Sonja Theissen-Krah

Research Division: Dynamics of the Ocean Floor
Research Unit: Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems

Office:
Room: 12-221
Phone: +49 431 600-2843
Fax:      +49 431 600-2941

Email:stheissen(at)geomar.de

Adress:
Wischhofstraße 1-3
D-24148 Kiel

Education and Career

 

  • since 05.2014 Postdoc at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel,
    Working Group: Modeling geodynamic, magmatic and hydrothermal processes
  • 2012 - 2014 Postdoc at the University of Oslo, Norway
  • 2011 PhD at the University of Kiel
    Thesis: "Studies of continental rifting and fast spreading ridges"
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Lars Rüpke and Prof. Dr. Colin Devey
  • 2008 - 2011 PhD student in the seafloor resources group at IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel
  • 2007 M.Sc. in Geosciences at the University of Bochum
  • 2005 - 2006 University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Exchange Strudent Programme
  • 2004 Diploma in Geotechnics and applied Geology (Dipl.-Ing.), Technical University of Applied Sciences Bochum

Scientific Interests

  • Mid-ocean ridge processes
  • Hydrothermal systems
  • Interplay between crustal accretion and hydrothermal circulation at mid-ocean ridges
  • Continental rifting and passive margin formation
  • Sedimentary basins
  • Basin modelling

Publications

Peer-Reviewed

Abdelmalak, M. M., Meyer, R., Planke, S., Faleide, J. I., Gernigon, L., Frieling, J., Sluijs A., Reichart, G. J., Zastrozhnov, D., Theissen-Krah, S., Said, A., Myklebust, R (2016) Pre-breakup magmatism on the Vøring margin: Insight from new sub-basalt imaging and results from Ocean Drilling program hole 642E Tectonophysics. DOI doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.037

Theissen-Krah, S., Rüpke, L. H., Hasenclever, J. (2016), Modes of crustal accretion and their implications for hydrothermal circulation Geophysical Research Letters, 43(3). pp. 1124-1131. DOI 10.1002/2015GL067335

Hasenclever, J., Theissen-Krah, S., Rüpke, L. H., Morgan, J. P., Iyer, K., Petersen, S. and Devey, C. W. (2014), Hybrid shallow on-axis and deep off-axis hydrothermal circulation at fast-spreading ridges Nature, 508 (7497). pp. 508-512. DOI 10.1038/nature13174.

Theissen-Krah, S., Iyer, K., Rüpke, L. and Morgan, J. P. (2011) Coupled mechanical and hydrothermal modeling of crustal accretion at intermediate to fast spreading ridges Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 311 (3-4). pp. 275-286. DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.018.

Theissen, S. and Rüpke, L. (2010) Feedbacks of sedimentation on crustal heat flow: New insights from the Vøring Basin, Norwegian Sea Basin Research, 22 (6). pp. 976-990. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2009.00437.x.

Conference Abstracts

Theissen-Krah, S. and Rüpke, L. H. (2016) Anhydrite precipitation in seafloor hydrothermal systems. [Poster] In: EGU 2016, 17.04. - 22.04.2016, Wien

Hasenclever, J., Theissen-Krah, S., Rüpke, L., Morgan, J. (2016) The influence of isotropic and anisotropic crustal permeability on hydrothermal flow at fast spreading ridges. [Talk] In: EGU 2016, 17.04. - 22.04.2016, Wien

Andersen, C., Theissen-Krah, S., Hannington, M. (2016) Off-axis Submarine Massive Sulfide accumulation at the fault-controlled Logatchev 1 hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. [Poster] In: EGU 2016, 17.04. - 22.04.2016, Wien

Theissen-Krah, S., Hasenclever, J., Rüpke, L. H. (2015) Crustal accretion at fast spreading ridges and implications for hydrothermal circulation. [Poster] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2015, 14.-18.12.2015, San Francisco, USA

Theissen-Krah, S. and Rüpke, L. H. (2015) Anhydrite precipitation in hydrothermal systems. [Poster] In: GeoBerlin 2014, 04.10 - 07.10.2105, Berlin

Theissen-Krah, S., Schmid, D. W.; Faleide, J. I.; Planke, Rüpke, L. H., Hartz, E. H. (2015) Structural and thermal evolution of the Mid-Norwegian Margin Insights from basin modelling between Greenland and the Møre Margin. [Poster] In: GeoBerlin 2014, 04.10 - 07.10.2105, Berlin

Hasenclever, J., Theissen-Krah, S., Rüpke, L., Morgan, J., Iyer, K., Petersen, S. and Devey, C. (2013) Hybrid on axis plus ridge-perpendicular circulation reconciles hydrothermal flow observations at fast spreading ridges [Poster] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2013, 09.-13.12.2013, San Francisco, USA.

Theissen-Krah, S; Schmid, D. W.; Faleide, J. I.; Planke, S.; Gabrielsen, R. H.; Myklebust, R. (2013) Structure and evolution of the Møre Basin – mid-Norwegian continental margin. [Poster] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2013, 09.-13.12.2013, San Francisco, USA.

Hasenclever, J., Theissen-Krah, S. and Rüpke, L. (2013) Numerical 3D models support two distinct hydrothermal circulation systems at fast spreading ridges [Talk] In: EGU General Assembly 2013, 07.-12.04.2013, Vienna, Austria .

Theissen-Krah, S; Schmid, D. W.; Faleide, J. I.; Planke, S.; Gabrielsen, R. H.; Myklebust, R. (2013) Structural and thermal reconstruction of a transect across the More Basin. [Poster] In: 3PArctic 2013-10-16 - 2013-10-18, Stavanger, Norway

Theissen-Krah, S., Iyer, K., Rüpke, L. and Morgan, J. P. (2011) Mechanical and hydrothermal models of fast spreading ridges [Poster] In: 12th International Workshop on Modeling of Mantle Convection and Lithospheric Dynamics Groß Dölln, Germany
20–25 August 2011

Theissen, S., Iyer, K. and Rüpke, L. (2009) Modelling crustal accretion and hydrothermal circulation at mid-ocean ridges [Talk] In: ECORD Summer School on Geodynamics of Mid-Ocean Ridges, 04.09, Bremen .

Theissen, S. and Rüpke, L. (2009) Feedbacks of sedimentation on crustal heat flow: new insights from the Vøring Basin, Norwegian Sea [Talk] In: EGU General Assembly 2009, 20.04, Vienna, Austria .