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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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Magnetotellurics Chemical Compounds
Earth mantle Physics & Astronomy
melt Earth & Environmental Sciences
Antarctic regions Physics & Astronomy
Rayleigh waves Chemical Compounds
low speed Physics & Astronomy
Rayleigh wave Earth & Environmental Sciences
asthenosphere Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 2017 2023

Measuring mantle hydrogen to map ore fluids and model plate tectonics

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

1/01/17 → …

Project: Research

Hydrogen
Appointments and Schedules

Research Outputs 2006 2019

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

low velocity zone
low speed
asthenosphere
melt
causes

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 proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

continental lithosphere
Minerals
discontinuity
Amphibole Asbestos
Graphite

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Rayleigh waves
tectonic structure
Rayleigh wave
Antarctic regions
Tectonics

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

seamounts
seamount
asthenosphere
melt
ridges

Magnetotelluric evidence for massive sulphide mineralization in intruded sediments of the outer Vøring Basin, mid-Norway

Corseri, R., Senger, K., Selway, K., Abdelmalak, M. M., Planke, S. & Jerram, D. A., 5 Jun 2017, In : Tectonophysics. 706-707, p. 196-205 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Norway
massive sulfide
sulfides
sediments
mineralization

Prizes

Superstar of STEM

Katherine Selway (Recipient), 2019

Prize

Activities 2018 2019

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

National Science Week, Victoria

Kate Selway (Keynote speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Ockham's Razor Live

Kate Selway (Invited speaker)
Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Climactic podcast

Kate Selway (Invited speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

MT workshop at the Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference

Kate Selway (Invited speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium

Kate Selway (Keynote speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk