School of Earth and Environment

Huw Goodall Huw Goodall

Postgraduate Researcher

Email address: earhgo@leeds.ac.uk

Affiliation: Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics

Biography

I am currently a PhD candidate studying the interaction of the brittle and ductile lithosphere in extensional continental areas. I am particularly interested in Western Turkey, one of the most rapidly extending areas in the world. I plan on using fault movement rates, derived from cosmogenic isotope data sets that I will develop here in the cosmogenic lab in Leeds. These rates will be compared to strain rates derived from GPS and InSAR, representing the ductily deforming lithosphere.

This comparison will provide insight into how the continents are deforming and how strain is distributed through the lithosphere. This should assist with understanding of earthquakes and improving hazard mapping in the region.

I am also interested in improving the method of comsogenic nucleide exposure dating of fault scarps and hope to be able to do this during my studies.

My MSc thesis was a tectonostratigraphic study of offshore Morocco and it's effect on potential reservoir in the area. I enjoyed the highly applied nature of this, as well as the rest of my MSc.

When not in the lab/office/field I can be found climbing up rock or ice in the UK and beyond.

Qualifications

2016-Present PhD candidate in Tectonics and structural geology

2014-2015 MSc Petroleum Geoscience for Explortation (Distinction) - University of Manchester

2009-2012 BSc Geolsoical Sciences (2.1) - University of Leeds

Research Interests

  • Interaction between ductile and brittle deformation in the lithosphere
  • Western Turkey
  • Italian Apennine
  • Cosmogenic isotopes in active fault zones (particularly 36Cl)

Project details

Project title

Reconciling discrepancies between long- and short-term rates of tectonic deformation.

Supervisors

Dr Laura Gegory, Professor Tim Wright, and Professor Greg Houseman, Dr Richard Walters

Funding

NERC-DTP

Start date

1 October 2016