• Braeuer, B., Asch, G., Hofstetter, R., Haberland, C., Jaser, D., El-Kelani, R., Weber, M. (2014): Detailed seismicity analysis revealing the dynamics of the southern Dead Sea area. Journal of Seismology,
  • Schütz, F., Förster, H.-J. and Förster, A. (2014): Thermal conditions of the central Sinai Microplate inferred from new surface heat-flow values and continuous borehole temperature logging in central and southern Israel, Journal of Geodynamics, 76, 8-24,


  • Mechie, J., Ben-Avraham, Z., Weber, M. H., Götze, H.-J., Koulakov, I., Mohsen, A., Stiller, M. (2013): The distribution of Moho depths beneath the Arabian plate and margins. Tectonophysics.doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.11.015
  • Meqbel, N., Ritter, O. and DESIRE Group (2013): A magnetotelluric transect across the Dead Sea Basin: electrical properties of geological and hydrological units of the upper crust, GJI, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt051


  • Braeuer, B., Asch, G., Hofstetter, R., Haberland, Ch., Jaser, D., El-Kelani, R. and Weber, W. (2012): High-resolution local earthquake tomography of the southern Dead Sea area, GJI, 191, 3, 881-897, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05668.x, GFZpublic
  • Braeuer, B.; Asch, G.; Hofstetter, R.; Haberland, C.; Jaser, D.; El-Kelani, R.; Weber, M. (2012): Microseimicity distribution in the southern Dead Sea area and its implications on the structure of the basin. Geophys. J. Int., 188, 3, 873-878, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05318.x
  • Mohsen, A.; Asch, G.; Kind, R.; Mechie, J.Weber, M. (2012): The lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary in the eastern part of the Dead Sea Basin (DSB) from S-to-P receiver functions. Arabian Journal of Geosciences
  • Paschke, M; Stiller, M; Ryberg, T; Weber, M. (2012): The shallow P-velocity structure of the southern Dead Sea basin derived from near-vertical incidence reflection seismic data in project DESIRE. Geophys. J. Int., 188, 2, 524-534, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05270.x
  • Petrunin, A., Meneses Rioseco E., Sobolev, S., and Weber, M., (2012): Thermo-mechanical model reconciles contradictory geophysical observations at the Dead Sea Basin, G3, 13, GFZpublic, doi: 10.1029/2011GC003929
  • Schütz, F., Norden, B., Förster, A. and DESIRE Group (2012): Thermal properties of sediments in southern Israel: a comprehensive data set for heat flow and thermal energy studies. Basin Research, 24, 357–376, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00529.x
  • Stankiewicz, J., Weber, M., Mohsen, A., Hofstetter, R.  (2012): Dead Sea Basin Imaged by Ambient Seismic Noise Tomography. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 169 (4), 615–623, doi: 10.1007/s00024-011-0350-y
  • Stiller, M., Jaeckel, K.H., Weber M., and DESIRE group (2012): Effective elimination of subharmonic ghost events from vibroseis data, Geophysical Prospecting, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2478.2011.01034.x
  • Weber, M., Helwig, S., Bauer, K., Haberland Ch., Koch, O., Ryberg, T., Maercklin, N., Ritter, O. and Schulze, A. (2012): Near-surface properties of an active fault derived by joint interpretation of different geophysical methods – the Arava/Araba Fault in the Middle East , Near Surface Geophysics, 10, 5, 381-390, GFZpublic,doi: 10.3997/1873-0604.2012031
  • Weber, M. and 20 co-authors (2012): Geophysical studies of the lithosphere along the Dead Sea transform, in The Dead Sea Transform, eds. Z. Ben-Avraham and Z. Garfunkel, Springer, submitted
  • Weber M., Alasonati Tašárová, Z., Abu-Ayyash, K., Ben-Avraham, Z., Choi, S., Darwish, J., El-Kelani, R., Garfunkel, Z., Götze, H.J., Grünthal, G., Hofstetter, A., Kesten, D., Mechie, J., Meyer, U., Mohsen, A., Paschke, M., Petrunin, A., Ryberg, T., Sobolev, S.V., Stiller, M., and the DESERT and DESIRE Groups, 2012, Results of geophysical studies across the Dead Sea Transform: The Arava/Araba Valley and the Dead Sea Basin. Isr. J. Earth Sci.; 58: 147–161, doi: 10.1560/IJES.58.3-4.147   


  • Choi, S., Götze, H.J., Meyer, U., Weber, M., DESIRE GROUP (2011): 3D density modelling of underground structures and spatial distribution of salt diapirism in the Dead Sea Basin, Geophys. J. Int., GJI-S-10-0505.R2
  • Kaviani, A., Rümpker, G., Weber, M., Asch, G. (2011):  Short-scale variations of shear-wave splitting across the Dead Sea basin: Evidence for the effects of sedimentary fill, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 38, No. 4, L04308, doi:10.1029/2010GL046464
  • Mohsen, A., Asch, G., Mechie, J., Kind, R.,Hofstetter, R., Weber, M., Stiller, M., , and Abu-Ayyash, K. (2011): Crustal structure of the Dead Sea Basin (DSB) from a receiver function analysis, Geophys. J. Int., 184, 463–476, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04853.x
  • Schütz, F., Norden, B. and Förster, A., DESIRE Group (2011): Thermal properties of sediments in southern Israel: a comprehensive data set for heat flow and geothermal energy studies, Basin Research (2011) 23, 1–20, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00529.x
  • Stankiewicz, J., Muñoz, G., Ritter, O., Bedrosian, P., Ryberg, T., Weckmann, U.; Weber, M., (2011): Shallow lithological structure across the Dead Sea Transform derived from geophysical experiments. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems (G3), GFZpublicdoi:10.1029/2011GC003678


  • Förster, H.-J., Förster, A., Oberhänsli, R., Stromeyer, D. (2010): Lithospheric composition and thermal structure of the Arabian Shield in Jordan, Tectonophysics, 481, 29-37.
  • Götze, H.-J., Meyer, U., Choi, S. (2010): Supplementary material to "Helicopter gravity survey in the Dead Se area", Eos Trans. AGU,
  • Götze, H.-J., Meyer, U., Choi, S. (2010): Helicopter gravity  survey in the Dead Sea area, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(12), 109-110
  • Rödder, A. (2010): Interpretation von SHOTEM Daten mit mehrdimensionalen Leitfähigkeitsmodellen am Beispiel der Araba Verwerfung, Jordanien, Diplomarbeit, Universität zu Köln ($[contentinclude path='/GFZ/Struktur/Departments/Department 2/sec22/Ressourcen/Dokumente/DESIRE-pdf/diploma_roedder.pdf'/])
  • Weber, M., Abu-Ayyash, K., Abueladas, A., Agnon, A., Alasonati Tasárová, Z., Al-Zubi, H., Babeyko, A., Bartov, Y., Bauer, K., Becken, M., Bedrosian, P.A., Ben-Avraham, Z., Bock, G., Bohnhoff, M., Bribach, J., Dulski, P., Ebbing, J., El-Kelani, R., Förster, A., Förster, H.-J., Frieslander, U., Garfunkel, Z., Goetze, H.J., Haak, V., Haberland, C., Hassouneh, M., Helwig, S., Hofstetter, A., Hoffmann-Rothe, A., Jäckel, K.H., Janssen, C., Jaser, D., Kesten, D., Khatib, M., Kind, R., Koch, O., Koulakov, I., Laske, G., Maercklin, N., Masarweh, R., Masri, A., Matar, A., Mechie, J., Meqbel, N., Plessen, B., Möller, P., Mohsen, A., Oberhänsli, R., Oreshin, S., Petrunin, A., Qabbani, I., Rabba, I., Ritter, O., Romer, R.L., Rümpker, G., Rybakov, M., Ryberg, T., Saul, J., Scherbaum, F., Schmidt, S., Schulze, A., Sobolev, S.V., Stiller, M., Stromeyer, D., Tarawneh, K., Trela, C., Weckmann, U., Wetzel, U. and Wylegalla, K., 2010. Correction to "Anatomy of the Dead Sea Transform from lithospheric to microscopic scale. Rev. Geophys., 48, RG1003, doi:10.1029/2010RG000325


  • Mechie, J., Abu-Ayyash, K., Ben-Avraham, Z., El-Kelani, R., Qabbani, I., Weber, M. and DESIRE Group (2009): Crustal structure of the southern Dead Sea basin derived from project DESIRE wide-angle seismic data, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04161.x.


  • Petrunin, A. and Sobolev, S. (2008): Three-dimensional numerical models of the evolution of pull-apart basins, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2008.08.017


  • Förster, A., Förster, H.-J., Masarweh, R., Masri, A., Tarawneh, K. and DESERT GROUP (2007): The surface heat flow of the Arabian Shield in Jordan. Journ. of Asian Earth Sciences, 30, 271-284, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2006.09.002
  • Haberland, Ch., Maercklin, N., Kesten, D., Ryberg, T., Janssen, Ch., Agnon, A., Weber, M., Schulze, A., Qabbani, I. and El–Kelani, R. (2007): Shallow architecture of the Wadi Araba fault (Dead Sea Transform) from high–resolution seismic investigations. Tectonophys., 432, 37 – 50, GFZpublic, doi:  10.1016/j.tecto.2006.12.006
  • Janssen, C., Hoffmann-Rothe, A., Bohnhoff, M., Wetzel,H.-U., Matar, A., Khatib, M. and the DESERT Research Group (2007): Different styles of faulting deformation along the Dead Sea Transform and possible consequences for the recurrence of major earthquakes, Journ. of  Geodynamics, GFZpublic, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2007.01.002
  • Kesten, D., Weber, M., Haberland, Ch., Janssen, Ch., Agnon, A., Bartov, Y., Rabba, I. and the DESERT Group (2007): Combining satellite and seismic images to analyse the shallow structure of the Dead Sea Transform near the DESERT transect, Int.  Journ. of Earth Sci., doi: 10.1007/s00531-006-0168-5


  • Götze, H.-J., El-Kelani, R., Schmidt, S., Rybakov, M., Hassouneh, M., Förster, H.-J, Ebbing, J. and DESERT Group (2006): Integrated 3-D density modelling and segmentation of the Dead Sea Transform (DST), Int.  J. of Earth Sci. (Geologische Rundschau),
  • Koulakov, I. and Sobolev, S. (2006): Moho depth and three-dimensional P and S structure of the crust and uppermost mantle in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East derived from tomographic inversion of local ISC data, Geophys. J. Int., 164, 1, 218-235, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02791.x
  • Mohsen, A., Kind, R., Sobolev S. V., Weber, M. and the DESERT Group (2006): Thickness of the lithosphere east of the Dead Sea Transform. Geophys. Journ. Int., doi:10.1111/j.1365–246X.2006.03185.x
  • Petrunin, A. and Sobolev, S. (2006): What controls thickness of sediments and lithospheric deformation at a pull-apart basin?, Geology, 34(5), 389-392, 10.1130/G22158.1
  • Tašárová, S., Götze, H.–J., El–Kelani, R., Ebbing, J., Hassouneh, M. and DESERT Group (2006): Small–scale gravity modeling of upper–crustal structures in the Araba Valley along the Dead Sea Transform. Geochem.,  Geophys., Geosys. (G3), Vol. 7, No. 9, doi: 10.1029/2005GC001229