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Ritske S. Huismans

Professor, Head of Geodynamics and Basin studies Group
  • E-mailRitske.Huismans@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 81 17+47 922 70 930
  • Visitor Address
    Realfagbygget, Allégt. 41
    Room 
    2G14a - 2142
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Research interests:

Geodynamics of rifted passive margins

Orogen dynamics

Coupling tectonics, surface processes, and climate

Links between tectonics, magmatism, and fluid flow

2D / 3D forward modelling and computational fluid dynamics

Finite element code development

Selected publications

Pedersen, V.,K., Huismans, R.S., Moucha, R.., 2016: Isostatic and dynamic support of high topography on a North Atlantic passive margin, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 446, 1-9.

Erdös, Zoltan, Huismans, R.S., van der Beek, P. 2015, First-order control of syntectonic sedimentation on crustal-scale structure of mountain belts. J. Geophys. Res.,120.

Erdős, Z., Huismans, R.S., van der Beek, P., Thieulot, C.*, 2014: Extensional inheritance and surface processes as controlling factors of mountain belt structure, J. Geophysical Research 119, 9042-9061.

Thieulot, C., Steer, P.*, and Huismans, R.S., 2014: Three-dimensional numerical simulations of crustal systems undergoing orogeny and subjected to surface processes, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15), 4936-4957.

Huismans, R.S. Beaumont, 2014: Contrasting Characteristics of Rifted Continental Margins Explained by Depth-Dependent Lithospheric Extension: Effects of Detachment and Strong and Weak Lower Crust, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 407, 148-162.

Pedersen, V.,K., Huismans, R.S., Herman, F., Egholm, D.L., 2014: Controls of initial topography on temporal and spatial patterns of glacial erosion, 223, Geomorpholoy.

Jammes, S. Huismans, R.S., Munoz, J.A., Lateral variation in structural style of mountain building: controls of rheological and rift inheritance, Terra Nova, 2013.

Fillon, C., Huismans, R.S., and van der Beek, P., Wedge-top sedimentation effects on the growth of fold-and-thrust belts, Geology 2013.

Steer, P., Huismans, R.S., Valla, P.G., Gac, S., and Herman, F., 2012: Bimodal Plio–Quaternary glacial erosion of fjords and low-relief surfaces in Scandinavia, Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1549.

Allken, V., R. S. Huismans, and C. Thieulot (2012), Factors controlling the mode of rift interaction in brittle-ductile coupled systems: A 3D numerical study, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, QXXXXX, doi:10.1029/2012GC004077.

Allken, V., R. S. Huismans, and C. Thieulot, 2011: Three‐dimensional numerical modeling of upper crustal extensional systems, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B10409, doi:10.1029/2011JB008319|

Huismans, R.S. Beaumont, 2011: Depth-dependent extension, two-stage breakup and cratonic underplating at rifted margins, Nature, 473, 2011. doi:10.1038/nature09988.

GEOV254: Geodynamics and basin modelling

GEOV251: Advanced structural geology

GEOV350: Geodynamics and plate tectonic processes

Academic article
  • 2020. Rotation, narrowing, and preferential reactivation of brittle structures during oblique rifting. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 1-12.
  • 2019. Water migration in the subduction mantle wedge: A two-phase flow approach. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 9208-9225.
  • 2019. Salt decollement and rift inheritance controls on crustal deformation in orogens. Terra Nova. 562-568.
  • 2019. Northeast Atlantic breakup volcanism and consequences for Paleogene climate change – MagellanPlus Workshop report. Scientific Drilling. 69-85.
  • 2019. Mountain Building or Backarc Extension in Ocean-Continent Subduction Systems: A Function of Backarc Lithospheric Strength and Absolute Plate Velocities. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 7461-7482.
  • 2019. Long‐Term Coupling and Feedback Between Tectonics and Surface Processes During Non‐Volcanic Rifted Margin Formation. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 12323-12347.
  • 2019. Evolving paleotopography and lithospheric flexure of the Pyrenean Orogen from 3D flexural modeling and basin analysis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 26-37.
  • 2019. Control of increased sedimentation on orogenic fold-and-thrust belt structure-insights into the evolution of the Western Alps. Solid Earth (SE). 391-404.
  • 2018. The Wilson cycle and effects of tectonic structural inheritance on continental margin formation. Tectonics. 3085-3101.
  • 2018. Insights Into the Crustal-Scale Dynamics of a Doubly Vergent Orogen From a Quantitative Analysis of Its Forelands: A Case Study of the Eastern Pyrenees. Tectonics. 450-476.
  • 2018. Eocene to mid-Pliocene landscape evolution in Scandinavia inferred from offshore sediment volumes and pre-glacial topography using inverse modelling. Geomorphology. 467-485.
  • 2018. Drainage integration and sediment dispersal in active continental rifts: A numerical modelling study of the central Italian Apennines. Basin Research. 965-989.
  • 2017. Orogen-scale uplift in the central Italian Apennines drives episodic behaviour of earthquake faults. Scientific Reports. 1-10.
  • 2017. Crustal structure and evolution of the Arctic Caledonides: Results fromcontrolled-source seismology. Tectonophysics. 9-24.
  • 2016. Isostatic and dynamic support of high topography on a North Atlantic passive margin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 1-9.
  • 2016. Alpine exhumation of the central Cantabrian Mountains, Northwest Spain. Tectonics. 339-356.
  • 2015. First-order control of syntectonic sedimentation on crustal-scale structure of mountain belts. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 5362-5377.
  • 2014. Three-dimensional numerical simulations of crustal systems undergoing orogeny and subjected to surface processes. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. 4936-4957.
  • 2014. Rifted continental margins: The case for depth-dependent extension. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 148-162.
  • 2014. Lateral variation in structural style of mountain building: Controls of rheological and rift inheritance. Terra Nova. 201-207.
  • 2014. Extensional inheritance and surface processes as controlling factors of mountain belt structure. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 9042-9061.
  • 2014. Evaluating balanced section restoration with thermochronology data: A case study from the Central Pyrenees. Tectonics. 617-634.
  • 2014. Effects of lithosphere buckling on subsidence and hydrocarbon maturation: A case-study from the ultra-deep East Barents Sea basin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 123-133.
  • 2014. Controls of initial topography on temporal and spatial patterns of glacial erosion. Geomorphology. 96-116.
  • 2013. Syntectonic sedimentation effects on the growth of fold-and-thrust belts. Geology. 83-86.
  • 2013. Syntectonic sedimentation controls on the evolution of the southern Pyrenean fold-and-thrust belt: Inferences from coupled tectonic-surface processes models. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 5665-5680.
  • 2013. Rifting assisted by shear heating and formation of the Lomonosov Ridge. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 31-40.
  • 2013. Formation of intracratonic basins by lithospheric shortening and phase changes: a case study from the ultra-deep East Barents Sea basin. Terra Nova. 459-464.
  • 2013. Control of lithosphere rheology on subduction polarity at initiation: Insights from 3D analogue modelling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 219-228.
  • 2013. 3D numerical modelling of graben interaction and linkage: a case study of the Canyonlands grabens, Utah. Basin Research. 436-449.
  • 2012. Structural styles of mountain building: Controls of lithospheric rheologic stratification and extensional inheritance. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 22 pages.
  • 2012. On the origin of the ultradeep East Barents Sea basin. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 16 pages.
  • 2012. Low seismic velocities below mid-ocean ridges: Attenuation versus melt retention. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 19 pages.
  • 2012. Factors controlling the mode of rift interaction in brittle-ductile coupled systems: A 3D numerical study. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. 18 pages.
  • 2012. Bimodal Plio-Quaternary glacial erosion of fjords and low-relief surfaces in Scandinavia. Nature Geoscience. 635-639.
  • 2011. Three-dimensional numerical modeling of upper crustal extensional systems. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 15 pages.
  • 2011. Depth-dependent extension, two-stage breakup and cratonic underplating at rifted margins. Nature. 74-U85.
  • 2009. Dynamical modelling of lithospheric extension and small-scale convection: implications for magmatism during the formation of volcanic rifted margins. Geophysical Journal International. 327-350.
  • 2008. Three dimensional dynamic numerical modelling of rifts and passive margins. META. 6-10.
  • 2008. Thinning of continental backarc lithosphere by flow-induced gravitational instability. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 435-446.
  • 2008. Dissipation Analysis as a Guide to Mode Selection during Crustal Extension and Implications for the Styles of Sedimentary Basins. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR).
  • 2008. DOUAR: A new three-dimensional creeping flow numerical model for the solution of geological problems. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. 76-91.
  • 2008. Complex rifted continental margins explained by dynamical models of depth-dependent lithospheric extension. Geology. 163-166.
  • 2007. The fate of subducted sediments: A case for backarc intrusion and underplating. Geology. 1111-1114.
  • 2007. Roles of lithospheric strain softening and heterogeneity in determining the geometry of rifts and continental margins. Geological Society Special Publication. 107-134.
  • 2007. A numerical model for coupled fluid flow and matrix deformation with applications to disequilibrium compaction and delta stability. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR).
Lecture
  • 2017. Water migration in the subduction mantle wedge: a two-phase flow approach.
  • 2017. Water migration in the subduction mantle wedge: a two-phase flow approach.
  • 2017. Seismic probing of hydration and dehydration reactions in subduction zones.
  • 2016. The critical role of extension-orthogonal shears in oblique rift development.
  • 2016. Preferential development of extension-orthogonal basins in oblique continental rifts.
  • 2016. Preferential development of extension-orthogonal basins in oblique continental rifts.
  • 2013. Petrological-Geochemical Constraints on Formation and Modification of Cratonic Lithospheric Mantle and Implications for its Thermophysical Properties.
Academic lecture
  • 2019. Effects of structural inheritance on orogen and rifted margin structure .
  • 2018. Long term 2-D thermo-mechanical modelling of magma-poor passive margins formation: effects of deep mantle processes on vertical motions.
  • 2017. Inversion of Eocene to mid-Pliocene landscape evolution in Scandinavia using offshore sediment volumes.
  • 2017. Inverse modeling of Eocene to mid-Pliocene landscape evolution in Scandinavia using offshore sediment volumes.
  • 2016. Magmatism at passive margins: Effects of depth-dependent rifting and depleted continental lithospheric counterflow.
  • 2016. Isostatic and dynamic support of high passive margin topography in southern Scandinavia.
  • 2016. Isostatic and dynamic support of high passive margin topography in southern Scandinavia.
  • 2016. Barents Sea Paleozoic basement and basin configurations: Crustal structure from deep seismic and potential field data.
  • 2016. Barents Sea Crustal and Upper Mantle Structure from Deep Seismic and Potential Field Data.
  • 2016. Barents Sea Crustal and Upper Mantle Structure from Deep Seismic and Potential Field Data.
  • 2015. The role of mechanical heterogeneities during continental breakup: a 3D lithospheric-scale modelling approach.
  • 2015. Factors controlling structural style and magmatism in passive margins.
  • 2013. Controls of initial topography on temporal and spatial patterns of glacial erosion.
  • 2012. Quaternary landscape evolution in Norway – to what degree is Norway sculptured by glaciers?
  • 2012. Quaternary landscape evolution in Norway – to what degree is Norway sculptured by glaciers?
  • 2012. Coupled compaction driven fluid flow and mechanical deformation in sedimentary basins.
  • 2010. Compressing a sheared margin and extended plate boundary: Modeling subduction in the Pyrenees.
  • 2009. What are the implications of lithosphere scale dynamical models of rifting and passive margin formation for vertical motions and thermal history at rifted margins?
  • 2009. Three-dimensional numerical modelling of crust and lithosphere extension.
  • 2009. Structural style of formation of passive margins, insights from dynamical modelling. implications for heatflow and subsidence history.
  • 2009. Small scale convection and volcanic margin formation of conjugate North Atlantic volcanic rifted margins: Insights from dynamical models.
  • 2009. Role of phase changes on the pattern of upper mantle flow beneath mid-oceanic ridges.
  • 2009. Formation and breakdown of the Pyrenean mountain belt: relation between tectonics, surface processes, and climate.
  • 2009. Factors controlling structure style of rift and passive margin formation.
  • 2009. Dynamical modelling of lithospheric extension and small-scale convection: implications for magmatism during the formation of volcanic rifted margins.
  • 2009. Dynamical Models of Depth-Dependent Lithospheric Extension at Rifted Continental Margins: Effects of Strong and Weak Lower Crust.
  • 2009. Can phase changes be at the origin of the large subsidence of Barents Sea basins? Insights from density modelling.
  • 2009. 2D and 3D forward numerical modeling of rift and passive margin formation: implications for South, North and Central Atlantic rifted margins.
  • 2008. What are the implications of depth-dependent and uniform lithospheric extension for thermal history at rifted margins: Insights from dynamical models.
  • 2008. Three-dimensional numerical modelling of rifting.
  • 2008. Sub-basalt exploration in the Norwegian Sea and IODP.
  • 2008. Structural style of passive margins, insights from dynamical modelling.
  • 2008. Structural style of inversion of rifts and passive margins: feedback between mountain building and surface processes.
  • 2008. Structural style of formation of passive margins, insights from dynamical modelling. Implications for heat flow and subsidence history.
  • 2008. STT-02: Structure and Formation of Rift Basins and Passive Margins from Surface to Depth: Observations and Modelling.
  • 2008. IODP Drilling of Conjugate North Atlantic Volcanic Rifted Margins, Causes and Implications of Excess Magmatism.
  • 2008. Dynamical modelling of lithospheric extension and small-scale convection: implications for magmatism during the formation of volcanic rifted margins.
  • 2008. Depth Dependent Thinning at Wide (Non)-Volcanic Passive Margins: Effects of Strong and Weak Lower Crust.
  • 2008. Depth Dependent Thinning at Wide (Non)-Volcanic Passive Margins: Effects of Strong and Weak Lower Crust.
  • 2008. Depth Dependent Thinning at Wide (Non)-Volcanic Passive Margins, Lithospheric Rheological Stratification and Small Scale Convection.
  • 2008. 2-D numerical modeling of upper mantle flow beneath mid-oceanic ridges. Workshop in advanced numerical modeling in mantle convection and listhosphere dynamic.
  • 2007. The origin of thin lithosphere in continental backarcs: Effect of hydration on mantle lithosphere stability.
  • 2007. Symmetry, width, and differential thinning of passive margins, insights from dynamical modelling: Implications for heatflow and subsidence History.
  • 2007. Symmetry, Width, and Depth Dependent Extension at Passive Margins, Control of Lithospheric Rheological Stratification and Strain Weakening.
  • 2007. Structural style of passive margin formation, role of lithosphere rheological stratification.
  • 2007. Structural style of inversion of rifts and passive margins: feedback between mountain building and surface processes. Application to the Pyreneean Cantabrian Mts.
  • 2007. Structural style of inversion of rifts and passive margins: Feedback between mountain building and surface processes. Application to the Pyreneean Cantabrian Mts.
  • 2007. Sensitivity of rift mode to thermal-tectonic regime: what is the force required for lithospheric rupture?
  • 2007. Role of lower crustal flow during post-rift sedimentary basin evolution.
  • 2007. PYRTEC:Spatial and temporal coupling between tectonics and surface processes during lithosphere inversion of the Pyrenean-Cantabrian mountain belt.
  • 2007. Narrow Asymmetric versus Extreme Wide Non-Volcanic Passive Margin Formation, Control of Lithospheric Rheological Stratification and Strain Weakening Invited presentation.
  • 2007. Influence of lower crustal flow on the post-rift subsidence of a basin.
  • 2007. Complex rifted margins explained by dynamical models of depth-dependent lithospheric extension.
  • 2007. Complex rifted margins explained by dynamical models of depth-dependent lithospheric extension.
  • 2006. The origin of thin lithosphere in continental backarcs: Effect of hydration on mantle lithosphere stability.
  • 2006. Narrow Asymmetric versus Extreme Wide Non-Volcanic Passive Margin Formation, Control of Lithospheric Rheological Stratification and Strain Weakening.
  • 2006. Lithospheric Rheological Stratification, Strain Weakening, and the Geometry of Rifts and Continental Margins.
  • 2006. Dynamic models of lithosphere extension using extension.
  • 2006. Dynamic modeling of crustal extension.
  • 2006. Differences between kinematic and dynamic models of extensional lithosphere.
  • 2005. Effect of Lithospheric Rheological Stratification on Extensional Styles and Rift Basin Geometry.
Reader opinion piece
  • 2018. Reply to: Discussion of "Eocene to mid-Pliocene landscape evolution in Scandinavia inferred from offshore sediment volumes and pre-glacial topography using inverse modeling" (Pedersen et al. 2018, Geomorphology, 303: 467-485). Geomorphology. 225-230.
Masters thesis
  • 2010. Finite Element Modeling of Buoyancy-Driven Flow in Natural Geothermal Systems.
Abstract
  • 2011. Modellling compression along a previously extended plate boundary; subduction vs. Obduction along the Iberian – Eurasian margin. Abstracts and Proceedings of the Geological Society of Norway. 62-62.
Poster
  • 2018. Synrift subsidence and magmatism of the Central South Atlantic passive margins based on long term 2-D thermo-mechanical modelling.
  • 2018. Modelling dehydration and water migration in subduction zones – a two-phase flow approach.
  • 2018. Mantle exhumation at magma-poor rifted margin: a competition between frictional shear zones and thermally weakened necking domains. Consequences on time of breakup at Galicia/Newfoundland margins.
  • 2017. The Western Barents Sea: where is the Caledonian Deformation Front?
  • 2017. Inverse modeling of Eocene to mid-Pliocene landscape evolution in Scandinavia using offshore sediment volumes.
  • 2016. Locating Caledonian Deformation Front in the Western Barents Sea.
  • 2016. Fluid migration in the subduction zone: a coupled fluid flow approach.
  • 2016. Barents Sea Paleozoic basement and basin configurations: Crustal structure from deep seismic and potential field data .
  • 2016. Artefacts or reality? Sometimes interesting modelling results should be discarded.
  • 2015. The critical role of extension-orthogonal shears in oblique rift development.
  • 2015. Isostatic and dynamic support of high passive margin topography in southern Scandinavia.
  • 2013. Patterns of glacial erosion affected by initial topography.
  • 2011. Is enhanced heat and tracer transfer an important process in deep geothermal systems?
  • 2009. Three-dimensional numerical modelling of crustal extension.
  • 2009. Three-dimensional numerical modelling of crustal extension.
  • 2009. Thermal buoyancy related to the 410 km depth exothermic phase change, a possible origin for upper mantle plumes.
  • 2009. Differential thinning and small scale convection during formation of non-volcanic conjugate, Morocco - Nova Scotia passive margins: Insights from thermo-mechanical modeling.
  • 2008. DOUAR, a new 3D creeping flow model for the solution of geological problems: some applications.
  • 2008. 2D numerical mo-delling of upper mantle flow beneath mid-oceanic ridges.

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Full publication list at:

http://folk.uib.no/rhu002/publications.html

Selected publications

Pedersen, V.,K., Huismans, R.S., Moucha, R.., 2016: Isostatic and dynamic support of high topography on a North Atlantic passive margin, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 446, 1-9.

Erdös, Zoltan, Huismans, R.S., van der Beek, P. 2015, First-order control of syntectonic sedimentation on crustal-scale structure of mountain belts. J. Geophys. Res.,120.

Erdős, Z., Huismans, R.S., van der Beek, P., Thieulot, C.*, 2014: Extensional inheritance and surface processes as controlling factors of mountain belt structure, J. Geophysical Research 119, 9042-9061.

Thieulot, C., Steer, P.*, and Huismans, R.S., 2014: Three-dimensional numerical simulations of crustal systems undergoing orogeny and subjected to surface processes, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15), 4936-4957.

Huismans, R.S. Beaumont, 2014: Contrasting Characteristics of Rifted Continental Margins Explained by Depth-Dependent Lithospheric Extension: Effects of Detachment and Strong and Weak Lower Crust, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 407, 148-162.

Pedersen, V.,K., Huismans, R.S., Herman, F., Egholm, D.L., 2014: Controls of initial topography on temporal and spatial patterns of glacial erosion, 223, Geomorpholoy.

Jammes, S. Huismans, R.S., Munoz, J.A., Lateral variation in structural style of mountain building: controls of rheological and rift inheritance, Terra Nova, 2013.

Fillon, C., Huismans, R.S., and van der Beek, P., Wedge-top sedimentation effects on the growth of fold-and-thrust belts, Geology 2013.

Steer, P., Huismans, R.S., Valla, P.G., Gac, S., and Herman, F., 2012: Bimodal Plio–Quaternary glacial erosion of fjords and low-relief surfaces in Scandinavia, Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1549.

Allken, V., R. S. Huismans, and C. Thieulot (2012), Factors controlling the mode of rift interaction in brittle-ductile coupled systems: A 3D numerical study, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, QXXXXX, doi:10.1029/2012GC004077.

Allken, V., R. S. Huismans, and C. Thieulot, 2011: Three‐dimensional numerical modeling of upper crustal extensional systems, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B10409, doi:10.1029/2011JB008319|

Huismans, R.S. Beaumont, 2011: Depth-dependent extension, two-stage breakup and cratonic underplating at rifted margins, Nature, 473, 2011. doi:10.1038/nature09988.

EDUCATION

1999   PhD in Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1994   MSc in Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands    

PREVIOUS POSITIONS    

2004 – 2011    Adjunct professor, Geodynamics group, Dalhousie University, Canada  

2003 – 2004    Research Associate, Geodynamics group, Dalhousie University, Canada         

1999 – 2003    Post doctoral fellow, Geodynamics group, Dalhousie University, Canada           

 

Earth System Modelling (Statoil)

Barents Sea Paleozoic basement and basin configurations (BarPz) (Petromaks-RCN)

Integrated Orogen-Sedimentary Basin Studies (Brazil-Norway collaboration)

Multi-Rift (Petromaks-RCN)

Coupling lithosphere deformation and surface processes, COLORS (Total)

Fields of competence