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Richard J. Walters

Associate Professor in Earth Sciences
Centre for Observation and Modelling
of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET)

Department of Earth Sciences
Durham University
United Kingdom

tel: +44 (0) 1913 341727
e-mail: [email protected]


“Systematic assessment of SAR coherence methods for mapping earthquake-triggered landslides”

“First plate-scale strain-rate mapping from Sentinel-1 satellites”

NEW: three PhD projects advertised for Oct. ’21 start:

Disentangling coseismic complexity in the earthquake cycle, using seismology and geodesy – Durham University

Towards global landslide detection from satellite radar – Durham University

Fault distributions and seismic hazard in evolving normal fault networks – University of Edinburgh

Radio interview on our use of AI to analyse InSAR data, featured on the BBC’s Digital Planet programme

Selected Recent Publications…

K. Burrows, R. J. Walters, D. Milledge, and A. Densmore, 2020
A Systematic Exploration of Satellite Radar Coherence Methods for Rapid Landslide Detection
NHESS, doi:10.5194/nhess-2020-168 [Link to article]

J. R. Weiss, R. J. Walters, Y. Morishita, T. J. Wright, M. Lazecký, H. Wang, E. Hussain, A. J. Hooper, J. R. Elliott, C. Rollins, C. Yu, P. J. González, K. Spaans, Z. Li, and B. Parsons, 2020
High-resolution surface velocities and strain for Anatolia from Sentinel-1 InSAR and GNSS data
GRL, e2020GL087376, doi:10.1029/2020GL087376 [Link to article]

R. J. Walters L. C. Gregory, L. N. J. Wedmore, T. J. Craig, K. McCaffrey, M. Wilkinson, J. Chen, Z. Li, J. R. Elliott, H. Goodall, F. Iezzi, F. Livio, A. M. Michetti, G. Roberts, E. Vittori, 2018
Dual control of fault intersections on stop-start rupture in the 2016 Central Italy seismic sequence
EPSL, 7, 13844, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.07.043. [Link to article] — [ALTMETRIC]

E. Hussain, T. J. Wright, R. J. Walters, D. P. S. Bekaert, R. Lloyd and A. J. Hooper, 2018
Constant strain accumulation rate between major earthquakes on the North Anatolian Fault
Nature Communications, 9, 1392 doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03739-2 [Link to article] — [ALTMETRIC]