Kelvin R Berryman


Full Name: Kelvin R Berryman

Position: Manager: General Manager: Natural Hazards Strategic Relationships

Contact details

Email: K.Berryman
Phone: +64-4-570 4743


1974: BSc, Geology; 1977: BSc Hons (1st Class Hons), Geology; 1990: PhD, Geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: Active fault studies
Geology: Earthquake hazard determination
Geology: Geology of New Zealand's East Coast
Geology: Geomorphology
Geology: Late Quaternary deformations
Geology: Paleoseismology
Geology: Quaternary studies
Geology: Structural and neotectonic analysis
Geology: Tephrastratigraphy

Professional activities

New Zealand Geophysical Society: Member
American Geophysical Union: Member
New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering: Member
New Zealand Geological Society: Member
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: Member

Major publications

Kaiser, A.E.; Berryman, K.R. 2017 The 14 November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, aftershocks, and wider implications. p. 60-67 IN: Fathani, T.F.; Daly, M.C. (eds) Prosiding Seminar Nasional Pengurangan Risiko Bencana. Yogyakarta: Universitas Gadjah Mada

Berryman, K.R.; Cochran, U.A.; Clark, K.J.; Biasi, G.P.; Langridge, R.M.; Villamor, P. 2012 Major earthquakes occur regularly on an isolated plate boundary fault. Science, 336: 1690-1693; doi: 10.1126/science.1218959

Berryman, K.R.; Villamor, P.; Nairn, I.A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Begg, J.G.; Lee, J.M. 2008 Late Pleistocene surface rupture history of the Paeroa Fault, Taupo Rift, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 51(2): 135-158; doi: 10.1080/00288300809509855

Litchfield, N.J.; Ellis, S.M.; Berryman, K.R.; Nicol, A. 2007 Insights into subduction-related uplift along the Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand, using numerical modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, 112(F2): F02021; doi: 10.1029/2006JF000535

Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J.; McCaffrey, R.; Berryman, K.R.; Denys, P. 2007 Balancing the plate motion budget in the South Island, New Zealand using GPS, geological and seismological data. Geophysical Journal International, 168(1): 332-352; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03183.x

Wilson, K.J.; Berryman, K.R.; Cochran, U.A.; Little, T.A. 2007 Holocene coastal evolution and uplift mechanisms of the northeastern Raukumara Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26(7/8): 1106-1128; doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.01.005

Cochran, U.A.; Berryman, K.R.; Zachariasen, J.; Mildenhall, D.C.; Hayward, B.W.; Southall, K.; Hollis, C.J.; Barker, P.; Wallace, L.M.; Alloway, B.V.; Wilson, K.J. 2006 Paleoecological insights into subduction zone earthquake occurrence, eastern North Island, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 118(9/10): 1051-1074

Sutherland, R.; Berryman, K.R.; Norris, R. 2006 Quaternary slip rate and geomorphology of the Alpine Fault : implications for kinematics and seismic hazard in southwest New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 118(3/4): 464-474

Villamor, P.; Berryman, K.R. 2006 Evolution of the southern termination of the Taupo Rift, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 49(1): 23-37

Chappell, J.; Ota, Y.; Berryman, K.R. 1996 Late Quaternary coseismic uplift history of Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. Quaternary Science Reviews, 15(1): 7-22

Ota, Y.; Pillans, B.; Berryman, K.R.; Beu, A.G.; Fujimori, T.; Miyauchi, T.; Berger, G.; Climo, F.M. 1996 Pleistocene coastal terraces of Kaikoura Peninsula and the Marlborough coast, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 39(1): 51-73

Kelsey, H.M.; Cashman, S.M.; Beanland, S.; Berryman, K.R. 1995 Structural evolution along the inner forearc of the obliquely convergent Hikurangi margin, New Zealand. Tectonics, 14(1): 1-18

Berryman, K.R. 1993 Age, height, and deformation of Holocene marine terraces at Mahia Peninsula, Hikurangi subduction margin, New Zealand. Tectonics, 12(6): 1347-1364; doi: 10.1029/93TC01543

Berryman, K.R. 1993 Distribution, age, and deformation of Late Pleistocene marine terraces at Mahia Peninsula, Hikurangi subduction margin, New Zealand. Tectonics, 12(6): 1365-1379

Berryman, K.R.; Beanland, S.; Cooper, A.F.; Cutten, H.N.; Norris, R.J.; Wood, P.R. 1992 The Alpine Fault, New Zealand : variation in Quaternary structural style and geomorphic expression. Annales Tectonicae, Special issue - supplement to v.6: 126-163

Berryman, K.R.; Ota, Y.; Hull, A.G. 1989 Holocene paleoseismicity in the fold and thrust belt of the Hikurangi subduction zone, eastern North Island, New Zealand. Tectonophysics, 163: 185-195; doi: 10.1016/0040-1951(89)90256-4

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