The characteristics, mechanisms, and effects of ongoing inversion of the London Basin

Started: October 2016

Supervisor: Dr Richard Ghail

Description of Research

Tom's project sets out to understand the fundamental science behind the effects studied previously in several industrial MSc and PhD projects that first provided the data to identify that inversion is occurring in the London Basin at the present day. These projects focused on geological structures, such as faults, drift filled hollows and other engineering hazards, observed on sites across London.

The aim of this research is to link the numerous ‘snapshot’ site data to the large-scale geomorphological and remote sensing data, by understanding the fundamental processes by which far-field tectonic stresses acting on basement faults, propagate and drive structures that affect the engineering near-field.