Departmental Research Projects
Miss Sophie Kenmare, BSc (Dunelm)
- 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
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.
- Hodge, Rebecca, Buechel, Marcus & Kenmare, Sophie The influence of bedrock topography on grain entrainment in bedrock-alluvial channels. EGU General Assembly 2020. 2020;EGU2020-15504.