University of Aberdeen
Pronouns He/Him/His
Current Position Lecturer in Geosciences
Previous Position Postdoctoral Research & Teaching Fellow (Leeds)
Telephone +44 (0)1224 273448
Departments School of Geosciences
Quadrat Core Themes Earth Systems
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling



Phonetic spelling of name: deyv kAWrnwEHl

Key Research Interests

  • Passive seismology – imaging & monitoring active tectonic plate boundaries using earthquakes & ambient noise.
  • Subsurface imaging & monitoring for geological, natural hazard, environmental, glacial, archaeological applications.
  • Near-surface geophysical data acquisition and processing.
  • Seismic reflection data acquisition and processing.
  • Gravity and magnetic data acquisition and processing.

Recent Key Papers

  • Papaleo, E, Cornwell, DG & Rawlinson, N 2018, ‘Constraints on North Anatolian Fault Zone Width in the Crust and Upper Mantle From S Wave Teleseismic Tomography‘ Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 123, no. 4, pp. 2908-2922. DOI: 10.1002/2017JB015386
  • Sammarco, C, Cornwell, DG & Rawlinson, N 2017, ‘Ambient noise tomography reveals basalt and sub-basalt velocity structure beneath the Faroe Islands, North Atlantic‘ Tectonophysics, vol. 721, pp. 1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.09.012
  • Kahraman, M, Cornwell, DG, Thompson, DA, Rost, S, Houseman, GA, Turkelli, N, Teoman, U, Altuncu Poyraz, S, Utkucu, M & Gulen, L 2015, ‘Crustal-scale shear zones and heterogeneous structure beneath the North Anatolian Fault Zone, Turkey, revealed by a high-density seismometer array‘ Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 430, pp. 129-139. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.014

* PhD students in italics

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Extending the life of mature basins in the North Sea and imaging sub-basalt and subintrusive structures using seismic intensity monitoring
  • Characterisation of glacigenic reservoirs and landsystems using sedimentology, geomorphology and virtual outcrop mapping
  • Geophysical investigation of the Rukwa Rift Basin in Tanzania
  • Seismic imaging without a source
  • Improved survey design for microseismic monitoring
  • Ambient noise imaging in challenging environments