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Dr David Thompson

Dr David Thompson

Lecturer in Geodynamics

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Email:
thompsond10@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4283
Location:
2.36C, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Interests

  • Seismology
  • Formation, evolution and deformation of the continental lithosphere
  • Mantle thermochemical structure
  • Mantle geodynamics

Career Overview

  • Lecturer in Geodynamics (Seismology) - School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University (2016-present)
  • Research Fellow in Seismology, Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology, University of Aberdeen (2014-2016)
  • Research Fellow in Seismology, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (2012-2014)
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol (2011-2012)

Education and Qualifications

  • PhD - School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol (2007-2011)
  • MGeophys - School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (2003-2007)

Professional memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • European Geophysical Union

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I am currently Module Leader for the following courses:

  • EA1210:  Geological Maps and Structures (10 Credits, Year 1, Semester 2)
  • EA2206:  Geophysics (10 Credits, Year 2, Semester 2)

I also help deliver the First Year Pembrokeshire Residential Field Course.

My research uses broadband seismology to focus on aspects of Earth structure and dynamics across a range of length and time scales (crust to deep mantle, Archean to present day).  Using a variety of passive seismic imaging techniques, I aim to better understand fundamental processes such as subduction, mantle plumes, craton formation, fault zone processes and lithospheric strength.