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Biography

I am an Earth scientist interested the composition and structure of the crust and upper mantle. My primary expertise is with the geophysical tool magnetotellurics, which we use to measure how electrically conductive the Earth is. Since Earth's interior is such a hidden puzzle, I also try to use as many other different types of data as I can, including seismic data, geochemical data, and experimental mineral physics data. I try to weave all these strands together to help answer questions like why plate tectonics occurs, where mineral deposits form and how fast the great ice sheets are melting.

Read more about my research at https://kateselway.wordpress.com/ and follow me on twitter at @kate_selway and on Instagram at @kateselwayrocks

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The University of Adelaide

External positions

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observ, Columbia University

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Projects

Measuring mantle hydrogen to map ore fluids and model plate tectonics

Selway, K., MQRES (International), M. (. & MQRES, M.

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Project: Research

  • Research Outputs

    A small, unextractable melt fraction as the cause for the low velocity zone

    Selway, K. & O'Donnell, J. P., 1 Jul 2019, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 517, p. 117-124 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Electrical discontinuities in the continental lithosphere imaged with magnetotellurics

    Selway, K., 2019, Lithospheric discontinuities. Yuan, H. & Romanowicz, B. (eds.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, p. 89-109 21 p. (Geophysical Monograph; vol. 239).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    The uppermost mantle seismic velocity structure of West Antarctica from Rayleigh wave tomography: insights into tectonic structure and geothermal heat flow

    O'Donnell, J. P., Stuart, G. W., Brisbourne, A. M., Selway, K., Yang, Y., Nield, G. A., Whitehouse, P. L., Nyblade, A. A., Wiens, D. A., Aster, R. C., Anandakrishnan, S., Huerta, A. D., Wilson, T. & Winberry, J. P., 15 Sep 2019, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 522, p. 219-233 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Upper mantle meltdistribution from petrologicallyconstrained magnetotellurics

    Selway, K., O'Donnell, J. P. & Özaydin, S., Jul 2019, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 20, 7, p. 3328-3346 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Constraints on volumes and patterns of asthenospheric melt from the space-time distribution of seamounts

    Conrad, C. P., Selway, K., Hirschmann, M. M., Ballmer, M. D. & Wessel, P., 28 Jul 2017, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 44, 14, p. 7203-7210 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    Superstar of STEM

    Kate Selway (Recipient), 2019

    Prize

    Activities

    • 4 Invited talk
    • 3 Oral presentation
    • 2 Editorial work

    MT workshop at the Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference

    Kate Selway (Invited speaker)
    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Earth, Planets and Space (Journal)

    Kate Selway (Editor)
    2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    Climactic podcast

    Kate Selway (Invited speaker)
    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium

    Kate Selway (Keynote speaker)
    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    National Science Week, Victoria

    Kate Selway (Keynote speaker)
    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk