Mark Naylor’s Blog

Mark Naylor’s Blog

I want to know how the Earth works…

Category: Research

In the Sounding Out the River project, we had dual aims of showing (i) how to monitor bedload transport during floods using geophones and also (ii) the development of a low cost data collection and telemetry system. This latter component has seen us develop three pieces of technology. BattMan (for battery management) Geoduino Seismic Logger […]

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 […]

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 […]

  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 […]

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 […]

 Project Summary: You will develop and utilise a seismic monitoring system to monitor the mobilisation and transport of bedload in mountain rivers to understand impacts on flood hazard and fluvial erosion rates.  A full description of the project can be found on the E4 website. Project Background: Rivers that drain mountain catchments carry a bedload […]

Project Summary: You will develop a new Bayesian framework for forecasting the occurrence and evolution of natural hazards by adapting a cutting-edge spatio-temporal modelling package, originally developed for ecological systems. The full project description and details of how to apply for this as a NERC PhD can be found on the E4 website: Forecasting the spatio-temporal evolution of natural […]

  Professional grade seismometers are expensive, which is unfortunate because I would like to get a small network to experiment with. Thankfully – there is a potential solution. The Raspberry Shake team have been developing low cost seismometer using a Raspberry Pi to manage the software side. There are various flavours of Raspberry Shake. The 1D […]

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