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Dr. Judith Sippel

Section 6.1: Basin Modelling

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Telegrafenberg
Building C 4, room 1.10
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1342
Fax: +49 331 288-1349
e-mail: judith.sippel(at)gfz-potsdam.de

Publications

About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Senior scientist

Research Interests:

  • Lithosphere-scale structure of sedimentary basins
  • Construction of data-based 3D basin models  
  • Gravity and isostasy of basins
  • Thermal field
  • Stress field and tectonics  
  • Reconstruction of basin history

Career:

  • 2009-today Researcher at the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
  • 2005-2009 PhD student the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Education:

  • 2005-2009 Promotion in Geosciences, Freie Universität Berlin and GFZ Potsdam. Doctoral thesis: „The Paleostress History of the Central European Basin System”
  • 2001-2005 Studies of Geosciences at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Diploma thesis (in German): „Brandschäden an ausgewählten Naturwerksteinen“ in Kooperation mit der Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Diploma mapping thesis (in German): „Lithologische und strukturgeologische Diplom-Kartierung in der Sierra de San Luis, Argentinien“
  • 1999-2001 Studies of Geology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg

Projects:

Ongoing projects:
  • “Exploration of geothermal reservoirs in the city of Berlin”
  • “Crustal-scale geological and thermal models of the Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin, Arctic Canada” as part of the programme MOM (Methane On the Move)
  • “Basin Analysis and Petroleum System Characterisation of the Western Bredasdorp Basin (South Africa) - Insights from a 3D Crust-Scale Model” as part of the programme INKABA ye'AFRICA  
  • “A lithosphere-scale 3D-structural model of the Barents Sea and Kara Sea region”
  • “3D lithosphere-scale modelling of the South Atlantic passive continental margins with focus on the South African and Argentine segments” as part of the DFG priority programme 1375 SAMPLE

Completed projects:

  • “Palaeostress analysis in the Central European Basin System” as part of the DFG priority programme 1135

Awards:

  • 2004: Grant of the Otto-Vahlbruch Stiftung (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)