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Michelle Grobbelaar

Michelle Grobbelaar

Master's Degree Candidate
University of the Witwatersrand

I am currently registered for a part time MSc in Seismology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. I have been working for the Seismology Unit for the Council for Geoscience (CGS) (one of the founding members of Africa Array) since 1997.

I have been, and am currently, involved in:

My MSc studies shall utilise seismic data obtained from the micro-seismic monitoring operations such as open cast mining operations and demolition ranges to assess the effects and impacts of such blasting operations within the near and far fields. This shall be accomplished by the analysis of the ground motion parameters, controlled by the source properties, and the local site effects, controlled by the geology of the area.