Dr Jennifer Eccles

Position:          Research Fellow - Geophysics

Qualification:  PhD (University of Cambridge)

Email:              j.eccles@auckland.ac.nz

Phone:            +64 9 373 7599 extn. 88092


Jennifer is predominantly an active source seismologist. Her PhD thesis centred on the use of converted waves recorded on Ocean Bottom Seismometers but has since gained a variety of experience from marine seismic reflection profiling to onshore borehole seismology.

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Research Interests

  • Active source seismology (on and offshore)
  • Imaging in volcanic terrains
  • Converted wave seismology
  • Fault Zone Guided Waves
  • Lithospheric scale tectonics

Selected Publications

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2010. White, R.S., Eccles, J.D., and Roberts, A.W., Constrains on volcanism, igneous intrusion and stretching on the Rockall-Faroe continental margin. In Vining, B.A. and Pickering, S.C. (eds) Petroleum Geology: From Mature Basins to New Frontiers – Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference,Geological Society, London. 831-842.

2010. Eccles, J.D., White, R.S., and Christie, P.A.F., The Composition and Structure of Volcanic Rifted Continental Margins in the North Atlantic: Further Insight from Shear Waves. Tectonophysics. In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 12 February 2010. 
 
2009. Eccles, J.D., White, R.S., and Christie, P.A.F., Identification and Inversion of Converted Shear Waves: Case Studies from the North Atlantic European Continental Margins. Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04290.x.
 
2009. Eccles, J.D., White, R.S., Christie, P.A.F., Roberts, A.W., and the iSIMM team, Insight into sub-basalt lithology from wide-angle converted shear wave analysis. Faroe Islands Exploration Conference: Proceedings of the 2nd Conference, Annales Societatis Scientiarum Færoensis (Faroese Society of Sciences and Humanities), Supplementum. 48 pp 35-52. 
 
2008. Spitzer, R., White, R.S., Christie P.A.F., Kusznir, N.J., Roberts, A.M., Healy, R., Lau, H., Eccles, J.D., Hurst, N., Lunnon, Z.C., Parkin, C.J., Roberts, A.W., Smith, L.K. and Tymms, V, Seismic characterization of basalt flows from the Faroes Margin and the Faroe-Shetland Basin. Geophysical Prospecting 56 (1), 21-31. 
 
2008. White, R.S., Smith, L.K., Roberts, A.W., Christie., P.A.F., Kusznir, N., and the iSIMM Team, Lower-crustal intrusion on the North Atlantic continental margin. Nature 452, 460-465.
 
2007. Eccles, J.D., White, R.S., Roberts, A.W., Christie, P.A.F., and the iSIMM team, Wide angle converted shear wave analysis of a North Atlantic volcanic rifted continental margin: constraint on sub-basalt lithology. First Break 25 pp. 63-70.
 
2005. Eccles, J.D., Cassidy, J., Locke, C.A., and Spörli, K.B., Aeromagnetic imaging of the Dun Mountain Ophiolite Belt in northern New Zealand: insight into the fine structure of a major SW-Pacific terrane suture. Journal of the Geological Society, London 162 pp. 723-735.