Magmatische und Hydrothermale Systeme

Arbeitsgruppe 'Meeresbodenmodellierung'




German-Swiss Geodynamics Workshop 2018



Prof. Lars Rüpke         (Gruppenleiter)   

Dr. Sonja Theissen-Krah    (Wissenschaftlerin) 

Dr. Ewa Burwicz-Galerne       (Wissenschaftlerin) 

Dr. Ria Fischer                 (Wissenschaftlerin)                                              

Dr. Christopher Schmidt   (Wissenschaftler)                     

Dr. Zhikui Guo           (Wissenschaftler) 

Marion Liebetrau (Team-Assistenz)) 



Frühere Gruppenmitglieder:

Falko Vehling

Dr. Karthik Iyer

Dr. Jörg Hasenclever (now at the University of Hamburg)

Dr. Christine Andersen (now at GFZ Potsdam)



  • Hasenclever J, Knorr G, Rüpke LH, Köhler P, Morgan JP, Garofalo K, Barker S, Lohmann G, Hall I (2017): Sea level fall during glaciation stabilized atmospheric CO2 by enhanced volcanic degassing, Nature Communications,doi:10.1038/ncomms15867
  • Hasenclever J, Theissen-Krah S, Rüpke LH, Morgan JP, Iyer K, Petersen S, Devey CW (2014): Hybrid shallow on-axis and deep off-axis hydrothermal circulation at fast-spreading ridges, Nature, Vol 508, Issue 7497, doi:10.1038/nature13174

Aktuelle Veröffentlichungen:


  • Burwicz, E. and Rüpke, L. (2019) Thermal State of the Blake Ridge Gas Hydrate Stability Zone (GHSZ)—Insights on Gas Hydrate Dynamics from a New Multi-Phase Numerical Model. Energies, Special Issue: Advances in Natural Gas Hydrates, 12(17), 3403; Available online here.

  • Minshull, T.A., Marín-Moreno, H., Betlem, P., Bialas, J., Buenz, S., Burwicz, E., Cameselle, A.J., Cifci, G., Giustiniani, M., Hillman, J.I.T., Hölz, S., Hopper, J.R., Ion, G., León, R., Magalhaes, V., Makovsky, Y., Mata, M.-P., Max, M.D., Ostrovsky, I., Nielsen, T., O’Neill, N., Pinheiro, L.M., Plaza-Faverola, A.A., Rey, D., Roy, S., Schwalenberg, K., Senger, K., Vadakkepuliyambatta, S., Vasilev, A., Vázquez, J.-T., (In press) Hydrate occurrence in Europe: a review of available evidence. Marine and Petroleum Geology. Available online here.

  • Hensen, C., Duarte, J.C., Vannucchi, P., Mazzini, A., Lever, M.A., Terrinha, P., Géli, L., Henry, P., Villinger, H., Morgan, J., Schmidt, M., Gutscher, M-A., Bartolome, R., Tomonaga, Y., Polonia, A., Gràcia, E., Tinivella, U., Lupi, M., Çağatay, N., Elvert, M., Sakellariou, D., Matias, L., Kipfer, R., Karageorgis, A.P., Ruffine, L., Liebetrau, V., Pierre, C., Schmidt, C., Batista, L., Gasperini, L., Burwicz, E., Neres, M., Nuzzo, M., and the FLOWS consortium (2019) Marine transform faults and fracture zones: a new perspective integrating seismicity, fluid flow and life. Frontiers Earth Science, 19, doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00039.


  • Jess Hillman; Ewa Burwicz; Timo Zander; Joerg Bialas; Ingo Klaucke; Howard Feldman; Tina Drexler; David Awwiller (2018) Investigating a gas hydrate system in apparent disequilibrium in the Danube Fan, Black Sea, Earth and Planetary Science Letters (502), pp. 1-11.

  • Christopher Schmidt, Ewa Burwicz, Christian Hensen, Klaus Wallmann, Sara Martínez-Loriente, Eulàlia Gràcia (2018) Genesis of mud volcano fluids in the Gulf of Cadiz using a novel basin-scale model approach, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 243 pp. 186-204. DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2018.09.011.
  • Quirk D. and Rüpke L (2018): Melt-induced buoyancy may explain the elevated rift-rapid sag paradox during breakup of continental plates, Nature Scientific Reports, 8, 9985, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-27981-2
  • Köhler P, Knorr G,  Stab L, Ganoposlky A, de Boer B, van de Wal R, Barker S, Rüpke L (2018): The effect of obliquity‐driven changes on paleoclimate sensitivity during the late Pleistocene, Geophysical Research Letters (accepted), DOI: 10.1029/2018GL077717
  • Elger J, Berndt C, Rüpke L, Krastel S, Gross F, Geissler W H (2018): Pipe structure formation as a trigger for submarine slope failures. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03176-1
  • Karstens J, Haflidason H, Becker L, Berndt C, Rüpke L, Planke S, Liebetrau V, Schmidt M,  Mienert J (2018): Glacigenic sedimentation pulses triggered postglacial gas hydrate dissociation, Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03043-z
  • Heimdal T, Svensen H, Ramezani J, Iyer K, Pereira E, Rodrigues R, Jones M, Callegaro S (2018): Large-scale sill emplacement in Brazil as a trigger for the endTriassic crisis, Nature Scientific Reports,  8:141, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-18629-8


  • Vehling F, Hasenclever J, Rüpke LH (2017): Implementation Strategies for Accurate and Efficient Control Volume-Based Two-Phase Hydrothermal Flow Solutions, Transport in Porous Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-017-0957-2 
  • Hasenclever J, Knorr G, Rüpke LH, Köhler P, Morgan JP, Garofalo K, Barker S, Lohmann G, Hall I (2017): Sea level fall during glaciation stabilized atmospheric CO2 by enhanced volcanic degassing, Nature Communications,doi:10.1038/ncomms15867
  • Rüpke LH and Hasenclever J (2017): Global rates of mantle serpentinization and H2 production at oceanic transform faults in 3-D geodynamic models, GRL, DOI: 10.1002/2017GL072893
  • Burwicz, E., T. Reichel, K. Wallmann, W. Rottke, M. Haeckel, and C. Hensen (2017), 3-D basin-scale reconstruction of natural gas hydrate system of the Green Canyon, Gulf of Mexico, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 1959– 1985, DOI 10.1002/2017GC006876.

  • Andersen C, Theissen-Krah S, Hannington M, Rüpke LH, Petersen S (2017): Faulting and off-axis submarine massive sulfide accumulation at slow spreading mid-ocean ridges: A numerical modeling perspective, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, doi:10.1002/2017GC006880
  • Collignon M., Schmid D.W., Galerne C.Y., Lupi M., Mazzini A. (2017) Modelling of mud volcano dynamics: application to the Lusi mud eruption. Marine and Petroleum Geology, in press
  • Iyer K, Svensen H, and Schmid D (2017): SILLi 1.0: A 1D Numerical Tool Quantifying the Thermal Effects of Sill Intrusions, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,, in review
  • Iyer K, Schmid D, Planke S, Millett J (2017): Modelling hydrothermal venting in volcanic sedimentary basins: Impact on hydrocarbon maturation and paleoclimate. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 467, p. 30-42
  • Svensen H, Iyer K, Schmid D, Mazzini A (2017): Modelling of gas generation following emplacement of an igneous sill below Lusi, East Java, Indonesia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, in press
  • Souche A, Schmid DW, Rüpke LH (2017): Interrelation between surface and basement heat flow in sedimentary basins, AAPG Bulletin, in press
  • LaRowe, D., Burwicz, E., Arndt, S., Dale, A., Amend, J. (2017) The temperature and volume of global marine sediments, Geology, 45 (3): 275-278.