Dr. Ehsan Kosari

Dr. Ehsan Kosari
Building E, Room 452
14473 Potsdam

Research Interests:

Earthquake cycle of subduction megathrusts and upper plate deformation pattern

Seismotectonics of intracontinental active faults

Laboratory experiments and high spatial-resolution techniques to link deformation mechanisms

Integrated approach (from satellite data to lab experiments) for unwrapping complex slip behavior



  •     E Kosari, M Rosenau, T Ziegenhagen, O Oncken, 2022; Upper plate response to a sequential elastic rebound and slab acceleration during laboratory-scale subduction megathrust earthquakes; JGR: Solid Earth, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JB024143 
  •     E Kosari, M Rosenau, O Oncken, 2022; Strain signals governed by frictional-elastoplastic interaction of the upper plate and shallow subduction megathrust interface over seismic cycles; Tectonics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2021TC007099 
  •     E Kosari, M Rosenau, J Bedford, M Rudolf, O Oncken, 2020; On the relationship between offshore geodetic coverage and slip model uncertainty: Analog megathrust earthquake case studies; Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL088266
  •     Elena Savidge, Edwin Nissen, Majid Nemati, Ezgi Karasözen, James Hollingsworth, Morteza Talebian, Eric Bergman, Abdolreza Ghods, Manouchehr Ghorashi, Ehsan Kosari, Ahmad  Rashidi, Ali Rashidi; 2019; The December 2017 Hojedk (Iran) earthquake triplet—sequential rupture of shallow reverse faults in a strike-slip restraining bend; Geophysical Journal International. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz053
  •     Talebian, M., Ghorashi, M., Kosari, E. (2019). Geomorphology and faulting mechanism of 1-12 December 2017, Hojedk earthquakes. Journal of Geoscience, 28(110), 247-254. doi:10.22071/gsj.2019.84475
  •     Shafiei, A., B Dusseault, M., Kosari, E. and N Taleghani, M., 2018. Natural Fractures Characterization and In Situ Stresses Inference in a Carbonate Reservoir—An Integrated Approach. Energies, 11(2), p.312. DOI: 10.3390/en11020312
  •     Kosari et al, 2017, An integrated approach to study the impact of fracture distribution on the Ilam-Sarvak carbonate reservoirs: A case study from the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 152, pp.104-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.03.001
  •     Kosari et al, 2017, Study of the relation between fault and fracture systems based on subsurface data and analogue modeling: one of the Eastern Persian Gulf hydrocarbon fields. doi: 10.22071/GSJ.2017.53939
  •     Kosari et al, 2015, Fracture characterization by fusion of geophysical and geomechanical data: a case study from the Asmari reservoir, the Central Zagros fold-thrust belt, J. Geophys.Eng. 12 (2015) 130–143. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-2132/12/1/130


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