Hi! I’m Danielle Lindsay and I’ve
just finished my Masters at Victoria University of Wellington.
I’m from Wellington. I originally studied geology, in the last few years
I’ve got into geophysics and more specifically geodesy which is kind of
like the study of the surface of the earth and how that changes with time.
When the satellite flies over it has like this radar that looks out to the
side, it sends out energy that kind of bounces down to the earth and highlights,
kind of illuminates, a little area and that energy bounces back and is recorded
and the amount of time that it takes to do that gives you a sense of the
distance between the satellite and the ground so you’re getting these really
fine scale measurements about the distance between satellite in the ground
and then you have an earthquake which offsets it and then the energy that goes
down to the ground has to travel into a shorter pathway or
a longer pathway and a difference between those shows you how much the
ground has moved between those two satellite passes. In about seven weeks
time and moving over to California and I’m going to go study geophysics at UC
Berkeley which is really exciting. I’m gonna go carry on, kind of my interest is
looking at how kind of big earthquakes in these slow slip areas start to
interact and how we can understand about how a big earthquake might propagate or
when it might happen based on these kind of like temporally variable slow slip events. I’m going to go and see if I can answer some more questions about that so we can better prepare. I have been really fortunate and that I’ve been
supported a lot by different people. This past year my master’s was supported by
EQC and previous to that I had a Freemasons scholarship, University scholarship, to support my study as well. and going forward, I’ve just
received a Fulbright scholarship and that’s really made the whole thing possible.
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