Matthew Joseph Comeau, Ph.D.

Currently:
Institute for Geophysics, Room 325a
University of Münster, Münster, Germany
E-mail: matthew.comeau [at] uni-muenster.de
Previously:
Department of Physics, CCIS 3-088
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
E-mail: mjcomeau [at] ualberta.ca
E-mail: matthew.comeau [at] ualberta.ca
Reasearch Associate, 2016-now, University of Münster
Reasearch Assistant, 2010-2016, University of Alberta
Ph.D., Physics, 2015, University of Alberta
B.Sc., Geo-Physics, 2010, University of Alberta
B.Sc., Astro-Physics, 2009, University of Alberta
Current Research: MT survey of Hangai, Mongolia
Ph.D. Research: MT survey of Altiplano/Uturuncu
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Dr. Matthew J. Comeau

PhD Thesis Publication

Selected Journal Publications

Work before 2016

In Review

  • Numerical study on the style of lithospheric removal and the effect of a phase transition

    Claudia Stein, Matthew J. Comeau, Michael Becken, Ulrich Hansen

    Submitted, in review.

    (2021)

In Preparation

  • Modelling convection at a lithospheric step

    Matthew J. Comeau, et al.

    In Preparation.

  • Correlation of deep conductive structures with mineralized zones

    Matthew J. Comeau, et al.

    In Preparation.

Projects

  • 2020-2023: Geodynamic modelling of intra-plate deformation guided by 3D electromagnetic imaging of the lithosphere below Mongolia.

  • 2016-2019: Crust-mantle interactions beneath the Hangai Mountains in western Mongolia -- Insights from 3-D magnetotelluric studies.

  • 2010-2015: PLUTONS Project: Probing Lazufre and Uturuncu Together -- Investigating the Relationship Between Pluton Growth and Volcanism at Two Active Intrusions in the Central Andes.

Invited Reviewer for Journals, including...

  • Geology => 4x

  • Journal of Geophysical Research => 4x

  • Earth, Planets and Space => 8x

  • Geophysical Research Letters =>3x

  • Geophysical Journal International

  • Gondwana Research

  • Tectonophysics

  • Precambrian Research

  • and several others...

Reviewer for National Scientific Proposals

  • 2x


Dr. Matthew J. Comeau

Selected Conference Presentations & Invited Talks

2021

2020

2019

  • Results from the Mongolia measurement array

    Matthew J. Comeau

    Invited Talk & Lecture, National Research Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics, Cairo, Egypt, November 6, 2019.

  • Determining lithospheric structures using the magnetotelluric method.

    Matthew J. Comeau

    DEEP Earth Symposium, Invited Talk, Germany, November, 2019. Oral Presentation

2018

  • Fluidized pockets in the lower crust beneath the Bulnay strike-slip fault system at the northern edge of the intra-continental Hangai high-plateau, Mongolia [link here]

    *M. Becken, Matthew J. Comeau, J. Käufl, A. Kuvshinov, A. Grayver, J. Kamm, E. Batmagnai, S. Demberel

    24th EM Induction Workshop, Helsingør, Denmark, August 12-19, 2018.

  • Mineralization of the South Hangai Fault Zone and the Bayankhongor Ophiolite Belt, west-central Mongolia, imaged with electrical resistivity models

    Matthew J. Comeau, M. Becken, J. Käufl, A. Kuvshinov, S. Demberel, E. Batmagnai, S. Tserendug

    Resources for Future Generations 2018, Vancouver, Canada, June, 2018. Oral Presentation

  • Three-dimensional inversion of the semi-airborne data collected over ancient antimony mine in eastern Germany

    Maria Cherevatova, Matthew J. Comeau, and DESMEX Working Group (presented by M.J. Comeau)

    Resources for Future Generations 2018, Vancouver, Canada, June, 2018. Oral Presentation by M.J. Comeau

2017

  • Electrical structure of the lithosphere beneath the Hangai Dome, Mongolia

    *M. Becken, Matthew J. Comeau, J. Käufl, A. Kuvshinov, HANGAI Working Group

    International Conference on Astronomy and Geophysics, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, July 21, 2017. Oral Presentation by M.B.

2016 to 2011

Invited Talks and Colloquia

  • Results from the Mongolia measurement array

    Matthew J. Comeau

    Invited Talk & Lecture, National Research Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics, Cairo, Egypt, November 6, 2019.


Uturuncu

Selected reports written for PhD studies

  • Magnetotelluric studies of Volcanic Systems: a Review

    Matthew J. Comeau, Thesis proposal report, September 2012

  • A Review of Geophysical Evidence for Magma Bodies

    Matthew J. Comeau, Thesis proposal report, September 2012

  • Geothermal energy in Chile

    Matthew J. Comeau, GP561, March 2013

  • A Review of Seismic Evidence for the Altiplano-Puna Magma Body of the Central Andes, South America

    Matthew J. Comeau, GP624, April 2012

  • The Effects of Anisotropic Inversions of Isotropic Magnetotelluric Data

    Matthew J. Comeau, GP699a, May 2011

Selected Consulting Reports and Presentations for Industry

  • Acquisition, Analysis, and Inversion of Magnetotelluric Data Near Phantom Lake

    Matthew J. Comeau

    Consulting report prepared for Hudson Bay Exploration and Development, Dec 2014, 19 pgs.

  • A 2-Dimensional Inversion and Interpretation of Magnetotelluric Data over the Lalor and Chisel Regions: A Second Look

    Matthew J. Comeau

    Consulting report prepared for Hudson Bay Exploration and Development, Jan 2013, 32 pgs.

  • Magnetotelluric Data from Chisel Lake

    Matthew J. Comeau

    Presentation prepared for Hudson Bay Exploration and Development, July 2012

  • DPEM and MT anomalies at the WAG claim

    Matthew J. Comeau

    Presentation prepared for Hudson Bay Exploration and Development, July 2013

  • What can magnetotellurics do for the mining industry?

    Matthew J. Comeau

    Presentation prepared for Hudson Bay Exploration and Development, Aug 2013

  • Electromagnetic signatures of ore deposits

    Matthew J. Comeau

    Presentation prepared for Hudson Bay Exploration and Development, Aug 2014

  • Comparisons of ZTEM, VTEM, DPEM, MT, IP, DC, and magnetic data from 12 known VMS deposits

    Matthew J. Comeau

    Presentation prepared for Hudson Bay Exploration and Development, Aug 2014


Columbia
Stanley

Student (Co-)Supervision in Applied Geophysics Working Group

  • > 2020/09: Rieke Schüning, BSc, "Evaluation of the quality of new magnetotelluric data from the Arnsberg region, Sauerland, for crustal geophysical studies"

  • > 2020/03: Fabian Becker, MSc, "Modelling delamination as a process of lithosphere thinning to explain electrical resistivity measurements"

  • > 2018/08: Dominic Harpering, MSc, "Robust processing scheme for magnetotelluric data"

Teaching

2021 (Winter)

  • "MT", graduate-level course on MT: two special lectures.

2021/2020 (Winter)

  • "Geophysikalische Grundlagen II", mid-level course on Geophysics fundamentals including Earth magnetism, applied magnetics, and georadar.

2020 (Spring)

  • Geophysical Seminar for Bachelors 2020

2020/2019 (Winter)

  • "Geophysikalische Grundlagen II", mid-level course on Geophysics fundamentals including Earth magnetism, applied magnetics, and georadar.

2019 (Spring)

  • Geophysical Seminar for Bachelors 2019

2019/2018 (Winter)

  • "Geophysikalische Grundlagen II", mid-level course on Geophysics fundamentals including Earth magnetism, applied magnetics, and georadar.

2018 (Spring)

  • Geophysical Seminar for Bachelors 2018

2015 to 2010

2015 (Winter)

  • Lab Teaching: PHYSICS 126: Fluids, Fields, and Radiation (see EClass )

2014 (Fall)

2014 (Winter)

2013 (Fall)

2013 (Winter)

2012 (Fall)

2012 (Winter)

2011 (Fall)

2011 (Winter)

  • Lab Teaching: PHYSICS 126: Fluids, Fields, and Radiation (see EClass )

2010 (Fall)

2010 (Summer)

  • Teaching: GEOPHYSICS 436: Geophysics Field School

MT Equipment

What is Magnetotellurics (MT) ?

[pdf download]

UAlberta research group led by Prof. Dr. Martyn Unsworth


Mongolia
Maule

Field Research Trips

  • Summer 2020: PLANNED: Egypt [MT profile]

  • Summer 2020: PLANNED: Bolnay and Khovsgol, Mongolia [MT profile]

  • Autumn 2019: Egypt, western desert [MT profile]

  • Summer 2018: Gobi-Altai and South Gobi, Mongolia [MT profile]

  • Summer 2017: Germany, various locations [testing semi-airborne system]

  • Summer 2016: Germany, various locations [testing semi-airborne system]

  • Summer 2015: Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada [MT deployment]

  • Fall 2013: The Puna, Argentina [MT survey across supervolcano]

  • Fall 2012: Altiplano, Southern Bolivia [MT survey across supervolcano]

  • Summer 2011: Central Alberta, Canada [MT deployment]

  • Fall 2010: Altiplano, Southern Bolivia [MT survey across supervolcano]

  • Summer 2010: Athabasca River, Northern Alberta, Canada [long-period MT deployment by boat]

  • Summer 2009: Waterton National Park, Southern Alberta, Canada [MT deployment]

  • Summer 2009: Tahtsa Lake and Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada [seismic deployment by boat]

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