I am a DPhil student researching the active faulting and tectonics of Central Asia. The region is a major component of the India-Eurasia collision and also has a history of damaging earthquakes. My work combines fieldwork and remote sensing techniques, including using optical imagery, digital elevation models and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR), to look at how past earthquakes have influenced the landscape around them.
I am funded by NERC through the Oxford Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research and am a member of Oriel College.
Supervisors: Richard Walker, Barry Parsons, John Elliott (University of Leeds)
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Ainscoe EA, Abdrakhmatov KE, Baikulov S, Carr AS, Elliott AJ, Grützner C, Walker RT (2018) Variability in surface rupture between successive earthquakes on the Suusamyr Fault, Kyrgyz Tien Shan: implications for palaeoseismology, Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy457 .
Ainscoe EA; Elliott JR; Copley A; Craig TJ; Li T; Parsons BE; Walker RT (2017) Blind Thrusting, Surface Folding and the Development of Geological Structure in the Mw 6.3 2015 Pishan (China) Earthquake, Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, doi: 10.1002/2017JB014268 . Read an open-access pdf here on ORA.