Staff and Postgraduate Students
Mr Andrew Bottrill, BSc (Dunelm)
Richmond School 1999-2006
Durham University 2007-2010 BSc Natural Sciences
Durham University 2010 – Present Phd Department of Earth Sciences
Andrew grew up in North Yorkshire where he developed his interest in science as well as the outdoors. Studied Physics and Geophysics at Durham University where by completing a final year project in producing synthetic seismic images of CCS reservoirs developed an interest in computer modelling and simulation. Now working on a Phd project looking at modelling the effects of Slab break off.
The dynamics of continental collision and slab break-off
Through the modeling of continental collision and slab break off we hope to learn what surface effects might be observable due to slab break off. This project initially wants to look at the topographic effects of slab break off. Then with some model improvements we hope to predict what sort of melting will occur due to slab break off. This will hopefully allow prediction on the location and type of magmatism associated with slab break off.
The computational modelling of geological situations.
Use of geophysical data to improve models.
Innovative aproaches to solving complex numerical models
- Bottrill,A.D van Hunen, J & Allen, M.B (2012), The use of surface topography at continental collision zones to understand the dynamics of collision and break-off, The Alpine-Himalayan convergence zone: from the Mediterranean to SE Asia 14, EGU2012-827, 2012: EGU2012. Vienna, Copernicus.
- Bottrill, Andrew D, van Hunen, Jeroen & Allen, Mark B (2011), Can dynamic surface topography at continental collision zones be used to detectslab break off?, Dynamic topography: a key surface record of deep Earth processes. London, Geological Society and British Geophysical Association.
- Bottrill, Andrew, van Hunen, Jeroen & Allen, Mark (2011), Can surface topography at continental collision zones be used to detect slab break off?, Subduction zone dynamics from the surface to the lower mantle 13, EGU2011-1030, 2011: EGU2011. Vienna, Copernicus.
Journal papers: academic
- Bottrill, Andrew D, van Hunen, Jeroen & Allen, Mark B (2012). Insight into collision zone dynamics from topography: numerical modelling results and observations. Solid Earth 3(2): 387.