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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Key Publications

Davies, R.J., Thatcher, K.E., Mathias, S.A., Yang, J., (2012) Deepwater canyons: An escape route for methane sealed by methane hydrateEarth and Planetary Science Letters 323-324 72 - 78

Davies, R. J., Thatcher, K. E., Armstrong, H., Yang, J., Hunter, S., (2012) Tracking the relict bases of marine methane hydrates using their intersections with stratigraphic reflections Geology 40 (1) 1011-1014

Davies R. J., Clarke A. L (2010) Methane recycling between hydrate and critically pressured stratigraphic traps, offshore Mauritania Geology 38 (11) 963 - 966

Davies, R.J., Brumm, M., Manga, M., Rubiandini, R., Swarbrick, R., Tingay, M., (2008) The East Java mud volcano (2006 to present): An earthquake or drilling trigger? Earth and Planetary Science Letters 272 (3-4) 627 - 638


Julian, B. R., Foulger, G. R., (2010) Time-dependent seismic tomographyGeophysical Journal International 182 (3) pp. 1327–1338

Julian, B.R., Foulger, G.R., Monastero, F.C., Bjornstad, S., (2010) Imaging Hydraulic Fractures in a Geothermal Reservoir - Geophysical Research Letters 37, L07305

Foulger, G,R., (2011) Plates vs. Plumes: A Geological Controversy. ISBN: 978-1-4051-6148-0

Foulger, G.R., (2012) Are 'hot spots' hot spots? Journal of Geodynamics 58 pp.1 – 28


Ireland, M.T., Goulty, N.R., Davies, R.J., (2011) Influence of stratigraphic setting and simple shear on layer-bound compaction faults offshore MauritaniaJournal of Structural Geology 33 (4) 487 - 499

Ramdhan, A.M., Goulty, N.R., (2011) Overpressure and mudrock compaction in the Lower Kutai Basin, Indonesia: a radical reappraisal. AAPG Bulletin 95 (10) 1725 - 1744

Ireland, M.T., Goulty, N.R., Davies, R.J., (2010) Influence of pore water chemistry on silica diagenesis: evidence from the interaction of diagenetic reaction zones with polygonal fault systems. Journal of the Geological Society 167 (2) 273 - 279

Goulty, N.R., Schofield, N., (2008) Implications of simple flexure theory for the formation of saucer-shaped sills. Journal of Structural Geology 30 (7) 812 - 817


Sheen, K. L. White, N. J., Caulfield, C. P., Hobbs, R. W., (2012) Seismic imaging of a large horizontal vortex at abyssal depths beneath the Sub-Antarctic Front Nature Geoscience 5 pp. 542 – 546 

Moorkamp, M., Heincke, B., Jegen, M., Roberts, A., Hobbs, R., (2011) A framework for 3-D joint inversion of MT, gravity and seismic refraction data Geophysical Journal International 184 (1) 477 – 493

Papenberg, C., Klaeschen, D., Krahmann, G., Hobbs, R. W., (2010) Ocean temperature and salinity inverted from combined hydrographic and seismic data Geophysical Research Letters 37 (4) L04601

Jerram, D.A. Single, R.T. Hobbs, R.W., Nelson, C.E., (2009) Understanding the offshore flood basalt sequence using onshore volcanic facies analogues: an example from the Faroe-Shetland basin Geological Magazine 146 (3) pp. 353 – 367


Lawley, C.J.M., Imber, J., and Selby, D. in press. Structural controls on orogenic Au-mineralization during transpression: Lupa goldfield, SW Tanzania. Economic Geology

Imber, J., Perry, T., Jones, R.R., Wightman, R.H., 2012. Do cataclastic deformation bands develop along lines of no finite elongation (LNFE) or zero extension directions? Journal of Structural Geology 45 158-172.

Long, J.J., Imber, J. 2011. Geological controls on fault relay zone scaling. Journal of Structural Geology 33 (12) 1790-1800

Walker, R.J., Holdsworth, R.E., Imber, J., Ellis, D., 2011. Onshore evidence for progressive changes in rifting directions during continental break-up in the NE Atlantic. Journal of the Geological Society 168, 27-48.


Mathias, S.A., Gluyas, J.G., Gonzalez, G., Hosseini, S., (2011) Role of partial miscibility on pressure buildup due to constant rate injection of CO2 into closed and open brine aquifers. Water Resources Research 47 (12) W12525

Mathias, S.A., Todman, L.C., (2010) Step-drawdown tests and the Forchheimer equation Water Resources Research 46 (7) W07514

Ireson, A.M., Mathias, S.A., Wheater, H.S., Butler, A.P., Finch, J., (2009): A model for flow in the chalk unsaturated zone incorporating progressive weathering Journal of Hydrology 365 (3-4) pp. 244 – 260

Mathias, S.A., Hardisty, P.E., Trudell, M.R., Zimmerman, R.W., (2009) Approximate Solutions for Pressure Buildup During CO2 Injection in Brine Aquifers Transport in Porous Media 79 (2) pp 265 – 264 


Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2013). Uplift at lithospheric swells – II: is the Cape Verde mid-plate swell supported by a lithosphere of varying mechanical strength? Geophysical Journal International  2 pp. 798 – 819

Watts, A.B., Peirce, C., Grevemeyer, I., Paulatto, M., Stratford, W., Bassett, D., Hunter, J., Kalnins, L. & de Ronde, C. (2012). Rapid rates of growth and collapse of Monowai submarine volcano in the Kermadec Arc. Nature Geoscience  5 (7): 510-515.

Voight, B., Sparks, R., Shalev, E., Minshull, T., Paulatto, M., Annen, C., Kenedi, C., Hammond, J., henstock, T., brown, L., Kiddle, E., Malin, P., Mattioli, G., Carothers, L., Belousov, A., Clarke A., Ellett, L., Elsworth, D., Hidayat, D., Herd, R., Johnson, M., Lee, A., Miller, V., Murphy, B., Peirce, C., Ryan, G., Sldana, S., Snelson, C., Stewart, R., Syers, R., Widiwijayanti, C., Young, S. & Zamora, W. (2012). The SEA-CALIPSO volcano imaging experiment 1 at Montserrat: plans, campaigns at sea and on land, scientific results, and lessons learned. Geological Society of London Special Publication

Contreras-Reyes, E., Grevemeyer, I., Watts, A.B., Flueh, E.R., Moeller, S., Papenberg, C. & Peirce, C. (2011). Deep seismic structure of the Tonga subduction zone: implications for mantle hydration, tectonic erosion, and arc magmatismJournal of Geophysical Research (116) B10103.


Authored book

  • Foulger, GR (2010). Plates vs Plumes: A Geological Controversy. Wiley-Blackwell.

Journal Article

  • Shi, Zhanjie, Hobbs, Richard W., Moorkamp, Max, Tian, Gang & Jiang, Lu (2017). 3-D cross-gradient joint inversion of seismic refraction and DC resistivity data. Journal of Applied Geophysics 141: 54-67.
  • Heincke, Björn, Jegen, Marion, Moorkamp, Max, Hobbs, Richard & Chen, Jin (2017). An adaptive coupling strategy for joint inversions that use petrophysical information as constraints. Journal of Applied Geophysics 136: 279-297.
  • Voight, B., Sparks, R., Shalev, E., Minshull, T., Paulatto, M., Annen, C., Kenedi, C., Hammond, J., henstock, T., brown, L., Kiddle, E., Malin, P., Mattioli, G., Carothers, L., Belousov, A., Clarke A., Ellett, L., Elsworth, D., Hidayat, D., Herd, R., Johnson, M., Lee, A., Miller, V., Murphy, B., Peirce, C., Ryan, G., Sldana, S., Snelson, C., Stewart, R., Syers, R., Widiwijayanti, C., Young, S. & Zamora, W. (2014). The SEA-CALIPSO volcano imaging experiment at Montserrat: plans, campaigns at sea and on land, scientific results, and lessons learned. Geological Society of London Special Publication 39: 253-289.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2013). Uplift at lithospheric swells – II: is the Cape Verde mid-plate swell supported by a lithosphere of varying mechanical strength? Geophysical Journal International 193(2): 798-819.
  • Foulger, G.R. (2012). Are 'hot spots' hot spots? Journal of Geodynamics 58: 1-28.
  • Sheen, K. L., White, N. J., Caulfield, C. P. & Hobbs, R. W. (2012). Seismic imaging of a large horizontal vortex at abyssal depths beneath the Sub-Antarctic Front. Nature Geoscience 5(8): 542-546.
  • Watts, A.B., Peirce, C., Grevemeyer, I., Paulatto, M., Stratford, W., Bassett, D., Hunter, J., Kalnins, L. M. & de Ronde, C. (2012). Rapid rates of growth and collapse of Monowai submarine volcano in the Kermadec Arc. Nature Geoscience 5(7): 510-515.
  • Moorkamp, M., Heincke, B., Jegen, M., Roberts, A. & Hobbs, R. (2011). A framework for 3-D joint inversion of MT, gravity and seismic refraction data. Geophysical Journal International 184(1): 477-493.
  • Mathias, S.A., Gluyas, J.G., González Martínez de Miguel, G.J. & Hosseini, S.A. (2011). Role of partial miscibility on pressure buildup due to constant rate injection of CO2 into closed and open brine aquifers. Water Resources Research 47(12): W12525.
  • Contreras-Reyes, E., Grevemeyer, I., Watts, A.B., Flueh, E.R., Moeller, S., Papenberg, C. & Peirce, C. (2011). Deep seismic structure of the Tonga subduction zone: Implications for mantle hydration, tectonic erosion, and arc magmatism. Journal of Geophysical Research 116(B10): B10103.
  • Julian, BR, Foulger, GR, Monastero, FC & Bjornstad, S (2010). Imaging Hydraulic Fractures in a Geothermal Reservoir. Geophysical Research Letters 37: L07305.
  • Julian, BR & Foulger, GR (2010). Time-dependent seismic tomography. Geophysical Journal International 182(3): 1327-1338.
  • Papenberg, C., Klaeschen, D. Krahmann, G. & Hobbs, R. W. (2010). Ocean temperature and salinity inverted from combined hydrographic and seismic data. Geophysical Research Letters 37: L04601.
  • Mathias, SA & Todman, LC (2010). Step-drawdown tests and the Forchheimer equation. Water Resources Research 46: W07514.
  • Jerram, Dougal A., Single, Richard T., Hobbs, Richard W. & Nelson, Catherine E. (2009). Understanding the offshore flood basalt sequence using onshore volcanic facies analogues: an example from the Faroe-Shetland basin. Geological Magazine 146(3 ): 353-367.
  • Ireson, AM, Mathias, SA, Wheater, HS, Butler, AP & Finch, J (2009). A model for flow in the chalk unsaturated zone incorporating progressive weathering. Journal of Hydrology 365(3-4): 244-260.
  • Mathias, SA, Hardisty, PE, Trudell, MR & Zimmerman, RW (2009). Approximate Solutions for Pressure Buildup During CO2 Injection in Brine Aquifers. Transport in Porous Media 79(2): 265-284.
  • Foulger, G.R & Julian, B.R (2004). A powerful tool: Use of time-dependent MEQ tomography for monitoring producing geothermal reservoirs. Geotherm. Res. Council Bull 33: 120-126.