Miss Ashley Merry-Eve Patton

Miss Ashley Merry-Eve Patton

Engineering Geologist

Location: BGS Cardiff

Tel: 029 2167 4280

E-mail Miss Ashley Merry-Eve Patton

ORCID: 0000000205819627

Biography

  • 2018 – ongoing : Part-time PhD on urban groundwater thermal regimes, Cardiff University
  • 2013 – ongoing : Engineering Geologist: British Geological Survey, Cardiff
  • 2010 –2013 : Graduate Engineering Geologist: URS/Scott Wilson, Hong Kong
  • 2008 –2009 : MSc, University of Portsmouth, Geohazard Assessment
  • 2005 –2008 : BSc (Hons), University of Derby, Geology (with Study Abroad)

Awards

  • Early Career Geologist Award - Geological Society of London South Wales Regional Group Final 2015

Certificates

  • 2013 –2015 : WJEC Entry Certificate in Welsh Second Language: The Use of Welsh (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages A1)
  • 2015 –2017 : WJEC Foundation Certificate in Welsh Second Language: The Use of Welsh (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages A2)
  • 2017 –2019 : WJEC Intermediate Certificate in Welsh Second Language: The Use of Welsh (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B1)

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2013 – ongoing : City Regions Geoscience
  • 2013 – ongoing : Shallow geohazards and risk: Landslides
  • 2014 – ongoing : Shallow, urban, geothermal resource mapping
  • 2018 – ongoing : International Forward Look: volcanic hazard horizon scanning
  • 2018 – ongoing : Managing Urban Shallow geothermal Energy (MUSE): European collaboration on shallow geothermal energy

Professional association

  • 2012 – ongoing : Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  • 2015 – ongoing : European Geosciences Union

Research interests

  • Engineering geology
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Landslide risk assessment
  • Urban geoscience
  • 3D modelling
  • Shallow geothermal energy

Software

  • ArcGIS
  • GOCAD
  • GeoVisionary
  • DIPs
  • SLOPE/W
  • RocFall
  • Colorado Rockfall Simulation Program (CRSP)
  • DAN/W
  • Surfer
  • T-TECTO
  • Microsoft Office

Skills

  • Engineering geological and geomorphological mapping
  • Site investigation
  • Debris mobility and rock fall modelling
  • Rock slope mapping
  • Natural terrain hazard mapping
  • Landslide susceptibility assessment
  • GIS
  • Aerial photograph interpretation
  • Geoscience communication

Published outputs

Key papers

  • Patton, A M, Farr, G J, Boon, D, James, D, Holden, A, Abesser, C, Cuthbert, M, and Cleall, P. 2019. Observed controls on the seasonal variability of urban groundwater thermal regimes . Abstract and Poster Session HS8.2.3, EGU General Assembly 2019, EGU2019-3127, Vienna, Austria, 7-12 April 2019.
  • Patton, A M. 2018. Artificial Ground: Where Geologists and Archaeologists Share Territory. Abstract and Poster Session GM6.3/CL1.30/SSP2.11/SSS13.29, EGU General Assembly 2018, EGU2018-3030, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018.
  • Patton, A M, Farr, G J, Boon, D P, James, D R, and Williams, B. 2018. Lessons Learned from Establishing a City-wide Groundwater Temperature Observatory. Abstract and Poster Session GI1.3/AS5.15/BG1.30/CL5.10/EMRP4.5/ESSI1.6/HS11.12/SM5.03, EGU General Assembly 2018, EGU2018-3033, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018.
  • Farr, G J, Patton, A M, Boon, D P, James, D R, Williams, B, and Schofield, D I. 2017. Mapping shallow urban groundwater temperatures, a case study from Cardiff, UK. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 50(2).
  • Patton, A M, Farr, G J, Boon, D P, and James, D R. 2017. Characterisation of Seasonal Temperature Variation in a Shallow, Urban Aquifer: Implications for the Sustainable Development of Ground Source Heating Systems. Abstract and Poster Session HS8.2.3/ERE6.7, EGU General Assembly 2017, EGU2017-4631, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017.
  • Patton, A M. 2016. A Review of Attitudes towards Sharing Geotechnical Data and the use of Geospatial Data Portals in Hong Kong and the UK: Lessons for Europe. Abstract and Poster Session ESSI2.7, EGU General Assembly 2016, EGU2016-2503, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016.
  • Patton, A M, Farr, G J, Boon, D P, James, D R, Williams, B, Tucker, D, and Harcombe, G. 2016. Monitoring Groundwater Temperatures in a Shallow Urban Aquifer Before, During and After Installation of a Ground Source Heat System in Cardiff, U.K. Abstract and Poster Session ERE3.2, EGU General Assembly 2016, EGU2016-2497, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016.
  • Boon, D, Farr, G, Patton, A, Kendall, R, James, L, Abesser, C, Busby, J, Schofield, D, White, D, Gooddy, D, James, D, Williams, B, Tucker, D, Knowles, S, and Harcombe, G. 2016. The Contribution of Geology and Groundwater Studies to City-scale Ground Heat Network Strategies: A Case Study from Cardiff, UK. Abstract and Poster Session ERE3.2, EGU General Assembly 2016, EGU2016-4983, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016.
  • Patton, A M, Farr, G J, Boon, D P, James, D R, Williams, B, Tucker, D, Harcombe, G, and Newell, A J. 2015. Sustainable Exploitation of Elevated Groundwater Temperatures in a Shallow Urban Aquifer for Ground Source Heating. Abstract and Poster Session Sustainable Exploitation of the Subsurface, Geological Society of London, London, UK, 20-21 May 2015.
  • Patton, A M, Farr, G J, Boon, D P, James, D R, Williams, B, and Newell, A J. 2015. Shallow Groundwater Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effect: the First U.K. City-wide Geothermal Map to Support Development of Ground Source Heating Systems Strategy. Abstract and Poster Session ERE3.5, EGU General Assembly 2015, EGU2015-348, Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015.
  • Boon, D P, and Patton, A M. 2014. The Stakeholder-led Approach to Setting Future Urban Geoscience Research Priorities: Experience from Wales, UK. Conference Abstract & Oral, Geological Society of America 2014, Vancouver, Canada, 19-22 October 2014.