Sophie Pearson-Grant


Full Name: Sophie Pearson-Grant

Position: Geothermal Geophysicist (On Extended Leave)

Contact details

Email: S.Pearson-Grant
Phone: +64-4-5704712


2005: MGeophys, Geophysics; 2010: PhD, Volcanology

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Exploration Geophysics
Geophysics: Field data collection
Geophysics: Geothermal Reservoir Modelling
Geophysics: TOUGH2 Modelling
Geophysics: Time series techniques for data analysis
Geophysics: Volcanic surveillance
Geophysics: Volcano Geophysics

Professional activities

New Zealand Geothermal Association: Member
New Zealand Association of Scientists: Member
American Geophysical Union: Member

Major publications

Milicich, S.D.; Pearson-Grant, S.C.; Alcaraz, S.A.; White, P.A.; Tschritter, C. 2018 3D Geological modelling of the Taupo Volcanic Zone as a foundation for a geothermal reservoir model. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 61(1): 79-95; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2017.1407346

Pearson-Grant, S.C.; Franz, P.; Clearwater, J. 2018 Gravity measurements as a calibration tool for geothermal reservoir modelling. Geothermics, 73: 146-157; doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.06.006

Pearson-Grant, S.C.; Milicich, S.D.; White, P.A.; Kissling, W.M. 2017 Numerical modelling of the influence of geology and groundwater recharge on geothermal systems in the central TVZ. paper 070 IN: Proceedings 39th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop, 21-25 November 2017. Auckland, N.Z.: University of Auckland

Pearson, S.C.P.; Alcaraz, S.; Barber, J. 2014 Numerical simulations to assess thermal potential at Tauranga low-temperature geothermal system, New Zealand. Hydrogeology journal, 22(1): 163-174; doi: 10.1007/s10040-013-1076-y

Pearson, S.C.P.; Kiyosugi, K.; Lehto, H.L.; Saballos, J.A.; Connor, C.B.; Sanford, W.E. 2012 Integrated geophysical and hydrothermal models of flank degassing and fluid flow at Masaya volcano, Nicaragua. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13(5): Q05011; doi: 10.1029/2012GC004117

Pearson, S.C.P.; Connor, C.B.; Sanford, W.E. 2008 Rapid response of a hydrologic system to volcanic activity : Masaya volcano, Nicaragua. Geology, 36(12): 951-954

Short CV Sophie Pearson-Grant joined GNS Science in June 2010. She has a PhD from University of South Florida, USA, and a Masters from Leeds University, UK. She specialises in numerical modelling to understand heat and fluid flow of geothermal reservoirs, with a strong interest in integrating geophysical and other geoscience datasets.

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