kselway

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Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Seismology Geology and Tectonophysics
230C Seismology
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8345
Fax: 
(845) 365-8150

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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.
Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
PhD
University of Adelaide, South Australia
12/2007
BSc (Hons)
University of Adelaide
12/2002

Selected Publications:

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 Selway, K. 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