School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

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Andrew Curtis (click to contact)

Professor of Mathematical Geoscience

Head of the Edinburgh Imaging Project (EIP)

Curriculum Vitae

Research areas

Complete list of Publications at the foot of this page - here are My Publication Statistics

Research Fellowships: If you have a Ph. D., a strong C.V., and would like to research in Edinburgh, I am particularly keen to encourage and help you to apply for Fellowships (e.g., EU Marie Curie, NERC, Royal Society, Royal Society of Edinburgh, etc.). Contact me to discuss submitting a proposal.

Research Hosting Program: If you would be interested to visit Edinburgh for an extended period of research, click here for further information of our program which is open to industrial, governmental and academic researchers.

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A Brief History of Mine

  • 2017-2019: Guest Professor (half time), ETH Zurich
  • 2014-now : Professor of Mathematical Geoscience, The University of Edinburgh
  • 2009-2014: Total Professor of Mathematical Geoscience, The University of Edinburgh
  • 2005-2009: Reader of Exploration Seismology, The University of Edinburgh
  • 1997-2005: Senior then Principal Research Scientist, Schlumberger Cambridge Research
  • 1994-1997: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Theoretical Geophysics, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • 1990-1994: Doctorate in Geophysics, University of Oxford, UK
  • 1986-1990: B. Sc. Hons., Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, UK

Other Appointments

  • 2017-2019: Member, EAGE Awards Committee
  • 2016-2016: Advisor to Scottish Government on risks connected to unconventional energy
  • 2014-2015: Member, University of Edinburgh's Divestment Review Group
  • 2013-2015: President, Scientific Advisory Committee for RESIF
  • 2011-2013: Head, Institute of Earth and Planetary Science
  • 2012-Now : Member, Directorate of the Scottish Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage
  • 2011-2011: Visiting Professor, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2011-2011: Visiting Scientist, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand
  • 2010-2010: Member, HEFCE pilot panel for REF in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
  • 2009-2013: Deputy Director, ECOSSE
  • 2007-Now : Director, Edinburgh Seismic Research
  • 2007-Now : Member, Society of Exploration Geophysics Research Committee
  • 2007-2011: Member of Editorial Board, Petroleum Geoscience
  • 2006-Now : Honorary Fellow, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2006-2006: Visiting Professor, Universitee Paris Sud, Orsay, France [2 months]
  • 2005-2010: Member of the Board, ECOSSE Joint Research Institute, UK
  • 2004-2011: Editor, Geophysical Journal International
  • 2001-2005: Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2000-2004: Leader, Schlumberger Mathematics Technical Community
  • 2003-2004: On Industrial Advisory Board, Alan Turing Institute of Mathematics, University of Manchester
  • 2001-2002: Co-Founder, European Corporate Innovation and Venturing Society
  • 2000-2001: Schlumberger Corporate Business Venturing Program: co-Founder and -Manager
  • 2000-2000: Member of Workplace 21 (6 months): an international project on the workplace of the future
  • 1997-1997: Visiting Scientist, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre [3 months]


Funding Secured

The following link lists income & donations secured for the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh.

University Administration

  1. Head of Institute of Earth and Planetary Science, 35 academic staff, 3 year term
  2. Chair of the Board of Examiners, Earth Resources cluster of M. Sc. courses
  3. Degree Program Convenor, Geophysics B. Sc. Hons
  4. Program Director, Geoscience Masters by Research (M. Res.) degrees
  5. Course Organiser, Exploration Geophysics (3rd year) & Exploration Seismology (4th year) on Geophysics B. Sc. Hons degree
  6. Deputy Course Organiser, GeoSEAD Masters course
  7. Organiser of Earth Resources Group
  8. Chair of "Research Development and Commercialisation Group"

Current and Previous Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Alexis Cartwright-Taylor [2015-2019]: Laboratory experimentation of acoustics in rock
  • Erica Galetti [2016-2019]: Eliciting robust Geological prior information
  • Satyan Singh [2016-2018]: Imaging and Interferometry
  • Carlos da Costa Filho [August 2017-2018]: Marchenko Autofocussing & Medical Imaging
  • Katherine Tant [2016-2018]: Design for Non-Destructive Evaluation and Testing
  • Ola Hosa [from 2015-2017]: Modelling carbonate diagenesis and fluid flow
  • Giovanni Meles [2011-2016]: Interferometry and Imaging Methods
  • Melody Runge [2015-2016]: Eliciting robust Geological prior information
  • Erica Galetti [2015-2016]: Monitoring environmental risks of shale gas extraction
  • Arash Gandomi [2009-2011]: Geophysical monitoring of subsurface CO2 storage reservoirs
  • Debbie Polson [2008-2010]: Risk analysis for CO2 storage projects
  • Darrel Coles [2008-2010]: Survey design methods in industrial applications
  • Travis Poole [from 2007-2010]: Imaging methods using 'over-under' seismic streamer data

Current Ph. D. students

GPM Annotated Output University of Edinburgh, UK:
  • Richard Delf [September 2015-]: Radar imaging of ice
  • Alyssa Crippen [November 2015-]: Real-future fracture forecasting
  • Dominic Cummings [January 2016-]: Interferometry, imaging and waveform inversion
  • Eva Dokter [January 2016-]: Scattering, Interferometry and Inversion
  • Louise Parkes [September 2018-]: Monitoring CO2 leakage sub-sea
  • Helen Ockenden [September 2019-]: Antarctic glacial radar imaging
ETH Zurich, Switzerland:
  • Xun Li [2018-]: Experimental Wave Theory - Immersive Boundary Conditions
  • Nele Boersing [2016-]: Experimental Wave Theory - Cloaking and Holography

Previous Ph. D. students

  • Xin Zhang [November 2015- Jan 2020]: Interferometry and Monte Carlo Tomography
  • Stephanie Earp [September 2015-2019]: Interferometry and Neural Network Imaging
  • Jonathan Singh [September 2015-2019]: Carbonate geomechanics, rock physics and coda wave interferometry
  • Phil Cilli [October 2015-2019]: Carbonate rock physics
  • Angus Lomas [November 2015-2019]: Marchenko imaging in a 3D Earth.
  • Youqian Zhao [October 2015-2018]: Seismic source location using coda wave interferometry
  • Claire Allmark [September 2013-2017]: Ambient noise nonlinear tomography. Claire now works for Noise Consultants ( ) on acoustics.
  • Carlos da Costa Filho [August 2013-2016]: Marchenko Autofocussing. Carlos is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow working on transferring Marchenko imaging methods to non-destructive testing and medical imaging applications.
  • Matteo Ravasi [February 2012-2015]: Interferometry and Imaging Methods. Matteo was awarded the Gustavo Sclocchi Theses award 2015, and the Keith Runcorn Thesis Prize from the Royal Astronomical Society!
  • Elizabeth Entwistle [September 2010-2014]: Recording old earthquakes with new seismometers using source-receiver interferometry
  • Erica Galetti [September 2010-2015]: Interferometry and nonlinear tomography
  • Matt Walker [September 2010-2014]: Exact sampling, geostatistical inversion and prior information
  • Katrin Loer [January 2012-2015]: Scattering of waves and scattering path analysis
  • Sophie Harland [September 2011-2015]: Mathematical/Computational Geological Flow Modelling in Carbonates
  • John Gonzalez [October 2008-2013]: Estimating body and surface waves using virtual sources and receivers
  • Martin Martin [December 2012-2012]: Interferometry and Imaging Methods. Martin transferred to a PhD at ETH Zurich.
  • Suzannah Toulmin [2007-2012]: Geophysical detection/characterisation of gas hydrates. Jointly supervised with Ingo Pecher at Heriot-Watt University.
  • Zara Rawlinson [November 2011-2012]: Deconvolutional Interferometry. Zara decided to submit her work for an M. Sc. by Research.
  • Simon King [September 2007-2011]: Subsurface imaging using interferometry and over-under seismic data. Simon is now in the Geophysical Research department of Fugro in London.
  • Hamidreza Hamdi [2008-2012]: Joint interpretation of well test and seismic data. Jointly supervised with Patrick Corbett at Heriot-Watt University.
  • Angeleena Thomas [September 2006-2012]: Image log interpretation using neural networks. Angeleena now works for Schlumberger in Norway.
  • Heather Nicolson [Sept 2006-2011]: Interferometric surface wave tomography across the UK. Heather now works for Wood Mackenzie in Edinburgh.
  • Thomas Guest [Sept 2006-2010]: Designing surveys for dynamic, subsurface targets. Tom now works for RMS.
  • Mohammad Shahraeeni [May 2007-2010]: Waveform inversion for rock facies. Mohamad now works for Total Research.
  • Craig Duguid [September 2009-2010]: Wavefield interferometry. Craig decided to submit his work for an M. Sc. by Research for which he received a Distinction!
  • Adam Wilson [Sept 2005-2010]: Theory and methods of frequency-dependent AVO inversion
  • David Halliday [Sept 2005-2009]: "Surface wave interferometry". David was awarded the EAGE's 2010 Van Weelden Award, and the Royal Astronomical Society's 2010 Keith Runkorn Prize, both for best Ph. D. Thesis, and also the SEG's 2013 J. Clarence Karcher Award!
  • David Price [Oct 2003-2009]: "Conditioning well logs to core micro-tomography"
  • Ueli Meier [2003-2008]: "Bayesian inversion of surface wave data for discontinuities and velocity structure in the upper mantle using Neural Networks". Ueli was awarded a Ph. D. with HONOURS (Cum Laude) - awarded only to top 10% of all Ph. D.'s - at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands!
  • Jon Hill [2002-2007]: "Modelling of reefs and shallow marine carbonates". Image of geological process model shown above-right. See also Geology Rocks which Jon runs.
  • Robbert van Vossen [2000-2005]: "Deconvolution of land seismic data for source and receiver characteristics and near-surface properties". Robbert was awarded a Ph. D. with HONOURS (Cum Laude) - awarded only to top 10% of all Ph. D.'s - at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands!
  • Dirk-Jan van Manen [Nov 2002-2006]: "Time reversal and Interferometry with applications to forward modeling of wave propagation and a chapter on receiver functions". Dirk-Jan was awarded the EAGE's 2007 Van Weelden Award for the best thesis, the SEG's 2008 J. Clarence Karcher Award for the contributions to science in the thesis, and was runner up in the Royal Astronomical Society's 2008 Keith Runkorn Ph. D. Thesis Prize! His Ph. D. is (available here).
  • Lifeng Wang [Oct 2003-2007]: Frequency-dependent anisotropy in seismic data
  • Emanuel Winterfors [2005-]: Nonlinear experimental design. [at University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie), France]

Some Publications

  • 1. Removing non-physical wavefields from interferometric Green's functions. Halliday David Fraser, Curtis Andrew. Publication info: CA2677580 (A1) 2010-03-24. Priority date: 2008-09-24
  • 2. Interferometric Directional Balancing. Curtis Andrew. Publication info: CA2677402 (A1) 2010-03-17. Priority date: 2008-09-17
  • 3. Classification method for sedimentary rocks. Wood Rachel, Curtis Andrew, Kayser Andreas. Publication info: US2009103677 (A1) 2009-04-23, US7869565 (B2) 2011-01-11. Priority date: 2004-05-12
  • 4. Method and system for electroseismic monitoring of microseismicity. Curtis Andrew, Ryan Sarah, Martin James. Publication info: US6462549 (B1) 2002-10-08. Priority date: 1999-04-21
  • 5. Seismic detection apparatus and related method. Robertsson Johan, Curtis Andrew. Publication info: US6791901 (B1) 2004-09-14. Priority date: 1998-09-16
  • 6. System and method for estimating seismic material properties. Curtis Andrew, Robertsson Johan, Muijs Remco. Publication info: US2003117894 (A1) 2003-06-26, US6903999 (B2) 2005-06-07. Priority date: 2000-01-21
  • 7. System and method for seismic wavefield separation. Robertsson Johan, curtis Andrew. Publication info: US2003076741 (A1) 2003-04-24, US6836448 (B2) 2004-12-28. Priority date: 2000-01-21
  • 8. Multi-component seismic data processing. van Manen Dirk-Jan, Curtis Andrew, Robertsson Johan. Publication info: WO2005017563 (A1) 2005-02-24. Priority date: 2003-08-15
  • 9. A method and apparatus for processing seismic data. Robertsson Johan, Curtis Andrew, van Manen Dirk-Jan. Publication info: WO03062858 (A1) 2003-07-31. Priority date: 2002-01-25
  • 10. A method of processing marine seismic data and a method of seismic surveying. Robertsson Johan, Curtis Andrew, van Manen Dirk-Jan. Publication info: WO02059647 (A1) 2002-08-01. Priority date: 2001-01-25
  • 11. Method of evaluating the interaction between a wavefield and a solid body. van Manen Dirk-Jan, Robertsson Johan, Curtis Andrew. Publication info: FR2911401 (A1) 2008-07-18. Priority date: 2006-03-28
  • 12. Method for retrieving local near-surface material information. van Vosseon Robbert, Curtis Andrew, Trampert Jeannot. Publication info: EP1439403 (A2) 2004-07-21, EP1439403 (A3) 2007-01-10, EP1439403 (B1)2013-10-09. Priority date: 2003-01-15

Book: Geological Prior Information
Papers in journals/books (in press):
  • Xin Zhang and Andrew Curtis, 2020. Variational Full-waveform Inversion. Geophysical J. Int. Express Lett.
  • Xun Li, Johan Robertsson, Andrew Curtis, Dirk-Jan van Manen, 2020. Compensating for source directivity in immersive wave experimentation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
  • R. Delf et al., 2020. A comparison of automated approaches to extracting englacial-layer geometry from radar data across ice sheets. Geophysics.
  • A. Nawaz and A. Curtis, 2020. Variational Bayesian Inversion of Seismic Attributes Jointly for Geological Facies and Petrophysical Rock Properties. Geophysics.
  • F. Bowyer, A. Shore, R. Wood, L. Alcott, A. Thomas, I. Butler, A. Curtis, S. Hainanan, S. Curtis-Walcott, A. Penny, S. Poulton, 2020. Regional nutrient decrease drove redox stabilisation and metazoan diversification in the late Ediacaran Nama Group, Namibia. Scientific Reports
  • Amy Shore, Rachel Wood, Andrew Curtis, and Frederick Bowyer, 2020. Multiple branching and attachment structures in mat-dwelling Cloudina, Nama Group, Namibia. Geology.
  • S. Earp and A. Curtis, 2019. Probabilistic Neural-Network Based 2D Travel Time Tomography. arXiv (PDF)
  • S. Earp, A. Curtis, X. Zhang, F. Hansteen, 2019. Probabilistic Neural Network Tomography across Grane field (North Sea) from Surface Wave Dispersion Data. arXiv (PDF)
  • X. Zhang and A. Curtis, 2019. Seismic tomography using variational inference methods. J. Geophys. Res., in press. (PDF)
  • X. Zhang, F. Hansteen, A. Curtis, S. de Ridder, 2019. 1D, 2D and 3D ambient noise tomography using a dense passive seismic array installed on the North Sea seabed. J. Geophys. Res., in press. (PDF)
  • A. Lomas, S. Singh, A. Curtis, 2019. Imaging Vertical Structures using Marchenko Methods with Vertical Seismic Profile Data. Geophysics.
  • A. Lomas and A. Curtis, 2019. Marchenko Methods in a Three-dimensional World. Geophys. J. Int.
  • J. O. S. Hammond, R. England, N. Rawlinson, A. Curtis, K. Sigloch, N. Harmon, B. Baptie, 2019. The Future of Broadband Passive Seismic Acquisition. Astronomy and Geophysics (PDF)
  • A. Bell, C. Browitt, A. Curtis, C. Macdonald, I. Main, S. Peacock, N. Rawlinson, D. Storchak, A. Walker and A. Ziolkowski. British Seismology Meeting 2019: Frontiers of Seismology. Astronomy and Geophysics
  • Tant, K. Mulholland, A., Curtis, A., Gachagan, A., 2020. Effective Grain Orientation Mapping of Complex and Locally Anisotropic Media for Improved Imaging in Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing. Inverse Problems for Science and Engineering.

Papers in journals/books (published):


  • R. Cao, S. Earp, S. de Ridder, A. Curtis, E. Galetti, 2020. Near-real time near-surface 3D seismic velocity and uncertainty models by wavefield gradiometry and neural network inversion of ambient seismic noise. Geophysics. 85(1), pp.KS13-KS27. DOI: (PDF)


  • S. Singh and A. Curtis, 2019. Imaging vertical interfaces using acoustic time reversal. Geophysics, 84(3), pp.Q1-Q11. DOI: 10.1190/GEO2018-0135.1 (PDF)
  • A. Nawaz and A. Curtis, 2019. Rapid Discriminative Variational Bayesian Inversion of Geophysical Data for the Spatial Distribution of Geological Properties. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth. DOI: 10.1029/2018JB016652 (PDF and Supplementary Material)
  • Y. Zhao and A Curtis, 2019. Relative source location using coda wave interferometry: method, code package, and application to mining induced earthquakes. Geophysics, 84(3), pp.F73-F84. doi: 10.1190/GEO2018-0601.1 (PDF)
  • A. Lomas and A. Curtis, 2019. An introduction to Marchenko methods for Imaging. Geophysics, 84(2), pp.F35-F45. doi: 10.1190/GEO2018-0068.1 (PDF)
  • J. Singh, A. Curtis, Y. Zhao, B. Cartwright-Taylor and I. Main, 2019. Coda Wave Interferometry for Accurate Simultaneous Monitoring of Velocity and Acoustic Source Locations in Experimental Rock Physics. J. Geophys. Res., 124(6), pp. 5629-5655, doi: 10.1029/2019JB017577 (PDF)
  • N. Boersing, T. S. Becker, A. Curtis, D.-J. van Manen, T. Haag, and J. O. A. Robertsson, 2019. Cloaking and holography using immersive boundary conditions. Phys. Rev. Applied, 12, 024011. DOI: (PDF)
  • X. Li, J. Robertsson, A. Curtis, D.-J. van Manen, 2019. Compensating for source directivity in immersive wave experimentation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146, 3141, DOI: (PDF)


  • R. Arnold and A. Curtis, 2018. Interrogation Theory. Geophys. J. Int., 214, pp.1830-1846. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy248 (PDF)
  • E.Galetti and A. Curtis, 2018. Transdimensional Electrical Resistivity Tomography. J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2017JB015418 (PDF)
  • A. Nawaz & A. Curtis, 2018. Variational Bayesian Inversion of Seismically Derived Quasi-Localized Rock Properties for the Spatial Distribution of Geological Facies. Geophys. J. Int., v.214, pp.845–875. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy163 (PDF)
  • X. Zhang, A. Curtis, E. Galetti, S. de Ridder, 2018. 3D Monte Carlo Surface Wave Tomography. Geophys. J. Int., vol. 215, issue 3, pp.1644-1658. doi: (PDF)
  • C. Allmark, A. Curtis, E. Galetti, S. de Ridder, 2018. Seismic Attenuation from Ambient Noise across the North Sea Ekofisk Permanent Array. J. Geophys. Res. doi: 10.1029/2017JB015419 (PDF)
  • K. Tant, A. Mulholland, A. Curtis, W. Ijomah, 2018. Design-for-Testing for Improved Remanufacturability. Journal of Remanufacturing. doi: 10.1007/s13243-018-0057-7 (PDF)
  • K. Tant, E. Galetti, A. Mulholland, A. Curtis, A. Gachagan, 2018. A Transdimensional Bayesian Approach to Ultrasonic Travel-time Tomography for Non-Destructive Testing. Inv. Prob. 34, 095002 (29pp). doi: 10.1088/1361-6420/aaca8f (PDF)
  • C. da Costa Filho, G. Meles, A. Curtis, M. Ravasi, A. Kritski, 2018. Imaging strategies using focusing functions with applications to a North Sea field. Geophys. J. Int., v.213(1), pp.561–573. doi: (PDF)
  • A. Stork, C. Allmark, A. Curtis, M. Kendall, H. Huppert, D. White, 2018. Assessing the potential to use repeated ambient noise seismic tomography to detect CO2 leaks: Application to the Aquistore storage site. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, v.71, pp.20-35. doi: (PDF)


  • S. de Ridder and Curtis, A., 2017. Seismic gradiometry using ambient seismic noise in an anisotropic Earth. Geophys. J. Int., vol 209, no. 2, pp. 1168-1179. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggx073 (PDF)
  • A. Nawaz and A. Curtis, 2017. Bayesian Inversion of Seismic Attributes for Geological Facies using a Hidden Markov Model. Geophys. J. Int., 208, pp.1184–1200. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw411 (PDF)
  • Y. Zhao, A. Curtis, B. Baptie, 2017. Locating micro-seismic sources with a single seismometer channel using coda wave interferometry. Geophys. Letters. Vol.82, No. 3, pp.A19–A24, doi: 10.1190/GEO2016-0404.1 (PDF)
  • E. Galetti, A. Curtis, B. Baptie, D. Jenkins, H. Nicolson, 2017. Transdimensional Love-wave tomography of the British Isles and shear-velocity structure of the East Irish Sea Basin from ambient-noise interferometry. Geophys. J. Int., 208 (1): 36-58. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw286 (PDF)
  • C. da Costa Filho, G. Meles and A. Curtis, 2017. Elastic internal multiple analysis and attenuation using Marchenko and interferometric methods. Geophysics, Vol.82, No.2, pp.Q1–Q12, doi: 10.1190/GEO2016-0162.1 (PDF)
  • Wood, R., Curtis, A., Amelia, P., Zhuravlev, A., Curtis-Walcott, S., Lipinge , S., Bowyer, F., 2017. Flexible and responsive growth strategy of the Ediacaran skeletal Cloudina from the Nama Group, Namibia. Geology. doi: 10.1130/G38807.1 (PDF)


  • C. da Costa Filho and A. Curtis, 2016. Attenuating multiple-related imaging artifacts using combined imaging conditions. Geophysics. Vol.81, No.6, pp.S469-S475, doi:10.1190/geo2016-0113.1 (PDF)
  • G. Meles, K. Wapenaar, A. Curtis, 2016. Reconstructing primary reflections in seismic data by Marchenko redatuming and convolutional interferometry. Geophysics, Vol.81, No.2, pp.Q25-Q26, doi:10.1190/GEO2015-0377.1 (PDF)
  • K. Loer, A. Curtis, G. Meles, 2016. Relating source-receiver interferometry to the inverse-scattering series provides a new method to estimate internal multiples. Geophysics, Vol.81, No.3, pp.Q27-Q40, doi:10.1190/GEO2015-0330.1 (PDF)
  • M. Ravasi, I. Vasconcelos, A. Kritski, A. Curtis, C. Alberto da Costa Filho and G. Meles, 2016. Target-oriented Marchenko imaging of a North Sea field. Geophys. J. Int., 205, pp.99-104, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv528 (PDF).
  • O. Hosa, A. Curtis, R. Wood, 2016. Calibrating Lattice Boltzmann flow simulations and estimating uncertainty in the permeability of complex porous media. Advances in Water Resources, Vol.94, pp.60-74, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.04.020 (PDF)
  • A. Penny, R. Wood, A. Zhuravlev, A. Curtis, F. Bowyer, R. Tostevin, 2016. Intraspecific variation in an Ediacaran skeletal metazoan: Namacalathus from the Nama Group, Namibia. Geobiology, pp.1-16. DOI:10.1111/gbi.12205 (PDF)
  • R. Tostevin, R. A. Wood, G. A. Shields, S. W. Poulton, R. Guilbaud, F. Bowyer, A. M. Penny, T. He1, A. Curtis, K. H. Hoffman, M. O. Clarkson, 2016. Low oxygen waters limited habitable space for early animals. Nature Communications, 7:12818, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms128 (PDF)


  • A. Curtis as one of the 9-member Fossil Fuels Review Group, University of Edinburgh, 2015. REPORT: Report of the Fossil Fuels Review Group (PDF).
  • A. Curtis (Ed.), 2015. REPORT: Fossil Fuels Review Group 2014-2015; Input from the School of GeoSciences (PDF).
  • Harland. S.R., Wood. R.A., Curtis. A., van Dijke. M.I.J., Stratford. K., Jiang. Z., Kallel. W., Sorbie. K., 2015 Quantifying flow in variably wet microporous carbonates using object-based geological modelling and both lattice-Boltzmann and pore network fluid flow simulations. AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 99, No. 10, pp.1827–1860 (PDF).
  • C. Alberto da Costa Filho, M. Ravasi, A. Curtis, 2015. Elastic P and S wave autofocus imaging with primaries and internal multiples. Geophysics, Vol 80, No 5, pp.S187–S202, doi:10.1190/GEO2014-0512.1 (PDF).
  • M. Ravasi, I. Vasconcelos, A. Curtis, A. Kritski, 2015. Vector-Acoustic reverse time migration of Volve OBC dataset without up/down decomposed wavefields. Geophysics, Vol. 80, No. 4, pp.S137-S150, doi: 10.1190/GEO2014-0554.1 (PDF).
  • M. Ravasi, G. Meles, A. Curtis, Z. Rawlinson, Y. Liu, 2015. Seismic interferometry by multi-dimensional deconvolution without wavefield separation. Geophys. J. Int., 202, pp.1-16, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv062 (PDF).
  • M. Ravasi, I. Vasconcelos, A. Curtis, 2015. Elastic extended images and velocity-sensitive objective functions using multiple reflections and transmissions. Geophys. J. Int., 202, pp.943-960, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv173 (PDF , SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL)
  • E. Galetti, A. Curtis, G. Meles and B. Baptie, 2015. Uncertainty loops in travel-time tomography from nonlinear wave physics. Phys. Rev. Lett., 114, 148501, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.148501 (PDF , SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL)
  • K. Loer, G. Meles, A. Curtis, 2015. Automatic identification of multiply diffracted waves and their ordered scattering paths. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 137 (4), pp.1834-1845, doi:10.1121/1.4906839 (PDF).
  • E. Entwistle, A. Curtis, E. Galetti, B. Baptie, G. Meles, 2015. Recording old earthquakes on new seismometers: Retrospective seismology at multiple length scales. J. Geophys. Res., 120, pp. 1-25, doi:10.1002/2014JB011607 (PDF).
  • R. A. Wood and A Curtis, 2015 Extensive metazoan reefs from the Ediacaran Nama Group, Namibia: the rise of benthic suspension feeding. Geobiology, 13(2), pp.112–122, doi:10.1111/gbi.12122 (PDF).
  • G. Meles, K. Löer, M. Ravasi, A. Curtis, C. A. da Costa Filho, 2015. Internal multiple prediction and removal using Marchenko autofocusing and seismic interferometry. Geophysics, 80(1), pp.A7–A11, doi:10.1190/GEO2014-0408.1 (PDF).
  • R. A. Wood, S. W. Poulton, A. R. Prave, K-H. Hoffmann, M. O. Clarkson, R. Guilbaud, J. W. Lyne, A. Curtis, S. A. Kasemann, 2015. Dynamic redox conditions control late Ediacaran ecosystems in the Nama Group, Namibia. Precambrian Research, 261, pp.252-271, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2015.02.004 (PDF).
  • D. Polson and A. Curtis, 2015. Assessing individual influence on group decisions in geological carbon capture and storage problems. Chapter in, "Collaborative knowledge in scientific research networks", ed. P Diviacco, P. Fox, C. Pshenichny and A. Leadbetter, pub. IGI Books. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6567-5.ch004 (PDF).


  • M. Walker and A. Curtis, 2014. Spatial Bayesian inversion with localized likelihoods: an exact sampling alternative to McMC. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, pp.5741–5761, doi:10.1002/2014JB011010 (PDF).
  • M. Walker and A. Curtis, 2014. Expert elicitation of geological spatial statistics using genetic algorithms. Geophys. J. Int., 198, pp.342–356, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu132 (PDF).
  • M. Walker and A. Curtis, 2014. Varying prior information in Bayesian inversion. Inverse Problems 30 (2014) 065002 (PDF and Supporting Material). This paper was selected by Inverse Problems to be included in its Highlights of 2014 collection!
  • G. Meles and A. Curtis, 2014. Finger-printing ordered diffractions in multiply-diffracted waves. Geophys. J. Int., 198, pp.1701–1713, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu195 (PDF).
  • G. Meles and A. Curtis, 2014. Discriminating physical and non-physical energy in wavefield interferometry. Geophys. J. Int. 197, No. 3, pp. 642-1659, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu054 (PDF).
  • C. da Costa Filho, M. Ravasi, A. Curtis and G. Meles, 2014. Elastodynamic Green's Function Retrieval through Single-Sided Marchenko Inverse Scattering. Phys. Rev. E., 90, paper number 063201, pp.063201-1 - 063201-8. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.90.063201 (PDF).
  • M. Ravasi, I Vasconcelos, A. Curtis, 2014. Beyond conventional migration: nonlinear elastic subsalt imaging with transmissions and two-sided illumination. Geophys. J. Int., 198, pp.1173–1185, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu192 (PDF).
  • A. Penny, R. Wood, A. Curtis, F. Bowyer, R. Tostevin and K. H. Hoffman, 2014. Ediacaran metazoan reefs from the Nama Group, Namibia. Science, 344, pp.1504-1506, doi: 10.1126/science.1253393, (PDF).
  • H. Nicolson, A. Curtis and B. Baptie, 2014. Rayleigh Wave Tomography of the British Isles from Ambient Seismic Noise. Geophys. J. Int., 198, pp.637–655, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu071 (PDF).
  • K. Loer, G. Meles, A. Curtis and I. Vasconcelos, 2014. Diffracted and pseudo-physical waves from spatially-limited arrays using source-receiver interferometry (SRI). Geophys. J. Int., 196, No.2, pp.1043-1059, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt435 (PDF and Supporting Material).


  • A. JafarGandomi and A. Curtis, 2013. Assessing the seismic AVA detectability of CO2 storage sites using novel time-lapse attributes. Petroleum Geoscience, 19, No. 4, pp. 357 - 374, doi: (PDF).
  • G. Meles and A. Curtis, 2013. Physical and non-physical energy in scattered wave source-receiver interferometry. J. Acoustic. Soc. Am. 133(6), pp. 3790-3801, doi:10.1121/1.4802825 (PDF)
  • M. Ravasi and A. Curtis, 2013a. Elastic imaging with exact wavefield extrapolation for application to ocean bottom 4C seismic data. Geophysics, 78 (6), S265-S284, doi:10.1190/GEO2013-0152.1 (PDF)
  • M. Ravasi and A. Curtis, 2013b. Nonlinear scattering based imaging in elastic media: theory, theorems and imaging conditions. Geophysics 78(3), pp. S137–S155, doi:10.1190/GEO2012-0286.1 (PDF)
  • E. Galetti, D. Halliday, A. Curtis, 2013. A simple and exact acoustic wavefield modeling code for data processing, imaging and interferometry applications. Geophysics, 78, No. 6, pp. F17-F27. doi:10.1190/geo2012-0443.1 (PDF and Code)
  • M. Vasmel, J. O. A. Robertsson, D.-J. van Manen, A. Curtis, 2013. Immersive experimentation in a wave propagation laboratory. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Express Letters, 134, No. 6, pp. EL492 - EL498, doi: 10.1121/1.4826912 (PDF) .
  • A. Runge, F. Scherbaum, A. Curtis, C. Riggelsen, 2013. An interactive tool for the elicitation of subjective probabilities in probabilistic seismic hazard assessment. Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 103, No. 5, pp. 2862–2874, (PDF)
  • L. De Siena, E. Del Pezzo, C. Thomas, A. Curtis, L. Margerin, 2013. Seismic energy envelopes in volcanic media: in need of boundary conditions. Geophys. J. Int., 195, No. 2, pp. 1102-1119, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt273 (PDF).


  • A. Curtis, Y. Behr, E. Entwistle, E. Galetti, J. Townend, S. Bannister, 2012. The benefit of hindsight in observational science: retrospective seismological observations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters,vol. 345-348, pp. 212-220 (PDF)
  • A. Curtis, 2012. The science of subjectivity. Geology. 40, pp. 95-96. doi: 10.1130/focus012012.1 (PDF)
  • E. Galetti and A. Curtis, 2012. Generalised receiver functions and seismic interferometry. Tectonophysics. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.12.004 (PDF)
  • S. King and A. Curtis, 2012. Suppressing nonphysical reflections in Green's function estimates using source-receiver interferometry. Geophysics, 77(1), pp. Q15-Q25. doi: 10.1190/GEO2011-0300.1 (PDF)
  • A. JafarGandomi and A. Curtis, 2012. Assessing the monitorability of CO2 saturation in subsurface saline aquifers. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control. 7, pp. 244–260. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2011.10.015 (PDF)
  • E. Winterfors and A. Curtis, 2012. A Bifocal Measure of Expected Ambiguity in Bayesian Nonlinear Parameter Estimation. Technometrics, 54(2), pp. 179-190. doi: 10.1080/00401706.2012.676953 (PDF)
  • D. Polson, A. Curtis, C. Vivalda, 2012. Environmental Risk of Carbon Capture and Storage. In: Advances in Environmental Research. vol. 20, chap. 8, pp.181-196. Nova Publishers.
  • J. Hill, R. Wood, A. Curtis, D. Tetzlaff, 2012. Preservation of forcing signals in shallow water carbonate sediments. Sedimentary Geology, 275–276, pp. 79–92. doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2012.07.017 (PDF)
  • M. Shahraeeni, A. Curtis and G. Chao, 2012. Fast probabilistic petrophysical mapping of reservoirs from 3D seismic data. Geophysics, 77(3), pp. O1–O19. doi:10.1190/GEO2011-0340.1 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday, A. Curtis and K. Wapenaar, 2012. Generalised PP+PS=SS from seismic interferometry. Geophys. J. Int., 189, pp. 1015–1024. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05396.x (PDF)
  • D. Polson, A. Curtis and C. Vivalda, 2012. The Evolving Perception of Risk During Reservoir Evaluation Projects for Geological Storage of CO2. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, 9, pp. 10-23. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.02.010 (PDF)
  • H. Nicolson, A. Curtis, B. Baptie and E. Galetti, 2012. Seismic Interferometry and Ambient Noise Tomography in the British Isles. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 123, Issue 1, pp. 74-86. doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2011.04.002 (PDF)


  • D. Polson, A. Curtis and C. Vivalda, 2011. Risk and Uncertainty. In, Smith, M., Campbell, D., Mackay, E., Polson, D., 2011: CO2 Aquifer Storage Site Evaluation and Monitoring. Pub. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, ISBN: 978-0-9571031-0-8. Chap. 5, pp. 121-140. (PDF)
  • A. JafarGandomi and A. Curtis, 2011. How do we know where CO2 is? Developments in Geophysical Monitoring. In, Smith, M., Campbell, D., Mackay, E., Polson, D., 2011: CO2 Aquifer Storage Site Evaluation and Monitoring. Pub. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, ISBN: 978-0-9571031-0-8. Chap. 5, pp. 103-119. (PDF)
  • S. Mander, D. Polson, T. Roberts and A. Curtis, 2011. Risk from CO2 storage in saline aquifers: a comparison of lay and expert perceptions of risk. Energy Procedia, 4, pp. 6360-6367. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.653 (PDF)
  • S. King and A. Curtis, 2011. Velocity analysis using both reflections and refractions in seismic interferometry. Geophysics, 76(5) pp. SA83–SA96. doi:10.1190/GEO2011-0008.1 (PDF)
  • A. JafarGandomi and A. Curtis, 2011. Detectability of petrophysical properties of subsurface CO2-saturated aquifer reservoirs using surface geophysical methods. The Leading Edge, 30(10), pp. 1112-1121. (PDF)
  • C. Duguid, D. Halliday and A. Curtis, 2011. Source-Receiver Interferometry for Seismic Wavefield Construction and Ground Roll Removal. The Leading Edge, 30(8), pp. 838-843. (PDF)
  • T. Guest and A. Curtis, 2011. On standard and optimal designs of industrial-scale 2-D seismic surveys. Geophysical Journal International 186, pp.825–836. (PDF)
  • D. Coles and A. Curtis, 2011. A free lunch in azimuthally anisotropic survey design. Comp. Geosci. 37, pp. 1026–1034. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2010.09.012 (PDF)
  • A. Thomas, M. Rider, A. Curtis and A. MacArthur, 2011. Automated lithology extraction from core photographs. First Break. 29, June, pp.103-109 (PDF)
  • M. Shahraeeni and A. Curtis, 2011. Fast probabilistic nonlinear petrophysical inversion. Geophysics. 76 (2), pp. E45–E58, doi: 10.1190/1.3540628 (PDF)
  • D. Coles and A. Curtis, 2011. Efficient nonlinear Bayesian survey design by DN-optimization. Geophysics. 76 (2): pp. Q1–Q8. doi: 10.1190/1.3552645 (PDF)
  • P. Eke, M. Naylor, S. Haszeldine and A. Curtis, 2011. CO2-Brine Surface Dissolution and Injection: CO2 Storage Enhancement. SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction. 6 (1): 41-53. SPE-124711-PA. doi: 10.2118/124711-PA (PDF)
  • S. King, A. Curtis and T. Poole, 2011. Interferometric velocity analysis using physical and nonphysical energy. Geophysics, Vol.76, No.1, pp. SA35-SA49, doi: 10.1190/1.3521291 (PDF)


  • A. Curtis and D. Halliday, 2010. Source-receiver wave field interferometry. Physical Review E, Vol.81, No.4, pp. 046601-1 - 046601-10. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.81.046601 (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and D. Halliday, 2010. Directional balancing for seismic and general wavefield interferometry. Geophysics, Vol. 75, No. 1, pp. SA1–SA14. doi: 10.1190/1.3298736 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday and A. Curtis, 2010. An interferometric theory of source-receiver scattering and imaging. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.6 pp.SA95–SA103. doi: 10.1190/1.3486453 (PDF)
  • D. Polson and A. Curtis, 2010. Dynamics of uncertainty in geological interpretation. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 167, pp. 5-10. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-055. (PDF)
  • T. Guest and A. Curtis, 2010. Optimal Trace Selection for Amplitude Versus Angle (AVA) Processing of Shale-Sand Reservoirs. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.4, pp.C37-C47. doi: 10.1190/1.3462291 (PDF)
  • K. Wapenaar, E. Slob, R. Snieder, A. Curtis, 2010. Tutorial on seismic interferometry. Part 2: Underlying theory and new advances. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.5, pp.75A211–75A227. doi: 10.1190/1.3463440 (PDF; also, Part 1 (basic principles and applications) is available Here)
  • H. Maurer, A. Curtis and D. Boerner, 2010. Recent advances in optimized geophysical survey design. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.5, pp. 75A177–75A194. doi: 10.1190/1.3484194 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday, A. Curtis, P. Vermeer, C. Strobbia, A. Glushchenko, D-J. van Manen, J. O. A. Robertsson, 2010. Interferometric ground-roll removal: Attenuation of direct and scattered surface waves in single-sensor data. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.2, pp. SA15-SA25. doi: 10.1190/1.3360948 (PDF)
  • T. Poole, A. Curtis, J. O. A. Robertsson, D-J van Manen, 2010. Deconvolution imaging conditions and cross-talk suppression. Geophysics, Vol.75, No.6, pp.W1–W12. doi: 10.1190/1.3493638 (PDF)


  • A. Curtis, H. Nicolson, D. Halliday, J. Trampert and B. Baptie, 2009. Virtual seismometers in the subsurface of the Earth from seismic interferometry. Nature Geoscience, Vol. 2, pp. 700–704, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO615, (Article PDF and Supplementary Material PDF)
  • J. Hill, D. Tetzlaff, A. Curtis and R. Wood, 2009. Modeling shallow marine carbonate depositional systems. Computers & Geosciences, Vol. 35, pp. 1862–1874, (PDF)
  • S. Sargeant, L. Ottemöller, B. Baptie, A. Bell, A. Curtis and I. Main, 2009. Frontiers of Seismology. Astronomy and Geophysics (pub. Royal Astronomical Society, London), August, Vol. 50, pp. 4.31-4.34, (PDF)
  • U. Meier, J. Trampert and A. Curtis, 2009. Global variations of temperature and water content in the mantle transition zone from higher mode surface waves. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 282, pp. 91–101, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.03.004 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday and A. Curtis, 2009. Generalized optical theorem for surface waves and layered media. Phys. Rev. E 79, 056603, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.79.056603 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday and A. Curtis, 2009. Seismic interferometry of scattered surface waves in attenuative media. Geophys. J. Int. 178, pp. 419–446, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04153.x (PDF)
  • P. E. Eke, M. Naylor, S. Haszeldine and A. Curtis, 2009. CO2-Brine Surface Dissolution and Injection: CO2 Storage Enhancement, Publication SPE 124711, Proceedings of the 2009 SPE Offshore Europe Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition, Aberdeen, UK, 8–11 September 2009 (PDF)
  • D. Polson, A. Curtis, C. Vivalda and S. Saunier, 2009. Process for tracking the evolving perception of risk during CO2 storage projects, Publication SPE 124703, Proceedings of the 2009 SPE Offshore Europe Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition, Aberdeen, UK, 8–11 September 2009 (PDF)
  • T. Guest and A. Curtis, 2009. Iteratively constructive sequential design of experiments and surveys with nonlinear parameter-data relationships, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B04307, doi:10.1029/2008JB005948 (PDF)
  • Anthony Lomax, Alberto Michelini, Andrew Curtis 2009. Earthquake location, Direct, Global-Search Methods. in Meyers, R. A. (ed. in chief), Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science. Springer. (PDF)


  • D. Halliday and A. Curtis 2008. Seismic interferometry, surface waves, and source distribution. Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03918.x (PDF)
  • David Price, Andrew Curtis, Rachel Wood 2008. Statistical Correlation between Geophysical Logs and Extracted Core. Geophysics, Vol. 73, No. 3; pp. E97-E106. doi:10.1190/1.2890409 (PDF)
  • D. Halliday, A. Curtis, E. Kragh 2008. Seismic surface waves in a suburban environment - active and passive interferometric methods. The Leading Edge, Vol. 27, No. 2, doi:10.1190/1.2840369, pp. 210-218. (PDF)
  • Emanuel Winterfors and Andrew Curtis 2008. Numerical detection and reduction of non-uniqueness in nonlinear inverse problems. Inverse Problems, Vol. 24, No. 2, 025016. doi:10.1088/0266-5611/24/2/025016 (14pp). (PDF)

2007 Global Crustal Mean Shear Velocity

  • D-J van Manen, J. Robertsson, and A. Curtis 2007. Exact wavefield simulation for finite-volume scattering problems. J. Acoustic. Soc. Am. Express Letters, Vol. 122, No. 4, pp. EL115-EL121, DOI: 10.1121/1.2771371. (PDF)
  • David Halliday, Andrew Curtis, Dirk-Jan van Manen, Johan Robertsson 2007. Interferometric surface wave isolation and removal. Geophysics, Vol. 72, No. 5, pp.A69–A73. (PDF)
  • Ueli Meier, Andrew Curtis, Jeannot Trampert 2007. A global crustal model constrained by non-linearised inversion of fundamental mode surface waves. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 34, L16304, doi:10.1029/2007GL030989. (PDF).
  • Roel Snieder, Susan Hubbard, Matthew Haney, Gerald Bawden, Paul Hatchell, Andre Revil and the DOE Monitoring Working Group 2007. Advanced non-invasive geophysical monitoring techniques. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., Vol. 35, pp.653-683. (PDF)
  • Ueli Meier, Andrew Curtis, Jeannot Trampert 2007. Global crustal thickness from neural network inversion of surface wave data. Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 169, pp.706-722. (PDF).
  • A. Curtis, Peter Gerstoft, Haruo Sato, Roel Snieder, Kees Wapenaar 2006. Seismic Interferometry - Turning Noise into Signal. The Leading Edge, Vol. 25(9), pp.1082-1092. Received "Honorable Mention" in the Category of Best Paper in TLE. To be included in Geophysics Reprint Series book, "Seismic Interferometry" edited by K. Wapenaar, D. Draganov, and J. Robertsson. (PDF).
  • D.-J. van Manen, A. Curtis and J. O. A. Robertsson 2006. Interferometric modelling of wave propagation in inhomogeneous elastic media using time-reversal and reciprocity. Geophysics, vol. 71(4), pp. SI47-SI60. doi: 10.1190/1.2213218 (PDF).
  • A. Curtis 2006. Seismic Reflection Processing With Special Reference to Anisotropy - A Review. Geophysical Journal International, 165, pp. 1067-1070. (PDF).
  • R. van Vossen, A. Curtis and J. Trampert 2006a. Surface-consistent amplitude corrections for single- or multi-component sources and receivers using reciprocity. Geophysical Journal International, 165, pp. 311-322. (PDF).
  • R. van Vossen, A. Curtis, A. Laake and J. Trampert 2006b. Surface-consistent deconvolution using reciprocity and waveform inversion. Geophysics, 71(2), pp. V19-V30. (PDF).
  • J. Hill, A. Curtis, R. Wood and D. Tetzlaff 2005. Modelling complexity in carbonates. In, Proceedings of Mathematical Geology, GIS and Spatial Analysis, Vol 1 and 2. Ed's: Cheng, BonhamCarter. pp.1141-1146 (MSWord).
  • R. van Vossen, A. Curtis and J. Trampert 2005. Subsonic near-surface P velocity and low S velocity observations using propagator inversion. Geophysics, 70(4), pages R15-R23. (PDF).
  • D.-J. van Manen, J. O. A. Robertsson and A. Curtis 2005. Modeling of wave propagation in inhomogeneous media. Phys. Rev. Lett., 94 (16), pp. 164301-1 - 164301-4. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.164301 (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and R. Wood 2004b. Optimal elicitation of probabilistic information from experts. In, Geological Prior Information, A. Curtis and R. Wood ed's. Geol. Soc. Lond. Special Publication, Vol. 239; pp. 127-145; DOI 10.1144/GSL.SP.2004.239.01.09 (PDF)
  • M. Baddeley, A. Curtis and R. Wood 2004. An introduction to prior information derived from probabilistic judgements: elicitation of knowledge, cognitive bias and herding. In, Geological Prior Information, A. Curtis and R. Wood ed's. Geol. Soc. Lond. Special Publication 239. (PDF)
  • R. Wood and A. Curtis 2004. Geological prior information, and its applications to solving geoscientific problems. In, Geological Prior Information, A. Curtis and R. Wood ed's. Geol. Soc. Lond. Special Publication 239, 1-14. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis 2004a. Theory of model-based geophysical survey and experimental design Part A � Linear Problems. The Leading Edge, Vol. 23, No. 10, pp. 997-1004 (Invited Paper). (PDF)
  • A. Curtis 2004b. Theory of model-based geophysical survey and experimental design Part B � Nonlinear Problems. The Leading Edge, Vol. 23, No. 10, pp. 1112-1117 (Invited Paper). (PDF)
  • A. Curtis, A Michelini, D. Leslie and A. Lomax, 2004, A deterministic algorithm for experimental design applied to tomographic and microseismic monitoring surveys. Geophys. J. Int., 157, 595-606. (PDF)
  • R. van Vossen, J. Trampert and A. Curtis 2004. Propagator and wave-equation inversion for near-receiver Earth properties. Geophys. J. Int., 157, 796-812. (PDF). Also published in EAGE and SEG extended abstracts, 2003 meetings.
  • Kayser, A., Gras, R., A. Curtis, Wood, R. 2004. New way to visualize internal rock structures. Offshore. 64, No. 8 (August). (PDF)
  • R. Muijs, J. O. A. Robertsson, A. Curtis and K. Holliger 2003. Near-surface seismic properties for elastic wavefield decomposition: Estimates based on multicomponent land and seabed recordings. Geophysics, 68, 2073-2081. (PDF)
  • J. van den Berg, A. Curtis and J. Trampert 2003. Optimal nonlinear Bayesian experimental design: an application to amplitude versus offset experiments. Geophys. J. Int., 155, 411-421. (PDF) Correction: Geophys. J. Int., 161, No. 2, 265-265, 2005. (Correction PDF)
  • D.-J. van Manen, J. Robertsson, A. Curtis, R. Ferber and H. Paulssen 2003. Shear-wave statics using receiver functions. Geophys. J. Int., 153, No. 3, pp. F1-F5. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and R. Snieder 2002. Probing the Earth's interior with seismic tomography. Chapter 52 , International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, Part A. William H. K. Lee, Hiroo Kanamori, Paul C. Jennings and Carl Kisslinger, ed�s. Academic Press pub. Vol. 81A in Int. Geophys. Series, pp. 861-874. (Paper_PDF, Colour_Plate_1_PDF, Colour_Plate_2_PDF)
  • A. Curtis and J. O. A. Robertsson 2002. Volumetric wavefield recording and near-receiver group velocity estimation for land seismics. Geophysics, 67 (5), 1602-1611. (PDF)
  • J. O. A. Robertsson and A. Curtis 2002. Wavefield separation using densely deployed, three component, single sensor groups in land surface seismic recordings. Geophysics, 67 (5), 1624-1633. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and A. Lomax, 2001. Prior information, sampling distributions and the curse of dimensionality. Geophysics, 66, 372-378, 2001. (PDF)
  • H. Maurer, D. Boerner and A. Curtis 2000. Design strategies for electromagnetic geophysical surveys. Inverse Problems, 16, No 5, 1097-1117. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and H. Maurer 2000. Optimising designs of geophysical experiments and surveys - is it worthwhile? EOS, Trans., Amer. Geophys. Union, 81, no. 20, 224-225. Reprinted in The Leading Edge, October 2000. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis, 1999. Optimal experiment design: Cross-borehole tomographic examples. Geophys. J. Int., 136, 637-650. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis, 1999. Optimal design of focussed experiments and surveys. Geophys J. Int., 139, 205-215. (PDF)
  • A. Girard and A. Curtis, 1999. Assessing the complexity of multi-dimensional misfit functions. Schlumberger Scientific Report (public).
  • R. Devilee, A. Curtis and K. Roy-Chowdhurry, 1999. An efficient, probabilistic, neural network approach to solving inverse problems: Inverting surface wave velocities for eurasian crustal thickness. J. Geophys. Res., 104 No. B12, pp. 28,841-28,856. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis, B. Dost, J. Trampert and R. Snieder, 1998. Eurasian fundamental mode surface wave phase velocities and their relationship to tectonic structures. J. Geophys. Res., 103, No. B11, pp. 26,919-26,947. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and R. Snieder, 1997. Reconditioning inverse problems using the genetic algorithm and revised parameterisation. Geophysics, 62, No. 5, pp. 1,524-1,532. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and J. H. Woodhouse, 1997. Crustal and upper mantle shear velocity structure beneath the Tibetan plateau and surrounding regions from inter-event surface wave phase velocity inversion. J. Geophys. Res., 102, No. B6, pp. 11,789-11,813. (PDF)
  • A. Curtis and P. C. England, 1997. Local and regional components of western Aegean deformation extracted from 100 years of geodetic displacement measurements. Geophys. J. Int., 130, pp. 623-639.
Selected Abstracts and Posters:
  • Arash JafarGandomi and Andrew Curtis. Effect of over- and under-burden on time-lapse CSEM monitoring capabilities. Society of Exploration Geophysics, Annual Meeting, 2011. (PDF)
  • Arash JafarGandomi and Andrew Curtis. Assessing Monitorability of CO2 saturation in subsurface aquifers. Society of Exploration Geophysics, Annual Meeting, 2010. (PDF)
  • David Halliday, Andrew Curtis and Kees Wapenaar. Generalized PP + PS = SS from seismic interferometry. Society of Exploration Geophysics, Annual Meeting, 2010. (PDF)
  • Andrew Curtis. Source-Receiver seismic interferometry. Society of Exploration Geophysics, Annual Meeting, 2009, pp. 3655-3658. (PDF)
  • David Halliday, Andrew Curtis, Dirk-Jan van Manen, Johan Robertsson. Interferometric surface wave (ground roll) isolation and removal. S.E.G. Summer Workshop, 2007.
  • David Halliday, Andrew Curtis, Johan Robertsson, Dirk-Jan van Manen, 2006. Surface wave prediction and removal using seismic interferometry. SPICE network meeting, Ireland.
  • R. van Vossen, A. Curtis and J. Trampert, 2006. On the origin of source and receiver amplitude perturbations in land seismic data. EAGE 68th Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria.
  • R. van Vossen, J. Trampert, A. Curtis and A. Laake, 2005. On the origin of source and receiver amplitude perturbations in land seismic data. Soc. Expl. Geophys., Annual Meeting, Houston, U.S.A. (PDF)
  • R. van Vossen, J. Trampert, A. Curtis and A. Laake, 2005. Source and receiver amplitude equalization using reciprocity - Application to land seismic data. Soc. Expl. Geophys., Annual Meeting, Houston, U.S.A. (PDF)
  • D.-J. van Manen, J. Robertsson, A. Curtis, R. Ferber and H. Paulssen 2002. Shear-wave statics using receiver functions. EAGE extended abstract.
  • A. Lomax and A. Curtis, 2001, Fast, probabilistic earthquake location in 3D models using oct-tree importance sampling, European Geophysical Society, March 2001, Nice. (HTML version)
  • A. Curtis and Spencer, C., 1999, Survey design strategies for linearized nonlinear inversion, 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1775-1778. (PDF)
  • K. Roy-Chowdhurry, R. Devilee and A. Curtis, 1997. Use of neural networks for non-linear, non-unique inversion in geophysics. SEG Extended Abstracts.
  • A. Curtis and R. Snieder, 1995. Shear wave velocity structure beneath Eurasia from surface wave group and phase velocities in an inverse problem reconditioned using the genetic algorithm. EOS Transactions AGU, 1995 Fall Meeting, 67, No. 46, p.386.