Public Lecture: ‘Earthquakes from Space’

Public Lecture: ‘Earthquakes from Space’

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Venue

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PW

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Date
Thu 13th Sep 2018
Cost
Free
Time
16:30
Booking required

Professor Barry Parsons was Director of the Centre for the Observation and Modelling for Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) from 2002 to 2013. COMET is an Earth Observation Centre of Excellence supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) that links scientists at several earth science departments, deploying earth observation (satellite) techniques on questions concerning the science and hazard of earthquakes and volcanoes.

Barry is currently Principal Investigator for a NERC-funded consortium project, Looking inside the Continents from Space (LiCS), which aims to exploit the opportunities to measure crustal strain accurately and in detail presented by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 radar satellites, and hence further our understanding of the earthquake cycle and the way continental lithosphere deforms.

This lecture is suitable for an audience of approx 16+, especially those with an interest in Physics, Geography, space technology and applied sciences.

Registration is free, via Eventbrite.

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