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Researcher: Reading, AM (Professor Anya Reading)

Fields of Research

Seismology and seismic exploration
Geophysics
Structural geology and tectonics
Geology
Geodynamics
Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)
Pattern recognition
Electrical and electromagnetic methods in geophysics
Inorganic geochemistry
Geoscience data visualisation
Other earth sciences
Oceanography
Exploration geochemistry
Geodesy
Probability theory
Geochronology
Fuzzy computation
Visual arts
Natural resource management
Glaciology
Marine geoscience
Resource geoscience
Archaeological science
Mineral processing/beneficiation
Meteorology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Mineral exploration
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Copper ore exploration
Geothermal exploration
Natural hazards
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Geological hazards (e.g. earthquakes, landslides and volcanic activity)
Hydrological hazards (e.g. avalanches and floods)
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Aluminium ore exploration
Uranium exploration
Applied computing
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
Biofuel energy
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Energy exploration
Understanding climate change
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Wave energy
Wind energy
Oil and gas exploration

Career Best Publications

A multiphase seismic investigation of the shallow subduction zone, southern North Island, New Zealand; Geophysical Journal International
Anomalous lithosphere beneath the Proterozoic of western and central Australia: A record of continental collision and intraplate deformation?; Precambrian Research
Antarctic seismicity and neotectonics; Antarctica at the close of a millennium
Contrasts in lithospheric structure within the Australian Craton - insights from surface wave tomography; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Core structure re-examined using new teleseismic data recorded in Antarctica: evidence for, at most, weak cylindrical seismic anisotropy in the inner core; Geophysical Journal International
Dominant seismic noise sources in the Southern Ocean and West Pacific, 2000–2012, recorded at the Warramunga Seismic Array, Australia; Geophysical Research Letters
Geological mapping using remote sensing data: a comparison of five machine learning algorithms, their response to variations in the spatial distribution of training data and the use of explicit spatial information; Computers and Geosciences
High-frequency ambient noise tomography of southeast Australia - New constraints on Tasmania's tectonic past; Geophysical Research Letters
Improved inversion for seismic structure using transformed,S-wavevector receiver functions: Removing the effect of the free surface; Geophysical Research Letters
Investigating the deep structure of terranes and terrane boundaries: insights from earthquake seismic data; Terrane Processes at the Margins of Gondwana
New constraints on the seismic structure of West Australia: Evidence for terrane stabilization prior to the assembly of an ancient continent?; Geology
Seismic anisotropy of East Antarctica from shear-wave splitting: Spatially varying contributions from lithospheric structural fabric and mantle flow?; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Seismic structure of the crust and uppermost mantle of the Capricorn and Paterson Orogens and adjacent cratons, Western Australia, from passive seismic transects; Precambrian Research
The seismic structure of Precambrian and early Palaeozoic terranes in the Lambert Glacier region, East Antarctica; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
The seismicity of the Antarctic plate; Continental Intraplate Earthquakes: Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues: Geological Society of America Special Paper
The upside of uncertainty: Identification of lithology contact zones from airborne geophysics and satellite data using random forests and support vector machines; Geophysics

Research Publications

248 - Subglacial character of the Aurora Basin, East Antarctica, from novel seismic waveform modelling; American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
344 - Towards a reconciled heat flow map for Antarctica: Aq1; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference 2020: Antarctic - Global Connections
345 - The Wilkes Land sector including the Aurora Basin, and its most probable subglacial geology; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference 2020: Antarctic - Global Connections
3D modelling of granite intrusions in northwest Tasmania using petrophysical and residual gravity data; Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 86th Annual Meeting
462 - Well-posed use of colour in visualisations for data inference in Antarctic sciences; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference 2020: Antarctic - Global Connections
A grid for multidimensional and multivariate spatial representation and data processing; Journal of Open Research Software
A multi-domain lithospheric model of East Antarctica; POLAR2018
A multiphase seismic investigation of the shallow subduction zone, southern North Island, New Zealand; Geophysical Journal International
A multivariate approach for mapping lithospheric domain boundaries in East Antarctica; Geophysical Research Letters
A speedy update on machine learning applied to bedrock mapping using geochemistry or geophysics: examples from the Pacific Rim (and nearby); Mineral Systems of the Pacific Rim Congress 2019 (PACRIM 2019)
An integrated multi-scale 3D seismic model of the Archaean Yilgarn Craton, Australia; Tectonophysics
An interdisciplinary approach to constructing models of the lithosphere across the Australia-Antarctica conjugate margin; Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC 2016)
An interdisciplinary approach to constructing models of the lithosphere and asthenosphere of Antarctica; EGU General Assembly 2015
Animated analysis of geoscientific datasets: an interactive graphical application; Computers and Geosciences
Anomalous lithosphere beneath the Proterozoic of western and central Australia: A record of continental collision and intraplate deformation?; Precambrian Research
Antarctic Geothermal Heat Flow Model: Aq1; Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Antarctic seismicity and neotectonics; Antarctica at the close of a millennium
AusMoho: the variation of Moho depth in Australia; Geophysical Journal International
Beamforming and Polarisation analysis; Seismic Ambient Noise
Beneath Bass Strait: linking Tasmania and mainland Australia using ambient seismic noise; 23rd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Big Data Techniques for Applied Geoscience: Compute and Communicate; 25th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition: Interpreting the Past, Discovering the Future
Bouncing continents: insights into the physics of the polar regions of the Earth from the POLENET project in the International Polar Year; Physics Education
Combining interpolated and locally observed contributions to heat flow models; TACtical Workshop
Combining machine learning and geophysical inversion for applied geophysics; 24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Combining upper crust and lithosphere contributions to heat flow models; POLAR2018
Constraining depth to basement for mineral exploration using microtremor: A demonstration study from remote inland Australia; Geophysics
Contrasts in lithospheric structure within the Australian Craton - insights from surface wave tomography; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Contrasts in mantle structure beneath Australia: relation to Tasman Lines?; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Core structure re-examined using new teleseismic data recorded in Antarctica: evidence for, at most, weak cylindrical seismic anisotropy in the inner core; Geophysical Journal International
Crustal architecture of the Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia and associated metallogeny; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Crustal architecture of the oblique-slip conjugate margins of George V Land and southeast Australia; 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES X - 2007)
Data Driven Knowledge Discovery for Earth Sciences: Aims and Actions; Australian Earth Sciences Convention
Data-driven tectonic regionalization of Antarctica: appreciate the similarity; Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021 – ‘Core to Cosmos’
Data-driven tectonic regionalization of Antarctica: Appreciate the similarity; Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021
Deconvolution enhanced direction of arrival estimation using one- and three-component seismic arrays applied to ocean induced microseisms; Geophysical Journal International
Delineation of fault segments in mines using seismic sourcemechanisms and location uncertainty; Journal of Applied Geophysics
Depth to basement and seismic velocity structure from passive seismic soundings in central Australia; 23rd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Dominant seismic noise sources in the Southern Ocean and West Pacific, 2000–2012, recorded at the Warramunga Seismic Array, Australia; Geophysical Research Letters
Down the borehole but outside the box: innovative approaches to wireline log data interpretation; 21st Australian Society for Exploration Geophysicists/Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia International Conference
Efficient regional scale 3D potential field geophysical modelling to redefine the geometry of granite bodies beneath prospective, geologically complex, northwest Tasmania; Ore Geology Reviews
Element mobility and spatial zonation associated with the Archean Hamlet orogenic Au deposit, Western Australia: Implications for fluid pathways in shear zones; Chemical Geology
Eos: Editors' Highlights
Evidence of micro-continent entrainment during crustal accretion; Scientific Reports
Exploiting seismic signal and noise in an intracratonic environment to constrain crustal structure and source parameters of infrequent earthquakes; Geophysical Journal International
Exploratory volumetric deep Earth visualization by 2.5D interactive compositing; IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Full wavefield decomposition of high-frequency secondary microseisms reveals distinct arrival azimuths for Rayleigh and Love waves; Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Game engines, photogrammetry and deep learning for Antarctic heritage visualization: 2020 Work-in-progress; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference 2020: Antarctic - Global Connections
Geoelectric structure of Tasmania from multi-scale magnetotelluric data; Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021
Geological knowledge discovery and minerals targeting from regolith using a machine learning approach; 24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Geological mapping using remote sensing data: a comparison of five machine learning algorithms, their response to variations in the spatial distribution of training data and the use of explicit spatial information; Computers and Geosciences
High-frequency ambient noise tomography of southeast Australia - New constraints on Tasmania's tectonic past; Geophysical Research Letters
Identification of intrusive lithologies in volcanic terrains in British Columbia by machine learning using random forests: the value of using a soft classifier; Geophysics
Impacts of the cryosphere and atmosphere on observed microseisms generated in the Southern Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
Improved implementation of the fk and Capon methods for array analysis of seismic noise; Geophysical Journal International
Improved inversion for seismic structure using transformed,S-wavevector receiver functions: Removing the effect of the free surface; Geophysical Research Letters
Improved supervised classification of bedrock in areas of transported overburden: applying domain expertise at Kerkasha, Eritrea; Applied Computing and Geosciences
Inference from noisy data with an unknown number of discontinuities: ideas from outside the box; 21st Australian Society for Exploration Geophysicists/Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia International Conference
Inherited crustal deformation along the East Gondwana margin revealed by seismic anisotropy tomography; Geophysical Research Letters
Insights into the continental structure of southeast Australia and Tasmania from passive seismic and magnetic datasets; 24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Insights into the structure and dynamics of the upper mantle beneath Bass Strait, southeast Australia, using shear wave splitting; Physics of The Earth and Planetary Interiors
Inverse modeling constrained by potential field data, petrophysics, and improved geologic mapping: A case study from prospective northwest Tasmania; Geophysics
Investigating the deep structure of terranes and terrane boundaries: insights from earthquake seismic data; Terrane Processes at the Margins of Gondwana
Investigating the Moho beneath onshore and offshore Tasmania using the complete Bouguer anomaly; Australian Earth Sciences Convention
Linking Antarctic geological observations and geophysical data in a probabilistic space; 8th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences
Linking mainland Australia and Tasmania using ambient seismic noise tomography: implications for the tectonic evolution of the east Gondwana margin; Gondwana Research
Lithologic mapping using Random Forests applied to geophysical and remote-sensing data: a demonstration study from the Eastern Goldfields of Australia; Geophysics
Lithological mapping in the Central African Copper Belt using Random Forests and clustering: Strategies for optimised results; Ore Geology Reviews
Lithological mapping via Random Forests: Information Entropy as a proxy for inaccuracy; 25th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition: Interpreting the Past, Discovering the Future
Lithospheric structure of Tasmania from a novel form of teleseismic tomography; Journal of Geophysical Research
Lithospheric structure of the Pilbara Craton, Capricorn Orogen and northern Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia,from teleseismic receiver functions; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Machine-assisted ore deposit mass balance evaluations in 3D; Resources for Future Generations (RFG2018)
Mapping geology and volcanic-hosted massive sulfide alteration in the Hellyer–Mt Charter region, Tasmania, using Random ForestsTM and Self-Organising Maps; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Matched field processing of three-component seismic array data applied to Rayleigh and Love microseisms; Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Multiple influences on regolith characteristics from continental-scale geophysical and mineralogical remote sensing data using Self-Organizing Maps; Remote Sensing of Environment
Multivariate geothermal heat flow models of Antarctica, towards Aq2; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020
New constraints on the seismic structure of West Australia: Evidence for terrane stabilization prior to the assembly of an ancient continent?; Geology
On Seismic Strain-Release within the Antarctic Plate ; Antarctica Contributions to Global Earth Sciences
Polarization filtering for automatic picking of seismic data and improved converted phase detection; Geophysical Journal International
Seismic anisotropy of East Antarctica from shear-wave splitting: Spatially varying contributions from lithospheric structural fabric and mantle flow?; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Seismic structure of the crust and uppermost mantle of the Capricorn and Paterson Orogens and adjacent cratons, Western Australia, from passive seismic transects; Precambrian Research
Seismic structure of the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Separation of tectonic and local components of horizontal GPS station velocities: a case study for glacial isostatic adjustment in East Antarctica; Geophysical Journal International
Short timescale analysis of microseisms and application to array calibration; Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Solid Earth-cryosphere interaction with a focus on East Antarctica; POLAR2018
Source locations of teleseismic P, SV, and SH waves observed in microseisms recorded by a large aperture seismic array in China; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Spatial-contextual supervised classifiers explored: a challenging example of lithostratigraphy classification; IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
Steps in lithospheric thickness within eastern Australia, evidence from surface wave tomography; Tectonics
Storm Signals
Structure of the crust and upper mantle beneath Bass Strait, southeast Australia, from teleseismic body wave tomography; Physics of The Earth and Planetary Interiors
Structure of the Tasmanian lithosphere from 3D seismic tomography; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Supervised and unsupervised classification of near-mine soil Geochemistry and Geophysics data; 23rd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
TaggerVR: interactive data analytics for geoscience: a novel interface for interactive visual analytics of large geoscientific datasets in cloud repositories; IEEE International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics
The Antarctic crust and upper mantle: a flexible 3D model and software framework for interdisciplinary research; Frontiers in Earth Science
The frequency dependence and locations of short-period microseisms generated in the Southern Ocean and West Pacific; Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
The peaks and patterns of Antarctic crustal heat production; Australian Geoscience Council Convention
The seismic structure of Precambrian and early Palaeozoic terranes in the Lambert Glacier region, East Antarctica; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
The Seismic Structure of Wilkes Land/Terre Adelie, East Antarctica and Comparison with Australia: First Steps in Reconstructing the Deep Lithosphere of Gondwana; Gondwana Research
The seismicity of the Antarctic plate; Continental Intraplate Earthquakes: Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues: Geological Society of America Special Paper
The upside of uncertainty: Identification of lithology contact zones from airborne geophysics and satellite data using random forests and support vector machines; Geophysics
The utility of machine learning in identification of key geophysical and geochemical datasets: a case study in lithological mapping in the Central African copper belt; Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference 2018
Towards a multi-domain lithospheric model of East Antarctica; TACtical Workshop
Towards user friendly data-driven minerals exploration: lithological mapping in an orogenic gold setting; SEG 2015 Conference
Transdimensional ambient noise tomography of Bass Strait, southeast Australia, reveals the sedimentary basin and deep crustal structure beneath a failed continental rift; Geophysical Journal International
Transdimensional change-point modeling as a tool to investigate uncertainty in applied geophysical inference: An example using borehole geophysical logs; Geophysics
Uncovering terra incognita: new insights into the evolution of Antarctica and constraints for ice sheet models; Geological Society of Australia
Unsupervised clustering of continental-scale geophysical and geochemical data using Self-Organising Maps; 3rd Australian Regolith Geoscientists Association Conference
Uranium prospectivity mapping across the Australian continent via unsupervised cluster analysis of integrated remote sensing data; SEG 2015 Conference
Warm, warmer, hot! Antarctic crustal radiogenic heat production; TACtical Workshop
Well-posed geoscientific visualization through interactive color mapping; Frontiers in Earth Science

Research Projects

'Believing Without Seeing' : High-resolution Geophysics in the Discovery of Tasmania's Buried Heritage; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
3D Seismic Velocity Structure for Geothermal Exploration: A Novel Approach combining Ambient and Passive Seismic Methods; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Research Hub for Transforming the Mining Value Chain; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Are ocean storms impacting Australia becoming more severe?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Australian Earth Sciences Convention; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Beneath Bass Strait: Linking Tasmania and mainland Australia using a novel seismic experiment; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Detecting change in the outlet glaciers of East Antarctica using seismology; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Earth's response to ice unloading: a unique GPS measurement from Antarctica; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geophysical Mapping of Aquifer Architecture beneath the Mella Plain near Smithton North-West Tasmania - A Pilot Study; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
High resolution sub-surface earth imaging using ambient seismic energy; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Long-term monitoring of solid Earth deformation and structure in East Antarctica; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Rapid Deployment Seismic Recorders for Interdisciplinary Antarctic Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Removing bias estimates of East Antarctica's contribution to present and past sea level changes; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Sediments and saturation at the ice sheet-bedrock interface from passive seismology; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Southern Ocean Storms and Noise Sources from Australian Seismic Array Recordings; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Towards an early warning of Antarctic ice sheet collapse from seismology; Australian Research Council (ARC)
A Geophysical Investigation of Western Tasmania
ANSIR Collaboration in relation to the operation of ANSIR - Research Facility for Earth Sounding
Comparison of Petrophysical Properties derived from Wireline Well Logs and Measurements on Rock Core
Geophysical Surveying and Modelling of Geothermal Plays
Mine Seismology Using Model Based Processing
Thermal Characteristics of the Parmeener Supergroup - Tasmania
West and northwest Tasmania magnetotelluric imaging

Research Candidate Supervision

A petrophysical and geophysical investigation of the West Tasmania region
Approximate Inverse Mapping (AIM) Inversion of Transient Electromagnetic (TEM) Data
Combined Computational and Human Interaction Strategies in Knowledge Generation from Spatial Information
Machine Learning for Geological Mapping- Algorithms and Applications
Multi-layer analysis of geoscience and remote-sensing data for geological discovery and minerals targeting
Rapid Approximate 3D Inversion of Transient Electromagnetic Data
The Development of Array and Single Station Methods for the Analysis of On-Land Seismic Signals from Deep Ocean Storms and Coastal Sources