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Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project (AusLAMP)

Three data collection and modelling projects are available with the Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project (AusLAMP).

AusLAMP is a collaborative venture for acquiring long-period MT data at ~2800 sites across Australia to map the electrical resistivity of the continent in 3D. The national MT survey will provide significant information about Australia’s geodynamic framework for resource exploration.

Why?

“We argue that the sub-continental lithospheric mantle may actually contain ore-forming elements that could be entrained by ascending magmas ... We therefore suggest that models for ore genesis and exploration need to incorporate the entire lithosphere to be effective”Griffin et al., Nature Geo, 2013

 

AusLAMP data modelling

AusLAMP data modelling

AusLAMP honours projects

There are opportunities for travel, study and work in national teams. There are great career development possibilities. Use your skills in an exciting new area of research!

Three projects are available for up to three students, in the areas of:

  • AusLAMP national field data collection and 3D geophysical modelling of the Australian continent;
  • Field data collection and 2D geophysical modelling of in-fill grids and transects in southern Eyre Peninsula to link AusLAMP to mineral deposit scale; and
  • Development of numerical modelling, joint inversion and model uncertainty to better enable geological interpretation.

Prerequisites

  • Geophysics and Applied Geology major

Graham Heinson

Supervisors

Dr Graham Heinson

Co-supervisorsDr Stephan Thiel - SA Government | Dr Kate Robertson - SA Government

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Geophysics

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