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Durham University

Department of Geography

Departmental Research Projects

Miss Sophie Kenmare, BSc (Dunelm)

Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Geography

Contact Miss Sophie Kenmare (email at sophie.kenmare@durham.ac.uk)

Bibliography

  • 2020 - present: PhD 
  • 2017 - 2020: BSc - Geography, Durham University 
  • Dissertation: Critical landslide-inducing rainfall conditions for large-scale landslides in Taiwan 2005-2013, as captured by Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) data 

Research Interests

My primary research focus involves understanding the interplay between Earth surface processes and climate, specifically extreme rainfall events. I am interested in how landslide and rockfall inventories are temporally constrained and how temporal precision translates into subsequent comprehension of the environmental conditions which precondition and drive slope failure. I am also interested in ‘extreme event legacy’ and how major storm events may serve to change critical landslide/rockfall initiation thresholds required to instigate future mass movements. 

My PhD aims to examine environmental drivers of rockfall activity along a section of the North Yorkshire coastline, with an emphasis on how extreme weather and longer-term environmental change may serve to modify rock slope behaviour. 

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