Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190102940 [ 2019 - 2023 ]

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Researchers A/Prof Yingjie Yang; A/Prof Juan Afonso; Prof Nicholas Rawlinson; Prof Michael Ritzwoller; Prof Fenglin Niu

Brief description This project aims to develop new methods to better image lithospheric and upper-mantle structures by using noise from ubiquitous ocean waves, and then use these methods to illuminate fine-scale lithospheric-asthenospheric structures in Australia, from the surface to the upper mantle. Imaging the Earth’s structure using seismic tomography is one of the most fundamental tasks of geoscience. Conventional earthquake-based seismic tomography has difficulties in deciphering fine-scale lithospheric structures. The images from this project will provide a better understanding of the nature of intraplate earthquakes and volcanoes, and improve the assessment of intraplate seismic and volcanic hazards in Australia.

Funding Amount $370,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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