Walid Ben Mansour PhD Geophysics


Structural seismologist-Geophysicist
Post-doctoral Research Associate working on multi-observable probabilistic tomography for different targets (mining, seismic hazard).



Current projects

Physical state and thermochemical structure: Antarctica (2020-present)

Patagonian slab window (2020-present)

Plume interaction and spreading ridge: Galapagos archipelagos (2018-2021)

Completed Projects

Multi-observables thermochemical tomography of Central and southern Africa (2018-2021)

Seismic study of the crust beneath the Northern Scandinavian mountains (2012-2017)

Selected Publications

[1] Ben Mansour, W., Wiens, D.A., Mark, H.F., Russo, R. M., Richter, A., Shore, P., Barrientos, S. Mantle flow pattern associated with the Patagonian slab window determined from azimuthal anisotropy (submitted).

[2] Mark, H. F., Wiens, D. A., Ivins, E. R., Richter, A., Ben Mansour, W., Magnani, M. B. , Marderwald, E., Adaros, R., Barrientos, S (2022). Lithospheric erosion in the Patagonian slab window, and implications for glacial, Geophysical Research Letters [**].

[3] Afonso, J. C., Ben Mansour, W. , O’Reilly, S Y, Griffin, W L, Salajeghegh, F, Foley, S, Begg, G, Selway, K, Macdonald, A, Januszczak, N, Fomin, I, Nyblade A A, Yang, Y.. Thermochemical structure and evolution of cratonic lithosphere in Central and South Africa , Nature Geoscience [**].

[4] Ben Mansour, W. , England, R. W., Moorkamp, M., Kohler A., Fishwick, S. NScandiCrust: new crustal model of the northern Scandinavia mountains from ambient seismic noise and receiver function analysis (Journal of Geophysical Research, working on revisions).

[5] Ben Mansour, W., England, R. W., Fishwick, S., Moorkamp, M. (2018). Crustal properties of the northern Scandinavian mountains and Fennoscandian shield from analysis of teleseismic receiver functions, Geophysical Journal International, 214,1, 386–401,doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy140 [**].


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Prospective students and research projects


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