Geländemodell der Überschiebungsfront in den Südalpen, Nordost-Italien

Active Tectonics

Our research into active deformation of the earth's surface by tectonic processes focuses on structure-forming processes, including the rates at which these processes operate. We tackle such challenges by quantifying geomorphological parameters with both ground-based and remote sensing approaches​.
Terrain model of the thrust front in the Southern Alps, NE Italy
Image: Viscolani et al., 2020

Selected Publications

Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B.Ustaszewski, K. & Reicherter, K. (2019), Tectonic geomorphology and Quaternary landscape development in the Albania - Montenegro border region: An inventory, Geomorphology, 326, 116-131, doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.09.014.

Ustaszewski, K., Herak, M., Tomljenović, B., Herak, D., Matej, S. (2014): Neotectonics of the Dinarides-Pannonian Basin transition and possible earthquake sources in the Banja Luka epicentral area, Journal of Geodynamics, 82, 52-68.

Viscolani, A., Grützner, C., Diercks, M., Reicherter, K., & Ustaszewski, K. (2020). Late Quaternary Tectonic Activity of the Udine-Buttrio Thrust, Friulian Plain, NE Italy. Geosciences 10(2), 84, doi:10.3390/geosciences10020084.

Zebari, M., Grützner, C., Navabpour, P., & Ustaszewski, K.(2019): Relative timing of uplift along the Zagros Mountain Front Flexure (Kurdistan Region of Iraq): Constrained by geomorphic indices and landscape evolution modeling, Solid Earth, 10, 663-682, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-663-2019OPEN ACCESS!

MSc theses

Manuel Diercks, 2020: Geomorphologic Investigations on Active Tectonics in Western Slovenia, 57 pp.

Julian Welte, 2019: The application of open-source software and open data in Remote Sensing on active faults at the case site of the Cerknica Polje in Slovenia, 61 pp.

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