Miss Sophie Kenmare
Research Postgraduate (PhD)
|Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Geography|
|Research Postgraduate (PhD) , Catchments and Rivers|
|Research Postgraduate (PhD) , Hazards and Surface Change|
- 2020 - present: PhD - Geomorphology, Durham University
- 2017 - 2020: BSc - Geography, Durham University (1st Class)
- Dissertation: Critical landslide-inducing rainfall conditions for large-scale landslides in Taiwan 2005-2013, as captured by Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) data
My primary research focus involves understanding the interplay between Earth surface processes and climate, specifically extreme rainfall events. I am interested in how landslide and rockfall inventories are temporally constrained and how temporal precision translates into subsequent comprehension of the environmental conditions which precondition and drive slope failure. I am also interested in ‘extreme event legacy’ and how major storm events may serve to change critical landslide/rockfall initiation thresholds required to instigate future mass movements.
My PhD aims to examine environmental drivers of rockfall activity along a section of the North Yorkshire coastline, with an emphasis on how extreme weather and longer-term environmental change may serve to modify rock slope behaviour.
- Kenmare, Sophie, Brain, Matthew J. & Rosser, Nick J. (2022), CONSTRAINING THE ROLE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS IN DRIVING DAMAGE ACCUMULATION LEADING TO ROCKFALL, PRF 2022. Flat Rock, NC, USA.
- Hodge, Rebecca, Buechel, Marcus & Kenmare, Sophie (2020), The influence of bedrock topography on grain entrainment in bedrock-alluvial channels, EGU 2020. Vienna, Austria