UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr David Nobes

Geological Sciences


Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext. 7733

Office: Geology 304

Fields of Research

  • Near-surface geophysics for archaeological, engineering, environmental, forensic, glaciological, groundwater, marine and neotectonic applications
  • Non-invasive, non-destructive mapping and monitoring
  • Specialist in electromagnetic and ground-penetrating radar methods

Researcher Summary

Near-surface geophysics, especially electromagnetic, ground penetrating radar and electrical imaging techniques, and the applications of near-surface geophysical methods to archaeological, engineering, environmental, forensic, glaciological, marine and neotectonic studies.

Effects of geological processes on in situ physical properties, and the consequent influences on the geophysical responses.

Analysis of paleoclimatic variations using geophysical signal processing.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Future Research

  • 3D and 4D imaging of polygonal patterned ground in Antarctic permafrost soils
  • Imaging of groundwater resources and contaminant transport
  • Imaging of near-surface structure of faults
  • Effects of soil type and conditions on non-invasive imaging of tapu sites: archaeological sites and urupa

Key Methodologies

  • Ground penetrating radar
  • Electromagnetic methods
  • Electrical imaging
  • Geophysical property inter-relationships
  • Geophysical modelling and inversion
  • Excel, Word, CorelDraw, Corel PhotoPaint, Surfer

Equipment

Affiliations

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Brook MS. and Nobes DC. (2014) Ground penetrating radar imaging of old bord-and-pillar mine sites. Xi'an, China: 6th International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG2014), 18-22 Jun 2014. In Proceedings: 724-729. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC., James M., Kim TH., Pullman C. and Vollebregt H. (2014) Geophysical imaging of flood-control stopbanks, Christchurch, New Zealand. Xi'an, Shaanxi, China: 6th International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG2014), 20-23 Jun 2014. In Proceedings: 718-723. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC., Jol H., Duffy B., Charlton B., Jaeger N. and Topper N. (2014) Geophysical imaging of near-shore dunes and possible records of faulting and severe storm events, Haast, South Westland, New Zealand. Xi'an, Shaanxi, China: 6th International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG2014), 18-22 Jun 2014 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. and Beeching AJ. (2013) Ground penetrating radar in ironsands: A case study of the Taharoa deposit, New Zealand. Beijing, China: First Near Surface Geophysics Asia-Pacific Conference (NSGAPC), 17-19 Jul 2013. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC., Bastin S., Charlton G., Cook R., Gallagher M., Graham H., Grose D., Hedley J., Sharp-Heward S. and Templeton S. (2013) Geophysical imaging of subsurface earthquake-induced liquefaction features at Christchurch boys high school, Christchurch, New Zealand. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics 18(4): 255-267. http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/JEEG18.4.255. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC., Horstmeyer H. and Milana JP. (2013) The importance of topographic migration in ground penetrating radar imaging: A salutary example from GPR imaging of the Horcones Superior Glacier, Aconcagua, Argentina. Beijing, China: First Near Surface Geophysics Asia-Pacific Conference (NSGAPC), 17-19 Jul 2013. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Xie X., Li P., Qin H., Liu L. and Nobes DC. (2013) GPR identification of voids inside concrete based on the support vector machine algorithm. Journal of Geophysics and Engineering 10(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-2132/10/3/034002. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. and Pettersson JK. (2012) Non-invasive imaging of hydrocarbon contamination in permafrost soils at Marble Point, McMurdo Sound region, Antarctica. Changsha, China: 5th International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG2012), 15-18 Jun 2012. In Near-Surface Geophysics and Environment Protection: 350-356. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC., Gravley DM., Brand BD., Bloomberg SH., Garden TO. and Lindsay JM. (2012) Ground penetrating radar imaging of Auckland volcanic surge deposits. In 2012 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2012: 653-658. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC., Johnston AG., Holdaway RN. and Horton TW. (2012) Ground penetrating radar imaging of the late Quaternary Pyramid Valley lake deposit, North Canterbury, New Zealand: Correlation with paleoclimatic records and the stratigraphic sequence. In 2012 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2012: 591-594. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC., Wilson TM., Cockcroft M., Almond P. and Whitman Z. (2012) Agricultural ground penetrating radar response to deep cultivation across a fault scarp after the 4 September 2010 Darfield earthquake, Canterbury, New Zealand. In 2012 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2012: 769-773. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Amos CB., Lapwood JJ., Nobes DC., Burbank DW., Rieser U. and Wade A. (2011) Palaeoseismic constraints on Holocene surface ruptures along the Ostler Fault, southern New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 54(4): 367-378. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2011.601746. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (2011) Ground Penetrating Radar Measurements over Glaciers. In Singh VP; Singh P; Haritashya UK (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers: 490-503. Heidelberg: Springer. (Chapters)
  • Almond P., Wilson TM., Shanhun F., Whitman Z., Eger A., Moot D., Cockcroft M. and Nobes DC. (2010) Agricultural land rehabilitation following the 4 September 2010 Canterbury earthquake: A preliminary report. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering 43(4): 432-438. (Journal Articles)
  • Bilderback EL., Stahl T., McColl S., Massey CI., Quigley M., Villamor P., Nobes D. and Noble D. (2010) Reconnaissance of an earthquake induced landslide from the Canterbury quake. Auckland, New Zealand: GeoNZ 2010, 21-24 Nov 2010 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Campbell FM., Kaiser A., Horstmeyer H., Green AG., Ghisetti F., Gorman AR., Finnemore M. and Nobes DC. (2010) Processing and preliminary interpretation of noisy high-resolution seismic reflection/refraction data across the active Ostler Fault zone, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of Applied Geophysics 70(4): 332-342. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2009.05.001. (Journal Articles)
  • Carpentier SFA., Dorn C., Doetsch JA., Campbell FM., Horstmeyer H., Green AG., Kaiser AE., Campbell J., Pettinga J. and Nobes DC. (2010) Recent deformation of Quaternary sediments in the northwestern Canterbury Plains, New Zealand, as inferred from GPR and seismic data. XIII International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2010): Lecce, Italy, 21-25 Jun 2010. In GPR 2010: 1-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICGPR.2010.5550191. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Cockcroft M., Nobes DC., Wilson T. and Whitman Z. (2010) Influence of Deep Cultivation and Transmitter Voltage on the Response of Agricultural Ground Penetrating Radar. Auckland, New Zealand: GeoNZ 2010, 21-24 Nov 2010 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Dorn C., Carpentier S., Kaiser AE., Green AG., Horstmeyer H., Campbell F., Campbell J., Jongens R., Finnemore M. and Nobes DC. (2010) First seismic imaging results of tectonically complex structures at shallow depths beneath the northwest Canterbury Plains, New Zealand. Journal of Applied Geophysics 70(4): 317-331. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2009.06.003. (Journal Articles)
  • Geoghegan PH., Buchmann NA., Jermy MC., Nobes D., Spence CJT. and Docherty PD. (2010) SPIV and image correlation measurements of surface displacement during pulsatile flow in models of compliant, stenosed arteries. Lisbon, Portugal: 15th International Symposium on Applications of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics, 5-8 Jul 2010. In Proceedings http://ltces.dem.ist.utl.pt/lxlaser/lxlaser2010/upload/1595_oisnjp_4.2.3.Full_1595.pdf. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Geoghegan PH., Jermy MC., Nobes D. and Buchmann N. (2010) Flow field and surface displacement in flexible silicone models of stenosed arteries. Auckland, New Zealand: 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 5-9 Dec 2010 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. and Donnelly LJ. (2010) The Geoforensic International Network: A Dose of GIN for the IUGS. Auckland, New Zealand: GeoNZ 2010, 21-24 Nov 2010 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC., Hornblow SM. and Lapwood JJ. (2010) A radar interpretation pitfall: Velocity push-down due to a footwall loess wedge in the ground penetrating radar imaging of the Ostler Fault, New Zealand. Denver, CO, USA: SEG International Exposition and 80th Annual Meeting, 17-22 Oct 2010. In SEG Expanded Abstracts 29(1955) http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/1.3513226. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Shulmeister J., Nobes DC., Striewski B. and Soderholm J. (2010) ENSO and PDO Records from Auckland Maars. Auckland, New Zealand: GeoNZ 2010, 21-24 Nov 2010 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Wallace SC., Nobes DC., Davis KJ., Burbank DW. and White A. (2010) Three-dimensional GPR imaging of the benmore anticline and step-over of the ostler fault, South Island, New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International 180(2): 465-474. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04400.x. (Journal Articles)
  • Kaiser AE., Green AG., Campbell FM., Horstmeyer H., Manukyan E., Langridge RM., McClymont AF., Mancktelow N., Finnemore M. and Nobes DC. (2009) Ultra-high-resolution seismic reflection imaging of the Alpine Fault, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research 114 B11306 http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009JB006338. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (2009) A Report on Electrical Conductivity Surveys of Brevet Memorial Park, Memorial Avenue and Russley Road, 3-4 February 2009.Commissioned by Opus International Consultants Ltd. 18pp. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (2009) Sand, Silt, Clay: The effect of grain size on the geophysical responses of indigenous burial sites. Adelaide, Australia: Old Guard, New Guard: Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, 11-14 Dec 2009 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. and Wallace LR. (2009) Geophysical imaging of an early 19th century colonial defensive blockhouse. Adelaide, Australia: Old Guard, New Guard: Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, 11-14 Dec 2009 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC., Reznichenko N. and Brook M. (2009) Do englacial channels have a characteristic radar response and are they correlated with surface topography? Some preliminary observations. Oamaru, New Zealand: Geosciences '09: Geological Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Geophysical Society Joint Annual Conference, 23-27 Nov 2009 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Appleby JR., Brook MS., Robertson C. and Nobes D. (2008) Structural glaciology and ground penetrating radar survey of Fox Glacier. Wellington, New Zealand: Geological Society of New Zealand, New Zealand Geophysical Society, New Zealand Geochemical & Mineralogical Society Joint Annual Conference (Geosciences '08), 24-26 Nov 2008 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Godfrey MJ., Bannister MT., Nobes DC. and Sletten RS. (2008) 3D Time-Lapse Imaging of Polygonal Patterned Ground in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Birmingham, UK: 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR2008), 16-19 Jun 2008. In Proceedings of GPR2008: 6pp. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • McClymont AF., Green AG., Streich R., Horstmeyer H., Tronicke J., Nobes DC., Pettinga J., Campbell J. and Langridge R. (2008) Visualization of active faults using geometric attributes of 3D GPR data: An example from the Alpine Fault Zone, New Zealand. Geophysics 73(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/1.2825408. (Journal Articles)
  • McClymont AF., Green AG., Villamor P., Horstmeyer H., Grass C. and Nobes DC. (2008) Characterization of the shallow structures of active fault zones using 3-D ground-penetrating radar data. Journal of Geophysical Research 113(B10315): 1-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007JB005402. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (2008) Report on Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys to Determine Depth to Bedrock along Profiles above the Coalport, Port of Lyttelton Co. (PLC), 26 September 2008.Commissioned by Opus International Consultants Ltd.. 64. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (2008) Report on Reconnaissance Visit to the Four Mile River Layby, Buller District, 5 May 2008, and a Proposed Design for a Geophysical Survey.Commissioned by New Zealand Police. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC., Ruffell A. and Macdonald P. (2008) Migrating and Merging Polarised GPR Profiles: Does it matter if migration is before or after merger? Birmingham, UK: 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR2008), 16-19 Jun 2008. In Proceedings of GPR2008: 5pp. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Alloway BV., Lowe DJ., Barrell DJA., Newnham RM., Almond PC., Augustinus PC., Bertler NAN., Carter L., Litchfield NJ. and McGlone MS. (2007) Towards a climate event stratigraphy for New Zealand over the past 30 000 years (NZ-INTIMATE project). Journal of Quaternary Science 22(1): 9-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jqs.1079. (Journal Articles)
  • Amos CB., Burbank DW., Nobes DC. and Read SAL. (2007) Geomorphic constraints on listric thrust faulting: Implications for active deformation in the Mackenzie Basin, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth 112(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006JB004291. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (2007) A Report on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Surveys across Port Hills Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch, 19 May 2007.Commissioned by Fulton Hogan Ltd. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (2007) A Report on Multi-Electrode Resistivity (MER) Surveys on the Beachfront, near Te Puni Street, Petone, 19 June 2007.Commissioned by Resource Coordination Partnership Ltd. and Tonkin&Taylor. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (2007) Detecting linear features using the directionality of the HLEM response. In Near Surface 2007 - 13th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC. (2007) Effect of grain size on the geophysical responses of indigenous burial sites. (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. (2007) Effect of grain size on the geophysical responses of indigenous burial sites. Istanbul, Turkey: Near Surface 2007: 13th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 3-5 Sep 2007. In Near Surface 2007 http://www.earthdoc.org/detail.php?pubid=7687. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC. (2007) Effect of soil grain size on the geophysical response of graves: Clay vs silt vs sand. London, UK: International Crime Science Conference (ISCS) 2007, 16-17 Jul 2007 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. and Wallace LR. (2007) Geophysical imaging of an early 19th century colonial defensive blockhouse. In Near Surface 2007 - 13th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC., Godfrey MJ., Bannister MT. and Lapwood J. (2007) Immediate Event Report - Event K054: Non-invasive Imaging of Polygonal Patterned Ground in Antarctic Permafrost Soils.Commissioned by Antarctica New Zealand. 8. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC., Godfrey MJ., Bannister MT. and Lapwood J. (2007) Immediate Science Report - Event K054: Non-invasive Imaging of Polygonal Patterned Ground in Antarctic Permafrost Soils.Commissioned by Antarctica New Zealand. 8. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC., Godfrey MJ., Bannister MT. and Lapwood J. (2007) Logistics Report - Event K054: Non-invasive Imaging of Polygonal Patterned Ground in Antarctic Permafrost Soils.Commissioned by Antarctica New Zealand. 15. (Reports)
  • McClymont AF., Streich R., Heincke B., Green AG. and Nobes D. (2006) Visualization of Active Faulting using 3-D GPR Data Recorded Across the Alpine Fault, New Zealand. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA: 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR2006), 19-22 Jun 2006. In Proceedings: 5pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10092/2199. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC. (2006) Clay vs Silt vs Sand: Does geophysical surveying of burials work all the time? Perth, Australia: Workshop on Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics, 18th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, 1-1 Apr 2006 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC., Bateman L., Butland C., Flintoft M., Gaiger F., Lea J., Wilkinson S., Jol HM. and Geer MA. (2006) From Kaikoura to Kaitorete: Non-invasive geophysical mapping of Māori burial sites. Perth, Australia: Workshop on Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics, 18th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, 1-1 Apr 2006 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Corboz P., Horstmeyer H., Tronicke J., Nobes D., Campbell J. and Green A. (2005) High-resolution geophysical surveying at the Springfield Fault, New Zealand. Palermo, Italy: 11th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 5 Sep 2005. In Near Surface 2005: 4pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10092/755. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Davis K., Burbank DW., Fisher D., Wallace S. and Nobes D. (2005) Thrust-fault growth and segment linkage in the active Ostler fault zone, New Zealand. Journal of Structural Geology 27(8): 1528-1546. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2005.04.011. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (2005) Report of Literature Search for Methods to Determine Lengths of Bridge Support Piles Using Non-Destructive Testing.Commissioned by City Solutions, Christchurch City Council. 67. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (2005) Report on Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys for the Integrated Research for Aquifer Protection (IRAP) Site, Lincoln, October 2003 and May 2004.Commissioned by ESR Ltd. 48. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC., Bateman L., Butland C., Flintoft M., Gaiger F., Lea J., Wilkinson S. and Jol HM. (2005) From Kaikoura to Kaitorete: Non-invasive geophysical mapping of Māori burial sites. Kaikoura, New Zealand: 50th Geological Society of New Zealand Annual Conference, 1 Nov 2005 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC., Burbank DW., Amos C. and Davis K. (2005) 3D imaging of the fore- and backthrusts of the Glen Lyon segment of the Ostler Fault. Kaikoura, New Zealand: 50th Geological Society of New Zealand Annual Conference, 1 Nov 2005 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC., Davis EF. and Arcone SA. (2005) "Mirror-image" multiples in ground-penetrating radar. Geophysics 70(1 (Jan-Feb)): K20-K22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/1.1852781. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC., Shulmeister J. and Geer MA. (2005) The Use of Rolling Windows in FFT Analysis to Decipher Climate Cyclicity. Australian Academy of Sciences, Canberra, Australi: Reconstructing Past Climates for Future Prediction: Integrating High-Resolution Palaeo-Data for Meaningful Prediction in the Australasian Region, 27 Jun 2005 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Taulis ME., Trumm D., Milke MW., Nobes D., Manhire D. and O'Sullivan AD. (2005) Characterisation of coal seam gas waters in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: 2005 New Zealand Minerals Conference, 13 Nov 2005. In Realising New Zealand's Mineral Potential - Proceedings of the 2005 New Zealand Minerals Conference 1(1): 416-425. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Bassett KN., Gordon HW., Nobes DC. and Jacomb C. (2004) Gardening at the edge: Documenting the limits of tropical Polynesian kumara horticulture in southern New Zealand. Geoarchaeology 19(3): 185-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gea.10116. (Journal Articles)
  • Close ME., Nobes DC. and Pang L. (2004) Presence of preferential flow paths in shallow groundwater systems as indicated by tracer experiments and geophysical surveys. In Hyndman D; Bridge J (Ed.), Aquifer Characterization: 79-91. Tulsa: SEPM. (Chapters)
  • Jol HM., Nobes DC., Cussins T., Goodsell B., Finnemore M., De Passille B. and Tealby J. (2004) Preliminary results from high frequency GPR surveys and a 3D grid: Davis Snowfield, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2004 2: 773-776. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC. (2004) Report on the Meeting on the Role of Science in the Information Society (RSIS), held on 8-9 December 2003 at CERN in Geneva, as part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).Commissioned by Royal Society of New Zealand. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC., Jol HM. and Rother H. (2004) Radar "lensing" by a small river: Can a layer of surface water improve the signal? Delft, Netherlands: GPR 2004: 10th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, 21 Jun 2004 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC., Rother H. and Jol HM. (2004) Radar "lensing" by a small river: Can a layer of surface water improve the signal? Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2004 2: 539-542. (Journal Articles)
  • Pepper AC., Shulmeister J., Nobes DC. and Augustinus PA. (2004) Possible ENSO signals prior to the Last Glacial Maximum, during the last deglaciation and the early Holocene, from New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters 31(15) http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2004GL020236. (Journal Articles)
  • Streich R., van der Kruk J., Green AG. and Nobes DC. (2004) Three-dimensional multicomponent georadar surveying near the Alpine Fault, New Zealand. Delft, Netherlands: GPR 2004: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, 21 Jun 2004 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Cammack E., Nobes DC. and Holdaway RN. (2003) Can geophysical surveys locate moa bone lusters in North Canterbury swamp deposits? Results from Pyramid Valley, Strathblane and Treasure Downs. Westport, New Zealand: AQUA 2003, the 8th Biennal Meeting of the Australasian Quaternary Association and the Friends of the Pleistocene (NZ), 3 Feb 2003 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Davis EF. and Nobes DC. (2003) Non-invasive mapping and monitoring of a fold system located on the McMurdo Ice Shelf near Scott Base, Antartica. Potsdam, Germany: ISAES IX, 9th International Symposium on Antartic Earth Sciences, 8 Sep 2003 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Hesse PP., Humphreys GS., Selkirk PM., Adamson DA., Gore DB., Nobes DC., Price DM., Schwenninger JL., Smith B. and Tulau M. (2003) Late Quaternary aeolian dunes on the presently humid Blue Mountains, Eastern Australia. Quaternary International 108: 13-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1040-6182(02)00191-X. (Journal Articles)
  • King ML., Wu D. and Nobes DC. (2003) Non-invasive ground penetrating radar investigation of a failing concrete floor slab. Berlin, Germany: Proceedings of NDT-CE 2003, the International Conference on Non-Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering, 16 Sep 2003 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. and Pettersson JK. (2003) Non-invasive mapping of hydrocarbon-contaminated sites using near-surface geophysical methods in the McMurdo Sound region of Antartica. Potsdam, Germany: ISAES IX, 9th International Symposium on Antartic Earth Sciences, 8 Sep 2003 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC., Wallace SC., David KJ., White A. and Burbank DW. (2003) Three-dimensional imaging of the Benmore segment of the Ostler Fault using ground-penetrating radar (GPR), resistivity tomography and detailed topographic surveying. Westport, New Zealand: AQUA 2003, the 8th Biennial Meeting of the Australasian Quaternary Association and the Fridns of the Pleistocene (NZ), 3 Feb 2003 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Pepper AC., Shulmeister J. and Nobes DC. (2003) Climate change during the LGM and deglaciation in the Auckland region, New Zealand. Westport, New Zealand: AQUA 2003, the 8th Biennial Meeting of the Australasian Quaternary Association and the Friends of the Pleistocene (NZ), 3 Feb 2003 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Pettersson JK. and Nobes DC. (2003) Environmental geophysics at Scott Base: Ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction as tools for mapping contaminated ground at Antarctic research bases. Cold Regions Science and Technology 37(2): 187-195. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0165-232X(03)00037-5. (Journal Articles)
  • Pettersson JK. and Nobes DC. (2003) Geophysics as a tool to map and monitor hydrocarbon spills in the dry permafrost environment of the McMurdo Sound region. Dunedin, New Zealand: Antarctica New Zealand Annual Antarctic Conference, 1 Apr 2003 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Davis KJ., Burbank DW., Wallace S., Nobes DC. and Fisher D. (2002) Variation of thrust-fault displacement and deformation style along segments of the Ostler fault zone, New Zealand. Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union. American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, Supplement Abstract T71B-1180, 1-1 Dec 2002 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. (2002) A Report on Near-Surface Geophysical Surveys to Delineate Possible Locations of the Masterton Fault at Selected Sites within Masterton Township.Commissioned by Ian R Brown Associates Ltd, Wellington, and Masterton City Council. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (2002) Building on the foundations: Environmental science at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 3(4): 371-379. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14676370210442409. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (2002) Comment on "Intelligent design" by A. Melott and M. Singham. Physics Today 55(11): 95-96. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (2002) Report on ground-penetrating radar surveys across the natural dam at the Crater Lake of Mt Ruapehu, 21 November 2002. Prepared for Dr H. Keys, Department of Conservation, Turango, Canterprise File Number CP1002/028. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC., Davis EF., Pettersson JK., Cammack E. and Wallace SC. (2002) Immediate Science Report - K054: Geophysical Response of Contaminants in Soil and Permafrost in the Vicinity of Scott Base and the Dry Valleys and Geophysical Surveying of Pressure Ridges on the Ice Shelf near Scott Base.Commissioned by Antarctica New Zealand. 7. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC., Davis EF., Pettersson JK., Cammack E. and Wallace SC. (2002) Logistics Report - K054: Geophysical Response of Contaminants in Soil and Permafrost in the Vicinity of Scott Base and the Dry Valleys and Geophysical Surveying of Pressure Ridges on the Ice Shelf near Scott Base.Commissioned by Antarctica New Zealand. 8. (Reports)
  • Pepper A., Shulmeister J. and Nobes DC. (2002) Late Quaternary climate records using laminated lake sediments from Onepoto Maar Craters, Auckland, NZ. Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union: Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Supplement, Abstract SE52C-04, 1-1 Jul 2002 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Pettersson JK. and Nobes DC. (2002) Geophysics as a tool to map and monitor hydrocarbon spills in the dry permafrost environment of the McMurdo Sound region. Hobart, Australia: 3rd International Conference on Contaminants in Frozen Ground, 1 Apr 2002 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Field G., Leonard G. and Nobes DC. (2001) Where is Percy Rutherford buried? University of Auckland, New Zealand: Australasian Connections and New Directions: Proceedings of the 7th Australian Archaeometry Conference, Research in Anthropology and Linguistics, 1 Jan 2001 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Field G., Leonard G. and Nobes DC. (2001) Where is Percy Rutherford's grave? In Jones M; Sheppard P (Ed.), Australasian Connections and New Directions: 131-147. Auckland: University of Auckland. (Chapters)
  • Gordon HW., Bassett KN., Jacomb C. and Nobes DC. (2001) A pre-European Māori kumara garden at Birdlings Flat, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury. Auckland, New Zealand: Australasian Archaeometry Conference, 5 Feb 2001 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. (2001) Building on the Foundations: Environmental Science at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.. University of Venice, Italy: Proceedings of the 6th International auDes Conference, 1 Apr 2001 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. (2001) Glacier evolution and waters resources analysis in the Cuyo region of Argentina. UC Research : 8-9. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (2001) Hands-on' learning with geophysical field equipment. UC Teaching : 40-41. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (2001) Report on near-surface geophysical test surveys at the Sullivan Mine site, Denniston Plateau, 20-22 September 2001. Prepared for CRL Energy Limited. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC., Ferguson RJ. and Brierley GJ. (2001) Ground-penetrating radar and sedimentological analysis of Holocene floodplains: Insight from the Tuross valley, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 48(3): 347-355. http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-0952.2001.00864.x. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC., Pettersson JK. and Finnemore M. (2001) Immediate Science Report - K054: Geophysical Response of Contaminants in Soil and Permafrost in the Vicinity of Scott Base.Commissioned by Antarctica New Zealand. 5. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC., Pettersson JK. and Finnemore M. (2001) Logistics Report - K054: Geophysical Response of Contaminants in Soil and Permafrost in the Vicinity of Scott Base.Commissioned by Antarctica New Zealand. 9. (Reports)
  • Noon DA. and Nobes DC. (Ed.) (2001) Journal of Applied Geophysics, 47(3-4). Special Issue: Ground Penetrating Radar. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 167pp. (Edited Volumes)
  • Pettersson Jared Nobes DC. (2001) The geophysical investigation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils in the vicinity of Scott Base, Antarctia. University of Cantebury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Annual Antarctic Science Symposium, 1 Apr 2001 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Francké J. and Nobes DC. (2000) A preliminary evaluation of GPR for nickel laterite exploration. Gold Coast, Australia: 8th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, 1 Jan 2000. In SPIE Proceedings 4084: 7-12. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Nobes DC. (2000) The search for 'Yvonne': A case example of the delineation of a grave using near-surface geophysical methods. Journal of Forensic Sciences 45(3): 715-721. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. and Annan AP. (2000) Broadside' versus 'End-fire' Radar Response: Some simple illustrative examples. GPR 2000: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) v 4084, 22 Jun 2000 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. and Lintott B. (2000) Rutherford's 'Old Tin Shed': Mapping the foundations of a Victorian-age lecture hall. GPR 2000: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) v. 4084, 22 Jun 2000 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC., Armstrong MJ. and Close ME. (2000) Delineation of a landfill leachate plume and flow channels in coastal sands near Christchurch, New Zealand, using a shallow electromagnetic survey method. Hydrogeology Journal 8(3): 328-336. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (1999) How important is the orientation of a horizontal loop EM system? Examples from a leachate plume and a fault zone. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics 4(2): 81-85. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. and McCahon IF. (1999) Shallow EM mapping for characterization of a proposed construction site. Leading Edge 18(12) (Journal Articles)
  • Basset KN. and Nobes DC. (Ed.) (1998) Geological Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Geophysical Society Joint Annual Conference Programme and Abstracts. Christchurch: Geological Society of New Zealand. 260pp. (Edited Volumes)
  • Hochstein MP., Watson MI., Malengreau B., Nobes DC. and Owens I. (1998) Rapid melting of the terminal section of the Hooker Glacier (Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand). New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 41(3): 203-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.1998.9514805. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (1998) Comment on 'Nibbling the bullet' by D. Kleppner. Physics Today 51(10): 13-15. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (1998) How important is the orientation of a horizontal loop EM system? Examples from a leachate plume and a fault zone. Chicago, IL USA: Proceedings of the Symposium on Applications of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems (SAGEEP), 1 Jan 1998 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. (1998) Report on a Shallow Electromagnetic Survey of the Site of a Proposed Extension to a Factory. Prepared for Mr I. McCahon, Soils & Foundations Ltd, Christchurch, Canterprise File Number CP 2664. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. and Bright JC. (1998) The Artificial Aquifer: Radar under a steel roof. University of Kansas, USA: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory, 1 Jan 1998 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. and McCahon IF. (1998) Buried channels and refuse pits: Shallow electromagnetic mapping for characterization of a proposed construction site. Christchurch, New Zealand: Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of New Zealand Geophysical Society, 1 Nov 1998 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Soengkono., Supri., Watson., Matt., Nobes. and David. (1998) Studies of the Mueller Glacier terminus region. Christchurch, New Zealand: Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Geophysical Society, 1 Nov 1998 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Yetton MD. and Nobes DC. (1998) Recent vertical offset and near-surface structure of the Alpine Fault in Westland, New Zealand, from ground penetrating radar profiling. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 41(4): 485-492. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.1998.9514825. (Journal Articles)
  • Nobes DC. (1997) Delineation of potential landslide failure slip surfaces using ground penetrating radar: Possibilities and pitfalls. Wellington, New Zealand: 1997 New Zealand Geophysical Society Symposium on Natural Hazards in New Zealand, 1 Aug 1997 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Nobes DC. (1997) Report on Geophysical Surveys Completed at Heathcote Quarry Park and the adjacent Fogarty Property. Prepared for Mr P. Dickson, Water Services Unit, Christchurch City Council, Canterprise File Number CP 2344B. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (1997) Report on Ground Penetrating Radar Profiles Acquired by G.P.R. Services at a North Island Wharf Site. Prepared for Mr M. King, G.P.R Services, New Plymouth, Canterprise File Number CP 2555. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (1997) Report on the Results of an Electromagnetic Survey of "The Rocks", near Wairoa. Prepared for Senior Sergeant Andrew McGregor and Detective Constable Wayne Beattie, New Zealand Police, Canterbury File Number CP 2603. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (1997) Report on the Results of the Geophysical Surveys Completed at Oaro Urupa. Prepared for Mr N. Gray, Oaro Cemetery Trust. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (1997) Report on the Time-Domain Electromagnetic Sounding Survey of South Brighton Spit and Subsequent Supplementary Geophysical Surveys. Prepared for Mr L. Blakie, Water Services Unit, Christchurch City Council, Canterprise File Number CP2344C. (Reports)
  • Nobes DC. (1997) The half-lives of past lives. Annals of Improbable Research 3(6): 14-15. (Journal Articles)