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British Geophysical Association

Aims

To promote the subject of geophysics and particularly to strengthen the relationships between geology and geophysics in the UK. It achieves this by holding meetings and courses, by encouraging the publication of the results of research and by such other means as are deemed appropriate to an Association by its parent societies.

News

Post-Graduate Research In Progress Meeting, 2014, University of Liverpool
Presentation Winners:

Talk winner: Tim Hughes, University of Southampton, "Environmental controls on thermal performance of submarine high-voltage cables"

Runner-up: Laura Petrescu, Imperial College London, "Probabilistic inversion and H-k stacking of receiver functions"

Poster winner: Laura Parisi, University of East Anglia, "Waveform modelling of high-frequency body waves of 3-D earth structure"

Runner-up: Michael Allen, University of Liverpool, "Laboratory permeability and seismic velocity anisotropy measurements across the Alpine Fault, New Zealand"

The BGA image competition: promoting UK geophysics. 

2013 winning photo by James Hammond

The competition runs every year, featuring dramatic geophysical fieldwork photos, spectacular images of numerical simulations, stimulating photos of laboratory experiments in progress, or even geophysical data overlays or drapes on topography or other surfaces.

Top prize: £200 and a 1-year membership of one of the BGA parent societies, the Royal Astronomical Society or the Geological Society of London. Runner-up prize: 1-year membership of one of the parent societies.

The 2014 winner was Jan Chylik, University of East Anglia with a photo of adventurous UEA students performing meteorological and hydrological measurements on the dark waters of Slapton Ley, Devon.

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New Advances in Geophysics 2015: The Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary

05 - 06 February 2015

Venue: The Geological Society, Burlington House, London

  • Conference
  • AGM
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British Geophysical Association

Committee

President

Professor Michael Kendall
Dept. of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Building
Queen's Road, Bristol
BS8 1RJ 
Tel: 0117 33 15126
gljmk@bristol.ac.uk

Secretary

Christine Peirce
christine.peirce@durham.ac.uk