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Prof. Dr. Marco Bohnhoff

Head of Section 4.2: Geomechanics and Rheology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Telegrafenberg
Building D, room 424
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1327
Fax: +49 331 288-1328
e-mail: marco.bohnhoff(at)gfz-potsdam.de

Publications

About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Scientific Interests:

  • Seismology; Seismomechanics, Borehole Geophysics, Seismic Monitoring of induced seismicity; Earthquake physics, Seismotectonics, Seismic Cycle at the North Anatolian Fault Zone; Shear-wave anisotropy; Wide aperture seismics.

Career:

  • 2006 Venia Legendi (Privat-Dozentur), Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2006 Habilitation in Geophysics (Dr. rer. nat. habil.), Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2000 PhD in Geophysics (Dr. rer. nat.), Hamburg University
  • 1997 Diploma in Geophysics (MSc.), Hamburg University
  • 1992 Job Training (Berufsausbildung) as Electronic Technician at Bosch-Siemens HG

Experience:

  • since 2017 Head of GFZ-section 4.2 'Geomechanics and Rheology'
  • since 2013 Head of GFZ working group 'Experimental and Borehole Seismology'
  • since 2010 Professor for Experimental and Borehole Seismology at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2013-2015 Spokesman of GFZ think tank
  • 2010-2016 Head of Young Investigators Group (YIG) 'From Microseismicity to Large Earthquakes: Studies Related to Seismic Hazard Assessment, Carbon Sequestration and Sustainable Resource Management'
  • 2007-2009 Member of 'Helmholtz-Akademie für Nachwuchs-Führungskräfte‘ performed by Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen
  • 2007-2009 Visiting Scholar at Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
  • 2003-2007 Research Scientist at Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsche GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ in Section 3.2 ‚Geomechanics and Rheology‘
  • 2000-2003 Assistant Professor (C1) at the chair of Geophysics (Prof. Harjes) at U Bochum
  • 1997-2000 Scientist(Wiss. Mitarbeiter) at Hamburg University within the DFG priority program KTB-ICDP

Awards:

  • 2007 Heisenberg-Fellowship awarded by Deutschen ForschungsGemeinschaft (DFG)

Geophysical Field Campaigns / Projects:

  • GONAF (Geophysical Downhole Observatory at the North Anatolian Fault), ICDP project, Principal Investigator, see www.gonaf.de
  • PIRES (Princes Islands real-time permanent seismic network), Princes Islands/NW Turkey, Principal Investigator
  • Induced seismicity at The Geysers geothermal field, California
  • Induced Seismicity during CO2 storage, subproject of Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI), co-PI
  • Task-Force of the International Lithosphere Programme (ILP), project ‘From Microseismicity to Large Earthquakes’, PI
  • 2010-2013 GEISER-subproject, Induced seismicity in geothermal reservoirs, co-PI
  • 2009-2014 Non-Double-Couple components in seismic moment tensors (NDC), PI
  • 2009-11 CLEAN-Project, Seismic Monitoring of CO2-storage in the Altmark Gas Field, co-PI
  • 2007-9 Seismic Monitoring of CO2-storage, Michigan/US, Co-PI
  • 2005/’06 EGELADOS (Seismic broadband network), Agean Seas, Project partner
  • 2005/’06 Seismic Monitoring, Marmara Sea/Turkey (OBS-network), PI
  • 2005 Seismic Monitoring, Ganos Fault/Turkey , PI
  • 2004/’05 Seismic Monitoring Columbo-Volcano, South Aegean, PI
  • 2003/’04 Seismic Monitoring oft he active plate boundary south of Crete/Libyan Sea, PI
  • 2002/4 Seismic Monitoring oft he Hellenic Volcanic Arc, South Aegean, PI
  • 2000 Seismic Monitoring of induced seismicity at the KTB super deep borehole, PI
  • 1997 Wide Aperture Seismic Profiling, Crete, South Aegean (amphian), PI
  • 1997 Wide Aperture Seismic Profiling, Italy, Project partner
  • 1997 Seismic Monitoring, Beirut/Libanon, Project partner
  • 1996 Wide Aperture Seismic Profiling, Cyprus, PI
  • 1995 Wide Aperture Seismic Profiling, Texas/US, Project partner
  • 1994/5/6 Seismic Monitoring, Cyprus, PI
  • 1993/5/6/7 Wide Aperture Seismic Profiling, NE Atlantic, PI/project partner
  • 1993/4 Wide Aperture Seismic Profiling, Ross Sea/Antarctic, Project partner

Honorary Posts:

  • 2007-2013 member of editorial board for ‚Pure and Applied Geophysics‘ (PAGEOPH)
  • 2005-2008 Executive Manager of Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft (DGG)
  • Reviewer for various geophysical journals

Invited Talks:

  • 2016: Fracking-Konferenz 2016 Essen: Seismizität im Zusammenhang mit Fracking: Wissenschaftliche Bestandsaufnahme und Überwachungskonzepte
  • 2016: Wellington University/NewZealand: Spatiotemporal variations of the crustal stress field in conjunction with the 1999 M7.4 Izmit and M7.1 Düzce earthquakes in northwestern Turkey
  • 2016: Istanbul University: Maximum Earthquake Magnitudes and Fault Segmentation along the North Anatolian Fault Zone
  • 2016: Urania Berlin: Hydraulic Fracturing - eine wissenschaftliche Bestandsaufnahme
  • 2015: 13th Aykut Barka lecture, Technical University Istanbul 'Maximum earthquake magnitudes along the North Anatolian Fault Zone'
  • 2014: VDI-Konferenz Hannover 'Seismische Überwachung von Reservoirstimulation'
  • 2013: ICDP Science Conference 'Imaging the past to Imagine our Future', Potsdam, ‘GONAF: A borehole-based Geophysical Observatory at the North Anatolian Fault’
  • 2013: EU-AIM conference, Trest/CZ, 'Microseismic Monitoring of Reservoir Stimulation: Case Studies and Implications for Improved Geomechanical Chracterization'
  • 2013: EAGE conference, Reservoir Monitoring workshop, London, 'Microseismic Monitoring of Reservoir Stimulation: Case Studies and Implications for Improved Geomechanical Chracterization'
  • 2013: Hamburg University, Fault-zone monitoring of the North Anatolian Fault in the greater Istanbul area'
  • 2013: EGU Meeting/Vienna, ‘GONAF: A borehole-based Geophysical Observatory at the North Anatolian Fault’
  • 2013: Montanuniversität Leoben/Austria, ‘Beiträge der Experimentellen Seismologie zur Reservoir-Charakterisierung’
  • 2013: AAPG Conference on Induced Seismicity/London, ‘Microseismic Monitoring of Reservoir Stimulation: Case Studies and Implications’
  • 2012: 2nd Kashiwazaki Symposium on Seismic Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plants/Japan, ‘Borehole Seismology: Fundamentals and Applications’ (key-note)
  • 2012: 2nd Kashiwazaki Symposium on Seismic Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plants/Japan, ‘GONAF: A Borehole Geophysical Observatory in the Istanbul-Marmara Region in Turkey’
  • 2012: Kashiwasaki Town Hall Meeting/Japan, ‘The Aegean-Anatolian Region: A Natural Geo-Laboratory’
  • 2012: ECORD Summer School at MARUM/Bremen, ‘Seismology at Active Plate Boundaries’
  • 2011: Technical University Vienna, Austria. ‘Experimentelle Seismologie: Fallstudien und aktuelle Entwicklungen’
  • 2010: Kashiwazaki Symposium, Japan. ‘Passive Downhole Seismic Monitoring: Case Studies, Lessons Learnt and Future Challenges’
  • 2010: Kashiwazaki Symposium, Japan. ‘GONAF: A deep geophysical observatory at the North Anatolian Fault’
  • 2010: University Potsdam/GFZ, Seminar talk, short list W3-Professor in Geophysics. ‘Passive Seismic Monitoring in Basic and Applied Seismology’
  • 2010: PHASE meeting, Berlin, ‘Seismic Detection of CO2 Leakage along Monitoring Wellbores’
  • 2009: Freie Universitaet Berlin, ‘Experimental Seismology in Basic and Applied Science’
  • 2009: Czech Academy of Science, Prague: ‘Seismic Detection of CO2 Leakage Along Monitoring Wellbores’
  • 2009: Stanford Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics Meeting. ‘Seismic Detection of CO2 Leakage Along Monitoring Wellbores’
  • 2009: Jena University. ‘Experimental Seismology in Basic and Applied Research’
  • 2009: US Geological Survey/Menlo Park. ‘Seismic Detection of CO2 Leakage Along Monitoring Wellbores’
  • 2009: IEA Wellbore Integrety Meeting/Calgary. ‘Passive Seismic Experiments Revealing Leakage Pathways’
  • 2009: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. ‘Seismic detection of CO2 leakage along monitoring wellbores’
  • 2008: Helmholtz-Association, Berlin. ‘Scale-invariant analysis of natural and induced seismicity and socio-economic relevance’
  • 2008: Stanford Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics Meeting, ‘Seismic monitoring of CO2 sequestration: A case study in the Michigan basin’
  • 2008: University of California/Berkeley. ‘Seismotectonic Setting of the Aegean-Anatolian Region’
  • 2008: University of Southern California/Los Angeles, ‘Seismotectonic Setting of the Aegean-Anatolian Region’
  • 2008: Universität Karlsruhe. ‘Seismic Monitoring as a tool: Case studies and Applications’
  • 2007: ICDP workshop Nagoya/Japan, ‘GONAF: A deep Geophysical Observatory at the North Anatolian Fault’
  • 2007: IfM Geomar/CAU Kiel. ‘Active seismic profiling and passive seismic monitoring: Case studies and perspectives’
  • 2006: Universität Bonn. ‘Scale-invariant analysis of rupture processes - case studies and perspectives’
  • 2006: Universität Jena. ‘Seismotectonics of the Aegean-Anatolian region’
  • 2006: Birkbeck College London. ‘Passive seismic monitoring as a tool - case studies and perspectives’
  • 2006: EU Engine Workshop/Zurich. ‘Fault mechanisms of induced seismicity at the superdeep KTB borehole and their relation to fault structure and stress field’
  • 2006: Geo-Center Hannover. ‘Passive seismic monitoring as a tool - case studies and perspectives’
  • 2005: Universität Freiberg. ‘Scale-invariant analysis of rupture processes - case studies and perspectives’
  • 2004: ICDP Workshop/Pilsen. ‘Monitoring of induced seismicity at the KTB super deep borehole’
  • 2003: GFZ Potsdam. ‘Fluid-injection experiments at the KTB deep drill site’
  • 2002: Universität Hamburg. ‘Monitoring and Analysis of fluid-injection induced seismicity’
 

Monographs:

  • 2006: On the relation of stress and deformation fields to natural and induced seismicity’, Habilitationsschrift, GFZ Potsdam Scientific Techn. Reports, STR06/04, 157p.
  • (abrufbar unter: www.gfz-potsdam.de/bib/pub/str0604/0604.htm).
  • 2000: Krustenstruktur der Region Kreta aus weitwinkelseismische Messungen, Dissertation, Universität Hamburg, Reihe C, Geophysik,
  • Nr. 19, 149p.
  • 1997: Krustenstruktur des Island-Faeroer-Rückens aus weitwinkelseismischen Messungen. Diplomarbeit, Universität Hamburg, 71p.

Selected Recent Publications (ISI):

  • Bohnhoff, M., Bulut, F., Stierle, E., Ben-Zion, Y., Martinez-Garzon, P., Maximum Earthquake Magnitudes along different sections of the North Anatolian Fault Zone. Tectonophysics Invited Review Paper, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.028, 2016.
  • Bohnhoff, M., Ickrath, M., Dresen, G., Seismicity distribution in conjunction with spatiotemporal variations of coseismic slip and postseismic creep along the combined 1999 Izmit-Düzce rupture, Tectonophysics, doi:;10.1016/j.tecto.2016.07.029, 2016.
  • Martinez-Garzon, P., Bohnhoff, M., Ben-Zion, Y., Dresen, G., Scaling of maximum observed magnitudes with geometrical and stress properties of strike-slip fault. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 10,230-10,238, 2015.
  • Kwiatek, G., Martinez-Garzon, P., Dresen, G., Bohnhoff, M., Sone, H., Hartline, C., Effects of long-term fluid injection on induced seismicity parameters and maximum magnitude at northwestern The Geysers geothermal field. J. Geophysical Research, 120, 7085-7101, 2015.
  • Bohnhoff, M., Bulut, F., Dresen, G., Malin, P.M., Eken, T., Aktar, M., An earthquake gap south of Istanbul. Nature Communications, 4:1999, doi:10.1038/ncomms2999, 2013.
  • Martinez-Garzon, P., Bohnhoff, M., Kwiatek, G., Dresen, G., Stress tensor changes related to fluid injection at the The Geysers geothermal field, California. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 2596-2601, doi:10.1002/grl.50438, 2013.
  • Bohnhoff, M., Zoback, M.D. , Oscillation of fluid-filled cracks triggered by degassing CO2 during leakage from its storage reservoir, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B11305, doi:10.1029/2010JB000848, 2010.
  • Bohnhoff, M., Dresen, G., Ellsworth, W.L., Ito, H., Passive Seismic Monitoring of Natural and Induced Earthquakes: Case Studies, Future Directions ans Socio-Economic Relevance. In: S. Cloetingh, J. Negendank (eds.), New Frontiers in Integrated Solid Earth Sciences, International Year of Planet Earth, DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-2737-5_7, Springer, 2010.