The main topic of our research is the development of innovative seismic methods to image the subsurface. We use seismic methods to study geodynamic structures and processes. Moreover, we investigate geo-reservoirs. Seismic methods allow insight into deeper parts of the Earth which are not directly accessible. These methods use seismics waves from artificial sources or natural sources. The analysis yield images of the subsurface which allow inferences about the Earth's structures, material properties and processes. Moreover, also the sources itself can be studied with seismic observations (focal parameters, locations).In order to process our seismic measuring data we use the Landmark ProMAX/SeisSpace software as well as other self-developed program routines.

One focus of our research is the development of new seismic methods to image the subsurface including methods for integrated interpretation. Currently, we are working on the following topics: Lithological classification, imaging of vertical structures, migration and array methods, localizing non-volcanic tremor, analysis of ambient noise and surface waves. more...

We use reflection and refractions seismic methods at different scales as well as earthquake observations and ambient noise to investigate geodynamic key processes. Particularly, we investigate processes at continental shear zones, active and passive continental margins and plumes. For this research we conduct large field experiments. more...

The "Geophysical Instrument Pool Potsdam (GIPP)" provides seismic and magnetotelluric instruments and sensors for joint projects with universities and other research facilities. It is hosted by our section. We develop hardware and take care of data archiving. more...


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Prof. Dr. Michael Weber
Geophysical Deep Sounding

Building E, room 325
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1250

Programme-oriented funding (POF)

Our research is a contribution to HGF-Research Fields "Earth and Environment" and “Energy" .