Corinne Singeisen

Studying towards a PhD in Geological Sciences
Identifying controlling factors on initiation and failure mechanisms of large co-seismic landslides during the 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake using numerical modelling

Location: Ernest Rutherford 466
Corinne Singeisen

Research Interests

Corinne’s PhD project aims to improve the understanding of co-seismic landslide initiation along faults. Based on the 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, the interaction between surface fault rupture, earthquake-induced ground shaking and slope failure will be investigated using remote sensing techniques, laboratory testing and geophysical methods as well as physics-based numerical modelling.

Working thesis title

Identifying controlling factors on initiation and failure mechanisms of large co-seismic landslides during the 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake using numerical modelling

Academic History

2017: Master of Science in Earth Science, Major in Engineering Geology, ETH Zurich (Switzerland) Thesis - Kandersteg rock avalanche(s): A reconstruction of landscape evolution in Kander valley based on field mapping, cosmogenic nuclide dating and runout modelling

2015:  Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences, Major in Geology, ETH Zurich (Switzerland) Thesis - Morphology and Sedimentology of Drumlins Southwest of Lake Constance and their Indications of the Last Glacial Maximum

Publications

Singeisen, C., Ivy-Ochs, S., Wolter, A. et al. The Kandersteg rock avalanche (Switzerland): integrated analysis of a late Holocene catastrophic event. Landslides 17, 1297–1317 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-020-01365-y

Massey, C., Townsend, D., Rathje, E. et al. Landslides Triggered by the 14 November 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake, New Zealand. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 108(3B), 1630-1648. (2018). https://doi.org/10.1785/0120170305

Dellow, S., Massey, C., Cox, S. et al. Landslides caused by the Mw7.8 Kaikōura earthquake and the immediate response. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(2), 106-116. (2017). https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.50.2.106-116