Ian Hamling


Full Name: Ian Hamling

Position: InSAR Scientist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4568


2006: BSc; 2010: PhD

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Crustal deformation and neotectonics
Geophysics: Earthquake analysis
Geophysics: Geodetic data analysis
Geophysics: Geodynamics
Geophysics: Modelling
Geophysics: Remote sensing
Geophysics: Volcano Geodesy
Geophysics: Volcano Geophysics

Professional activities

American Geophysical Union: member
The Royal Society of New Zealand: Professional Member
Geological Society of New Zealand: Geophysical Affairs commitee member

Major publications

Hamling, I.J.; Hreinsdottir, S.; Clark, K.J.; Elliot, J.; Liang, C.; Fielding, E.; Litchfield, N.J.; Villamor, P.; Wallace, L.M.; Wright, T.J.; D'Anastasio, E.; Bannister, S.; Burbidge, D.R.; Denys, P.; Gentle, P.; Howarth, J.D.; Mueller, C.; Palmer, N.G.; Pearson, C.; Power, W.L.; Barnes, P.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Langridge, R.M.; Little, T.; Nicol, A.; Pettinga, J.; Rowland, J.; Stirling, M.W. 2017 Complex multifault rupture during the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, New Zealand. Science, 356(6334): eaam7194; doi: 10.1126/science.aam7194

Kaneko, Y.; Fukuyama, E.; Hamling, I.J. 2017 Slip-weakening distance and energy budget inferred from near-fault ground deformation during the 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikoura earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(10): 4765-4773; doi: 10.1002/2017GL073681

Barnie, T.D.; Keir, D.; Hamling, I.J.; Hofmann, B.; Belachew, M.; Carn, S.; Eastwell, D.; Hammond, J.O.S.; Ayele, A.; Oppenheimer, C.; Wright, T. 2016 A multidisciplinary study of the final episode of the Manda Hararo dyke sequence, Ethiopia, and implications for trends in volcanism during the rifting cycle. p. 149-163; doi: 10.1144/SP420.6 IN: Wright, T.J.; Ayele, A.; Ferguson, D.J.; Kidane, T.; Vye-Brown, C. (eds) Magmatic rifting and active volcanism. London: Geological Society of London. Geological Society special publication 420.

Hamling, I.J.; Hreinsdottir, S.; Fournier, N. 2015 The ups and downs of the TVZ : geodetic observations of deformation around the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 120(6): 4667-4679; doi: 10.1002/2015JB012125

Hamling, I.J.; Wallace, L.M. 2015 Silent triggering : aseismic crustal faulting induced by a subduction slow slip event. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 421: 13-19; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.046

Kaneko, Y.; Hamling, I.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Motagh, M.; Samsonov, S.V. 2015 InSAR imaging of displacement on flexural-slip faults triggered by the 2013 Mw 6.6 Lake Grassmere earthquake, central New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(3): 781-788; doi: 10.1002/2014GL062767

Hamling, I.J.; D'Anastasio, E.; Wallace, L.M.; Ellis, S.M.; Motagh, M.; Samsonov, S.; Palmer, N.G.; Hreinsdottir, S. 2014 Crustal deformation and stress transfer during a propagating earthquake sequence : the 2013 Cook Strait sequence, Central New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 119(7): 6080-6092; doi: 10.1002/2014JB011084

Hamling, I.J.; Wright, T.J.; Calais, E.; Lewi, E.; Fukahata, Y. 2014 InSAR observations of post-rifting deformation around the Dabbahu rift segment, Afar, Ethiopia. Geophysical Journal International, 197(1): 33-49; doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu003

Wallace, L.M.; Bartlow, N.; Hamling, I.J.; Fry, B. 2014 Quake clamps down on slow slip. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(24): 8840-8846; doi: 10.1002/2014GL062367

Wright, T.J.; Sigmundsson, F.; Pagli, C.; Belachew, M.; Hamling, I.J.; Brandsdottir, B.; Keir, D.; Pedersen, R.; Ayele, A.; Ebinger, C.; Einarsson, P.; Lewi, E.; Calais, E. 2012 Geophysical constraints on the dynamics of spreading centres from rifting episodes on land. Nature geoscience, 5(4): 242-250; doi: 10.1038/ngeo1428

Ebinger, C.; Ayele, A.; Keir, D.; Rowland, J.; Yirgu, G.; Wright, T.J.; Belachew, M.; Hamling, I.J. 2010 Length and timescales of rift faulting and magma intrusion : the Afar rifting cycle from 2005 to present. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 38: 439-466; doi: 10.1146/annurev-earth-040809-152333

Ferguson, D.J.; Barnie, T.D.; Pyle, D.M.; Oppenheimer, C.; Yirgu, G.; Lewi, E.; Kidane, T.; Carn, S.; Hamling, I.J. 2010 Recent rift-related volcanism in Afar, Ethiopia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 292(3/4): 409-418; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.02.010

Hamling, I.J.; Wright, T.J.; Calais, E.; Bennati, L.; Lewi, E. 2010 Stress transfer between thirteen successive dyke intrusions in Ethiopia. Nature geoscience, 3: 713-717; doi: 10.1038/ngeo967

Hamling, I.J.; Ayele, A.; Bennati, L.; Calais, E.; Ebinger, C.J.; Keir, D.; Lewi, E.; Wright, T.J.; Yirgu, G. 2009 Geodetic observations of the ongoing Dabbahu rifting episode : new dyke intrusions in 2006 and 2007. Geophysical Journal International, 178(2): 989-1003; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04163.x

Keir, D.; Hamling, I.J.; Ayele, A.; Calais, E.; Ebinger, C.; Wright, T.J.; Jacques, E.; Mohamed, K.; Hammond, J.O.S.; Belachew, M.; Baker, E.; Rowland, J.V.; Lewi, E.; Bennati, L. 2009 Evidence for focused magmatic accretion at segment centers from lateral dike injections captured beneath the Red Sea rift in Afar. Geology, 37(1): 59-62; doi: 10.1130/G25147A.1

Nooner, S.L.; Bennati, L.; Calais, E.; Buck, W.R.; Hamling, I.J.; Wright, T.J.; Lewi, E. 2009 Post-rifting relaxation in the Afar region, Ethiopia. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(21): L21308; doi: 10.1029/2009GL040502

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