Some papers, reports and

media presentations

arranged thematically

 

 

Kola SG-3 superdeep well crustal seismic reflection project

 

Smythe, D.K. 1992. The world's deepest hole. Avenue, 11, 12-13. pdf

 

Smythe, D.K. and Brierley, C., 1992. KOLA 92: Crustal seismic reflection profiling through the Kola superdeep well, Russia (VHS video, 27 minutes, University of Glasgow). (wmv, 30 Mb).

 

Smythe, D.K., Smithson, S.B. Gillen, C., Humphreys, C., Kristoffersen, Y., Karaev, N.A., Garipov V.Z., Pavlenkova,.N.I. and the Kola-92 Working Group 1994. Project images crust, collects seismic data in world’s largest borehole. EOS Trans. Am. Geophys. Union 75, 473-476. pdf

 

Carr, B.J., Smithson, S.B., Karaev, N., Ronin, A., Garipov, V., Kristofferson, Y., Digranes, P., Smythe, D. and Gillen, C. 1996. Vertical seismic profile results from the Kola Superdeep Borehole, Russia. Tectonophysics, 264, 295-307. pdf

 

Ganchin, Y. V., Smithson, S. B., Morozov, I. B., Smythe, D.K., Garipov, V. Z., Karaev, N. A. and Kristofferson, Y. 1998. Seismic studies around the Kola Superdeep Borehole, Russia. Tectonophysics 288, 1-16. pdf

 

3-D seismic reflection trial survey for Nirex, and the subsequent Planning Inquiry

 

Smythe, D.K, Holt, J.M., Elstob, M. and Robson, C. 1995. A high-resolution 3D vibroseis trial survey of a potential nuclear waste repository. EAGE Extended Abstracts 57th meeting, Glasgow 1995, no. C054. pdf

 

Haszeldine, R. S. and Smythe, D. K. (editors) 1996. Radioactive waste disposal at Sellafield, UK: site selection, geological and engineering problems. University of Glasgow 1996, 520 pp. [Pages 207-488, the evidence presented by Friends of the Earth Ltd to the Sellafield Planning Inquiry, are online here].

 

Haszeldine, R. S. and D K Smythe, D. K. 1996. Overview of the site selection, geological and engineering problems facing radioactive waste disposal at Sellafield, UK. In Haszeldine, R.S. & Smythe, D.K. (eds), Radioactive waste disposal at Sellafield, UK: site selection, geological and engineering problems, University of Glasgow 1996, pp. 1-3.

 

Smythe, D. K. 1996. The 3-D structural geology of the PRZ. Proof of Evidence. In Haszeldine, R.S. & Smythe, D.K. (eds), Radioactive waste disposal at Sellafield, UK: site selection, geological and engineering problems, University of Glasgow 1996, pp. 237-265. [originally Proof of Evidence for Friends of the Earth, 1996]

 

Smythe, D. K. 1996. The 3-D structural geology of the PRZ. Supplementary proof of evidence. In Haszeldine, R.S. & Smythe, D.K. (eds), Radioactive waste disposal at Sellafield, UK: site selection, geological and engineering problems, University of Glasgow 1996, pp. 267-277.  [originally Supplementary Proof of Evidence for Friends of the Earth, 1996].

 

Smythe, D.K. 1996. 3-D seismic reflection trial: data acquisition report. Nirex Report no. 622, 64 pp. (Open file). pdf

 

Smythe, D.K. 1996. 3-D seismic reflection trial survey of the potential nuclear waste repository zone, Sellafield, West Cumbria. Nirex Report no. 760, two volumes; 147 pp. & 11 enclosures (Open file). Downloadable pdf files are as follows (NB the files containing figures are about 5 Mb each, those for the stacks and migrations are 4 Mb each):

Vol. 1: Text, Figs. 1-31, Figs 32-50, Figs 51-77.

Vol. 2 (Enclosures): E1-3 (maps), E4-7 (stacks), E8-11 (migrations).

 

Haszeldine, R. S. and Smythe, D. K. (editors) 1996. Radioactive waste disposal at Sellafield, UK: site selection, geological and engineering problems. University of Glasgow 1996, 520 pp.

 

Haszeldine, R.S. & Smythe, D.K. 1997. Why was Sellafield rejected as a disposal site for radioactive waste? Geoscientist, 7(7), 18-20, July 1997. pdf

 

Couples, G.D., McKeown, C., Haszeldine, R.S. and Smythe, D.K. 1998. The role of academic environmental geoscientists in radioactive waste disposal assessment. In Doyle, P. and Bennett, M.R.(eds), Issues in environmental geology: a British perspective, 243-276. pdf

 

Smythe, D.K. 2007. Consultation exercise: geological disposal of nuclear waste. Response to the Defra (UK government) call for comments. 9 pp. pdf

 

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High-resolution 3-D seismic reflection coalmine survey

 

Smythe, D.K. 1997. Todd Campus West 3-D seismic reflection survey. Report to Glasgow Development Agency, 57 pp. + 45 figs, 4 plates (Open file).
 
Early opening history of the North Atlantic Ocean

 

Russell, M.J. and Smythe, D.K. 1978. Evidence for an early Permian oceanic rift in the northern North Atlantic. In Neumann, E-R. and Ramberg, I.B. (Eds) Petrology and geochemistry of continental rifts, Reidel, Dordrecht, 173-179. pdf

 

Smythe, D.K. 1983. Faeroe-Shetland Escarpment and continental margin north of the Faeroes. In Bott, M.H.P. et al. (eds.) Structure and development of the Greenland-Scotland Ridge, 109-119, Plenum, New York. pdf

 

Smythe, D.K., Chalmers, J.A., Skuce, A.G., Dobinson, A. and Mould, A.S. 1983. Early opening history of the North Atlantic - I. Structure and origin of the Faeroe-Shetland Escarpment. Geophys. J. R. Astron. Soc. 72, 373-398. pdf

 

Russell, M.J. and Smythe, D.K. 1983. Origin of the Oslo Graben in relation to the Hercynian-Alleghenian orogeny and lithospheric rifting in the North Atlantic. Tectonophysics 94, 457-472. pdf

 

Brewer, J.A. and Smythe, D.K. 1984. MOIST and the continuity of crustal reflector geometry along the Caledonian-Appalachian orogen. J. Geol. Soc. 121, 105-120. pdf

 

Morton, A.C., Dixon, J.E., Fitton, J.G., Macintyre, R.M., Smythe, D.K. and Taylor, P.N. 1988. Early Tertiary volcanic rocks in well 163/6-1A, Rockall Trough. In Morton, A.C. and Parson. L. (eds), Early Tertiary volcanism and the opening of the NE Atlantic, Geol. Soc. Spec. Publ. 39, 293-308. pdf

 

Smythe, D.K., 1989. Rockall Trough - Cretaceous or Late Palaeozoic? Scott. J. Geol. 25, 5-43. pdf

 

Smythe, D.K. 1994. Geophysical evidence for ultrawide dykes of the late Carboniferous quartz-dolerite swarm of northern Britain. Geophys. J. Int. 119, 20-30. pdf

 

Smythe, D.K., Russell, M.J. and Skuce, A.G. 1995. Intra-continental rifting inferred from the major late Carboniferous quartz-dolerite dyke swarm of NW Europe. Scott. J. Geol. 31, 151-162. pdf

 

Seismic data processing

 

Qin, S. and Smythe, D.K. 1998. Filtering vibroseis data in the pre-correlation domain. Geophysical Prospecting, 46, 303-322. pdf

 

SLICE project - the geophysical survey of the Scotia Sea

 

Larter, R.D., King, E.C., Leat, P.T., Reading, A.M., Smellie, J.L., and Smythe, D.K. 1998. South Sandwich slices reveal much about arc structure, geodynamics and composition. EOS Trans. Am. Geophys. Union 79, 281-285. pdf

 

Vanneste, L.E., Larter, R.D. and Smythe, D.K. 2002. Slice of intraoceanic arc: Insights from the first multichannel seismic reflection profile across the South Sandwich island arc. Geology 30, 819-822. pdf

 

Larter, R.D., Vanneste, L.E., Morris, P. and Smythe, D.K. 2003. Structure and tectonic evolution of the South Sandwich arc. In Larter, R.D and Leat, P.T., Intra-oceanic subduction systems: tectonic and magmatic processes. Geol. Soc. London Spec. Publ. 219, 255-284. pdf

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