Forward: Sediment production on Earth is dominated by the erosion of active mountain ranges. It seems intuitive that maximum sediment flux delivered to surrounding continental margins should correlate with active mountain building (orogenesis). Therefore, active orogenic systems where important interactions occurs between tectonics, climate and surfaces processes like Andes or Taiwan have been the place […]
One of my teaching roles over the last 4 years has been setting up a Geophysics with Professional Placement degree route where students take a placement sandwiched between their 3rd and 4th years. The lag time between starting this initiative and seeing the results has been long, just because of how long it takes for students […]
Forward: One of the big challenges with forecasting natural hazards is how to combine the disparate range of data-types that could inform a forecast. With seismicity, this includes the point location of past events, line maps of the location of known active faults, and raster maps of the rate at which the crust is straining […]
The Fourier transform is a core, but abstract concept and tool. It can be viewed from several different perspectives, so I think it is helpful to see how different authors describe it. O’Reilly have a good introduction with Python code. I think that the videos linked below are helpful in understanding various properties. Hope you […]
Blog Author: Francesco Serafini (2nd year PhD Student, H2020 funded) What a year to start a PhD! If two years ago someone told me that I would have found myself writing a blog post about my first year as PhD student in Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh during a global pandemic I wouldn’t believe […]
Just wanted to advertise the recording of this awesome presentation from Dr Maggie Creed on engineering modelling of bedload transport during flood events.
As an academic, my work balances both delivering face to face teaching and the leadership and management of research in equal measure. COVID has had a profound impact on the way we can work and forced us to make decisions about how to best deliver high quality teaching and foster a community where researchers feel […]
Edinburgh is leading a £20M GCRF Hub in Urban Risk Transition in Tomorrow’s Cities with a focus on Kathmandu, Istanbul, Quito, and Nairobi. This week, we held a webinar on some of the seismic hazard work being undertaken in Kathmandu. I will post a link to the full webinar when it is available, but you […]