Thuany Costa de Lima

PhD Candidate

I am a geophysicist mostly interested in global observational seismology. I investigate the structure of the deep Earth through seismic waves generated by large earthquakes. My Ph.D. research involves the development and application of different techniques to image the Earth’s interior, from the inner core to the mantle.

Previously to embracing seismology, I was interested in correlating multiple geophysical observations to the structural geology of cratonic sedimentary basins and reconstruct the history of crustal deformation. I had worked with gravity and magnetic geophysical data processing and interpretation, remote sensing, and structural geology.

Since 2018: PhD student in Seismology, RSES, The Australian National University, Australia.

2013 - 2015: MPhil in Geophysics. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

2009 - 2012: BSc in Geophysics. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Research interests

  • Global observational seismology

Groups

Projects

Costa de Lima T.P., H. Tkalčić and L. Waszek (2020), Probing the Inner Core Anisotropic Structure Using Global Coda-correlation Wavefield. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2020, abstract #DI006-0004

Costa de Lima T.P., H. Tkalčić and L. Waszek (2019), Insights on Inner-Core Anisotropy Obtained From the Earth’s Correlation WaveField. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2019, abstract #DI23B-0045

Costa de Lima, T. P., H. Tkalčić, S. Kim, J. Julià (2017). Bayesian Inversion of Receiver Functions and Surface Wave Dispersion Data in the Brazilian Northeast. Fifteenth International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society, 15, 1610–1614. https://doi.org/10.1190/sbgf2017-313

Read my blogs here:

An adventure on the Southern Ocean – Part I

An adventure on the Southern Ocean – Part II

Demonstrator in

Part of the (160) undergraduate students participating in the Blue Planet field trip to the Snowy Mountains! Everyone had a wonderful time looking at the rocks and correlating what they have learned in the classroom with their observations on the field. Thanks to Tiah Penny for the selfie :D

 

Fieldwork

You can check more about my field trips on my personal webpage seismobunji.com

Demonstrating the immersion suit onboard the Research Vessel Investigator. By my side is Astrid Wilson, the master 2 of this voyage. Photo credits: (left) Dr. Mike Coffin and (right) Dr. Caroline Eakin

Outreach

Please check my personal webpage seismobunji.com to find out!