The Central Andes are the type example of a cordilleran orogen related to subduction of an oceanic plate under a continental plate.
Geophysical experiments at the perurian continental margin invertigations of tectonics, mechanics, gashydrates and fluid transport
The Peruvian margin is a key site for the investigation of the collision of aseismic ridges with the overriding plate.
The main issue is the investigation of the interaction between tectonic and climatic processes controlling subduction orogeny
Simulation of submarine slope collapse at active plate margins
The analysis of the tectonics of the Southern Central Chilean convergent margin (36°-46°S) focuses on the identification of controlling parameters of long-term and short-term deformation.
In autumn 2001, the project SPOC was organised to study the Subduction Processes Off Chile, with a focus on the seismogenic coupling zone and the forearc.
Interactions of land use, climate and soil development in the context of settlement history in the Decapolis-Region (Northern Jordan)
Comparing Red Mediterranean Soils developed on basalt, limestone and sandstone, a multi-causal explanation for their genesis was confirmed
Deutsches Kontinentales Reflexionsseismisches Programm - was carried out between 1984-1997 as the German national reflection seismic program
3-D thermo-mechanical & dynamical analogue modelling of ocean-continent subduction and the build-up of the Central Andes
Subduction orogens are complex three-dimensional thermo-mechanical systems. In the Central Andes, the weak frontal part of the overriding continental lithosphere is compressed between a curved or straight subduction zone and a cold cratonic lithosphere.
From The Incoming Plate to megathrust Earthquake Processes