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Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Seismology Geology and Tectonophysics
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Fields of interest:
I am interested in the formation and evolution of the continents. How did the continents originally form? Why are some continental regions stable for billions of years while others are repeatedly deformed? How does the composition of the deep lithospheric mantle relate to processes occurring at the surface? The main tool I use to investigate these questions is magnetotellurics (MT), which is a deeply-penetrating electromagnetic method that images the electrical conductivity of the lithosphere and asthenosphere. I seek to combine MT observations with constraints from mantle geochemistry, seismics and mineral physics to develop new insights into lithosphere composition and improve our understanding of continental evolution.
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
University of Adelaide, South Australia
University of Adelaide
The seismic mid-lithosphere discontinuity
Selway, K; Ford, H; Kelemen, P.
, Earth and Planetary Science Letters , Volume 414, p.45-57, (2015)
Water contentof the Tanzanian lithosphere from magnetotelluric data: Implications for cratonic growth and stability
Selway, K.; Yi, J.; Karato, S.
, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 388, p.175-186, (2014)
On the causes of electrical conductivity anomalies in tectonically stable lithosphere
, Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 35, p.219-257, (2014), DOI 10.1007/s10712-013-9235-1
A simple 2-D explanation for negative phases in TE magnetotelluric data
Selway, K.; Thiel, S.; Key, K.
, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 188, p.945-958, (2012), doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05312.x
Magnetotelluric constraints on the tectonic setting of Grenville-aged orogenesis in central Australia
Selway, K.; Hand, M.; Payne, J.L.; Heinson, G.; Reid, A.
, Journal of the Geological Society, London, Volume 168, p.251-264, (2011), doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-034
Identifying the lithospheric structure of a Precambrian orogen using magnetotellurics: The Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia
Selway, K.; Sheppard, S.; Thorne, A.M.; Johnson, S.P.; Groenewald, P.B.
, Precambrian Research, Volume 168, p.185-196, (2009), doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2008.09.010
Magnetotelluric constraints on subduction polarity: Reversing reconstruction models for Proterozoic Australia
Selway, K.; Hand, M.; Heinson, G.; Payne, J.L.
, Geology, Volume 7, Issue 9, p.799-802, (2009), doi: 10.1130/G30175A.1
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