Dr Victoria Lane

SEIS-UK Geophysical Equipment Facility ManagerVictoria Lane.jpg

Direct Contact:
T
: 0116 252 3627/3929
E: vl36@le.ac.uk


www.le.ac.uk/seis-uk

Research Interests & Responsibilities

  • To manage the SEIS-UK team, delivering the Geophysical Equipment Facility contract for the NERC.
  • Using passive seismic methods (e.g. microtremors) in determining the engineering  properties of the shallow sub-surface.
  • Seismic data acquisition and quality control methods.
  • Development of data manipulation, visualisation, mining and archiving tools.
  • Design, implementation & management of SEIS-UK's seismic equipment database.
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3D surface plot of microtremor variations over a 24-hour time period (Lane, 2009)

Outreach Activities

  • Soapbox Science (2019): From hat-tricks to Lego bricks: understanding earthquakes. Riverside Festival, Bede Park, Leicester.
  • Wonder Match (2018-): Seed funding secured from National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to develop collaborative partnership between community organisations supporting people in the 40% most deprived areas of the UK, and researchers in STFC related disciplines.
  • Geophysics in a Box (2018-): RAS200 funded project to develop a curriculum focussed resource exploring the links between science and sport (2018-).
  • Girls into Geoscience (2017): Encouraging young women to consider geoscience careers.
  • VardyQuakes (2016-): Using seismic signals generated during football matches as a tool for engaging students with STEM principles (2016-).
  • Explosive Earth (2016): The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2016, London.
Soapbox Science 2019
Soapbox Science 2019

Invited Talks

  • Lane, V. Mobile seismic deployment field documentation & best practice. ORFEUS Observatory Coordination Meeting, October 2016, Croatia.
  • Lane, V. UK seismic pool – SEIS-UK. ORFEUS Observatory Coordination Meeting, October 2016, Croatia.
  • Lane, V. Best Practice Methods for Broadband Seismometer Deployment. EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna.

 

Publications

  • Denton, P., Fishwick, S., Lane, V., Daly, D. (2018). Football quakes as a tool for student Engagement. Seismological Research Letters; 89(5): DOI: 10.1785/0220
  • Kirkham, J.D., Rosser, N.J., Wainwright, J., Vann Jones, E.C., Dunning, S.A. Lane, V.S., Hawthorn, D.E., Strzelecki, M.C. and Szczuciński, W. (2017). Drift-dependent changes in iceberg size-frequency distributions, Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group), 7, pp. 1-10.
  • Gilligan, A., Bastow, ID., Boyce, A., Petrescu, L., Liddell, M., Darbyshire, FA., Hawthorn, D., Lane, V., Daly, D., Simpson, D. & Heffler, D. (2016) Peering beneath the Canadian crust. A&G 2016; 57 (6): 6.24-6.27. doi: 10.1093/astrogeo/atw221
  • Gilligan A, Bastow ID, Watson E, Darbyshire FA, Levin V, Menke W, Lane V, Hawthorn D, Boyce A, Liddell MV, Petrescu L . (2016). Lithospheric deformation in the Canadian Appalachians: evidence from shear wave splitting, Geophysical Journal International, Vol: 206, Pages: 1273-1280.
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    Magnitude 7 (Mw) 2010 Haiti earthquake, recorded at the University of Leicester
  • Lane, V.S. (2009). An evaluation of the MCSM (Multi-Component Seismic Microtremor) method for determining the engineering properties of the shallow sub-surface. Ph.D. thesis, University of Keele.
  • Gunn, D.A., Williams, G., Raines, M.G., Williams, J.D.O., Styles, P., Lane, V.S. and Toon, S.M. (2009). Comparing Shear-wave Refraction and Continuous Surface Wave Surveys in Sand and Gravel. Proceedings of the 15th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Dublin.
  • Lane, V.S., Styles, P., Toon. S.M., Gunn, D.A., Raines, M. and Williams, G. (Pending). Multi-Component Seismic Microtremor (MCSM) as a tool to determine the engineering properties of the shallow sub-surface. Shelford, UK.
  • Pringle, J.K., Stimpson, I.G., Toon, S.M., Caunt, S., Lane, V.S., Husband, C.R., Jones, G.M., Cassidy, N.J. and Styles, P. (2008). Geophysical characterization of derelict coalmine workings and mineshaft detection: a case study from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. Near Surface Geophysics, 6 (3), 185-194.

 

Conference Chair / Convenor

  • Session Chair (2018): Seismology Contributions: Advances in Instrumentation and Installation. AGU Fall Meeting, 13th December 2018. Washington, D.C.
  • Workshop Convenor (2011): EAGE - "Passive Seismic Methods for Near Surface Applications" - 17th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics – Leicester, September 2011.

 

Conference Presentations

  • Lane, V., Daly, D. and England, R.W. (2018). Delivering NERC’s Onshore Seismic Facility for the UK Earth Science Community. AGU Fall Meeting, 13th December 2018. Washington, D.C.
  • Bastow, I., Ogden, C., Hodson, N., Venereau, C., Pilidou, S., Dimitriadis, I., Losif, P., Constantinou, C., Daly, D., and Lane, V. (2018) TROODOS  Experiment:  Tomography  and  Receiver  function Observations  of  an  Ophiolite  using  Data  Obtained  from  Seismology. EGU General Assembly, Vienna.
  • Smith, D., and Lane, V. (2017) Very Hydrous Magmas, Cryptic Water and Metal Transfer Efficiency. Fermor Meeting 2017: Factory Earth, London.
  • Brisbourne, A., Hobbs, A., Hawthorn, D. and Lane, V. (2012). Geophysical equipment for cryospheric research: the role of NERC's GEF. BGA New advances in Geophysics Meeting, London.
  • Lane, V., Styles, P., Toon, S., Westwood, R., England, R., Brisbourne, A., Hawthorn, D., Stimpson, I. and Gunn, D. (2011). SEIS-UK, micro-tremor analysis and wind farm site investigation. NSGG Seismic Applications in Geotechnical Engineering, London.
  • Lane, V.S. and Styles, P. (2007). Multi-Component Seismic Microtremor – A New Tool for Characterising the Engineering Properties of the Shallow Sub-Surface. 13th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Istanbul.
  • Lane, V.S. and Styles, P. (2007). Multi-Component Seismic Microtremor – A New Tool for Characterising the Engineering Properties of the Shallow Sub-Surface. EIGG Hydrology & Geophysics Conference, Keele University.

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