Dr Caroline M. Eakin

Research Fellow / Lecturer
J2, 243
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Profile

Biography

For more info see my personal webpage

Positions Held: 

Jun 2016 - Present: Research Fellow at RSES, ANU (Faculty Position, Equivalent to Lecturer in the UK or Assistant Prof in the US)

Jan 2015 - Jun 2016: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre Southampton (Independent departmental fellowship)

Education:

Aug 2010 - Dec 2014: PhD, Yale University, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics

2006 - 2010: MSci Geophysics, Imperial College London, Royal School of Mines

2008 - 2009: Undergraduate Year Abroad, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

Research

Research interests

Observational seismology, geodynamics, plate tectonics, upper mantle processes, dynamics of the Earth's interior, seismic anisotropy, flat-slab subduction, connecting mantle deformation and surface tectonics... 

** If you have similar interests or want to learn more about seismology then get in touch. I'm always welcome to working on projects with students and/or collaborators. 

Teaching

EMSC1008: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (Geophysics Module, 2nd Semester)

Supervision

Current students

Publications

12. Eakin, C.M., Rychert, C.A., Harmon, N. (2018) The role of oceanic transform faults in seafloor spreading: A global perspective from seismic anisotropy. JGR-Solid Earth, doi: 10.1002/2017JB015176.

11. Eakin, C.M., Lithgow-Bertelloni, C. (2018) An overview of Dynamic Topography: The Influence of Mantle Circulation on Surface Topography and Landscape, In: Hoorn, C., Perrigo, A., and Antonelli, A. (Eds.), Mountains, Climate, and Biodiversity. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-119-15987-2.

10. Paul, J.D., Eakin, C.M., (2017) Mantle upwelling beneath Madagascar: Evidence from receiver function analysis and shear wave splitting, Journal of Seismology, doi:10.1007/s10950-016-9637-x

9.  Long, M.D., Biryol, C.B., Eakin, C.M., Beck, S.L., Wagner, L.S., Zandt, G., Minaya, E., Tavera, H. (2016) Overriding plate, mantle wedge, slab, and sub-slab contributions to seismic anisotropy beneath the northern Central Andean Plateau. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi: 10.1002/2016GC006316 

8. Eakin, C.M., Long, M.D., Scire, A., Beck, S.L., Wagner, L.S., Zandt, G., Tavera, H. (2016) Deformation within the subducted Nazca slab from seismic anisotropy, Nature Geoscience, 9, 56-59, doi: 10.1038/ngeo2592

7. Eakin, C.M., Long, M.D., Wagner, L.S., Beck, S.L., Tavera, H. (2015) Upper mantle anisotropy beneath Peru from SKS splitting: Constraints on flat slab dynamics and interactions with the Nazca Ridge, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 412, 152-162, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.12.015

6. Eakin, C.M., Lithgow-Bertelloni, C., Dávila, F.M. (2014) Influence of Peruvian Flat-Subduction Dynamics on the Evolution of Western Amazonia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 404, 250-260, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.07.027

5. Eakin, C.M., Long, M.D., Beck, S.L., Wagner, L.S., Tavera, H., Condori, C. (2014) Response of the Mantle to Flat Slab Evolution: Insights from Local S Splitting beneath Peru, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 3438-3446, doi: 10.1002/2014GL059943

4. Eakin, C.M., Long, M.D. (2013) Complex anisotropy beneath the Peruvian flat-slab from frequency- dependent, multiple-phase shear wave splitting analysis, JGR - Solid Earth, 118, 4794-4813, doi:10.1002/ jgrb.50349

3. Goes, S., Eakin, C.M., Ritsema, J. (2013) Lithospheric cooling trends and deviations in oceanic PP-P and SS-S differential traveltimes, JGR- Solid Earth, 118, 996–1007, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50092

2. Towner, M.C., Eakin, C., Conway, S.J., Harrison, S. (2011) Geologically recent water flow inferred in channel systems in the NE Sulci Gordii region, Mars. In: Martian Geomorphology, Special Publication, Geological Society, London, v. 356, pp. 229-256.

1. Eakin, C.M., Obrebski, M., Allen, R. M., Boyarko, D.C., Brudzinski, M.R, Porritt, R. (2010) Seismic Anisotropy beneath Cascadia and the Mendocino Triple Junction: Interaction of the Subducting Slab with Mantle Flow, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 297, 627-632.

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