Tectonics and Lithospheric Deformation Research Group

Tectonics and Lithospheric Deformation Research Group

Description

We study how the earth deforms on timescales ranging from seconds to many millions of years.

Expertise

Our group is made up of geologists and geophysicists who research a broad range of disciplines, including active– and passive–source seismology, structural field mapping and microstructural studies, analytical geochemistry and geochronology, computational analysis and geomathematics.

Objective

We study how the earth deforms on timescales ranging from seconds to many millions of years.

Research Focus

One of around 10 research projects

Seismic Array on the HiKurangi Experiment (SAHKE)

The SAHKE experiment focuses on using recordings of earthquakes and explosions to determine seismic wave propagation characteristics in the southern North Island with the aim of understanding structural controls on earthquake occurrence.

SAHKE is being coordinated by Tim Stern and Martha Savage at Victoria University and staff at GNS Science, in conjunction with the Ministry of Economic Development’s Crown Minerals group. The project began in late 2009 and is supported by researchers from the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo and the Foundation of Research, Science, and Technology.

Past Successes

Many collaborative contracts supported by Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, MSI, GNS.