Keele MSc projects

Topics in Geophysics

This project will develop Keele's forensic geophysics capability to undertake water searches for a variety of targets.

This project will undertake fieldwork and analysis of datasets to determine the optimum search technique(s) for a variety of simulated forensic targets of interest.

This area could include UK or possibly overseas projects (e.g. WW1 Flanders Fields battlefield archaeology) to assist colleagues to detect items of archaeological interest

The Lacq gas field is situated in Aquitaine, Southern France. This project will examine the induced seismicity related to the extraction of gas from the reservoir.

This project will investigate a site or sites for geoscientific, multi-disciplinary (geophysicsl, soil, geotechnical investigations) etc.

In WW2, secretive efforts were made to decoy enemy aircraft to bomb dummy sites, so-called QL sites. 

Conducting long-term monitoring of simulated clandestine graves in order to find optimal search detection technique(s), equipment configuration(s), and temporal changes.

illegal waste deposition is not well known - this project will use a combination of fieldwork and numerical modelling to attempt to quantify this.

This project hopes to shed light on how minewater rebound and collapsing abandones mines results in significant surface subsidenc eusing desk study results with field data and numerical modelling.

This project will use existing burial grounds with known burial ages to compile databases of geophysical responses against burial ages.

Creating 3D fluvial to marginal marine reservoir analogues using Ground Penetrating Radar. The project will involve collecting extensive GPR data at Spireslack, Ayrshire, Scotland and using GPR to visualise a reservoir’s sedimentary architecture in 3D.

This project will look at a variety of local outcrops in a variety of depositional environments to create 3D datasets and Petrel models.

Most outstanding outcrops have already been surveyed by LiDAR and 3D surface models created. Using the full waveform of LiDAR responses to automatically classify grains sizes for example, to give vastly more data than currently available.

The Czorsztyn artificial lake was created by damming the Dunajec River in southern Poland in 1997. Induced earthquakes began in 2011. This study will look at potential correlation between the seismicity with the water levels in the lake.

The Geysers geothermal field in California is one of the largest worldwide. This project will investigate the potential correlation between induced seismicity and fluid injection at the site.

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