About one third of the worldwide seismic energy in the last century has been released along the South American Pacific plate boundary through earthquakes exceeding magnitude 8.
Helmholtz graduate research school for "Explorative Simulation of Earth Sciences"
Sculpting the Earth’s topography: insights from modelling deep-surface processes - A European Training Network in Earth Sciences
MAule eaRthquake: Integration of Seismic Cycle Observations and Structural investigations
The 2010 Maule earthquake (Mw=8.8) was the first megathrust event for which a large amount of high-quality data is available for all stages of the seismic cycle and thus is a unique opportunity to deepen our understanding of the geodynamic processes that are involved in earthquake processes.
A combined thermochronology and analogue modelling approach to the coupling of tectonics and climate in the European Alps
Seismotectonics of the Tajik-Afghan basin and western Pamir
The multi-disciplinary Tien Shan - Pamir Geodynamic program (TIPAGE) aims to exploit the Pamir, the western part of the Pamir-Tibet-Himalaya orogenic system, to address key questions in the geodynamics of continental collision and subduction.
ALECHILE - Numerical modeling of the earthquake cycle in relation to the long-term deformation of the Southern Andes
During a seismic cycle permanent upper plate deformation may be attained, which can be preserved in the geological record. Accumulation of permanent deformation over many seismic cycles may result from transient deformation related to the interplate earthquake cycle, from creeping of faults in the upper crust and/or ductile flow of lower crustal material. We explore how the unbalanced deformation within an earthquake cycle can reflect the geomorphic expression of long-term deformation.
Active deformation of the Ferghana basin and surrounding mountain chains from analysis local earthquake data
ALPHA is an amphibious seismic investigation with the aim of studying the crustal structure of the Adriatic plate and its collision wit Eurasia on- and off-shore of Montenegro and Albania.
A hybrid analogue-elastic dislocation model of elastoviscoplastic earthquake cycles
In this project we attempt to constrain the tsunami risk on a global scale using analogue earthquake simulation in combination with theoretical and numerical tsunami models.
A systematic SEM and shear test study linking frictional behavior to particle properties
Continental collision zones result from the (partial) subduction of continental lithosphere and accretion of crustal material, respectively.