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Using Passing Trains as Seismic Sources for Refraction Microtremor Site Characterisation Surveys: Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK (2023)
Journal Article

Microtremor seismic surveys are routinely used to provide shear wave velocities that are converted to soil stiffness site profiles. In this paper, we look to assess the feasibility of using trains as seismic sources to characterize near-surface geolo... Read More about Using Passing Trains as Seismic Sources for Refraction Microtremor Site Characterisation Surveys: Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK.

The relative dominance of allo-controls and local-scale sedimentary processes upon preserved successions of aeolian-marine margins (2022)
Thesis

The sedimentology, controls and efficiency of central erg environments are wellconstrained, however marginal relationships are less understood and often underrepresented. The Moab Member of the Curtis Formation is a well-exposed, laterally continuous... Read More about The relative dominance of allo-controls and local-scale sedimentary processes upon preserved successions of aeolian-marine margins.

The influence of halokinesis on shallow-marine sediments in salt basins: The Fulmar Formation, Central North Sea, UK (2022)
Thesis

Salt collapse structures host significant hydrocarbon reserves and have enormous economic importance, however despite this there is comparatively little research conducted on their evolution, structure and facies distribution. This thesis provides an... Read More about The influence of halokinesis on shallow-marine sediments in salt basins: The Fulmar Formation, Central North Sea, UK.

Thinglink and the Laboratory: Interactive Simulations of Analytical Instrumentation for HE Science Curricula (2022)
Journal Article

Access to laboratory facilities and associated instrumentation represents a major barrier to learning in physical science education, due to constraints introduced by limited time and financial resources, cost 20 of acquisition, and health and safety... Read More about Thinglink and the Laboratory: Interactive Simulations of Analytical Instrumentation for HE Science Curricula.

eXtended Reality (XR) virtual practical and educational eGaming to provide effective immersive environments for learning and teaching in forensic science (2022)
Journal Article

Online virtual learning resources have been available for learning and teaching in forensic science for some years now, but the recent global COVID-19 related periods of irregular lockdown have necessitated the rapid development of these for teaching... Read More about eXtended Reality (XR) virtual practical and educational eGaming to provide effective immersive environments for learning and teaching in forensic science.

The use of portable XRF as a forensic geoscience non-destructive trace evidence tool for environmental and criminal investigations (2022)
Journal Article

Hand-held, portable X-Ray fluorescence instruments (pXRF) provide a means of rapid, in-situ chemical characterisation that has considerable application as a rapid trace evidence characterisation tool in forensic geoscience. This study presents both a... Read More about The use of portable XRF as a forensic geoscience non-destructive trace evidence tool for environmental and criminal investigations.

An integrated analysis of facies control on deformation bands in mixed aeolian-fluvial sandstone reservoirs (2021)
Thesis

Deformation bands are the primary structural element of fault damage zones within porous granular rocks. They are sub-seismic structures that act to modify the petrophysical properties of the host lithology, and as such are an area of focused researc... Read More about An integrated analysis of facies control on deformation bands in mixed aeolian-fluvial sandstone reservoirs.

Structural, stratigraphic and geodynamic controls on the evolution of the Carboniferous succession of northern England and southern Scotland (2021)
Thesis

This thesis helps determine some key structural and geodynamic controls on the evolution of Carboniferous basins in northern England and Scotland. One key control on early Carboniferous (rift) basin evolution in northern England is the role of buoyan... Read More about Structural, stratigraphic and geodynamic controls on the evolution of the Carboniferous succession of northern England and southern Scotland.

Combining topology and fractal dimension of fracture networks to characterise structural domains in thrusted limestones (2021)
Journal Article

Fractures in limestones of the Palaeocene Lockhart Formation in the hanging wall of the Himalayan Main Boundary Thrust north of Islamabad are examined, and the data analysed using a combination of topology and fractal dimension to characterise fractu... Read More about Combining topology and fractal dimension of fracture networks to characterise structural domains in thrusted limestones.

Garnet major-element composition as an indicator of host-rock type: a machine learning approach using the random forest classifier (2021)
Journal Article

The major-element chemical composition of garnet provides valuable petrogenetic information, particularly in metamorphic rocks. When facing detrital garnet, information about the bulk-rock composition and mineral paragenesis of the initial garnet-bea... Read More about Garnet major-element composition as an indicator of host-rock type: a machine learning approach using the random forest classifier.

Garnet major-element composition as an indicator of host-rock type: a machine learning approach using the random forest classifier (2021)
Journal Article

The major-element chemical composition of garnet provides valuable petrogenetic information, particularly in metamorphic rocks. When facing detrital garnet, information about the bulk-rock composition and mineral paragenesis of the initial garnet-bea... Read More about Garnet major-element composition as an indicator of host-rock type: a machine learning approach using the random forest classifier.

Late Ediacaran occurrences of the organic-walled microfossils Granomarginata and flask-shaped Lagoenaforma collaris gen. et sp. nov. (2021)
Journal Article

Abstract New occurrences of flask-shaped and envelope-bearing microfossils, including the predominantly Cambrian taxon Granomarginata, are reported from new localities, as well as from earlier in time (Ediacaran) than previously known. The stratigrap... Read More about Late Ediacaran occurrences of the organic-walled microfossils Granomarginata and flask-shaped Lagoenaforma collaris gen. et sp. nov..