curtis, 2013a. Elastic imaging with exact wavefield extrapolation for application to ocean bottom 4C seismic data. Geophysics, 78 (6), S265-S284, doi:10.1190/GEO2013-0152.1 (PDF)
  • M. Ravasi and A. Curtis, 2013b. Nonlinear scattering based imaging in elastic media: theory, theorems and imaging conditions. Geophysics 78(3), pp. S137–S155, doi:10.1190/GEO2012-0286.1 (PDF)
  • E. Galetti, D. Halliday, A. Curtis, 2013. A simple and exact acoustic wavefield modeling code for data processing, imaging and interferometry applications. Geophysics, 78, No. 6, pp. F17-F27. doi:10.1190/geo2012-0443.1 (PDF and Code)
  • M. Vasmel, J. O. A. Robertsson, D.-J. van Manen, A. Curtis, 2013. Immersive experimentation in a wave propagation laboratory. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Express Letters, 134, No. 6, pp. EL492 – EL498, doi: 10.1121/1.4826912 (PDF) .
  • A. Runge, F. Scherbaum, A. Curtis, C. Riggelsen, 2013. An interactive tool for the elicitation of subjective probabilities in probabilistic seismic hazard assessment. Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 103, No. 5, pp. 2862–2874, (PDF)
  • L. De Siena, E. Del Pezzo, C. Thomas, A. Curtis, L. Margerin, 2013. Seismic energy envelopes in volcanic media: in need of boundary conditions. Geophys. J. Int., 195, No. 2, pp. 1102-1119, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt273 (PDF).


  • A. Curtis, Y. Behr, E. Entwistle, E. Galetti, J. Townend, S. Bannister, 2012. The benefit of hindsight in observational science: retrospective seismological observations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters,vol. 345-348, pp. 212-220 (PDF)
  • A. Curtis, 2012. The science of subjectivity. Geology. 40, pp. 95-96. doi: 10.1130/focus012012.1 (PDF)
  • E. Galetti and A. Curtis, 2012. Generalised receiver functions and seismic interferometry. Tectonophysics. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.12.004 (PDF)
  • S. King and A. Curtis, 2012. Suppressing nonphysical reflections in Green’s function estimates using source-receiver interferometry. Geophysics, 77(1), pp. Q15-Q25. doi: 10.1190/GEO2011-0300.1 (PDF)
  • A. JafarGandomi and A. Curtis, 2012. Assessing the monitorability of CO2 saturation in subsurface saline aquifers. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control. 7, pp. 244–260. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2011.10.015 (PDF)
  • E. Winterfors and A. Curtis, 2012. A Bifocal Measure of Expected Ambiguity in Bayesian Nonlinear Parameter Estimation. Technometrics, 54(2), pp. 179-190. doi: 10.1080/00401706.2012.676953 (PDF)
  • D. Polson, A. Curtis, C. Vivalda, 2012. Environmental Risk of Carbon Capture and Storage. In: Advances in Environmental Research. vol. 20, chap. 8, pp.181-196. Nova Publishers.
  • J. Hill, R. Wood, A. Curtis, D. Tetzlaff, 2012. Preservation of forcing signals in shallow water carbonate sediments. Sedimentary Geology, 275–276, pp. 79–92. doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2012.07.017 (PDF)
  • M. Shahraeeni, A. Curtis and G. Chao, 2012. Fast probabilistic petrophysical mapping of reservoirs from 3D seismic data. Geophysics, 77(3), pp. O1–O19. doi:10.1190/GEO2011-0340.1 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday, A. Curtis and K. Wapenaar, 2012. Generalised PP+PS=SS from seismic interferometry. Geophys. J. Int., 189, pp. 1015–1024. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05396.x (PDF)
  • D. Polson, A. Curtis and C. Vivalda, 2012. The Evolving Perception of Risk During Reservoir Evaluation Projects for Geological Storage of CO2. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, 9, pp. 10-23. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.02.010 (PDF)
  • H. Nicolson, A. Curtis, B. Baptie and E. Galetti, 2012. Seismic Interferometry and Ambient Noise Tomography in the British Isles. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 123, Issue 1, pp. 74-86. doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2011.04.002 (PDF)


  • D. Polson, A. Curtis and C. Vivalda, 2011. Risk and Uncertainty. In, Smith, M., Campbell, D., Mackay, E., Polson, D., 2011: CO2 Aquifer Storage Site Evaluation and Monitoring. Pub. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, ISBN: 978-0-9571031-0-8. Chap. 5, pp. 121-140. (PDF)
  • A. JafarGandomi and A. Curtis, 2011. How do we know where CO2 is? Developments in Geophysical Monitoring. In, Smith, M., Campbell, D., Mackay, E., Polson, D., 2011: CO2 Aquifer Storage Site Evaluation and Monitoring. Pub. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, ISBN: 978-0-9571031-0-8. Chap. 5, pp. 103-119. (PDF)
  • S. Mander, D. Polson, T. Roberts and A. Curtis, 2011. Risk from CO2 storage in saline aquifers: a comparison of lay and expert perceptions of risk. Energy Procedia, 4, pp. 6360-6367. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.653 (PDF)
  • S. King and A. Curtis, 2011. Velocity analysis using both reflections and refractions in seismic interferometry. Geophysics, 76(5) pp. SA83–SA96. doi:10.1190/GEO2011-0008.1 (PDF)
  • A. JafarGandomi and A. Curtis, 2011. Detectability of petrophysical properties of subsurface CO2-saturated aquifer reservoirs using surface geophysical methods. The Leading Edge, 30(10), pp. 1112-1121. (PDF)
  • C. Duguid, D. Halliday and A. Curtis, 2011. Source-Receiver Interferometry for Seismic Wavefield Construction and Ground Roll Removal. The Leading Edge, 30(8), pp. 838-843. (PDF)
  • T. Guest and A. Curtis, 2011. On standard and optimal designs of industrial-scale 2-D seismic surveys. Geophysical Journal International 186, pp.825–836. (PDF)
  • D. Coles and A. Curtis, 2011. A free lunch in azimuthally anisotropic survey design. Comp. Geosci. 37, pp. 1026–1034. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2010.09.012 (PDF)
  • A. Thomas, M. Rider, A. Curtis and A. MacArthur, 2011. Automated lithology extraction from core photographs. First Break. 29, June, pp.103-109 (PDF)
  • M. Shahraeeni and A. Curtis, 2011. Fast probabilistic nonlinear petrophysical inversion. Geophysics. 76 (2), pp. E45–E58, doi: 10.1190/1.3540628 (PDF)
  • D. Coles and A. Curtis, 2011. Efficient nonlinear Bayesian survey design by DN-optimization. Geophysics. 76 (2): pp. Q1–Q8. doi: 10.1190/1.3552645 (PDF)
  • P. Eke, M. Naylor, S. Haszeldine and A. Curtis, 2011. CO2-Brine Surface Dissolution and Injection: CO2 Storage Enhancement. SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction. 6 (1): 41-53. SPE-124711-PA. doi: 10.2118/124711-PA (PDF)
  • S. King, A. Curtis and T. Poole, 2011. Interferometric velocity analysis using physical and nonphysical energy. Geophysics, Vol.76, No.1, pp. SA35-SA49, doi: 10.1190/1.3521291 (PDF)


  • A. Curtis and D. Halliday, 2010. Source-receiver wave field interferometry. Physical Review E, Vol.81, No.4, pp. 046601-1 – 046601-10. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.81.046601 (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and D. Halliday, 2010. Directional balancing for seismic and general wavefield interferometry. Geophysics, Vol. 75, No. 1, pp. SA1–SA14. doi: 10.1190/1.3298736 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday and A. Curtis, 2010. An interferometric theory of source-receiver scattering and imaging. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.6 pp.SA95–SA103. doi: 10.1190/1.3486453 (PDF)
  • D. Polson and A. Curtis, 2010. Dynamics of uncertainty in geological interpretation. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 167, pp. 5-10. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-055. (PDF)
  • T. Guest and A. Curtis, 2010. Optimal Trace Selection for Amplitude Versus Angle (AVA) Processing of Shale-Sand Reservoirs. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.4, pp.C37-C47. doi: 10.1190/1.3462291 (PDF)
  • K. Wapenaar, E. Slob, R. Snieder, A. Curtis, 2010. Tutorial on seismic interferometry. Part 2: Underlying theory and new advances. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.5, pp.75A211–75A227. doi: 10.1190/1.3463440 (PDF; also, Part 1 (basic principles and applications) is available Here)
  • H. Maurer, A. Curtis and D. Boerner, 2010. Recent advances in optimized geophysical survey design. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.5, pp. 75A177–75A194. doi: 10.1190/1.3484194 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday, A. Curtis, P. Vermeer, C. Strobbia, A. Glushchenko, D-J. van Manen, J. O. A. Robertsson, 2010. Interferometric ground-roll removal: Attenuation of direct and scattered surface waves in single-sensor data. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.2, pp. SA15-SA25. doi: 10.1190/1.3360948 (PDF)
  • T. Poole, A. Curtis, J. O. A. Robertsson, D-J van Manen, 2010. Deconvolution imaging conditions and cross-talk suppression. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.6, pp.W1–W12. doi: 10.1190/1.3493638 (PDF)


  • A. Curtis, H. Nicolson, D. Halliday, J. Trampert and B. Baptie, 2009. Virtual seismometers in the subsurface of the Earth from seismic interferometry. Nature Geoscience, Vol. 2, pp. 700–704, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO615, (Article PDF and Supplementary Material PDF)
  • J. Hill, D. Tetzlaff, A. Curtis and R. Wood, 2009. Modeling shallow marine carbonate depositional systems. Computers & Geosciences, Vol. 35, pp. 1862–1874, (PDF)
  • S. Sargeant, L. Ottemöller, B. Baptie, A. Bell, A. Curtis and I. Main, 2009. Frontiers of Seismology. Astronomy and Geophysics (pub. Royal Astronomical Society, London), August, Vol. 50, pp. 4.31-4.34, (PDF)
  • U. Meier, J. Trampert and A. Curtis, 2009. Global variations of temperature and water content in the mantle transition zone from higher mode surface waves. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 282, pp. 91–101, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.03.004 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday and A. Curtis, 2009. Generalized optical theorem for surface waves and layered media. Phys. Rev. E 79, 056603, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.79.056603 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday and A. Curtis, 2009. Seismic interferometry of scattered surface waves in attenuative media. Geophys. J. Int. 178, pp. 419–446, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04153.x (PDF)
  • P. E. Eke, M. Naylor, S. Haszeldine and A. Curtis, 2009. CO2-Brine Surface Dissolution and Injection: CO2 Storage Enhancement, Publication SPE 124711, Proceedings of the 2009 SPE Offshore Europe Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition, Aberdeen, UK, 8–11 September 2009 (PDF)
  • D. Polson, A. Curtis, C. Vivalda and S. Saunier, 2009. Process for tracking the evolving perception of risk during CO2 storage projects, Publication SPE 124703, Proceedings of the 2009 SPE Offshore Europe Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition, Aberdeen, UK, 8–11 September 2009 (PDF)
  • T. Guest and A. Curtis, 2009. Iteratively constructive sequential design of experiments and surveys with nonlinear parameter-data relationships, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B04307, doi:10.1029/2008JB005948 (PDF)
  • Anthony Lomax, Alberto Michelini, Andrew Curtis 2009. Earthquake location, Direct, Global-Search Methods. in Meyers, R. A. (ed. in chief), Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science. Springer. (PDF)


  • D. Halliday and A. Curtis 2008. Seismic interferometry, surface waves, and source distribution. Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03918.x (PDF)
  • David Price, Andrew Curtis, Rachel Wood 2008. Statistical Correlation between Geophysical Logs and Extracted Core. Geophysics, Vol. 73, No. 3; pp. E97-E106. doi:10.1190/1.2890409 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday, A. Curtis, E. Kragh 2008. Seismic surface waves in a suburban environment – active and passive interferometric methods. The Leading Edge, Vol. 27, No. 2, doi:10.1190/1.2840369, pp. 210-218. (PDF)
  • Emanuel Winterfors and Andrew Curtis 2008. Numerical detection and reduction of non-uniqueness in nonlinear inverse problems. Inverse Problems, Vol. 24, No. 2, 025016. doi:10.1088/0266-5611/24/2/025016 (14pp). (PDF)

2007Global Crustal Mean Shear Velocity

  • D-J van Manen, J. Robertsson, and A. Curtis 2007. Exact wavefield simulation for finite-volume scattering problems. J. Acoustic. Soc. Am. Express Letters, Vol. 122, No. 4, pp. EL115-EL121, DOI: 10.1121/1.2771371. (PDF)
  • David Halliday, Andrew Curtis, Dirk-Jan van Manen, Johan Robertsson 2007. Interferometric surface wave isolation and removal. Geophysics, Vol. 72, No. 5, pp.A69–A73. (PDF)
  • Ueli Meier, Andrew Curtis, Jeannot Trampert 2007. A global crustal model constrained by non-linearised inversion of fundamental mode surface waves. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 34, L16304, doi:10.1029/2007GL030989. (PDF).
  • Roel Snieder, Susan Hubbard, Matthew Haney, Gerald Bawden, Paul Hatchell, Andre Revil and the DOE Monitoring Working Group 2007. Advanced non-invasive geophysical monitoring techniques. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., Vol. 35, pp.653-683. (PDF)
  • Ueli Meier, Andrew Curtis, Jeannot Trampert 2007. Global crustal thickness from neural network inversion of surface wave data. Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 169, pp.706-722. (PDF).


  • A. Curtis, Peter Gerstoft, Haruo Sato, Roel Snieder, Kees Wapenaar 2006. Seismic Interferometry – Turning Noise into Signal. The Leading Edge, Vol. 25(9), pp.1082-1092. Received “Honorable Mention” in the Category of Best Paper in TLE. To be included in Geophysics Reprint Series book, “Seismic Interferometry” edited by K. Wapenaar, D. Draganov, and J. Robertsson. (PDF).
  • D.-J. van Manen, A. Curtis and J. O. A. Robertsson 2006. Interferometric modelling of wave propagation in inhomogeneous elastic media using time-reversal and reciprocity. Geophysics, vol. 71(4), pp. SI47-SI60. doi: 10.1190/1.2213218 (PDF).
  • A. Curtis 2006. Seismic Reflection Processing With Special Reference to Anisotropy – A Review. Geophysical Journal International, 165, pp. 1067-1070. (PDF).
  • R. van Vossen, A. Curtis and J. Trampert 2006a. Surface-consistent amplitude corrections for single- or multi-component sources and receivers using reciprocity. Geophysical Journal International, 165, pp. 311-322. (PDF).
  • R. van Vossen, A. Curtis, A. Laake and J. Trampert 2006b. Surface-consistent deconvolution using reciprocity and waveform inversion. Geophysics, 71(2), pp. V19-V30. (PDF).


  • J. Hill, A. Curtis, R. Wood and D. Tetzlaff 2005. Modelling complexity in carbonates. In, Proceedings of Mathematical Geology, GIS and Spatial Analysis, Vol 1 and 2. Ed’s: Cheng, BonhamCarter. pp.1141-1146 (MSWord).
  • R. van Vossen, A. Curtis and J. Trampert 2005. Subsonic near-surface P velocity and low S velocity observations using propagator inversion. Geophysics, 70(4), pages R15-R23. (PDF).
  • D.-J. van Manen, J. O. A. Robertsson and A. Curtis 2005. Modeling of wave propagation in inhomogeneous media. Phys. Rev. Lett., 94 (16), pp. 164301-1 – 164301-4. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.164301 (PDF)


  • A. Curtis and R. Wood 2004b. Optimal elicitation of probabilistic information from experts. In, Geological Prior Information, A. Curtis and R. Wood ed’s. Geol. Soc. Lond. Special Publication, Vol. 239; pp. 127-145; DOI 10.1144/GSL.SP.2004.239.01.09 (PDF)
  • M. Baddeley, A. Curtis and R. Wood 2004. An introduction to prior information derived from probabilistic judgements: elicitation of knowledge, cognitive bias and herding. In, Geological Prior Information, A. Curtis and R. Wood ed’s. Geol. Soc. Lond. Special Publication 239. (PDF)
  • R. Wood and A. Curtis 2004. Geological prior information, and its applications to solving geoscientific problems. In, Geological Prior Information, A. Curtis and R. Wood ed’s. Geol. Soc. Lond. Special Publication 239, 1-14. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis 2004a. Theory of model-based geophysical survey and experimental design Part A � Linear Problems. The Leading Edge, Vol. 23, No. 10, pp. 997-1004 (Invited Paper). (PDF)
  • A. Curtis 2004b. Theory of model-based geophysical survey and experimental design Part B � Nonlinear Problems. The Leading Edge, Vol. 23, No. 10, pp. 1112-1117 (Invited Paper). (PDF)
  • A. Curtis, A Michelini, D. Leslie and A. Lomax, 2004, A deterministic algorithm for experimental design applied to tomographic and microseismic monitoring surveys. Geophys. J. Int., 157, 595-606. (PDF)
  • R. van Vossen, J. Trampert and A. Curtis 2004. Propagator and wave-equation inversion for near-receiver Earth properties. Geophys. J. Int., 157, 796-812. (PDF). Also published in EAGE and SEG extended abstracts, 2003 meetings.
  • Kayser, A., Gras, R., A. Curtis, Wood, R. 2004. New way to visualize internal rock structures. Offshore. 64, No. 8 (August). (PDF)


  • R. Muijs, J. O. A. Robertsson, A. Curtis and K. Holliger 2003. Near-surface seismic properties for elastic wavefield decomposition: Estimates based on multicomponent land and seabed recordings. Geophysics, 68, 2073-2081. (PDF)
  • J. van den Berg, A. Curtis and J. Trampert 2003. Optimal nonlinear Bayesian experimental design: an application to amplitude versus offset experiments. Geophys. J. Int., 155, 411-421. (PDF) Correction: Geophys. J. Int., 161, No. 2, 265-265, 2005. (Correction PDF)
  • D.-J. van Manen, J. Robertsson, A. Curtis, R. Ferber and H. Paulssen 2003. Shear-wave statics using receiver functions. Geophys. J. Int., 153, No. 3, pp. F1-F5. (PDF)


  • A. Curtis and R. Snieder 2002. Probing the Earth’s interior with seismic tomography. Chapter 52 , International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, Part A. William H. K. Lee, Hiroo Kanamori, Paul C. Jennings and Carl Kisslinger, ed�s. Academic Press pub. Vol. 81A in Int. Geophys. Series, pp. 861-874. (Paper_PDFColour_Plate_1_PDFColour_Plate_2_PDF)
  • A. Curtis and J. O. A. Robertsson 2002. Volumetric wavefield recording and near-receiver group velocity estimation for land seismics. Geophysics, 67 (5), 1602-1611. (PDF)
  • J. O. A. Robertsson and A. Curtis 2002. Wavefield separation using densely deployed, three component, single sensor groups in land surface seismic recordings. Geophysics, 67 (5), 1624-1633. (PDF)


  • A. Curtis and A. Lomax, 2001. Prior information, sampling distributions and the curse of dimensionality. Geophysics, 66, 372-378, 2001. (PDF)


  • H. Maurer, D. Boerner and A. Curtis 2000. Design strategies for electromagnetic geophysical surveys. Inverse Problems, 16, No 5, 1097-1117. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and H. Maurer 2000. Optimising designs of geophysical experiments and surveys – is it worthwhile? EOS, Trans., Amer. Geophys. Union, 81, no. 20, 224-225. Reprinted in The Leading Edge, October 2000. (PDF)


  • A. Curtis, 1999. Optimal experiment design: Cross-borehole tomographic examples. Geophys. J. Int., 136, 637-650. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis, 1999. Optimal design of focussed experiments and surveys. Geophys J. Int., 139, 205-215. (PDF)
  • A. Girard and A. Curtis, 1999. Assessing the complexity of multi-dimensional misfit functions. Schlumberger Scientific Report (public).
  • R. Devilee, A. Curtis and K. Roy-Chowdhurry, 1999. An efficient, probabilistic, neural network approach to solving inverse problems: Inverting surface wave velocities for eurasian crustal thickness. J. Geophys. Res., 104 No. B12, pp. 28,841-28,856. (PDF)


  • A. Curtis, B. Dost, J. Trampert and R. Snieder, 1998. Eurasian fundamental mode surface wave phase velocities and their relationship to tectonic structures. J. Geophys. Res., 103, No. B11, pp. 26,919-26,947. (PDF)


  • A. Curtis and R. Snieder, 1997. Reconditioning inverse problems using the genetic algorithm and revised parameterisation. Geophysics, 62, No. 5, pp. 1,524-1,532. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and J. H. Woodhouse, 1997. Crustal and upper mantle shear velocity structure beneath the Tibetan plateau and surrounding regions from inter-event surface wave phase velocity inversion. J. Geophys. Res., 102, No. B6, pp. 11,789-11,813. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and P. C. England, 1997. Local and regional components of western Aegean deformation extracted from 100 years of geodetic displacement measurements. Geophys. J. Int., 130, pp. 623-639.

Selected Abstracts and Posters:

  • C. Roy, A. Nowacki, X. Zhang, A. Curtis and B. Baptie, 2020. Realistic microearthquake magnitudes and locations from surface monitoring of hydrofacturing at Preston New Road, UK. Soc. Explor. Geophys. Expanded Abstracts, doi:
  • Arash JafarGandomi and Andrew Curtis. Effect of over- and under-burden on time-lapse CSEM monitoring capabilities. Society of Exploration Geophysics, Annual Meeting, 2011. (PDF)
  • Arash JafarGandomi and Andrew Curtis. Assessing Monitorability of CO2 saturation in subsurface aquifers. Society of Exploration Geophysics, Annual Meeting, 2010. (PDF)
  • David Halliday, Andrew Curtis and Kees Wapenaar. Generalized PP + PS = SS from seismic interferometry. Society of Exploration Geophysics, Annual Meeting, 2010. (PDF)
  • Andrew Curtis. Source-Receiver seismic interferometry. Society of Exploration Geophysics, Annual Meeting, 2009, pp. 3655-3658. (PDF)
  • David Halliday, Andrew Curtis, Dirk-Jan van Manen, Johan Robertsson. Interferometric surface wave (ground roll) isolation and removal. S.E.G. Summer Workshop, 2007.
  • David Halliday, Andrew Curtis, Johan Robertsson, Dirk-Jan van Manen, 2006. Surface wave prediction and removal using seismic interferometry. SPICE network meeting, Ireland.
  • R. van Vossen, A. Curtis and J. Trampert, 2006. On the origin of source and receiver amplitude perturbations in land seismic data. EAGE 68th Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria.
  • R. van Vossen, J. Trampert, A. Curtis and A. Laake, 2005. On the origin of source and receiver amplitude perturbations in land seismic data. Soc. Expl. Geophys., Annual Meeting, Houston, U.S.A. (PDF)
  • R. van Vossen, J. Trampert, A. Curtis and A. Laake, 2005. Source and receiver amplitude equalization using reciprocity – Application to land seismic data. Soc. Expl. Geophys., Annual Meeting, Houston, U.S.A. (PDF)
  • D.-J. van Manen, J. Robertsson, A. Curtis, R. Ferber and H. Paulssen 2002. Shear-wave statics using receiver functions. EAGE extended abstract.
  • A. Lomax and A. Curtis, 2001, Fast, probabilistic earthquake location in 3D models using oct-tree importance sampling, European Geophysical Society, March 2001, Nice. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and Spencer, C., 1999, Survey design strategies for linearized nonlinear inversion, 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1775-1778. (PDF)
  • K. Roy-Chowdhurry, R. Devilee and A. Curtis, 1997. Use of neural networks for non-linear, non-unique inversion in geophysics. SEG Extended Abstracts.
  • A. Curtis and R. Snieder, 1995. Shear wave velocity structure beneath Eurasia from surface wave group and phase velocities in an inverse problem reconditioned using the genetic algorithm. EOS Transactions AGU, 1995 Fall Meeting, 67, No. 46, p.386.


  • R. Wood, A. Curtis and A. Kayser, Granted 2011. Classification method for sedimentary rocks. Patent number: US 7869565.
  • A. Curtis, 2008. Seismic Interferometry [title confidential]. Provisional patent filing.
  • D. Halliday and A. Curtis, 2008. Seismic Interferometry [title confidential]. Provisional patent filing.
  • D. Halliday, A. Curtis, and E Kragh 2008. Seismic Interferometry [title confidential]. Provisional patent filing.
  • D.-J. van Manen, J. Robertsson, A. Curtis, 2006. Method of simulating seismic data after making arbitrary localised model updates giving exact ‘full-grid’ results using only a local simulation on a small sub-grid around the updated region [title confidential]. UK patent filing.
  • D.-J. van Manen, J. Robertsson, A. Curtis, 2005. Method of noise suppression [title confidential]. USA patent filing.
  • J. Robertsson, D.-J. van Manen, A. Curtis, 2004. Method of simulating seismic data. [Reduces simulation times by factors of up to 106 for inverse problems]. PCT patent filing.
  • R. van Vossen, A. Curtis, J. Trampert 2004. Method for correcting seismic data. [Inversion for multi-component source and receiver coupling]. PCT patent filing.
  • R. Wood, A. Curtis, A. Kaiser 2004. A classification method for sedimentary rocks. [For carbonates, uses x-ray micro-tomography and SEM data]. PCT patent filing.
  • D.-J. van Manen, A. Curtis, J. O. A. Robertsson 2003. Multi-component seismic data processing. [Dix-Krey formulae for receiver functions]. PCT patent filing.
  • R. Van Vossen, A. Curtis, and J. Trampert 2003. Method for retrieving local near-surface material information. PCT patent, filing number: 0300876.0.
  • D.-J. van Manen, A. Curtis, J. O. A. Robertsson 2003. Multi-component seismic data processing. [Dix-Krey formulae for receiver functions]. Provisional patent filing.
  • J. Robertsson and A. Curtis. Wavefield Separation And Estimation Of Near Surface Properties In Land Seismic. GB Patent No. 2,358,468 A, PCT Patent No. WO 01/53854 A1. Granted 27/2/2002.
  • A. Curtis, J. Robertsson, and R. Muijs. System and method for estimating seismic material properties. UK Patent No. 2,358,469A, PCT Patent No. WO 01/53853 A1. Granted 27/2/2002.
  • J. Robertsson and A. Curtis. Seismic detection apparatus and related method. UK Patent No. 2,341,680B. (Volumetric seismic recording geometries and related methods).
  • D.-J. van Manen, J. O. A. Robertsson and A. Curtis 2002. Perturbation Corrections Of Multi-component Seismic Recordings. Filing Number 201646.7.
  • A. Curtis, D.-J. van Manen and J. O. A. Robertsson 2001. Seabed Statics. Filing Number 101936.3.
  • A. Curtis, D.-J. van Manen and J. O. A. Robertsson 2001. Sea-bed Statics. (Different patent from above!). Filing Number 110573.3.
  • A. Curtis, D. J. van Manen, and J. O. A. Robertsson, Seabed shear wave statics estimation, UK Patent application 14.0186, November 2000.
  • A. Curtis, S. Ryan-Grigor and J. Martin 1999. Method And System For Electroseismic Monitoring Of Microseismicity. Grant Number 2,349,222 (GB).



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