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Lawrence Amy

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Earth Sciences
Science Centre - West
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 01 716 2140
Email: lawrence.amy@ucd.ie

Professional

               

Education

Year 1995 Institution: University of Leeds
Qualification: BSc Subject:
Year 2000 Institution: University of Leeds
Qualification: PhD Subject:
         

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Amy, L.A., McCaffrey, W. D. & Kneller, B.C. (2008) 'The Peïra Cava outlier of the Annot Sandstones, SE France' In: Tor H. Nilsen, Roger D. Shew, Gary S. Steffens, and Joseph R. J. Studlick (eds). AAPG Atlas of Deep Water Outcrops, Studies on Geology 56. Houston: AAPG and Shell Exploration & Production. [Details]
Amy, L.A. & Talling, P.J. (2008) 'Basin-plain deposits of the Marnoso Arenacea Formation, Italy' In: Tor H. Nilsen, Roger D. Shew, Gary S. Steffens, and Joseph R. J. Studlick (eds). AAPG Atlas of Deep Water Outcrops, Studies on Geology 56. Houston: AAPG and Shell Exploration & Production. [Details]
Haughton, P., Praeg, D., Shannon, P., Harrington, G., Higgs, K, Amy, L., Tyrrell, S. and Morrissey, T.; (2005) 'First results from shallow stratigraphic boreholes on the eastern flank of the Rockall Basin, offshore western Ireland' In: Doré, A.G. and Vining, B (eds). Petroleum Geology: North-West Europe and Global Perspectives. London: The Geological Society, London. , pp.1077-1094 [Details]
Amy, L., McCaffrey, W. & Kneller, B. (2004) 'The influence of a lateral basin-slope on the depositional patterns of natural and experimental turbidity currents' In: Joseph, P. & Lomas, S (eds). Deep-Water Sedimentation in the Alpine Basin of SE France: New perspectives on the Grès d'Annot and related systems. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 221. London: Geological Society, London. [Details]
Lee, S., Amy, L. & Talling, P.J. (2004) 'The character and origin of thick base-of-slope sandstone units of the Peïra Cava outlier, SE France' In: Joseph, P. & Lomas, S (eds). Deep-Water Sedimentation in the Alpine Basin of SE France: New perspectives on the Grès d'Annot and related systems. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 221. London: Geological Society, London. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Amy, L.A., Talling, P.J., Sumner, E.J. & Malgesini, G. (2016) 'Current-aligned dewatering sheets and 'enhanced' primary current lineation in turbidite sandstones of the Marnoso-arenacea Formation'. Sedimentology, in press . [DOI] [Details]
Amy, L., A. Peachey, S., Gardiner, A., Pickup, G., Mackay, E. & Stephen, K. (2013) 'Recovery efficiency from a turbidite sheet system: numerical simulation of waterflooding using outcrop-based geological models'. Petroleum Geoscience, 19 :123-138. [DOI] [Details]
Sumner, Esther J. and Talling, Peter J. and Amy, Lawrence a. and Wynn, Russell B. and Stevenson, Christopher J. and Frenz, Michael (2012) 'Facies architecture of individual basin-plain turbidites: Comparison with existing models and implications for flow processes'. Sedimentology, 59 (6):1850-1887. [DOI] [Details]
Talling, P.J., Malgesini, G., Sumner, E.J., Amy, L.A., Felletti, F., Blackbourn, G., Nutt, C., Wilcox, C., Harding, I.C & Akbari, S. (2012) 'Planform geometry, stacking pattern, and extrabasinal origin of low strength and intermediate strength cohesive debris flow deposits in the Marnoso-arenacea Formation, Italy'. Geosphere, . [Details]
Talling, P.J., Wynn, R. B., Schmmidt, D. N., Rixon, R., Sumner, E. & Amy, L. (2010) 'How Did Thin Submarine Debris Flows Carry Boulder-Sized Intraclasts for Remarkable Distances Across Low Gradients to the Far Reaches of the Mississippi Fan?'. Journal of Sedimentary Research, . [Details]
Amy, L.A., Peachey, S.A., Gardiner, A.R. & Talling, P.J. (2009) 'Prediction of hydrocarbon recovery from turbidite sandstones with linked-debrite facies: numerical flow-simulation studies'. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26 :2032-2043. [Details]
Amy, Lawrence a. and McCaffrey, William D. and Talling, Peter J. (2009) 'Special Issue Introduction: Sediment gravity flows - Recent insights into their dynamic and stratified/composite nature'. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26 (10):1897-1899. [DOI] [Details]
Sumner, Esther J. and Talling, Peter J. and Amy, Lawrence a. (2009) 'Deposits of flows transitional between turbidity current and debris flow'. Geology, 37 (11):991-994. [DOI] [Details]
Felix, M. and Leszczyſski, S. and \'Slaczka, a. and Uchman, a. and Amy, L. and Peakall, J. (2009) 'Field expressions of the transformation of debris flows into turbidity currents, with examples from the Polish Carpathians and the French Maritime Alps'. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26 (10):2011-2020. [DOI] [Details]
Sumner, E.J., Amy, L.A. & Talling, P.J. (2008) 'Deposit structure and processes of sand deposition from decelerating sediment suspensions'. Journal of Sedimentary Research, . [Details]
Amy, L. a. and Kneller, B. C. and McCAFFREY, W. D. (2007) 'Facies architecture of the Gres de Peira Cava, SE France: landward stacking patterns in ponded turbiditic basins'. Journal of the Geological Society, 164 (1):143-162. [DOI] [Details]
Talling, P.J., Amy, L.A., Wynn, R.B., Blackbourn, G. and Gibson, O. (2007) 'Evolution of turbidity currents deduced from extensive thin turbidites: Marnoso Arenacea Formation (Miocene), Italian Apennines'. Journal of Sedimentary Research, . [Details]
Talling, Peter J. and Amy, Lawrence a. and Wynn, Russell B. (2007) 'New insight into the evolution of large-volume turbidity currents: Comparison of turbidite shape and previous modelling results'. Sedimentology, 54 (4):737-769. [DOI] [Details]
Talling, P J and Wynn, R B and Masson, D G and Frenz, M and Cronin, B T and Schiebel, R and Akhmetzhanov, a M and Dallmeier-Tiessen, S and Benetti, S and Weaver, P P E and Georgiopoulou, a and Z\"uhlsdorff, C and Amy, L a (2007) 'Onset of submarine debris flow deposition far from original giant landslide'. Nature, 450 (7169):541-544. [DOI] [Details]
Amy, L.A. & Talling P.J. (2006) 'Anatomy of turbidites and linked debrites based on long distance (120 x 30 km) bed correlation, Marnoso Arenacea Formation, Northern Apennines, Italy'. Sedimentology, 53 :161-212. [Details]
Trofimovs, J. and Amy, L. and Boudon, G. and Deplus, C. and Doyle, E. and Fournier, N. and Hart, M. B. and Komorowski, J. C. and Le Friant (2006) 'Submarine pyroclastic deposits formed at the Soufri??re Hills volcano, Montserrat (1995-2003): What happens when pyroclastic flows enter the ocean?'. Geology, 34 (7):549-552. [DOI] [Details]
Amy, Lawrence a. and Talling, Peter J. and Edmonds, Victoria O. and Sumner, Esther J. and Lesueur, Anne (2006) 'An experimental investigation of sand-mud suspension settling behaviour: Implications for bimodal mud contents of submarine flow deposits'. Sedimentology, 53 (6):1411-1434. [DOI] [Details]
Amy, L. a. and Peakall, J. and Talling, P. J. (2005) 'Density- and viscosity-stratified gravity currents: Insight from laboratory experiments and implications for submarine flow deposits'. Sedimentary Geology, 179 (1-2):5-29. [DOI] [Details]
Amy, L. a. and Talling, P. J. and Peakall, J. and Wynn, R. B. and Arzola Thynne (2005) 'Bed geometry used to test recognition criteria of turbidites and (sandy) debrites'. Sedimentary Geology, 179 (1-2):163-174. [DOI] [Details]
Wynn, R. B. and Talling, P. J. and Amy, L. (2005) 'Imaging bed geometry and architecture of massive sandstones in the Fontanelice Channels, Italian Apennines, using new digiscoping techniques'. Sedimentary Geology, 179 (1-2):153-162. [DOI] [Details]
Amy, L. a. and Hogg, a. J. and Peakall, J. and Talling, P. J. (2005) 'Abrupt transitions in gravity currents'. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 110 (3):1-19. [DOI] [Details]
Amy, L. a. and McCaffrey, W. D. and Kneller, B. C. (2004) 'The influence of a lateral basin-slope on the depositional patterns of natural and experimental turbidity currents'. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 221 (1):311-330. [DOI] [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Dorrell, R. & Amy, L.A. (2015) Bypass thresholds for gravity flows: implications for sand distribution in turbidite systems American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (AGU) San Francisco, , 14-DEC-15 - 18-DEC-15 [Details]
Dorrell, R. & Amy, L.A. (2016) Thresholds for sediment bypass by turbulent flows: implications for stratigraphic trap prediction in turbidite systems Atlantic Ireland Dublin, , 01-NOV-16 - 02-NOV-16 [Details]
Amy, L.A. & Dorrell, R. (2016) Prediction of upslope stratigraphic-pinchout traps in turbidite systems using a particle suspension model Irish Geological Research Meeting Galway, , 19-FEB-16 - 21-FEB-16 [Details]
Amy, L.A. & Dorrell, R. (2016) Slope and grain-size controls on sediment bypass by turbidity currents with application to upslope stratigraphic-pinchout prediction Meeting of Sedimentology (IAS) Marrakech, , 23-MAY-16 - 25-MAY-16 [Details]
Amy, L.A., Dorrell, R. & McCaffrey, W.D. (2016) Upslope turbidite stratigraphic traps: understanding pinchout development FORCE workshop NPD, Stavanger, , 12-OCT-16 - 12-OCT-16 [Details]
Amy, L.A. & Dorrell, R. (2016) Equilibrium Conditions of Sediment Suspending Flows on Earth, Mars and Titan American Geophysical Union San Francisco, , 12-DEC-16 - 16-OCT-16 [Details]
Amy, L.A. & Dorrell, R. (2016) Equilibrium Conditions of Sediment Suspending Flows on Earth, Mars and Titan American Geophysical Union San Francisco, , 11-DEC-16 - 16-DEC-16 [Details]
Cala I., Amy L.A., Dorell, R., Patacci, M. & McCaffrey, W. (2016) Dune cross-stratification in turbidite systems British Sedimentological Research Meeting Cambridge, , 18-DEC-16 - 20-DEC-16 [Details]
McGettigan C; Amy, L; Haughton, P; Georgiopoulou, A; Lokmer, I (2017) Forward Seimic Modelling of Upslope Pinchouts Irish Geological Research Meeting Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, , 03-MAR-17 - 05-MAR-17 [Details]
Lowney, B; Lokmer, I; Amy, L; Bean, C; O'Brien, G (2017) Diffraction Imaging: Towards clearer images of hydrocarbon reservoirs Irish Geological Research Meeting Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, , 03-MAR-17 - 05-MAR-17 [Details]
Amy, L.A., Dorrell, R., Nelson, H. & McCaffrey, W.D (2017) Upslope turbidite stratigraphic traps: understanding pinchout development AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition Houston, , 02-APR-17 - 05-APR-17 [Details]
Amy, L.A. & Dorrell, R. (2017) Sediment bypass by turbidity currents and prediction of upslope stratigraphic-pinchout traps Geological Society of London London (The Geological Society, Burlington House), , 25-JAN-17 - 27-JAN-17 [Details]
Amy, L and Kneller, B. & McCaffrey, W. (2000) Evaluating the links between turbidite characteristics and gross system architecture : upscaling insights from the turbidite sheet-system of Peira Cava, SE France GCSSEPM Foundation 20th Annual Research Conference Deep-Water Reservoirs of the World , pp.1-15 [Details]
                                                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Sediment transport, erosion and deposition

Forward stratigraphic modelling

Stratigraphic traps

Ancient depositional systems

Seismic interpretation

Geomodelling

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Validating a new model for particle suspension using laboratory flume experiments
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Presentation of world-class research results and convening of a thematic session at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2016 Fall Meeting
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17