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Corbi F., F. Funiciello, S. Brizzi, S. Lallemand, and M. Rosenau (2017), Control of asperities size and spacing on seismic behavior of subduction megathrusts, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL074182.

Rosenau, M., F. Corbi, S. Dominguez (2017): Analogue earthquakes and seismic cycles: Experimental modelling across timescales, Solid Earth, doi: 10.5194/se-2016-165.

*Aschauer, J., Kenkmann, T. (2017): Impact cratering on slopes, Icarus, Volume 290, Pages 89-95, ISSN 0019-1035, doi.: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.02.021.

*Zwaan, F., Schreurs, G. (2017): How oblique extension and structural inheritance influence rift segment interaction: Insights from 4D analog models. Interpretation 5, SD119-SD138, doi.: 10.1190/INT-2016-0063.1.

Li, S., M. Moreno, J. Bedford, M. Rosenau et al. (2017): Postseismic uplift of the Andes following the 2010 Maule earthquake: Implications for mantle rheology, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi.: 10.1002/2016GL071995.

*de Zeeuw-van Dalfsen, E., Richter, N., González, G., Walter, T.R., (2017): Geomorphology and structural development of the nested summit crater of Láscar Volcano studied with Terrestrial Laser Scanner data and analogue modelling, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 329, 1-12, doi.: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.09.018.


Rosenau, M., Leever, K., and Oncken, O. (2016): Experimental Tectonics: Convergent Plate Margins, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, doi.: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09497-5.

Ritter, M., K. Leever, M. Rosenau, and O. Oncken (2016): Scaling the Sand Box - Mechanical (Dis-) Similarities of Granular Materials and Brittle Rock, J. Geophys. Res - Solid Earth, doi.: 10.1002/2016JB012915.

Haug, Ø.T., Rosenau, M., Leever, K. and Oncken, O (2016): On the Energy Budgets of Fragmenting Rockfalls and Rockslides: Insights from Experiments, J. Geophys. Res. - Earth Surface, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003406.

Leever, K., and O. Oncken (2016), GeoMod 2014 – Modelling in geoscience, Special Issue on GeoMod 2014 – Modelling in Geoscience, 684, 1-3, doi.: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.034.

Díaz-Azpiroz, M., Brune, S., Leever, K., Fernández, C., Czeck, D. M. (2016): Tectonics of oblique plate boundary systems. Tectonophysics, doi.: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.07.02.

*Zwaan, F., G. Schreurs, J. Naliboff, S.J.H. Buiter (2016): Insights into the effects of oblique extension on Continental rift interaction from 3D analogue and numerical models. Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.036.

Schreurs, G. et al. (2016), Benchmarking analogue models of brittle thrust wedges, J. Struct. Geol., doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.03.005.

Klinkmüller, M., G. Schreurs, M. Rosenau, and H. Kemnitz (2016), Properties of granular analogue materials: A community wide survey, Tectonophysics, 666, doi.: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.01.017.

Pipping, E., R. Kornhuber, M. Rosenau, O. Oncken (2016), On the efficient and reliable numerical solution of rate-and-state friction problems, Geophys. J. Int., 204 (3), 1858-1866, doi.: 10.1093/gji/ggv512.

Rudolf, M., D. Boutelier, M. Rosenau, et al. (2016), Rheological benchmark of silicone oils used for analog modeling of short- and long-term lithospheric deformation, Tectonophysics, 666, doi.: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.11.028.


Santimano, T., M. Rosenau, and O. Oncken (2015), Intrinsic versus extrinsic variability of analogue sand-box experiments - Insights from statistical analysis of repeated accretionary sand wedge experiments, Journal of Structural Geology, 75, 80-100, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2015.03.008.

Di Giuseppe, E., F. Corbi, F. Funiciello, A. Massmeyer, T. N. Santimano, M. Rosenau, and A. Davaille (2015), Characterization of Carbopol hydrogel rheology for experimental tectonics and geodynamics, Tectonophysics, 642, 29-45, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.12.005.

Li, S., M. Moreno, J. Bedford, M. Rosenau, and O. Oncken (2015), Revisiting viscoelastic effects on interseismic deformation and locking degree: A case study of the Peru-North Chile subduction zone, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 120(6), 4522-4538, doi:10.1002/2015jb011903.

Warsitzka, M., Kley, J., and N. Kukowski (2015), Analogue experiments of salt flow and pillow growth due to basement faulting and differential loading, Solid Earth, 6, 9-31, doi:10.5194/se-6-9-2015.


Haug, Ø.T., Rosenau, M., Leever, K. and Oncken, O., 2014. Modelling Fragmentation in Rock Avalanches. In: Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment Volume 2: Methods of Landslide Studies, K. Sassa, P. Canuti, Y. Yin (eds.), Springer International Publishing, Cham, 93-100, doi.: 10.1007/978-3-319-05050-8_16.

Boutelier, D., O. Oncken, and A. R. Cruden (2014), Trench-parallel shortening in the forearc caused by subduction along a seaward-concave plate boundary: Insights from analogue modelling experiments, Tectonophysics, 611, 192-203, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2013.11.028.

*Le Corvec, N., T. R. Walter, J. Ruch, A. Bonforte, and G. Puglisi (2014), Experimental study of the interplay between magmatic rift intrusion and flank instability with application to the 2001 Mount Etna eruption, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 119(7), 5356-5368, doi:10.1002/2014jb011224.

*Kervyn, M., B. v. W. de Vries, T. R. Walter, M. S. Njome, C. E. Suh, and G. G. J. Ernst (2014), Directional flank spreading at Mount Cameroon volcano: Evidence from analogue modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 119(10), 7542-7563, doi:10.1002/2014jb011330.

Leever, K., O. Galland and V. Acocella (2014), The Science Behind Laboratory-Scale Models of the Earth, Eos Trans. AGU, 95(3), 30 doi: 10.1002/2014EO030008.

Li, S., M. Moreno, M. Rosenau, D. Melnick, and O. Oncken (2014), Splay fault triggering by great subduction earthquakes inferred from finite element models, Geophysical Research Letters, 41(2), 385-391, doi:10.1002/2013gl058598.


Bedford, J., M. Moreno, J.C. Baez, D. Lange, F. Tilmann, M. Rosenau et al. (2013), A high-resolution, time-variable afterslip model for the 2010 Maule Mw = 8.8, Chile megathrust earthquake, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 383, p. 26-36, doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.09.020.

Boutelier, D., and A. Cruden (2013), Slab rollback rate and trench curvature controlled by arc deformation, Geology, 41(8), 911-914, doi:10.1130/g34338.1.

*Holohan, E. P., T. R. Walter, M. P. J. Schoepfer, J. J. Walsh, B. v. W. de Vries, and V. R. Troll (2013), Origins of oblique-slip faulting during caldera subsidence, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 118(4), 1778-1794, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50057. 

Krawczyk, C. M., M. L. Buddensiek, O. Oncken, and N. Kukowski (2013), Seismic imaging of sandbox experiments - laboratory hardware setup and first reflection seismic sections, Solid Earth, 4(1), 93-104, doi:10.5194/se-4-93-2013.

Warsitzka, M., J. Kley, and N. Kukowski (2013), Salt diapirism driven by differential loading - Some insights from analogue modelling, Tectonophysics, 591, 83-97, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2011.11.018.


Boutelier, D., O. Oncken, and A. C. T. Cruden (2012), Fore-arc deformation at the transition between collision and subduction: Insights from 3-D thermomechanical laboratory experiments, Tectonics, 31(2), doi:10.1029/2011TC003060.

Moreno, M., D. Melnick, D., M. Rosenau et al. (2012), Toward understanding tectonic control on the Mw 8.8 2010 Maule Chile earthquake, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 321-322, p. 152-165.http://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2012.01.006.

Schurr, B., G. Asch, M. Rosenau et al. (2012), The 2007 M7.7 Tocopilla northern Chile earthquake sequence: Implications for along-strike and downdip rupture segmentation and megathrust frictional behavior, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B5, doi.org/10.1029/2011JB009030.

*Baba, H. O., and S. Peth (2012), Large scale soil box test to investigate soil deformation and creep movement on slopes by Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Soil & Tillage Research, 125, 38-43, doi:10.1016/j.still.2012.05.021.


Moreno, M., D. Melnick, M. Rosenau, et al. (2011), Heterogeneous plate locking in the South-Central Chile subduction zone: Building up the next great earthquake, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 305, 3-4, p. 413-424, doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2011.03.025.

Boutelier, D., and O. Oncken (2011), 3-D thermo-mechanical laboratory modeling of plate-tectonics: modeling scheme, technique and first experiments, Solid Earth, 2(1), 35-51, doi:10.5194/se-2-35-2011.

Contardo, X. J., N. Kukowski, and J. M. Cembrano (2011), Material transfer and its influence on the formation of slope basins along the South Central Chilean convergent margin: Insights from scaled sandbox experiments, Tectonophysics, 513(1-4), 20-36, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2011.09.016.

Reiter, K., N. Kukowski, and L. Ratschbacher (2011), The interaction of two indenters in analogue experiments and implications for curved fold-and-thrust belts, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 302(1-2), 132-146, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.12.002. 


Moreno, M., M. Rosenau, and O. Oncken (2010), 2010 Maule earthquake slip correlates with pre-seismic locking of Andean subduction zone. - Nature, 467, 7312, p. 198-202, doi.org/10.1038/nature09349.

Boutelier, D. A., and O. Oncken (2010), Role of the plate margin curvature in the plateau buildup: Consequences for the central Andes, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 115, 17, B04402, doi: 10.1029/2009jb006296.

Rosenau, M., R. Nerlich, S. Brune, and O. Oncken (2010), Experimental insights into the scaling and variability of local tsunamis triggered by giant subduction megathrust earthquakes, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115(B9), doi:10.1029/2009jb007100.

*Burchardt, S., and T. R. Walter (2010), Propagation, linkage, and interaction of caldera ring-faults: comparison between analogue experiments and caldera collapse at Miyakejima, Japan, in 2000, Bulletin of Volcanology, 72(3), 297-308, doi:10.1007/s00445-009-0321-7.


Buddensiek, M. L., C. M. Krawczyk, N. Kukowski, and O. Oncken (2009), Performance of piezoelectric transducers in terms of amplitude and waveform, Geophysics, 74(2), T33-T45, doi:10.1190/1.3072619.

*Le Corvec, N., and T. R. Walter (2009), Volcano spreading and fault interaction influenced by rift zone intrusions: Insights from analogue experiments analyzed with digital image correlation technique, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 183(3-4), 170-182, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.02.006.

Rosenau, M., and O. Oncken (2009), Fore-arc deformation controls frequency-size distribution of megathrust earthquakes in subduction zones, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 114, 12, B10311, doi: 10.1029/2009jb006359.

Rosenau, M., J. Lohrmann, and O. Oncken (2009), Shocks in a box: An analogue model of subduction earthquake cycles with application to seismotectonic forearc evolution, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 114, 20, B01409, doi.: 10.1029/2008jb005665.


Cailleau, B., and O. Oncken (2008), Past forearc deformation in Nicaragua and coupling at the megathrust interface: Evidence for subduction retreat? Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q03016, doi:10.1029/2007GC001754.

Hoth, S., N. Kukowski, and O. Oncken (2008), Distant effects in bivergent orogenic belts — How retro-wedge erosion triggers resource formation in pro-foreland basins, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 273(1-2), 28-37, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.05.033.


Hoth, S., A. Hoffmann-Rothe, and N. Kukowski (2007), Frontal accretion: An internal clock for bivergent wedge deformation and surface uplift, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112(B6), doi:10.1029/2006jb004357. 

Kenkmann, T., F. Kiebach, M. Rosenau, U. Raschke, A. Pigowske, K. Mittelhaus, and D. Eue (2007), Coupled effects of impact and orogeny: Is the marine Lockne crater, Sweden, pristine?, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 42(11), 1995-2012, doi: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2007.tb00556.x.

Hoth, S., Kukowski, N. & Oncken, O. (2006), Influence of erosion on the kinematics of bivergent orogens: Results from scaled sandbox simulations – In: Willett, S.D., Hovius, N., Brandon, M.T., Fischer, D. (Eds.), Tectonics, Climate, and Landscape evolution: Geol. Soc. Amer. Spec. Pap. 398, Penrose Conference Series, p. 201-225; doi:10.1130/2006.2398(12).

Lohrmann, J., Kukowski, N., Krawczyk, C. M., Oncken, O., Sick, C., Sobiesiak, M., Rietbrock, A. (2006), Subduction channel evolution in britle fore-arc wedges -a combined study with scaled sandbox experiments, seismological and reflection seismic data and geological field evidence, In: The Andes – active subduction orogeny (eds: O.Oncken, G. Chong, G. Franz, P. Giese, H.J. Götze, V. Ramos, M. Strecker, P. Wigger), Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 237-262, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg.

*Panien, M., G. Schreurs, and A. Pfiffner (2006), Mechanical behaviour of granular materials used in analogue modelling: insights from grain characterisation, ring-shear tests and analogue experiments, Journal of Structural Geology, 28(9), 1710-1724, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2006.05.004.

Schreurs, G., Buiter, S., Boutelier, D., Corti, G., Costa, E., Cruden, A., Daniel, J.M., Hoth, S., Koyi, H., Kukowski, N., Lohrmann, J., Ravaglia, A., Schlische, R., Withjack, M., Yamada, Y., Cavozzi, C., DelVentisetti, C., Elder Brady, J., Hoffmann-Rother, A., Mengus, J.M., Montanari, D., Nilforoushan, F., (2006), Analogue benchmarks of shortening and extension experiments. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 253, 1-27, doi.: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.253.01.01.

Rosenau, M., D. Melnick, and H. Echtler (2006), Kinematic constraints on intra-arc shear and strain partitioning in the southern Andes between 38 degrees S and 42 degrees S latitude, Tectonics, 25(4), 16, doi: 10.1029/2005tc001943.


Adam, J., J.L. Urai, B. Wieneke, O. Oncken, K. Pfeiffer, N. Kukowski, J. Lohrmann, S. Hoth, W. van der Zee, J. Schmatz, (2005), Shear localisation and strain distribution during tectonic faulting - New insights from granular-flow experiments and high-resolution optical image correlation techniques, Journal of Structural Geology, 27(2), 183-301,doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2004.08.008.

Elger, K., O. Oncken, and J. Glodny (2005), Plateau-style accumulation of deformation: Southern Altiplano, Tectonics, 24, TC4020, doi:10.1029/2004TC001675.

Vietor, T., and O. Oncken (2005), Controls on the shape and kinematics of the Central Andean plateau flanks: Insights from numerical modeling, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 236(3-4), 814-827, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2005.06.004.


Adam, J., D. Klaeschen, N. Kukowski, and E. Flueh (2004), Upward delamination of Cascadia Basin sediment infill with landward frontal accretion thrusting caused by rapid glacial age material flux, Tectonics, 23(3), doi:10.1029/2002tc001475.

Hampel, A., J. Adam, and N. Kukowski (2004), Response of the tectonically erosive south Peruvian forearc to subduction of the Nazca Ridge: Analysis of three-dimensional analogue experiments, Tectonics, 23(5), 1-16, doi.: 10.1029/2003TC001585.

*Ellis, S., G. Schreurs, Marion Panien (2004), Comparisons between analogue and numerical models of thrust wedge development, Journal of Structural Geology, Volume 26, Issue 9, 1659-1675, ISSN 0191-8141, doi.: 10.1016/j.jsg.2004.02.012. 


Lohrmann, J., N. Kukowski, J. Adam, and O. Oncken (2003), The impact of analogue material properties on the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of convergent sand wedges, Journal of Structural Geology, 25(10), 1691-1711, doi:10.1016/S0191-8141(03)00005-1.


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Lohrmann, J., et al. (2003), The impact of analogue material properties on the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of convergent sand wedges, Journal of Structural Geology, 25(10), 1691-1711, doi:10.1016/S0191-8141(03)00005-1. (ISI: 163)

Moreno, M., M. Rosenau, and O. Oncken (2010), 2010 Maule earthquake slip correlates with pre-seismic locking of Andean subduction zone, Nature, 467, 7312, p. 198-202, doi.org/10.1038/nature09349. (ISI: 156)

Adam, J., et al. (2005), Shear localisation and strain distribution during tectonic faulting - New insights from granular-flow experiments and high-resolution optical image correlation techniques, Journal of Structural Geology, 27(2), 183-301, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2004.08.008. (ISI: 102)