Publications Gephysics

Publications for employees at Geophysics Research group

Kuvvet Atakan

Einar Iversen

Morten Jakobsen

Tor Arne Johansen

Henk Keers

Rolf Mjelde

Stépane Rondenay

Lars Ottemõler

Mathilde Bøttger Sørensen




Publications by the Geophysics Group are included in the Department's publication list or can be found by searching the FRIDA database.

Recent publications by the group are listed below:





Fossen, H. 2010: Deformation bands formed during soft-sediment deformation: Observations from SE Utah. Marine and Petroleum Geology 27, 215-222.

Pirli, M., Schweitzer, J., Ottemøller, L., Raeesi, M., Mjelde, R., Atakan, K., Guterch, A., Gibbons, S., Paulsen, B., Debski, W., Wiejacz, P., and Kværna, T. 2010. Analysis and relative location of an intraplate seismic sequence: The 21st February 2008 Svalbard (Norway) earthquake case. Seismological Research Letters, Vol. 81, No.1.

Robins, B., Sandstå, N. R., Furnes, H. & de Wit, M. 2010. : Flow banding in basaltic pillow lavas from the Early Archean Hooggenoeg Formation, Barberton Greenstone Belt, RSA. Bull. Volcanol. DOI 10.1007/s00445-009-0341-3.

Boyd, R., Nordgulen, O., Thomas, R.J., Bingen, B., Bjerkgard, T., Grenne, T., Henderson, I., Melezhik, V.A., Often, M., Sandstad, J.S., Solli, A., Tveten, E., Viola, G., Key, R.M., Smith, R.A.,  Gonzalez, E., Hollick, L.J., Jacobs, J., Jamal, D., Motuza, G., Bauer, W., Daudi, E., Feitio, P.,  Manhica, V., Moniz, A.,  Rosse, D. (2010). The geology and geochemistry of the East African Orogen in northeastern Mozambique. S. Afr. J. Geol., 113, 87-129.

Macey, P.H., Thomas, R.J., Grantham, G.H., Ingram, B.A., Jacobs, J., Armstrong, R.A., Roberts, M.P., Bingen, B., Hollick, L., de Kock, G.S., Viola, G., Bauer, W., Gonzales, E., Bjerkgard, T., Henderson, I.H.C., Sandstad, J.S., Cronwright, M.S., Harley, S., Solli, A., Nordgulen, O., Motuza, G., Daudi, E., Manhica, V. (2010). Mesoproterozoic geology of the Nampula Block, northern Mozambique: Tracing fragments of Mesoproterozoic crust in the heart of Gondwana. Precambrian Res. 182, 124-148.

Thomas, R.J., Jacobs, J., Horstwood, M.S.A., Ueda, K., Bingen, B., Matola, R. (2010). The Mecubúri and Alto Benfica Groups, NE Mozambique: Aids to unravelling ca. 1 and 0.5 Ga events in the East African Orogen. Precambrian Res. 178, 72-90.


Atakan, K. 2009. The need for standardized approach for estimating the local site effects based on ambient noise recordings. In: Mucciarelli, M., Herak, M., and Cassidy, J. (Eds.). “Increasing Seismic Safety by Combining Engineering Technologies and Seismological Data”, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, Springer Science & Business Media B.V. 2009, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 400p. Chapter 1.1, 3-16.

Braathen, A., Tveranger, J., Fossen, H., Skar, T. Cardozo, N., Semshaug, S.E., Bastesen, E. & Sverdrup, E. 2009: Fault facies. AAPG Bulletin 93, 819-917.

Bauer, W., Jacobs, J., Thomas, R.J., Spaeth, G., Weber, K., 2009. Geology of the Kottas Terrane, Heimefrontfjella (East Antarctica). Polarforschung, 79, 23-28.

Bingen, B., Jacobs, J., Viola, G., Henderson, I.H.C., Skår, Ø., Boyd, R., Thomas, R.J., Solli, A., Key, R.M., Daudi, E.X.F., 2009. Geochronology of the Precambrian crust in the Mozambique belt in NE Mozambique, and implications for Gondwana assembly. Precambrian Res., 170, 231-255.

Daszinnies,M. C., Jacobs, J., Wartho, J.-A., Grantham, G. H., 2009. Post Pan-African thermo-tectonic evolution of the north Mozambican basement and its implication for the Gondwana rifting. Inferences from 40Ar/39Ar hornblende, biotite and titanite fission-track dating In: Lisker F., Ventura B. and Glasmacher U. (eds.), Thermochronological methods: from palaeotemperature constraints to landscape evolution models, J. Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Publ, 324, 261-286.

Emmel, B., Jacobs, J., Daszinnies, M.C., 2009. Combined titanite and apatite fission-track data from Gjelsvikfjella, East Antarctica - another piece of a concealed intracontinental Permo-Triassic Gondwana rift basin? In: Lisker F., Ventura B.and Glasmacher U. (eds.), Thermochronological methods: from palaeotemperature constraints to landscape evolution models, J. Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Publ., 324, 317-330, doi: 10.1144/SP324.21.

Emmel, B., Jacobs, J. and Daszinnies, M.C. (2009). Combined titanite and apatite fission-track data from Gjelsvikfjella, East Antarctica - another piece of a concealed intracontinental Permo-Triassic Gondwana rift basin?  In: Lisker F., Ventura B. and Glasmacher U. (eds.), Thermochronological methods: from palaeotemperature constraints to landscape evolution models, Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 324, 1-14. doi: 10.1144/SP324.21

Jacobs, J., 2009. A review of two decades (1986 – 2008) of geochronological work in Heimefrontfjella, and geotectonic interpretation of western Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. Polarforschung, 79, 47-57.

Jacobs, J., Bauer, W., Weber, K., Spaeth, G., Thomas, R.J., 2009. Geology of the Sivorg Terrane, Heimefrontfjella (East Antarctica), and new U-Pb Zircon provenance analyses of metasedimentary rocks. Polarforschung, 79, 11-19.

Jain, A.K., Lal, Nand, Sulemani ,B., Awasthi, A.K., Singh, S., Kumar, R., and Kumar, D., (2009): Detrital-zircon fission track geochronology of the Lower Cenozoic sediments, NW Himalayan foreland basin: Clues for exhumation and denudation of the Himalaya during India-Asia collision. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121, 408-433.

Jöns, N., Emmel, B., Schenk, V. and Razakamanana, T. (2009). From orogenesis to passive margin - the cooling history of the Bemarivo Belt (N Madagascar), a multi-thermochronometer approach. Gondwana Research, 16, 72-81, doi:10.10167j.gr.2009.02.006.

Kandilarov, A., Atakan, K., Havskov, J., and Gospodinov, D. 2009. An investigation of the significance of local site effects in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, doi: 10.1007/s10518-008-9091-4, Vol. 7, Issue 1; 181-198.

Kolyukhin, D., Schueller, S., Espedal, M. S. & Fossen, H. 2009. Deformation band populations in fault damage zone—impact on fluid flow. Computational Geosciences 13, DOI 10.1007/s10596-009-9148-8.

Ottemöller, L., B. Baptie and N. J. P., Smith, Source parameters for the 4.0 MW earthquake in Folkestone, UK, on 28 April 2007, BSSA, 99, 1853 – 1867, 2009.

Raeesi, M., and Atakan, K. 2009. On the deformation cycle of a strongly coupled plate interface: the triple earthquakes of March 13, 1963, Nov.15, 2006 and Jan.13, 2007 along the Kurile subduction zone. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, doi:10.1029/2008JB006184.

Rotevatn, A., Tveranger, J., Howell, J.A. & Fossen, H. 2009: Dynamic investigation of the effect of a relay ramp on simulated fluid flow: geocellular modelling of the Delicate Arch Ramp, Utah. Petroleum Geoscience 15, 45-58.

Rotevatn, A., Buckley, S.J., Howell, J.A. & Fossen H. 2009: Overlapping faults and their effect on fluid flow in reservoirs of different depositional origin: using LIDAR data in outcrop modelling of structurally complex reservoir analogues. AAPG Bulletin 93, 407-427.

Sargeant, S and L. Ottemöller. Lg wave attenuation in Britain, Geophysical Journal International, 179, 1593-1606, 2009.

Simon, K., Huismans, R.S., and Beaumont, C., Dynamical modeling of lithospheric extension and small-scale convection: implications for magmatism during the formation of volcanic rifted margins, Geophysical Journal International, 2009, 176, 327–350, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03891.x.

Torabi, A. & Fossen, H. 2009: Variation of microstructure and petrophysical properties along deformation bands. AAPG Bulletin 93, 919-938.

Voss, P.H., Larsen, T.B., Ottemöller, L., and S. Gregersen, S., Earthquake in southern Sweden wakes up Denmark on 16 December 2008. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 17, 9–12, 2009.



Atakan, K. 2008. Sichuan earthquake of 12 May 2008 (M=7.9) in central China: Why it happended? GEO-Magasin, 11.Årgang, Nr.4 – 2008, 50-52.

Schulz, M., Berger, W.H., Jansen, E., and MARUM-Worksop Participants (hereunder K.Atakan). 2008. Listening to glaciers. Nature Geoscience (July 2008), doi: 10.1038/ngeo235.

Bale, A., Fossen, H., Berg, E., Mjelde, Ø. & Kui, T. 2008: Comprehensive mini-frac testing in the Gullfaks Field as a tool for characterization of reservoir structure and rock mechanics.  International Petroleum Technology Conference, Kualalumpur 3-5 December 2008.

Buiter, S.J.H., Huismans, R.S., and Beaumont, C., Dissipation Analysis as a Guide to Mode Selection during Crustal Extension and Implications for the Styles of Sedimentary Basins, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B06406, doi:10.1029/2007JB005272..

Braun, J., Thieulot, C., Fullsack, P., DeKool, M., Beaumont, C., Huismans, R.S., DOUAR: A new three-dimensional creeping flow numerical model for the solution of geological problems, Physics Earth Planet. Int., 171, 76-91, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2008.05.003, 2008.

Currie, C.A., Huismans, R.S., and Beaumont, C., Thinning of continental backarc lithosphere by flow-induced gravitational instability, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 269, 435-446. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.02.037

Chatelain, J-L., Guillier, B., Cara, F., Duval, A-M., Atakan, K., Bard, P-Y., and the WP02 SESAME Team. 2008.  Evaluation of the influence of experimental conditions on H/V results from ambient noise recordings. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 6, Issue 1, 33-74, doi: 10.1007/s10518-007-9040-7.

Emmel, B., Jacobs, J., Crowhurst, P., Austegard, A. and Schwarz-Schampera, U. (2008a). Apatite single-grain (U-Th)/He data from Heimefrontfjella, East Antarctica: Indications for differential exhumation related to glacial loading? Tectonics, 27, TC6010, doi:10.1029/2007TC002220.                                                         

Emmel, B., Jöns,N., Kröner, A., Jacobs, J., Wartho, J-A., Schenk,V., Razakamanana, T. and Austegard, A. (2008b). From closure of the Mozambique ocean to Gondwana breakup - new evidences from geochronological data of the Vohibory terrane, SW Madagascar. The Journal of Geology, 116, 21-38.                           

Fossen, H. 2008: Innføring i geologi: stein, mineraler, fossiler og olje. Fagbokforlaget. 169 pp.

Gee, D.G., Fossen, H., Henriksen, N. and Higgins, A.K. 2008: From the early Paleozoic platforms of Baltica and Laurentia to the Caledonide orogen of Scandinavia and Greenland. Episodes 31, 44-51.

Guillier, B., Atakan, K., Chatelain, J-L., Havskov, J., Ohrnberger, M., Cara, F., Duval, A-M., Zacharapoulos, S., Teves-Costa, P., and the SESAME Team. 2008. Influence of instruments on H/V spectral ratios of ambient vibrations. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 6, Issue 1, 3-31, doi: 10.1007/s10518-007-9039-0.

Haghshenas, Bard, P-Y., Theodulidis, N. and the SESAME WP04 Team (K. Atakan, F. Cara, C. Cornou, G. Cultrera, G. Di Giulio, P. Dimitriu, D. Fäh, R. de Franco, A. Marcellini, M. Pagani, A. Rovelli, A. Savvaidis, A.Tento, S. Vidal and S. Zacharopoulos). 2008. Empirical evaluation of the microtremor H/V spectral ratio. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 6, Issue 1, 75-108, doi: 10.1007/s10518-007-9058-x.

Huismans, R.S. and Beaumont, C., Complex rifted continental margins explained by dynamical models of depth-dependent lithospheric extension, Geology, 36; 2, 163–166, doi: 10.1130/G24231A.1, 2008.

Jacobs, J., Pisarevsky, S., Thomas, R.J., Becker, T., 2008. The Kalahari Craton during the assembly and dispersal of Rodinia. Precambrian Research, 160, 142-158.

Jacobs, J., Bingen, B., Thomas, R.J., Bauer, W., Wingate, M.T.D., Feitio, P., 2008. Early Paleozoic orogenic collapse and voluminous late-tectonic magmatism in Dronning Maud Land and Mozambique: insights into the partially delaminated orogenic root of the East African-Antarctic Orogen? J. Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Publ., 308, 69-90.

Li, Z.X., Bogdanova, S.V., Collins, A.S., Davidson, A., De Waele, B., Ernst, R.E., Fitzsimons, I.C.W., Fuck, R.A., Gladkochub, D.P., Jacobs, J., Karlstrom, K.E., Lu, S., Natapov, L.M., Pease, V., Pisarevsky, S.A., Thrane, K., Vernikovsky, V., 2008. Assembly, configuration, and break-up history of Rodinia: A synthesis. Precambrian Research, 160, 179–210.

Johansen, T.E.S. & Fossen, H. 2008: Internal deformation of fault damage zones in interbedded siliclastic rocks. In: Wibberley, C. A. J., Kurtz, W., Imber, J., Holdsworth, R. E. & Collettini, C. (eds), The internal structure of fault zones: implications for mechanical and fluid-flow properties. Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Publ. 299, 35–56.

Oglesby, D.D., Mai, M., Atakan, K., and Pucci, S. 2008. Dynamic models of earthquakes on the North Anatolian Fault under the Sea of Marmara: The effect of hypocenter location. Geophysical Research Letters 35, L18302, doi: 10.1029/2008GL035037.

Ottemöller, L. and L.G. Evers, Seismo-acoustic analysis of the Buncefield oil depot explosion in the UK, 2005. Geophys. J. Int., 172, 1123–1134, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03701.x, 2008.

Ottemöller, L. Seismic hybrid swarm precursory to a major dome collapse: 9-12 July 2003, Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.07.002.

Rotevatn, A., Torabi, A., Fossen, H. & Braathen, A. 2008: Slipped deformation bands – a new type of cataclastic deformation bands in Western Sinai, Suez Rift, Egypt. Journal of Structural Geology 30, 1317-1331.

Schultz, R.A., Soliva, R., Fossen, H., Okubo, C.H. & Reeves, D.M. 2008: Displacement-length scaling relations for geologic structural discontinuities and implications for near-tip processes. Journal of Structural Geology 30, 1405-1411.

Schultz, R.A. & Fossen, H. 2008: Terminology for structural discontinuities. AAPG Bulletin 92, 853-867.

Torabi, A., Fossen, H. & Alaeimajolan, B. Application of spatial correlation functions in permeability estimation of deformation bands in porous rocks. J. Geophys. Res. 113, B08208, doi:10.1029/2007JB005455.

Sørensen, M.B., and Atakan, K. 2008. Continued earthquake hazard in Northern Sumatra. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. Vol. 89, No. 14, 1. April 2008, 133-134.

Wilson, C., K. J. Horsburgh, B. J. Baptie, A. Cooper, D. Cresswell, R. M. W. Musson, L. Ottemöller, S. Richardson and S. L. Sargeant, Processes affecting tsunamis propagating towards wide continental shelves, and their role in coastal impacts, J. Geophys. Res., 113, C04007, doi:10.1029/2007JC004425, 2008.

Zhang, S. Walderhaug, H.J. and Yang Y., 2008. Rock Magnetism and magnetic anisotropy in folded sills and basaltic flows: A case study of volcanics from the Taimyr peninsula, Northern Russia. Chinese Science Bulletin, vol 53 no 5, 759-767.



Alhassan, A.,  A. Belail, H. Elbashir, I. Mohamed, M. Mohammed, N. Eltahir and J. Havskov (2007). Sudanese seismic network. Seismological Research Letters 78, 498-501.

Currie, C.A., Beaumont, C., Huismans, R.S., The fate of subducted sediments: A case for backarc intrusion and underplating, Geology, 2007, 35, 12, 1111-1114, doi: 10.1130/G24098A.1

Emmel, B., Jacobs, J., Crowhurst, P., Daszinnies, M.C, 2007. Combined apatite fission-track and single grain apatite (U-Th)/He ages from basement rocks of central Dronning Maud Land (East Antarctica) – possible identification of thermally overprinted crustal segments? Earth & Planetary Science Letters, 264, 72-88.

Fossen, H., Schultz, R., Shipton, Z. & Mair, K. 2007: Deformation bands in sandstone – a review. Geol. Soc. Lond. 164, 755-769.

Fossen, H. & Bale, A. 2007: Deformation bands and their influence on fluid flow. AAPG Bull. 91, 1685-1700.

Guillier, B., K. Atakan, JL Chatelain, J. Havskov, M. Ohrnberger, F. Cara, A. Duva, S. Zacharopoulos, P. Teves-Costa and The SESAME Team (2007). Influence of instruments on the H/V spectral ratios of ambient vibrations. Bull. Earth. Eng.  6, 3-31.

Huismans, R.S., and Beaumont, C., Roles of lithospheric strain softening and heterogeneity in determining the geometry of rifts and continental margins. InImaging, Mapping and Modelling Continental Lithosphere Extension and Breakup, pp. 107-134. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 282, DOI: 10.1144/SP282.6, 2007.

Karner, G.D., Manatschal, G., & Pinhiero, L.M. (eds) Kumar R., Lal, N., Singh, S. and Jain, A. K. (2007): Cooling and exhumation history of  the Trans-Himalayan Ladakh Batholith as constrained by Fission Track apatite and zircon ages. Current Science, 92 (4), 490-496.

Luckett,R.,  B. Baptie, L. Ottemoller, and G. Thompson Seismic Monitoring of the Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat, Seis. Res. Lett., 78, 192-200, 2007.

Meert, J.G., Walderhaug, H.J., Torsvik, T.H. and Hendriks, B.W., (2007). Age and paleomagnetic signature of the Alnø Carbonatite Complex (NE Sweden): Additional Controversy for the Neoproterozoic Paleoposition of Baltica. Precambrian Research, 154, 159-174.

Morency, C., R. S. Huismans, C. Beaumont, and P. Fullsack (2007), A numerical model for coupled fluid flow and matrix deformation with applications to disequilibrium compaction and delta stability, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B10407, doi:10.1029/2006JB004701.

Ottemöller, L., and C.W. Thomas. Highland Boundary Fault Zone: Tectonic implications of the Aberfoyle earthquake sequence of 2003, Tectonophysics, 430, 83-95, 2007.

O’Mongain, A., L. Ottemoller, B. Baptie, D. Galloway, David Booth, Seismic activity associated with a probable submarine eruption near Tristan da Cunha, July 2004-July 2006, Seis. Res. Lett., 78, 3, 375-382, 2007.

Perea, H., and Atakan, K. 2007. Influence of slow active faults in probabilistic seismic hazard assessment: the northwestern margin of the València trough. Natural Hazards, 43, 379-396, doi: 10.1007/s11069-007-9135-0.

Rotevatn, A., Fossen, H., Hesthammer, J., Aas, T.E. & Howell, J. 2007: Are relay ramps conduits for fluid flow? Structural analysis of a relay ramp in Arches National Park, Utah. In: Lonergan, L., Jolly, R.H.J., Rawnsley, K. & Sanderson, D. (eds.), Fractured reservoirs. Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Publ.270, 55-71.

Robins, B. & Chiodoni, F. 2007: Poles apart: A discussion of “Geochemistry of cumulates from the Bjerkreim-Sokndal Intrusion (S. Norway). Part I: Constraints from major elements on the mechanism of cumulate formation and on the jotunite liquid line of descent” by J.C. Duchesne and B. Charlier (Lithos 83, 2005, 229-254). Lithos 98, 335-338.

Sørensen, M.B., Ottemöller, L., Havskov, J., and Atakan, K., Hellevang, B., Pedersen, R.B. 2007. Tectonic processes in the Jan Mayen Fracture Zone based on earthquake occurrence and bathymetry. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol.97 No.3, 772-779, doi: 10.1785/0120060025.

Sørensen, M.B., Atakan, K., and Pulido, N. 2007. Simulated strong ground motions for the great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of December 26, 2004, M=9.3. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 97, No.1A, doi: 10.1785/0120050608.

Sorensen, M. Bottger, L. Ottemoller, J. Havskov, K. Atakan, B. Hellevang, R.B. Pedersen. Tectonic Processes in the Jan Mayen Fracture Zone Based on Earthquake Occurrence and Bathymetry. Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 97, 772-779, 2007.

Sørensen, M.B., Pulido, N., and Atakan, K. 2007. Sensitivity of ground motion simulations to earthquake source parameters: A case study for Istanbul, Turkey. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol.97 No.3, 881-900, doi: 10.1785/0120060044.

Torabi, A., Braathen, A., Cuisiat, F. & Fossen, H. 2007: Shear zones in porous sand: Insights from high-stress ring-shear experiments. Tectonophysics  437, 37-50.

Singh, S., Kumar R., Barley, M., Jain, A. K. (2007) U-Pb SHRIMP ages and depth of emplacement of Ladakh Batholith, NW Himalaya, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 30, 490-503.

Walderhaug, H.J., Torsvik, T.H. and Halvorsen, E., (2007). The Egersund Dykes (SW Norway): A robust Early Ediacaran (Vendian) paleomagnetic pole from Baltica. Geophysical Journal International, 168, 935-948.