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Mr. Sam Toon
|Phone:||(+44) 01782 7 33698|
|Location:||William Smith Building : WS 1.04|
|Role:||Research Fellow in Applied Geophysics.|
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I am a Research Fellow in Applied Geophysics. I arrived at Keele in 2001, after working for a year in industry and before that as a Research Assistant at the University of Liverpool.
I am a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, a member of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, a member of the Seismological Society of America and a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
My interests are in microseismic monitoring and use of microgravity for detection of cavities. I have been involved in several projects monitoring stability of mines using microseismic activity, including monitoring of the abandoned salt mines beneath Northwich town centre before and during the ground stabilisation project to enable regeneration of the town centre.
I have also worked on vibrations from wind turbines and the possible impact on seismically sensitive installations, including the CTBT IMS seismic array at Eskdalemuir in Scotland.
Since 2005 I have with involved with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO). I have attended several training events, workshops and table top exercises for the On-Site Inspection (OSI) division. I was part of the Inspection Team for the Integrated Field Exercise in Kazakhstan in 2008. I was involved in the second training cycle, training the next group of surrogate inspectors and the build-up exercises for the major Integrated Field Exercise that was held in Jordan in late 2014. Most recently I have been involved with training surrogate inspectors on the third training cycle. I was part of a team that ran a training course at the Nevada National Security Site (the former Nevada Test Site). This was a cross-cutting course for all trainees on Visual Obsevation and Radionuclide techniques and was extremely valuable as it showed the signatures of underground nuclear explosions at the test site.
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Low Frequency Vibrations generated by Wind Turbine Farms: Their effect on the CTBTO IMS station at Eskdalemuir, Scotland.2012.
Low Frequency Vibrations generated by Wind Turbine Farms: Their effect on the CTBTO IMS station at Eskdalemuir, Scotland. http://www.earthdoc.org/: EAGE. link>2012.
Studies of Vibrations from Wind Turbines in the Vicinity of the Eskdalemuir (AS104) IMS Station.2011.
Monitoring of Vibrations from Gaia-Wind Turbines. full text>2010.
Multiphysics Modelling of Gaia-Wind Turbines. full text>2010.
Vibration Monitoring and Modelling of a Wind Turbine: Braich Ddu, Wales.2010.
Microseismic and Infrasound Monitoring of Low Frequency Noise and Vibrations from Windfarms: Recommendations on the siting of windfarms in the vicinity of Eskdalemuir, Scotland.2005.
Surface and borehole microseismic monitoring of mining-induced seismicity. MODERN GEOPHYSICS IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY (pp. 315-326). link>1997.
Integrating anthropogenic hazard data to facilitate research related to the exploitation of geo-resources. Geophysical Reseach Abstracts. EGU. full text>
Reducing the Risk of Felt Seismicity During Hydraulic Fracturing: How close is too close? An Analysis of the Effect of Operational Parameters on the Stress Change to Pre-existing Faults. Geophysical Research Abstracts. European Geosciences Union. full text>