Dr Kathryn Amos

Kathryn Amos
Senior Lecturer
Australian School of Petroleum
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Kathryn is a clastic sedimentologist with expertise in dryland continental and deep-sea sedimentology. Her principal research focus is on the sedimentology of dryland rivers; better understanding the geomorphology and sedimentology of modern river systems, and the application of these modern analogues for interpreting ancient successions. Other research interests include outcrop description and interpretation of siliciclastic depositional processes and environments, and experimental modelling of turbidity currents.

Kathryn obtained her Phd in 2004 from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK, for an investigation of sustained turbidity currents conducted under the supervision of Professors Jan Alexander and Mike Leeder. Kathryn worked as a research fellow at the University of Leeds (UK), University of New South Wales (UNSW@ADFA, Canberra, Australia) and the University of Adelaide, before taking up her current lectureship position in 2009.

Kathryn's research group, the Reservoir Analogues Research Group, aims to provide modern and ancient analogues of depositional environments, reservoir geometry and stratigraphic architecture to improve hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation. Our research includes sedimentology, stratigraphy, petroleum geology, reservoir and seal analogues, 3D reservoir modelling, modern environments, outcrop studies, stratigraphic compartmentalisation, sequence stratigraphy, facies analysis, seismic stratigraphy, geomorphology and Quaternary sedimentology. RARG team members have expertise in dryland, fluvial, marginal marine and deepwater environments, including substantial experience in remote area fieldwork.

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Dr Kathryn Amos

Kathryn is a clastic sedimentologist with expertise in dryland continental and deep-sea sedimentology. Her principal research focus is on the sedimentology of dryland rivers; better understanding the geomorphology and sedimentology of modern river systems, and the application of these modern analogues for interpreting ancient successions. Other research interests include outcrop description and interpretation of siliciclastic depositional processes and environments, and experimental modelling of turbidity currents.

Kathryn obtained her Phd in 2004 from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK, for an investigation of sustained turbidity currents conducted under the supervision of Professors Jan Alexander and Mike Leeder. Kathryn worked as a research fellow at the University of Leeds (UK), University of New South Wales (UNSW@ADFA, Canberra, Australia) and the University of Adelaide, before taking up her current lectureship position in 2009.

Kathryn's research group, the Reservoir Analogues Research Group, aims to provide modern and ancient analogues of depositional environments, reservoir geometry and stratigraphic architecture to improve hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation. Our research includes sedimentology, stratigraphy, petroleum geology, reservoir and seal analogues, 3D reservoir modelling, modern environments, outcrop studies, stratigraphic compartmentalisation, sequence stratigraphy, facies analysis, seismic stratigraphy, geomorphology and Quaternary sedimentology. RARG team members have expertise in dryland, fluvial, marginal marine and deepwater environments, including substantial experience in remote area fieldwork.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2009 - 2014 Lecturer University of Adelaide
2007 - 2009 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2005 - 2007 Postdoctoral Research Associate University of New South Wales @ ADFA
2004 - 2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Leeds

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2013 ECMS Prize for Excellence in Teaching Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide
2011 Geological Society of America Exceptional Reviewer Geological Society of America

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2004 University of East Anglia United Kingdom PhD
1999 Unviersity of East Anglia United Kingdom BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

Keywords

Sedimentology, Stratigraphy

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Morón,S, Edmonds,D, Amos,K, 2017, The role of floodplain width and alluvial bar growth as a precursor for the formation of anabranching rivers, Geomorphology, 278, 78-90 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.10.026
2016 Counts,J, Rarity,F, Ainsworth,R, Amos,K, Lane,T, Moron Polanco,S, Trainor,J, Valenti,C, Nanson,R, 2016, Sedimentological interpretation of an Ediacaran delta: Bonney Sandstone, South Australia, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 63, 3, 257-273 10.1080/08120099.2016.1180322
2016 Counts,J, Amos,K, 2016, Sedimentology, depositional environments and significance of an Ediacaran salt-withdrawal minibasin, Billy Springs Formation, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Sedimentology, 63, 5, 1084-1123 10.1111/sed.12250
2014 Amos,KJ, Moron,S, Mann,S, 2014, Fluvial reservoirs in dryland endorheic basins: the Lake Eyre basin as a world class modern analogue, Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Journal, 119-134
2012 Amos,K, McGowan,U, 2012, Integrating academic reading and writing skills development with core content in science and engineering, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, Spec. Ed., 1-24
2012 Ainsworth,R, Hasiotis,S, Amos,K, Krapf,C, Payenberg,T, Sandstrom,M, Vakarelov,B, Lang,S, 2012, Tidal signatures in an intracratonic playa lake, Geology, 40, 7, 607-610 10.1130/G32993.1
2012 Amos,K, Goodwin,C, Soria Jauregui,A, 2012, Incised valleys in marginal-lacustrine depositional environments: A new reservoir analogue from Lake Eyre, Central Australia, APPEA Journal, 2012, 513-524
2011 Croke,J, Jansen,J, Amos,K, Pietsch,T, 2011, A 100 ka record of fluvial activity in the Fitzroy River Basin, tropical northeastern Australia, Quaternary Science Reviews, 30, 13-14, 1681-1695 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.03.012
2010 Amos,K, Peakall,J, Bradbury,P, Roberts,M, Keevil,G, Gupta,S, 2010, The influence of bend amplitude and planform morphology on flow and sedimentation in submarine channels, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27, 7, 1431-1447 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2010.05.004
2009 Fitzsimmons,K, Magee,J, Amos,K, 2009, Characterisation of aeolian sediments from the Strzelecki and Tirari Deserts, Australia: Implications for reconstructing palaeoenvironmental conditions, Sedimentary Geology, 218, 1-4, 61-73 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2009.04.004
2009 Amos,K, Croke,J, Timmers,H, Owens,P, Thompson,C, 2009, The application of caesium-137 measurements to investigate floodplain deposition in a large semi-arid catchment in Queensland, Australia: a low-fallout environment, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34, 4, 515-529 10.1002/esp.1749
2008 Corney,R, Peakall,J, Parsons,D, Elliott,L, Best,J, Thomas,R, Keevil,G, Ingham,D, Amos,K, 2008, Reply to discussion of Imran et al. on "The orientation of helical flow in curved channels" by Corney et al., Sedimentology, 53, 249–257, Sedimentology, 55, 1, 241-247 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2007.00925.x
2008 Amos,K, Croke,J, Hughes,A, Chapman,J, Takken,I, Lymburner,L, 2008, A catchment-scale assessment of anabranching in the 143 000 km2 Fitzroy River catchment, northeastern Australia, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33, 8, 1222-1241 10.1002/esp.1609
2007 Peakall,J, Amos,K, Keevil,G, Bradbury,P, Gupta,S, 2007, Flow processes and sedimentation in submarine channel bends, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 24, 6-9, 470-486 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2007.01.008
2006 Amos,K, Peakall,J, 2006, Down by the river, Planet Earth, Winter, 26-27
2006 Keevil,G, Peakall,J, Best,J, Amos,K, 2006, Flow structure in sinuous submarine channels: Velocity and turbulence structure of an experimental submarine channel, Marine Geology, 229, 3-4, 241-257 10.1016/j.margeo.2006.03.010
2006 Corney,R, Peakall,J, Parsons,D, Elliott,L, Amos,K, Best,J, Keevil,G, Ingham,D, 2006, The orientation of helical flow in curved channels, Sedimentology, 53, 2, 249-257 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2006.00771
2004 Amos,K, Alexander,J, Horn,A, Pocock,G, Fielding,C, 2004, Supply limited sediment transport in a high-discharge event of the tropical Burdekin River, North Queensland, Australia, Sedimentology, 51, 1, 145-162 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2004.00616.x

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2012 Hasiotis,S, Platt,B, Reilly,M, Amos,K, Lang,S, Kennedy,D, Todd,J, Todd,E, 2012, Actualistic studies of the spatial and temporal distribution of terrestrial and aquatic organism traces in continental environments to differentiate lacustrine from fluvial, eolian, and marine deposits in the geologic record, The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, USA, pp. 433-490

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2013 Moron Polanco,S, Amos,K, 2013, Avulsion in anabranching dryland rivers, International Conference in Fluvial Sedimentology, Leeds, UK
2012 Futalan,K, Mitchell,A, Amos,K, Backe,G, 2012, Seismic facies analysis and structural interpretation of the Sandakan Sub-basin, Sulu Sea, Philippines, AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, Singapore
2010 Amos,KJ, Soria,A, Krapf,C, 2010, The geomorphology of dryland river terminations around Lake Eyre, central Australia, Spanish Geomorphology Conference, Lerida, Spain
2010 Backe,G, Giles,D, Baines,G, Amos,K, 2010, 3D geological modelling of potential geothermal energy reservoirs in the Flinders Ranges, Australia, World Geothermal Congress, Indonesia

Conference Items

Date Citation
2017 Craig,MJ, Baas,J, Manning,A, Amos,K, Strachan,L, 2017, Not just along for the ride – the influence of extracellular polymeric substances on fine-grained sediment gravity flows, Geological Society of London Lyell Meeting, London, United Kingdom
2017 Craig,MJ, Baas,J, Manning,A, Amos,K, Strachan,L, 2017, Does Organic Matter Have an Unacknowledged Influence on the Dynamics and Deposits of Fine-Grained Submarine Sediment Gravity Flows?, AAPG ACE, Houston, United States of America
2016 Craig,MJ, Baas,J, Amos,K, Strachan,L, Baker,M, 2016, How does organic matter affect the head velocity and run-out distance of
cohesive sediment gravity flows?, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria
2016 Craig,MJ, Baas,J, Amos,K, Strachan,L, Baker,M, 2016, Experimental analogue study - How does organic matter affect the head velocity and run-out distance of cohesive sediment gravity flows?, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Adelaide, Australia
2015 Counts,J, Amos,K, 2015, A rare insight into the sedimentology and stratigraphy of a salt-withdrawal minibasin : outcrop investigation of the neoproterozoic Billy Springs Formation, South Australia, AAPG/SEG International Conference & Exhibition (ICE), Melbourne, Vic.
2015 Counts,J, Amos,K, 2015, A clastic fluvial-deltaic highstand system from the neoproterozoic of South Australia: an excellent outcrop analog for marginal marine deposits in the subsurface, AAPG/SEG International Conference & Exhibition (ICE), Melbourne,Vic.
2014 Nanson,RA, Lane,TI, Rarity,GF, Nyberg,BB, Amos,K, Vakarelov,BV, Okafor,R, Ishak,N, 2014, The Geometry and Heterolithic Fill of Tide Influenced Channels in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia, GeoConventio Focus 2014 - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Calgary, Canada

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2011 - 2013 Member Faculty Research Advisory Committee Faculty of ECMS, University of Adelaide
2010 - 2014 Member Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration Management Committee University of Adelaide
2010 - 2013 Member Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee Faculty of ECMS, University of Adelaide

Offices Held

Date Office Name Institution Country
2013 - 2015 School SGDE and Blended Learning Co-ordinator Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide
2011 - 2015 Petroleum Geoscience Honours and MSc Degree Programs Co-ordinator University of Adelaide

Consulting/Advisories

Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
2013
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83134309
Fax
8313 4345
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Santos Petroleum Engineering Building
Room Number
2 07
Org Unit
Australian School of Petroleum

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