Naiara Fernandez Terrones
PhD Geology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany), 2014.
MSc Geology, University of Barcelona (Spain), 2010.
BSc Geological Sciences, University of the Basque Country (Spain), 2003.
I am interested in understanding the evolution of geological structures in areas affected by salt tectonics. Among other topics, my research has been focused on folding and diapirism, the interaction between both, and the influence of surface processes on them. More recently, I have become interested in salt minibasin initiation, subsidence and encasement processes of minibasins, and how they can help understanding the evolution of salt basins.
For my research I combine structural and numerical modelling tools and seismic interpretation. Numerical forward simulations complement structural modeling and restoration methods, and help building and constraining mechanically valid conceptual models, which are derived from observations (e.g. from seismic data interpretation).
Areas of Expertise
Salt tectonics, structural modeling, numerical modeling,