Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Helen Miller

BSc (Hons), MSc

Primary position:
Postgraduate research student

Background

The University of Southampton

BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Edinburgh (2007)
MSc Oceanography, University of Southampton (2008)

Ms Helen Miller's photo

Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Miller, Helen, Bull, Jonathan M., Cotterill, Carol J., Dix, Justin K., Winfield, Ian J., Kemp, Alan E.S. and Pearce, Richard B. (2013) Lake bed geomorphology and sedimentary processes in glacial lake Windermere, UK. Journal of Maps, 9, (2), 299-312. (doi:10.1080/17445647.2013.780986).
Lowag, J., Bull, J.M., Vardy, M.E., Miller, H. and Pinson, L.J.W. (2012) High-resolution seismic imaging of a Younger Dryas and Holocene mass movement complex in glacial lake Windermere, UK. Geomorphology, 171-172, 42-57. (doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.05.002).
Bull, J.M., Miller, H., Gravley, D.M. , Costello, D., Hikuroa, D.C.H. and Dix, J.K. (2010) Assessing debris flows using LIDAR differencing: 18 May 2005 Matata event, New Zealand. Geomorphology, 124, (1-2), 75-84. (doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.08.011).
 

Research

Research Interests

Glacial geomorphology, lacustrine environments, sedimentology

Research project

Determination of late glacial and post glacial processes using sediments from within Windermere and identification of lakebed habitats

Funding: University of Southampton, BGS BUFI Studentship, the Environment Agency and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Supervisors:

Professor Jonathan Bull (University of Southampton),
Dr Carol Cotterill (British Geological Survey),
Dr Justin Dix (University of Southampton)

Primary research group:  Geology and Geophysics

Research project

Modern lacustrine, late-glacial and post-glacial environments and processes in Windermere, UK

Teaching Responsibilities

Demonstrator SOES6024: Sea Floor Exploration and Surveying 2

Demonstrator SOES2023: An introduction to remote sensing and GIS

Collaborative Work

POSTER: Windermere Lake Bed Geomorphology

A multibeam bathymetric survey was undertaken in Windermere in September 2010 on the BGS research vessel (RV) White Ribbon. The multibeam echo-sounder transmits sound energy and analyses the return signal (echo) that has bounced off the lake bed. The time for the acoustic signal to travel to the lake bed and back to the receiver is measured and used to produce a detailed picture of water depths.

In addition to bathymetric mapping, sediment samples from the lake bed were used for ground truthing, identifying 5 different sedimentary environments: gyttja (organic rich mud), finely laminated mud, gravel, fine sand and bedrock.

This research has generated images of the lake bed as if there was no water, and has been used to produce a landscape map of the lake. Results are displayed in the Windermere Lake Bed Geomorphology Poster. Additional information on the Multibeam map of Windermere can be found at:

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/highlights/2013/lakeWindermere.html

A high resolution copy of the poster can be downloaded from the BGS website, under the publications tab.

Further details are published in:

Miller, Helen, Bull, Jonathan M., Cotterill, Carol J., Dix, Justin K., Winfield, Ian J., Kemp, Alan E.S. and Pearce, Richard B. (2013) Lake bed geomorphology and sedimentary processes in glacial lake Windermere, UK. Journal of Maps, Online First, 1-14. (doi:10.1080/17445647.2013.780986).  

 

Windermere Lake Bed Geomorphology

Poster produced by Helen Miller. Multibeam Data copyright BGS.

Windermere Lake Bed Geomorphology

Web links

Contact

Ms Helen Miller
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

Email: Helen.Miller@noc.soton.ac.uk