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Dr. Trond Ryberg

Trond Ryberg
Dr. Trond Ryberg
Haus A 42, Raum 122 (Büro)
Albert-Einstein-Straße 42-46
14473 Potsdam

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

  • Crustal structure at active and passive continental margins
  • Seismic imaging of major fault zones
  • Development of new seismic data processing methods
  • Ambient noise imaging techniques

Teaching experience


  • 12 years computer programming experience with FORTRAN, Pascal, C, and HPF in a variety of PC, workstation, massive parallel supercomputer environments.
  • Planing, preparation and accomplishment of seismic field experiments.
  • Advanced processing of seismic reflection and wide-angle data with ProMAX.
  • Fluent in Russian and English

Professional Affiliations


  • since 1995 Research Assistant, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam,
  • 1994-1995 DAAD fellowship at the US Geological Survey Menlo Park, California,
  • til august 1994 Scientific employee at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, department of Deep Seismic Sounding,
  • PhD at the Faculty of Physics of the University Karlsruhe
  • 1992-1993 PhD student at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam and Geophysical Institute Karlsruhe,
  • 1986-1991 Scientific employee at the Zentralinstitut für Physik der Erde Potsdam, department of seismology,

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

  • Habilitation in Geophysics University of Potsdam, Germany, Structure of the Earth's upper mantle and transition zone
  • Ph.D. Physics University of Karlsruhe, Germany, PhD thesis Upper mantle seismic studies using Russian Nuclear Explosions (Adviser: K. Fuchs)
  • M.S. Physics Odessa State University, Ukraine, diploma thesis in scattering theory


Current Projects

  • 4D-MB - "Mountain Building in Four Dimensions"  dealing with local earthquake tomography in the AlpArray/4D-MB context, (DFG-funded; SPP 4D-MB 2017)
  • MOSES - "Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems" (member of the Permafrost Thaw group; involved in development of (seismological) MOSES; funded by Helmholtz Association)
  • SEIZE - "Seismic imaging of the Ivrea Zone" (DFG-funded)
  • CaTeNA - "Climatic and Tectonic Natural Hazards in Central Asia" (BMBF-funded)

  • UQ Uncertainty Quantification https://www.helmholtz-uq.de/

Past Projects

  • AcehSeis
  • Imaging the crustal and upper mantle structure of the Walfish Passive Continental Margin withinSPP SAMPLE
  • Crustal investigations at SAFOD
  • Inkaba yeAfrica
  • Lake Toba
  • SAFOD/Tremor
  • NAMIBIA'98
  • ANCORP'96
  • NAMIBIA'95
  • CINCA'95
  • LARSE'94
  • PISCO'94


Fellowshios and Grants
  • DFG grant: Crustal Structure at the Walfish ridge in Northern Namibia, LISPWAL 2010
  • DFG grant: Crustal Structure beneath the Los Angeles Basin and San Andreas Fault, LARSE'99, 1999 - 2000
  • DFG grant: Pre-site Surveys at the Global Site 'San Andreas Fault System', 1997 - 2000
  • DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) postdoc fellowship, 1994/95

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