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Dr. J. Kim Welford


Department of Earth Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland
ER 4034 Alexander Murray Building
St. John’s, NL, Canada
Tel: 709-737-7568
E-mail: kwelford@esd.mun.ca
Web site: http://www.esd.mun.ca/_kwelford

CITIZENSHIP: Canadian

EMPLOYMENT:
NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow June 2005 - present
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada
• Imaging the rifted continental margin offshore Newfoundland using 2-D marine seismic
reflection data and 3-D gravity inversion
Post-doctoral Fellow November 2004 - May 2005
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Near-surface and upper crustal imaging in Nevada and Alberta using industry 2-D and 3-D
land seismic reflection data
• Finite-element numerical modelling of tectonic plate deformation

EDUCATION:

Degrees earned:
Ph.D. in Geophysics, awarded November 2004
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Thesis title: Deep 3-D seismic reflection imaging of Precambrian sills in the crystalline
crust of Alberta, Canada
M.Sc. in Geophysics, awarded May 2000
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Thesis title: Lithospheric structure across the Canadian Cordillera of northeastern
British Columbia from seismic refraction and potential field data
B.Sc. Honours in Planetary Sciences, awarded May 1997
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Thesis title: Crustal magnetic anomalies of the North Polar region derived from
Magsat data


Honours and awards:
• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Post-doctoral Fellowship (PDF) 2006-2008
• Thomas and Marguerite MacKay Memorial Scholarships, UBC 2002-2004
• Faculty of Science Achievement Award for Service, UBC 2003
• Chevron Canada Outstanding Student Paper in Seismology,
Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2002
• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS-2) 2000-2002
• Lorntzen Scholarship, UBC 2000-2001
• Earth and Ocean Sciences Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, UBC 2000
• Thomas and Marguerite MacKay Memorial Scholarship, UBC 1999-2000
• Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship 1998-2000
• Earth and Planetary Sciences Entrance Scholarship, McGill University 1994
• Governor General’s Medal for highest average in a graduating year,
Queen of Angels Academy 1992
Earth science related work experience:
Co-op student January - May 2002
EnCana Corporation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
• Pursued thesis-related research at EnCana as part of NSERC industrial post-graduate scholarship
Webpage translator 2001-2002
Geological Survey of Canada, Pacific Division, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Translated portions of the Geological Survey of Canada’s Volcano website from English to
French and performed all the French proofreading of the site
(http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/volcanoes/index f.php)
Seismic Observer (Bird-dog) November 1999
LITHOPROBE, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Acted as a field observer for the SNorCLE seismic reflection survey, Corridor 2 in northern
British Columbia
Seismic Field Work Assistant July - September 1997
LITHOPROBE, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Deployed seismometers for the SNoRE 97 experiment in northern British Columbia, central
Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, Canada
Research Assistant Summer 1996
Prof. Jafar Arkani-Hamed, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
• Generated formal lecture notes for the undergraduate course, Terrestrial Planets

TEACHING AND OUTREACH:
Teaching Assistant 1997-2003
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• EOSC 100: Introduction to Planet Earth
• EOSC 114: Natural Disasters
• EOSC 120: Introduction to Geology
• EOSC 310: The Earth and the Solar System
• EOSC 350: Environmental, Geotechnical, and Exploration Geophysics I
• EOSC 351: Environmental, Geotechnical, and Exploration Geophysics II
• EOSC 353: Seismology
• Operated and maintained both the Geophysics and Astronomy Reading Room and the Earth
and Ocean Sciences Reading Room
Scientists and Innovators in the Schools 1999-2005
Science World, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Visited schools and conducted workshops about plate tectonics and earthquakes for elementary
and high school students
• Participated in networking seminars for high school students at Vancouver’s Science World
• Designed and conducted workshops on earthquake science at Vancouver’s Science World
• Prepared and conducted workshops on earthquake science for Loon Lake, Science World’s
annual summer camp for elementary school teachers
Earthquake speaker 2000-2005
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Conducted demonstrations on earthquake science for school groups visiting the department
Science 101 instructor Summer 2003
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Taught a course on earthquakes and plate tectonics to residents of Vancouver’s Downtown
Eastside and other inner-city communities
Physics summer camp organizer Summer 2002
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Helped organize the first physics summer camp focusing on geophysics
• Designed and conducted camp activities involving earthquakes and plate tectonics
Let’s Talk Science Volunteer 1998-1999
Let’s Talk Science, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Collaborated with elementary school teachers to develop fun and interesting ways of introducing
science to elementary school children

RESEARCH:
Refereed publications:
Welford, J.K., Hearn, E.H., and Clowes, R.M., (2007). The possible role of mid-crustal igneous
sheet intrusions in cratonic arch formation, Tectonics, accepted subject to revision (27
submitted pages plus 11 figures).
Welford, J.K. and Clowes, R.M., (2006). 3-D seismic reflection investigation of the upper crustal
Winagami sill complex of northwestern Alberta, Canada, Geophysical Journal International,
166, 155-169.
Fernandez Viejo, G., Clowes, R.M. and Welford, J.K. (2005). Constraints on the composition
of the crust and uppermost mantle in northwestern Canada: Vp/Vs variations along Lithoprobe’s
SNorCLE Transect, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42, 1205-1222.
Clowes, R.M., Hammer, P.T.C., Fernandez Viejo, G., and Welford, J.K. (2005). Lithospheric
structure in northwestern Canada from Lithoprobe seismic refraction and related studies: A
synthesis, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42, 1277-1293.
Welford, J.K., and Clowes, R.M. (2004). Deep 3-D seismic reflection imaging of Precambrian
sills in southwestern Alberta, Canada, Tectonophysics, 388, 161-172.
Welford, J.K., and Zhang, R. (2004). Ground roll suppression from deep crustal seismic reflection
data using a wavelet-based approach: a case study from western Canada, Geophysics,
69, 877-884.
Welford, J.K., Clowes, R.M., Ellis, R.M., Spence, G.D., Asudeh, I., and Hajnal, Z. (2001). Lithospheric
structure across the craton-Cordilleran transition of northeastern British Columbia,
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 38, 1169-1189.
Submitted manuscripts:
Welford, J.K., and Hall, J. Crustal structure of the Newfoundland rifted continental margin from
constrained 3-D gravity inversion, Geophysical Journal International, submitted January
2007 (33 submitted pages plus 13 figures).
Invited talks:
Welford, J.K. Investigating Precambrian sills in the crystalline crust of Alberta, Canada, using
industry-acquired deep 3-D seismic reflection data, Heiland Lecture Series, Colorado School
of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA, January 13th, 2005.

Extended abstracts for conference presentations:
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Welford, J.K.?, Zhang, R., and Clowes, R.M. (2002). Ground roll removal from a deep 3-D
reflection dataset using Physical Wavelet Frame Denoising. Society of Exploration Geophysicists
2002 International Exposition and 72nd Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah,
USA, October 6-11.
Welford, J.K.?, and Clowes, R.M. (2000). Lithospheric structure across the Canadian Cordillera
of northeastern British Columbia. GeoCanada2000 Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May
28 - June 2.
Conference presentations:
? indicates speaker
Welford, J.K.?, Hearn, E.H., and Clowes, R.M. (2006). The possible role of mid-crustal igneous
sheet intrusions in cratonic arch formation. Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff,
Alberta, Canada, May 13-16.
Welford, J.K.?, and Clowes, R.M. (2004). 3-D Imaging and modelling of the Precambrian
Winagami Sill Complex in northwestern Alberta, Canada. Seismix2004, 11th International
Symposium on deep seismic profiling of the continents and their margins, Mont Tremblant,
Quebec, Canada, Sept. 26-Oct. 1.
Hammer, P.T.C.?, Clowes, R.M., Welford, J.K., and Fernandez Viejo, G. (2004). Lithospheric
structure in northwestern Canada: A synthesis of LITHOPROBE seismic refraction, wideangle
reflection and related studies. Seismix2004, 11th International Symposium on deep
seismic profiling of the continents and their margins, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada,
Sept. 26-Oct. 1.
Welford, J.K.?, and Clowes, R.M. (2004). 3-D Imaging of the PrecambrianWinagami Sill Complex
in Northwestern Alberta, Canada: Continental Rebar Revealed? Joint Assembly of the
American and Canadian Geophysical Unions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 17-21.
Welford, J.K.?, and Clowes, R.M. (2003). Deep 3-D imaging of Precambrian sills in Alberta,
Canada. Seismix2003, 10th International Symposium on deep seismic profiling of the continents
and their margins, Taupo, New Zealand, January 6-11.
Clowes, R.M.?, Hammer, P.T.C., Welford, J.K., and Fernandez-Viejo, G. (2003). Lithoprobe
near-vertical to wide-angle seismic profiles across northwestern Canada: Comparison and
interpretation. Seismix2003, 10th International Symposium on deep seismic profiling of the
continents and their margins, Taupo, New Zealand, January 6-11.

Clowes, R.M.?, Hammer, P.T.C.,Welford, J.K., and Fernandez-Viejo, G. (2002) Lithoprobe nearvertical
to wide-angle seismic profiles across the northern Canadian Cordillera: Comparison
and interpretation. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA,
October 27-30.
Welford, J.K.?, and Clowes, R.M. (2002). Imaging Precambrian reflectors in southwestern Alberta
using an industry-acquired deep 3-D seismic reflection dataset. Scientific meeting of
the Canadian Geophysical Union, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 18-21.
Welford, J.K.?, and Clowes, R.M. (2001). Preliminary results of 3-D seismic reflection imaging
of the crystalline crust of southwestern Alberta: The search for the southern extent of the
Head-Smashed-In Reflector. Scientific meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union, Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada, May 14-17.
Welford, J.K.?, and Clowes, R.M. (1999). The Lithoprobe SNoRE ’97 Experiment - Line 21:
Velocity structure across the Cordillera of northeastern British Columbia from refraction and
potential field data. Scientific meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union, Banff, Alberta,
May 9-13.
Welford, J.K.?, and Clowes, R.M. (1998). Velocity structure across the Canadian Cordillera of
northeastern British Columbia - Preliminary results from Lithoprobe SNoRE ’97 Experiment
- Line 21. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 1998 Fall Meeting, Vol. 79,
No. 45, November 10, 1998/Supplement, p.F654.
Non-refereed contributions:
Welford, J.K., and Clowes, R.M., (2001). Lithospheric structure across the craton-Cordilleran
transition of northeastern British Columbia: A final look at results for Line 21 of SNoRE’97.
Lithoprobe Report No.79, p.283.
Clowes, R.M., Hammer, P.T.C., and Welford, J.K., (2001). Trans-Cordilleran Comparison between
the SNORCLE Seismic Datasets: Near-Vertical to Wide-Angle Profiles of the Lithosphere
along Corridor 2. Lithoprobe Report No.79, p.59-66.
Welford, J.K., and Clowes, R.M. (2000). Lithospheric structure across the Canadian Cordillera
of northeastern British Columbia: Results from the SNoRE ’97 experiment, Line 21. Lithoprobe
Report No.72, p.85-90.
Welford, J.K., and Clowes, R.M. (1999). Results from LITHOPROBE SNoRE ’97 Experiment,
Line 21: Seismic velocity structure across the Canadian Cordillera of northeastern British
Columbia, Lithoprobe Report No. 69, p.335-340.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Contributions to the geophysical community:
• Reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Geophysics and Geophysical Journal
International.
• Member of the local organizing committee (in charge of French translation) for the 2007
Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Meeting (joint with CMOS and AMS) to be held in St.
John’s, NL from May 28th to June 1st.
• Co-convener for the session “The North Atlantic rifted margin: geophysical processes and
constraints” at the upcoming 2007 Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Meeting (joint with
CMOS and AMS).
University departmental contributions:
• Grad representative to the Safety and Security Committee (EOS-UBC) 1999-2004
• Grad representative to the Public Relations Committee (EOS-UBC) 2002-2003
• Christmas party organizer (EOS-UBC) 2001
• Undergraduate Society President (EPS-McGill) 1996-1997
Extracurricular activities:
• Classical Piano (Royal Conservatory of Music) 1984-present
• EOS Female Intramural Ice Hockey Team, UBC (Captain/Player) 1997-2005
• EPS Female Intramural Ice Hockey Team, McGill University 1996-1997
• Model United Nations Club President and Member, John Abbott College 1992-1994
Computing skills:
• Programming experience in Fortran, Matlab, C and Turbo-Pascal
• Experience with UNIX (Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD), Mac (OS 9 and X), Windows and
DOS operating systems
• Graphical skills in GMT, Islanddraw, CorelDraw, Xfig and Arcview
• Seismic processing experience with Globe Claritas (2-D and 3-D), the Colorado School of
Mines’ Center for Wave Phenomena’s Seismic Unix (SU), Landmark’s PROMAX, Landmark/
ITA’s INSIGHT and BP-Amoco’s FreeUSP
Languages:
• Fluently bilingual in French and English (speaking, reading, writing)