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Dr David Schlaphorst

Dr David Schlaphorst

Dr David Schlaphorst
Diplom(Muen.), PhD

Research Associate in Seismology

Area of research

Using seismology to study the Lesser Antilles subduction zone

Office L112
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 33 15141



2015 - present: Postdoc, University of Bristol, UK

(Ambient noise tomography in the Lesser Antilles)

2011 - 2015: Ph.D., University of Bristol, UK

Thesis: Seismological Insight into the Building of the Lesser Antilles Arc

2009 - 2011: Diploma, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität (WWU) Münster, Germany

Thesis: Estimation of the topography of the core-mantle boundary using core phases

2007 - 2010: Hauptsudium (comparable to M.Sc.), WWU Münster, Germany

Major: Geophysics; Minor: Planetology, Nanophysics, Geoinformatics 

2005 - 2007: Vordiplom (comparable to B.Sc.), WWU Münster, Germany

Major: Physics, Geophysics


  • seismology
  • subduction zones
  • crustal formation
  • seismic anisotropy
  • seismicity
  • receiver functions
  • ambient noise tomography



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Recent publications

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