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Terrestrial Sediment Systems

The aim of this research field is to gain extended knowledge about the structure, the evolution, and the precise age of continental sediment successions. Research is based on the combined application of geophysical and geochronological methods and focuses on Quaternary and Tertiary sediments. To evaluate future natural and man-made environmental changes, a deep understanding of appropriate data from the past and the corresponding geological situation is necessary. Continental sediment basins, lake and cave sediments, as well as loess-/ palaeosol deposits and peat offer a valuable source of information concerning changes in environmental conditions. They represent the habitat that is most relevant to but also most influenced by mankind. Furthermore, sediment systems provide several economically important resources.

Current publications

  • Carnian (Late Triassic) magnetostratigraphy from the Germanic Basin allowing global correlation of the Mid-Carnian Episode. - Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 541: 116275.
    2020, ZHANG, Y., OGG, J.G., FRANZ, M., BACHMANN, G.H., SZURLIES, M., RÖHLING, H.-G., LI, M., ROLF, C., OBST, K.
  • Environmental signals of Pliocene-Pleistocene climatic changes in Central Europe: Insights from the mineral magnetic record of the Heidelberg Basin sedimentary infill (Germany). - Global and Planetary Change, 187: 103112.
    2020, SCHEIDT, S., HAMBACH, U., HAO, Q., ROLF, C. & WENNRICH, V.
  • S-wave seismic imaging of near-surface sediments using tailored processing strategies. - Journal of Applied Geophysics, 173, February 2020, 103927.
    2020, BURSCHIL, T. & BUNESS, H.
  • Mediterranean winter rainfall in phase with African monsoon during past 1.36 million years. – Nature, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1529-0.
    2019, WAGNER, B., VOGEL, H., FRANCKE, A., FRIEDRICH, T., DONDERS, T., LACEY, J., LENG, M., REGATTIERI, E., SADORI, L., WILKE, T., ZANCHETTA, G., ALBRECHT, C., BERTINI, A., COMBOURIEU-NEBOUT, N., CVETKOSKA, A., GIACCIO, B., GRAZHDANI, A., HAUFFE, T., HOLTVOETH, J., JOANNIN, S., JOVANOVSKA, E. JUST, J., KOULI, K., KOUSIS, I., KOUTSODENDRIS, A., KRASTEL, S., LEICHER, N., LEVKOV, Z., LINDHORST, K., MASI, A., MELLES, M., MERCURI, A.M., NOMADE, S., NOWACZYK, N., PANAGIOTOPOULOS, K., PEYRON, O., REED, J.M., SAGNOTTI, L., SINOPOLI, G., STELBRINK, B., SULPIZIO, R., TIMMERMANN, A., TOFILOVSKA, S., TORRI, P., WAGNER-CREMER, F., WONIK, T. & ZHANG, X.
  • Climatic fluctuations in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert during the past 215 ka. - Scientific reports, (2019) 9:5270
    2019, RITTER, B., WENNRICH, V., MEDIALDEA, A., BRILL, D., KING, G., SCHNEIDERWIND, S., NIEMANN, K., FERNÁNDEZ-GALEGO, E., DIEDERICH, J., ROLF, C., BAO, R., MELLES, M., & DUNAI, T.J.
  • Unravelling the shape and stratigraphy of a glacially-overdeepened valley with reflection seismic: the Lienz Basin (Austria). - Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 112(2), 341-355.
    2019, BURSCHIL, T., TANNER, D.C., REITNER, J.M., BUNESS, H. & GABRIEL, G.

Coordinator

Dr. David Colin Tanner
+49 511 643-2908