Dr Max Moorkamp

Max MoorkampLecturer in Geophysics

Direct contact:
T: 0116 252 3632
E: mm489@le.ac.uk

Research Group: Geophysics and Borehole Research

Research Interests

My main research interest is to combine different types of geophysical data in a joint inversion to improve our understanding of the subsurface of the Earth. For the last years I have been developing a joint inversion framework for hydrocarbon exploration purposes, but I am also very interested in the structure of the lithosphere and asthenosphere in general and mantle anisotropy in particular. Understanding electrical anisotropy in the upper mantle, its relation to seismic anisotropy, mantle flow and mantle composition has been another research activity I have been pursuing. In the future I hope to be able to move towards integrated and self-consistent modelling and inversion by incorporating thermodynamic mineralogy calculations into the joint inversion process.

Four Recent Publications

  • A. Avdeeva, M. Moorkamp, D. Avdeev, M. Jegen and M. Miensopust (2015), Three-dimensional inversion of
    magnetotelluric impedance tensor data and full distortion matrix, Geophysical Journal International, accepted, preprint
  • M. Moorkamp, A. W. Roberts, M. Jegen, B. Heincke, and R. W. Hobbs (2013), Verification of velocity-resistivity relationships derived from structural joint inversion with borehole data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50696.
  • E. Roux, M. Moorkamp, A.G. Jones, M. Bischoff, B. Endrun, S. Lebedev, and T. Meier (2011), Joint inversion of long-period magnetotelluric data and surface-wave dispersion curves for anisotropic structure: Application to data from Central Germany, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2010GL046358
  • M. Moorkamp, M. Jegen, B. Heincke, A. Roberts, R. Hobbs (2011), A framework for 3- D joint inversion of MT, gravity and seismic refraction data, Geophysical Journal International, 184, 477-493 doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04856.x


  • GL2027 Principles of Geophysics
  • GL2045 Near-surface Geophysics
  • GL3062 Geophysical data analysis

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