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Mr Joseph Asplet

Mr Joseph Asplet

Mr Joseph Asplet


Area of research

Imaging the Earth's Dynamic Mantle (Supervisor: Professor James Wookey)

Office G10a
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5244


My research is in global theoretical and observational seismolology, which I use to study the Earth's lowermost mantle. My PhD project — funded by the Natural Environment Reasearch Council GW4+ Doctoral Training Program — is focused on improving our understanding of seismic anisotropy in the Earth's lowermost mantle. My most recent research has been in developing a new method for robustly resolving signals from the lowermost mantle in SKS-SKKS shear-wave splitting observations. I have applied our new methods to study the lowermost mantle beneath the Easter Pacific and am now focused on expanding the scope of my work.


I am a PhD student at the university of Bristol, working with Professors James Wookey and Mike Kendall. My main research interests are in seismic anisotropy of the Earth's lowermost mantle, tools (such as shear-wave splitting) we can use to resolve this anistropy and how we can use anisotropy to understand the composition and dynamics of the mantle.


PhD (Geology) - University of Bristol, (2018 - present): "Imaging the Earth's Dynamics Mantle"


Msci Geophysics (with study abroad) (1st class) - University of Southampton (study abroad at Penn State University), (2013 - 2017). Thesis title "A comparison of probabilistic methods for earthquake relocation in Maule, Chile".




  • Seismic Anisotropy
  • Shear-Wave Splitting
  • Deep Mantle Processes

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