Karen Lythgoe is a seismologist, with a focus on subsurface imaging and earthquake hazards. She has expertise in both global seismology - using earthquakes to understand the structure and dynamics of the deep Earth - and shallow seismic reflection imaging. She has experience in the acquisition, processing and analysis of seismic data. She aims to use seismology to better understand Earth processes and the hazard posed from earthquakes.
Personal website: https://www.karenlythgoe.com/
PhD, University of Cambridge, 2011 - 2015
MSci Geophysics, University of Leeds, 2007 - 2011
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth Observatory of Singapore, current
Geophysicist (R&D), BP, 2015 - Nov 2018
Thermal squeezing of the seismogenic zone controlled rupture of the volcano-rooted Flores Thrust. Science Advances. 7(5), (2021).
Large-scale crustal structure beneath Singapore using receiver functions from a dense urban nodal array. Geophysical Research Letters. 47(7), (2020).
Cascading Partial Rupture of the Flores Thrust during the 2018 Lombok Earthquake Sequence, Indonesia. Seismological Research Letters. (2020).
A Comparative Field Trial of a New Nimble Node and Cabled Systems in a Desert Environment. 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition. 2019, 1-5. (2019).
The existence of radial anisotropy in Earth's upper inner core revealed from seismic normal mode observations. Geophysical Research Letters. 42(12), 4841-4848. (2015).
The feasibility of thermal and compositional convection in Earth's inner core. Geophysical Journal International. 201, 764–782. (2015).
Earthʼs inner core: Innermost inner core or hemispherical variations?. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 385, 181-189. (2014).