Specialist Subjects: Glacio-Geophyiscs: Ground-Penetrating Radar and Reflection Seismology
I am a near-surface geophysicist, currently researching the application of radar and seismic methods to imaging the internal and basal structure of glaciers and ice masses. My study sites include Arctic and Alpine glaciers, and my current focus involves geophysical acquisitions over the Greenland Ice Sheet as part of the GLIMPSE project. Specifically, I'm identifying subglacial sediment on the basis of its amplitude-versus-offset (AVO) response. I have recently obtained INTERACT funding to conduct seismic acquisitions on Storglaciären (Arctic Sweden) in Spring 2012.
I also develop processing techniques by which radar datasets may be more reliably interpeted in terms of physical subsurface properties, and attempt to introduce seismic-standard acquisition and processing approaches to radar campaigns. This branch of my research has allowed me to work on data from a range of settings, additional to glaciology, including archaeology, cave sedimentology and carbonate geology. I'm involved with on-going archaeological campaigns at the National Botannical Gardens of Wales, at the South Asasif tomb complex, near Luxor, Egypt, and as part of the Falaj Project, in Oman.
I am a reviewer for a number of journals, and am an Associate Editor of Near Surface Geophysics.
2008 - now - GLIMPSE Research Officer
2004-2008 - PhD "Three-Dimensional, Multi-Offset GPR Methods for Archaeological Imaging", University of Leeds
2003-2004 - Rock Deformation Research, Structural Geophysicist
2002-2003 - MSc Exploration Geophysics, University of Leeds
2002 - Hydrocarbon Geophysicist, Veritas DGC (now CGG Veritas)
1999-2002 - BSc Geophysical Sciences, University of Leeds
Booth AD, Clark RA and Murray T (in press); Influences on the resolution of GPR velocity analyses and a Monte Carlo simulation for establishing velocity precision. Submitted to Near Surface Geophysics.
Gusmeroli A, Murray T, Jansson P, Pettersson R, Aschwanden A and Booth AD (2010); Vertical distribution of water within the polythermal Storglaciaren; Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, F04002, doi:10.1029/2009JF001539.
Murray T, Scharrer K, James TD, Dye SR, Hanna E, Booth AD, Selmes N, Luckman A, Hughes ALC, Cook S and Huybrechts P (2010); Ocean-regulation hypothesis for glacier dynamics in south-east Greenland and implications for ice-sheet mass changes; Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, F03026, doi:10.1029/2009JF001522.
Booth AD, Clark RA and Murray T (2010); Semblance response to a ground penetrating radar wavelet and resulting errors in velocity analysis; Near Surface Geophysics, 8(3), 235-246, doi: 10.3997/1873-0604.2010008.
Booth AD, Clark RA, Hamilton K and Murray T (2010); Multi-offset GPR methods to image buried foundations of a Medieval town wall, Great Yarmouth, UK; Archaeological Prospection, 17(2), 103-116, doi: 10.1002/arp.376.
Gusmeroli A, Murray T, Clark RA, Booth AD, Kulessa B and Barrett BE (2010); Seismic wave attenuation in the uppermost glacier ice of Storglaciaren, Sweden; Journal of Glaciology, 56(196), 249-256.
Murray T and Booth AD (2009); Imaging glacial sediment inclusions in 3-D using ground-penetrating radar at Kongsvegen, Svalbard; Journal of Quaternary Science, doi: 10.1002/jqs.1354.
Booth AD, Endres AL and Murray T (2009); Spectral bandwidth enhancement of ground penetrating radar profiling data using multiple-frequency compositing; Journal of Applied Geophysics, 67(1), 88-97.
Endres AL, Murray T, Booth AD and West LJ (2009); A new framework for estimating englacial water content and pore geometry using combined seismic and radar wave velocities; Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L04501, doi:10.1029/2008GL036876.
Kulessa B, Booth AD, Hobbs A and Hubbard AL (2008); Automated monitoring of subglacial hydrological processes with ground-penetrating radar at high temporal resolution: scope and potential pitfalls; Geophyiscal Research Letters, 35, L24502, doi:10.1029/2008GL035855.
Booth AD, Linford NT, Clark RA and Murray T (2008); Three-dimensional, multi-offset ground penetrating radar imaging of archaeological targets; Archaeological Prospection, 15(2), 93-112, doi:10.1002/arp.327.
Murphy P, Westerman R, Clark R, Booth AD and Parr A (2008); Enhancing understanding of breakdown and collapse in the Yorkshire Dales using ground penetrating radar on cave sediments; Engineering Geology, 99, 160-168, doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2007.11.015.
Murray T, Booth AD and Rippin D (2007); Water-content of glacier ice: Limitiations on estimates from velocity analysis of surface ground-penetrating radar surveys; Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 12, 87-99, doi:10.2113/JEEG12.1.87.
BSc, MSc (Leeds Uni Earth Science), PhD (Leeds Uni Geography)
Glaciology Group, Department of Geography, College of Science
TEL: +44 (0) 1792 602054
FAX: +44 (0) 1792 295955
GEG344 - Glaciology (Geophysics in the Cryosphere)
GEG103 - Global Environmental Change, The Human Impact (The Cryosphere)
SOEE5156 - Seismic Reflection Methods (University of Leeds)