Mr. Sam Toon

Title: Research Fellow
Phone: (+44) 01782 7 33698
Email: s.m.toon@keele.ac.uk
Location: William Smith Building : WS 1.04
Role: Research Fellow in Applied Geophysics.
Contacting me: Find me in my office or email me.
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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.

I am currently working on 2 EC funded Horizon 2020 projects - SHEER and EPOS-IP.

 

Selected Publications

  • Westwood RF, Toon SM, Cassidy NJ. 2017. A sensitivity analysis of the effect of pumping parameters on hydraulic fracture networks and local stresses during shale gas operations. FUEL, vol. 203, 843-852. link> doi>
  • Westwood RF, Toon SM, Styles P, Cassidy NJ. 2017. Horizontal respect distance for hydraulic fracturing in the vicinity of existing faults in deep geological reservoirs: A review and modelling study. Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources. doi>
  • Orlecka-Sikora B, Lasocki S, Staszek M, Olszewska D, Urban P, Jaroslawski J, Cielesta S, Mirek J, Wiszniowski J, Picozzi M, Solaro G, pringle JK, Toon SM, Cesca S, Kuehn D, Ruigrok E, Gunning A, Isherwood C. 2017. EPOS Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards for SHEER project: maintain, process and manage your project research data. Geophysical Research Abstracts. European Geosciences Union General Assembly. link>
  • Westwood RF, Styles P, Toon SM. 2015. Seismic monitoring and vibrational characterization of small wind turbines: A case study of the potential effects on the Eskdalemuir International Monitoring System Station in Scotland. NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS, vol. 13(2), 115-126. link> doi>
  • Pringle JK, Styles P, Howell CP, Branston MW, Furner R, Toon SM. 2012. Long term time-lapse microgravity and geotechnical monitoring of relict salt-mines, Marston, Cheshire, UK. Geophysics, vol. 77(6), B287-B294. doi> link>

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Journal Articles

  • Westwood RF, Toon SM, Cassidy NJ. 2017. A sensitivity analysis of the effect of pumping parameters on hydraulic fracture networks and local stresses during shale gas operations. FUEL, vol. 203, 843-852. link> doi>
  • Westwood RF, Toon SM, Styles P, Cassidy NJ. 2017. Horizontal respect distance for hydraulic fracturing in the vicinity of existing faults in deep geological reservoirs: A review and modelling study. Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources. doi>
  • Westwood RF, Styles P, Toon SM. 2015. Seismic monitoring and vibrational characterization of small wind turbines: A case study of the potential effects on the Eskdalemuir International Monitoring System Station in Scotland. NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS, vol. 13(2), 115-126. link> doi>
  • Pringle JK, Styles P, Howell CP, Branston MW, Furner R, Toon SM. 2012. Long term time-lapse microgravity and geotechnical monitoring of relict salt-mines, Marston, Cheshire, UK. Geophysics, vol. 77(6), B287-B294. doi> link>
  • Pringle JK, Cassidy NJ, Styles P, Stimpson IG, Toon SM. 2011. Training the next generation of near-surface geophysicists: team-based, student-led, problem-solving field exercises, Cumbria, UK. Near Surface Geophysics, vol. 9(4), 397. doi> link>
  • Pringle JK, Cassidy NJ, Styles P, Stimpson IG, Toon SM. 2010. Training the next generation of near-surface geophysicists: team-based, student-led, problem-solving field exercises, Cumbria, UK. NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS, vol. 8(6), 503-517. link> doi>
  • Pringle JK, Stimpson IG, Toon SM, Caunt S, Lane VS, Husband CR, Jones GM, Cassidy NJ, Styles P. 2008. Geophysical characterization of derelict coalmine workings and mineshaft detection: a case study from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS, vol. 6(3), 185-194. link> doi>
  • Rushforth IM, Styles P, Manley DMJP, Toon SM. 1999. Microseismic investigations of low frequency vibrations and their possible effects on populations. JOURNAL OF LOW FREQUENCY NOISE VIBRATION AND ACTIVE CONTROL, vol. 18(3), 111-121. link>

Other

  • Orlecka-Sikora B, Lasocki S, Staszek M, Olszewska D, Urban P, Jaroslawski J, Cielesta S, Mirek J, Wiszniowski J, Picozzi M, Solaro G, pringle JK, Toon SM, Cesca S, Kuehn D, Ruigrok E, Gunning A, Isherwood C. 2017. EPOS Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards for SHEER project: maintain, process and manage your project research data. Geophysical Research Abstracts. European Geosciences Union General Assembly. link>
  • Styles P, Westwood RF, Toon S. 2012. Low Frequency Vibrations generated by Wind Turbine Farms: Their effect on the CTBTO IMS station at Eskdalemuir, Scotland.
  • Styles P, Westwood R, Toon S. 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>
  • Westwood RF, Toon S, Styles P. 2011. Studies of Vibrations from Wind Turbines in the Vicinity of the Eskdalemuir (AS104) IMS Station.
  • Westwood R, Toon S, Styles P. 2011. Studies of Vibrations from Wind Turbines in the Vicinity of the Eskdalemuir (AS104) IMS Station. Vienna: CTBTO. link>
  • Styles P, Westwood RF, Toon SM, Buckingham M-P, Marmo B, Carruthers B. 2011. Monitoring and Mitigation of Low Frequency Noise from Wind Turbines to Protect Comprehensive Test Ban Seismic Monitoring Stations. INCE/Europe. link>
  • Westwood RF, Styles P, Toon S. 2011. Monitoring and Modelling the Vibrational Effects of Small (<50 kW) Wind Turbines on the Eskdalemuir IMS Station. INCE/Europe. link>
  • Toon S, Westwood RF, Styles P. 2010. Monitoring of Vibrations from Gaia-Wind Turbines.
  • Westwood RF, Toon S, Styles P. 2010. Multiphysics Modelling of Gaia-Wind Turbines.
  • Westwood RF, Toon S, Styles P. 2010. Vibration Monitoring and Modelling of a Wind Turbine: Braich Ddu, Wales.
  • Toon SM, Styles P, England R, Stimpson I. 2005. Microseismic and Infrasound Monitoring of Low Frequency Noise and Vibrations from Windfarms: Recommendations on the siting of windfarms in the vicinity of Eskdalemuir, Scotland.
  • Stuart G, Murray T, Brisbourne A, Styles P, Toon S. 2005. Seismic emissions from a surging glacier: Bakaninbreen, Svalbard. ANNALS OF GLACIOLOGY, VOL 42, 2005 (vol. 42, pp. 151-157). link> doi>
  • Styles P, Bishop I, Toon S. 1997. Surface and borehole microseismic monitoring of mining-induced seismicity. MODERN GEOPHYSICS IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY (pp. 315-326). link>
  • Kwiatek G, Blanke A, Olszewska D, Orlecka-Sikora B, Lasocki S, Kozlovskaya E, Nevalainen J, Schmittbuhl J, Grasso JR, Schaming M, Bigarre P, Kinscher JL, Saccorotti G, Garcia A, Cassidy NJ, Toon SM, Mutke G, Sterzel M, Szepieniec T. Integrating anthropogenic hazard data to facilitate research related to the exploitation of geo-resources. Geophysical Reseach Abstracts. EGU.