Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heidrun Kopp

Head of Research Division 4: Dynamics of the Ocean Floor

Office:
Phone: +49-431 600 2334
Fax: +49-431 600 2922
E-Mail: hkopp(at)geomar.de

Address:
GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
East shore campus
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
D-24148 Kiel
Germany

 

Education and career

  • 2017-2019 president-elect German Geophysical Society (DGG)
  • since 2012 Head of Research Division 4: Dynamics of the Ocean Floor, GEOMAR
  • since 2012 Professor for Seafloor Geodesy, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)
  • 2011 Habilitation, University of Kiel
  • since 2010 Board of Directors, German Geophysical Society
  • 2003-2012 Assistant Professor, Marine Seismology, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel
  • 2001-2003 Post Doc, GEOMAR, Kiel
  • 1998-2001 Research Scientist (PhD/ Dr. rer. nat in 2001)
  • 1998 Visiting Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, USA
  • 1997 MSc, Geophysics, University of Kiel (Diplom)
  • 1994 BSc, Geophysics, University of Kiel (Vordiplom)

Scientific Interests

  • Seafloor geodesy for the detection of crustal deformation
  • Subduction processes and seismicity at convergent plate boundaries
  • Natural hazards
  • Seismic imaging techniques for exploring the structure of the crust and lithosphere
  • Influence of plate interface geometry on seimogenesis and rupture processes

Projects & Cruises

Period

Project

Function

Funding

Cruise

2018 - 2020

SPP2017 Alp Array

PI

DFG

 

2018-2020

ARCHIMEDES

PI

BMBF

SO267

2018

LOBSTER

PI

DFG

MSM71

2017

MARE

PI

DFG

M143

2015 - 2018

GeoSEA

Koordinatorin

BMBF

SO244

2015

Marsite Pickup

PI

DFG

POS484/1

2014

DIONYSUS

PI

DFG

M111

2012 - 2014

GEOSEA

PI

BMBF

 

2011 – 2012

ALPHA

PI

DFG

M86/3

2011 – 2013

South China Sea

PI

NSF China

 

2010 – 2011

TIGER

 

Petersen Stiftung

 

2007 – 2009

MANGO

PI

BMBF

SO192

2006 - 2007

SINDBAD

Koordinatorin

BMBF

SO190

2005 – 2008

SEACAUSE I & II

PI

BMBF

SO186/3

2006 – 2007

SUNDA

PI

DFG

 

2006 - 2009

Thales was Right

Co-PI

EU, 6. FP

MSM04/02

2006 – 2007

TRAIL

 

DFG

 

2005 – 2008

SALVATORE

Co-PI

EU, 6 FP

 

2004 – 2006

MERAMEX

PI

BMBF

SO176 & SO179

2004 – 2005

SundaArc

Co-PI

DFG/BMBF

 

Peer reviewed articles

Number of items: 50.

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Paulatto, M., Laigle, M., Galve, A., Charvis, P., Sapin, M., Bayrakci, G., Evain, M. and Kopp, H. (2017) Dehydration of subducting slow-spread oceanic lithosphere in the Lesser Antilles. Nature Communications, 8 (15980). DOI 10.1038/ncomms15980.

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Gutscher, M. A., Kopp, H., Krastel, S., Bohrmann, G., Garlan, T., Zaragosi, S., Klaucke, I., Wintersteller, P., Loubrieu, B., Le Faou, Y., San Pedro, L., Dominguez, S., Rovere, M., Mercier de Lepinay, B., Ranero, C. and Sallares, V. (2017) Active tectonics of the Calabrian subduction revealed by new multi-beam bathymetric data and high-resolution seismic profiles in the Ionian Sea (Central Mediterranean). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 461 . pp. 61-72. DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.12.020.

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Bassett, D., Kopp, H., Sutherland, R., Henrys, S., Watts, A. B., Timm, C., Scherwath, M., Grevemeyer, I. and de Ronde, C. E. J. (2016) Crustal structure of the Kermadec arc from MANGO seismic refraction profiles. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 121 (10). 7514-7546 . DOI 10.1002/2016JB013194.

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Lange, D., Geersen, J., Barrientos, S., Moreno, M., Grevemeyer, I., Contreras-Reyes, E. and Kopp, H. (2016) Aftershock seismicity and tectonic setting of the 16 September 2015 Mw 8.3 Illapel earthquake, Central Chile. Geophysical Journal International, 206 (2). pp. 1424-1430. DOI 10.1093/gji/ggw218.

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Sakic, P., Piété, H., Ballu, V., Royer, J. Y., Kopp, H., Lange, D., Petersen, F., Özeren, M. S., Ergintav, S., Geli, L., Henry, P. and Deschamps, A. (2016) No significant steady state surface creep along the North Anatolian Fault offshore Istanbul: Results of 6 months of seafloor acoustic ranging. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (13). pp. 6817-6825. DOI 10.1002/2016GL069600.

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Jegen, M., Avdeeva, A., Berndt, C., Franz, G., Heincke, B., Hölz, S., Neska, A., Marti, A., Planert, L., Chen, J., Kopp, H., Baba, K., Ritter, O., Weckmann, U., Meqbel, N. and Behrmann, J. (2016) 3-D Magnetotelluric Image of Offshore Magmatism at the Walvis Ridge and Rift Basin. Tectonophysics, 683 . pp. 98-108. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.016.

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Contreras-Reyes, E., Ruiz, J. A., Becerra, J., Kopp, H., Reichert, C., Maksymowicz, A. and Arriagada, C. (2015) Structure and tectonics of the central Chilean margin (31°–33°S): implications for subduction erosion and shallow crustal seismicity. Geophysical Journal International, 203 (2). pp. 776-791. DOI 10.1093/gji/ggv309.

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Contreras-Reyes, E., Becerra, J., Kopp, H., Reichert, C. and Díaz-Naveas, J. (2014) Seismic structure of the north-central Chilean convergent margin: Subduction erosion of a paleomagmatic arc. Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (5). pp. 1523-1529. DOI 10.1002/2013GL058729.

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Zhu, J., Sun, Z., Kopp, H., Qiu, X., Xu, H., Li, S. and Zhan, W. (2013) Segmentation of the Manila subduction system from migrated multichannel seismics and wedge taper analysis. Marine Geophysical Research, 34 (3-4). pp. 379-391. DOI 10.1007/s11001-013-9175-7.

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Evain, M., Galve, A., Charvis, P., Laigle, M., Kopp, H., Weinzierl, W., Hirn, A., Flueh, E. R. and Gallart, J. and Thales Scientific Party (2013) Structure of the Lesser Antilles subduction forearc and backstop from 3D seismic refraction tomography. Tectonophysics, 603 . pp. 55-67. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.09.021.

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Ruiz, M., Galve, A., Monfret, T., Sapin, M., Charvis, P., Laigle, M., Evain , M., Hirn, A., Flueh, E. R., Gallart, J., Diaz, J., Lebrun, J. F., Bayrakci, G., Becel, A., Gailler, A., Hello, Y., Kopp, H., Krabbenhoeft, A., Papenberg, C., Planert, L. and Weinzierl, W. and Lesser Antilles Thales Scientific Party (2013) Seismic Activity offshore Martinique and Dominica islands (Central Lesser Antilles subduction zone) from temporary onshore and offshore seismic networks. Tectonophysics, 603 . pp. 68-78. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.08.006.

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Shulgin, A., Kopp, H., Klaeschen, D., Papenberg, C., Tilmann, F., Flueh, E. R., Franke, D., Barckhausen, U., Krabbenhoeft, A. and Djajadihardja, Y. (2013) Subduction system variability across the segment boundary of the 2004/2005 Sumatra megathrust earthquakes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 365 . pp. 108-119. DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.12.032.

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Laigle, M., Hirn, A., Sapin, M., Bécel, A., Charvis, P., Flueh, E., Diaz, J., Lebrun, J. F., Gesret, A., Raffaele, R., Galvé, A., Evain, M., Ruiz, M., Kopp, H., Bayrakci, G., Weinzierl, W., Hello, Y., Lépine, J. C., Viodé, J. P., Sachpazi, M., Gallart, J., Kissling, E. and Nicolich, R. (2013) Seismic structure and activity of the north-central Lesser Antilles subduction zone from an integrated approach: Similarities with the Tohoku forearc. Tectonophysics, 603 . pp. 1-20. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.05.043.

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Laigle, M., Becel, A., de Voogd, B., Sachpazi, M., Bayrakci, G., Lebrun, J. F., Evain, M., Daignières, M., Gailler, A., Gesret, A., Hirn, A., Klaeschen, D., Kopp, H., Marthelot, J. M., Mazabraux, Y., Roux, R. and Weinzierl, W. and Thales Was Right Seismic Reflection Working Group (2013) Along-arc segmentation and interaction of subducting ridges with the Lesser Antilles Subduction forearc crust revealed by MCS imaging. Tectonophysics, 603 . pp. 32-54. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.05.028.

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Tang, G., Klingelhoefer, F., Kopp, H., Barton, P., McNeill, L. C., Henstock, T. J., Tilmann, F., Dean, S. M., Jusuf, M. D., Djajadihardja, Y. S. and Permana, H. (2013) 3-D active source tomography around Simeulue Island offshore Sumatra: thick crustal zone responsible for earthquake segment boundary. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (1). pp. 48-53. DOI 10.1029/2012GL054148.

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Zhu, J., Qiu, X., Kopp, H., Xu, H., Sun, Z., Ruan, A., Sun, J. and Wei, X. (2012) Shallow anatomy of a continent–ocean transition zone in the northern South China Sea from multichannel seismic data. Tectonophysics, 554-557 . pp. 18-29. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.05.027.

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Kopp, H., Weinzierl, W., Becel, A., Charvis, P., Evain, M., Flueh, E. R., Gailler, A., Galve, A., Hirn, A., Kandilarov, A., Klaeschen, D., Laigle, M., Papenberg, C., Planert, L. and Roux, E. and Trail and Thales teams (2011) Deep structure of the central Lesser Antilles Island Arc : relevance for the formation of continental crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 304 (1-2). pp. 121-134. DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.01.024.

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Koulakov, I., Kopp, H. and Stupina, T. (2011) Finding a realistic velocity distribution based on iterating forward modelling and tomographic inversion. Geophysical Journal International, 186 (1). pp. 349-358. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05034.x.

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Li, S., Kusky, T. M., Zhao, G., Liu, X., Wang, L., Kopp, H., Hoernle, K., Zhang, G. and Dai, L. (2011) Thermochronological constraints on two-stage extrusion of HP/UHP terranes in the Dabie–Sulu orogen, east-central China. Tectonophysics, 504 . pp. 25-42. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.01.017.

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Lüschen, E., Müller, C., Kopp, H., Engels, M., Lutz, R., Planert, L., Shulgin, A. and Djajadihardja, Y. S. (2011) Structure, evolution and tectonic activity of the eastern Sunda forearc, Indonesia, from marine seismic investigations. Tectonophysics, 508 (1-4). pp. 6-21. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.06.008. Date online first: 2011

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Shulgin, A., Kopp, H., Mueller, C., Planert, L., Lueschen, E., Flueh, E. R. and Djajadihardja, Y. (2011) Structural architecture of oceanic plateau subduction offshore Eastern Java and the potential implications for geohazards. Geophysical Journal International, 184 . pp. 12-28. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04834.x.

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Worzewski, T., Jegen, M., Kopp, H., Brasse, H. and Taylor, W. T. (2011) Magnetotelluric image of the fluid cycle in the Costa Rican subduction zone. Nature Geoscience, 4 . pp. 108-111. DOI 10.1038/ngeo1041.

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Brune, S., Ladage, S., Babeyko, A. Y., Müller, C., Kopp, H. and Sobolev, S. V. (2010) Submarine landslides at the eastern Sunda margin: observations and tsunami impact assessment. Natural Hazards, 54 (2). pp. 547-562. DOI 10.1007/s11069-009-9487-8.

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Krabbenhöft, A., Weinrebe, R. W., Kopp, H., Flueh, E. R., Ladage, S., Papenberg, C., Planert, L. and Djajadihardja, Y. (2010) Bathymetry of the Indonesian Sunda margin-relating morphological features of the upper plate slopes to the location and extent of the seismogenic zone. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 10 (9). pp. 1899-1911. DOI 10.5194/nhess-10-1899-2010.

Li, S., Kusky, T. M., Zhao, G., Liu, X., Zhang, G., Kopp, H. and Wang, L. (2010) Two-stage Triassic exhumation of HP-UHP terranes in the western Dabie orogen of China: Constraints from structural geology. Tectonophysics, 490 (3-4). pp. 267-293. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.05.010.

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Planert, L., Kopp, H., Lueschen, E., Mueller, C., Flueh, E. R., Shulgin, A., Djajadihardja, Y. and Krabbenhöft, A. (2010) Lower plate structure and upper plate deformational segmentation at the Sunda-Banda arc transition, Indonesia. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 115 (B8). B08107. DOI 10.1029/2009JB006713.

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Scherwath, M., Kopp, H., Flueh, E. R., Henrys, S. A., Sutherland, R., Stagpoole, V. M., Barker, D. H. N., Reyners, M. E., Bassett, D. G., Planert, L. and Dannowski, A. (2010) Fore-arc deformation and underplating at the northern Hikurangi margin, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115 (B6). B06408. DOI 10.1029/2009JB006645.

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Tilmann, F. J., Craig, T. J., Grevemeyer, I., Suwargadi, B., Kopp, H. and Flueh, E. R. (2010) The updip seismic/aseismic transition of the Sumatra megathrust illuminated by aftershocks of the 2004 Aceh-Andaman and 2005 Nias events. Geophysical Journal International, 181 (3). pp. 1261-1274. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04597.x.

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Zhu, J., Kopp, H., Papenberg, C., Klaeschen, D., Flueh, E. R. and Planert, L. (2010) Margin architecture and seismic attenuation in the central Costa Rican forearc. Marine Geology, 276 . pp. 30-41. DOI 10.1016/j.margeo.2010.07.004.

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Kopp, H., Hindle, D., Klaeschen, D., Oncken, O. and Scholl, D. (2009) Anatomy of the western Java plate interface from depth-migrated seismic images. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 288 (3-4). pp. 399-407. DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.09.043.

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Shulgin, A., Kopp, H., Mueller, C., Lueschen, E., Planert, L., Engels, M., Flueh, E. R., Krabbenhöft, A. and Djajadihardja, Y. (2009) Sunda-Banda arc transition: incipient continent-island arc collision (Northwest Australia). Geophysical Research Letters, 36 . L10304. DOI 10.1029/2009GL037533.

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Sutherland, R., Stagpoole, V., Uruski, C., Kennedy, C., Bassett, D., Henrys, B., Scherwath, M., Kopp, H., Field, B., Stern, T. and Flueh, E. R. (2009) Reactivation of tectonics, crustal underplating, and uplift after 60 Myr of passive subsidence, Raukumara Basin, Hikurangi-Kermadec fore arc, New Zealand: implications for global growth and recycling of continents. Tectonics, 28 (TC5017). DOI 10.1029/2008TC002356.

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Zhu, J., Kopp, H., Flueh, E. R., Klaeschen, D., Papenberg, C. and Planert, L. (2009) Crustal structure of the central Costa Rica subduction zone: implications for basal erosion from seismic wide-angle data. Geophysical Journal International, 178 . pp. 1112-1131. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04208.x.

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Franke, D., Schnabel, M., Ladage, S., Tappin, D. R., Neben, S., Djajadihardja, Y. S., Müller, C., Kopp, H. and Gaedicke, C. (2008) The great Sumatra-Andaman earthquakes - Imaging the boundary between the ruptures of the great 2004 and 2005 earthquakes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 269 (1/2). pp. 118-130. DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.01.047.

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Kopp, H., Weinrebe, R. W., Ladage, S., Barckhausen, U., Klaeschen, D., Flueh, E. R., Gaedicke, D., Djajadihardja, Y., Grevemeyer, I., Krabbenhöft, A., Papenberg, C. and Zillmer, M. (2008) Lower slope morphology of the Sumatra trench system. Basin Research, 20 (4). pp. 519-529. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2008.00381.x.

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Koulakov, I., Bohm, M., Asch, G., Lühr, B. G., Manzanares, A., Brotopuspito, K. S., Fauzi, P., Purbawinata, M. A., Puspito, N. T., Ratdomopurbo, A., Kopp, H., Rabbel, W. and Shevkunova, E. (2007) P and S velocity sturcture of the crust and the upper mantle beneath Central Java from local tomography inversion. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 112 (B8). B08310. DOI 10.1029/2006JB004712.

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Wagner, D., Koulakov, I., Rabbel, W., Luehr, B. G., Wittwer, A., Kopp, H., Bohm, M. and Asch, G. and MERAMEX Scientists (2007) Joint Inversion of Active and Passive Seismic Data in Central Java. Geophysical Journal International, 170 (2). pp. 923-932. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03435.x.

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Kopp, H., Flueh, E. R., Petersen, C. J., Weinrebe, R. W. and Wittwer, A. and Meramex Scientists (2006) The Java margin revisited: Evidence for subduction erosion off Java. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 242 (1-2). pp. 130-142. DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2005.11.036.

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Thierer, P. O., Flueh, E. R., Kopp, H., Tilmann, F., Comte, D. and Contreras, S. (2005) Local earthquake monitoring offshore Valparaiso, Chile. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 236 (1-2). pp. 173-183.

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Kopp, H., Flueh, E. R., Papenberg, C. and Klaeschen, D. and SPOC-Scientists (2004) Seismic investigations of the O'Higgins Seamount Group and Juan Fernández Ridge: aseismic ridge emplacement and lithosphere hydration. Tectonics, 23 (2). TC2009. DOI 10.1029/2003TC001590.

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Krabbenhöft, A., Bialas, J., Kopp, H., Kukowski, N. and Hübscher, C. (2004) Crustal structure of the Peruvian continental margin from wide-angle seismic studies. Geophysical Journal International, 158 (2). pp. 749-764. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02425.x.

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Kopp, H., Kopp, C., Phipps Morgan, J., Flueh, E. R., Weinrebe, R. W. and Morgan, W. (2003) Fossil hot spot-ridge interaction in the Musicians Seamount Province: Geophysical investigations of hot spot volcanism at volcanic elongated ridges. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 108 (B3). DOI 10.1029/2002JB002015.

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Kopp, H. and Kukowski, N. (2003) Backstop geometry and accretionary mechanics of the Sunda margin. Tectonics, 22 (6). p. 1072. DOI 10.1029/2002TC001420.

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Kopp, H. (2002) BSR occurrence along the Sunda margin: evidence from seismic data. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 197 . pp. 225-235. DOI 10.1016/S0012-821X(02)00484-3.

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Kopp, H., Klaeschen, D., Flueh, E. R., Bialas, J. and Reichert, C. (2002) Crustal structure of the Java margin from seismic wide-angle and multichannel reflection data. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 107 (B2). ETG 1-1-ETG 1-24 . DOI 10.1029/2000JB000095.

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Reston, T. J., Weinrebe, R. W., Grevemeyer, I., Flueh, E. R., Mitchell, N. C., Kirstein, L., Kopp, C. and Kopp, H. and Participants of Meteor 47/2 (2002) A rifted inside corner massif on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 5°S. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 200 (3-4). pp. 255-269. DOI 10.1016/S0012-821X(02)00636-2.

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Reston, T. J., von Huene, R., Dickmann, T., Klaeschen, D. and Kopp, H. (2002) Frontal accretion along the western Mediterranean Ridge: the effect of Messinian evaporites on wedge mechanics and structural style. Marine Geology, 186 (1-2). pp. 59-82. DOI 10.1016/S0025-3227(02)00173-1.

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