Dougal Townsend


Full Name: Dougal Townsend

Position: Geologist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4543


1995: BSc, Geology; 1996: BSc (1st class) Honors, Geology; 2001: PhD

Areas of expertise

Geology: Active fault studies
Geology: Antarctic geology
Geology: Cenozoic stratigraphy
Geology: Digital terrain models
Geology: Earthquake Geology
Geology: Field mapping
Geology: Field mapping & compilation
Geology: GIS
Geology: GIS mapping
Geology: Geological mapping
Geology: Geological mapping using GIS
Geology: Geomorphology
Geology: Glaciology
Geology: Holocene neotectonic activity
Geology: Lahars and debris flow
Geology: Landscape evolution
Geology: Landslide Processes
Geology: Landslides
Geology: Late Quaternary deformations
Geology: Map production
Geology: Neogene Stratigraphy
Geology: New Zealand Geology
Geology: Outcrop geology
Geology: Paleoseismology
Geology: Quaternary geology
Geology: Quaternary research
Geology: Quaternary studies
Geology: Regional Geology
Geology: Structural Geology
Geology: Structural geological mapping
Geology: Tectonics
Geology: Tephrastratigraphy
Geology: Volcano-tectonic studies
Geology: Volcanology
Geology: tectonic geomorphology

Major publications

Massey, C.I.; Townsend, D.B.; Jones, K.E.; Lukovic, B.; Rhoades, D.A.; Morgenstern, R.; Rosser, B.J.; Ries, W.; Howarth, J.D.; Hamling, I.J.; Petley, D.M.; Clark, M.; Wartman, J.; Litchfield, N.J.; Olsen, M. 2020 Volume characteristics of landslides triggered by the Mw7.8 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, New Zealand, derived from digital surface difference modelling. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, 125(7): e2019JF005163; doi: 10.1029/2019JF005163

Townsend, D.B.; Leonard, G.S.; Conway, C.E.; Eaves, S.R.; Wilson, C.J.N. (compilers) 2017 Geology of the Tongariro National Park area. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science geological map 4. 1 sheet + 109 p., scale 1:60,000

Townsend, D.B.; Lee, J.M.; Strong, D.T.; Jongens, R.; Smith Lyttle, B.; Ashraf, S.; Rosser, B.J.; Perrin, N.D.; Lyttle, K.; Cubrinovski, M.; Taylor, M.L.; Hughes, M.W.; Wilson, T.; Almond, P.; Jacka, M.; McCahon, I.; Christensen, S. 2016 Mapping surface liquefaction caused by the September 2010 and February 2011 Canterbury earthquakes : a digital dataset. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 59(4): 496-513; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2016.1182929

Conway, C.E.; Townsend, D.B.; Leonard, G.S.; Wilson, C.J.N.; Calvert, A.T.; Gamble, J.A. 2015 Lava-ice interaction on a large composite volcano : a case study from Ruapehu, New Zealand. Bulletin of Volcanology, 77(3): article 21; doi: 10.1007/s00445-015-0906-2

Lee, J.M.; Bland, K.J.; Townsend, D.B.; Kamp, P.J.J. (comps) 2011 Geology of the Hawke's Bay area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 8. 93 p. + 1 folded map

Townsend, D.B.; Vonk, A.; Kamp, P.J.J. (comps) 2008 Geology of the Taranaki area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 7. 77 p. + 1 folded map

Rattenbury, M.S.; Townsend, D.B.; Johnston, M.R. (comps) 2006 Geology of the Kaikoura area : scale 1:250,000 geological map. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 13. 70 p. + 1 folded map

Crampton, J.S.; Laird, M.G.; Nicol, A.; Townsend, D.B.; Van Dissen, R.J. 2003 Palinspastic reconstructions of southeastern Marlborough, New Zealand, for mid-Cretaceous-Eocene times. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 46(2): 153-175; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2003.9515002

Townsend, D.B.; Little, T.A. 1998 Pliocene-Quaternary deformation and mechanisms of near-surface strain close to the eastern tip of the Clarence Fault, northeast Marlborough, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 41(4): 401-417; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1998.9514819

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