Untersuchungsgebiet des neuen DFG-Projektes von Kamil Ustaszewski und Sumiko Tsukamoto.

Two new DFG-funded projects in the Alps

The Structural Geology and Tectonics group ​received funding for two new projects in the framework of SPP2017.
Study area of the new DFG-funded project by Kamil Ustaszewski and Sumiko Tsukamoto.
Graphic: Kamil Ustaszewski

Published: 10 June 2020, 09:23

Untersuchungsgebiet des neuen DFG-Projektes von Christoph Grützner, Kamil Ustaszewski und Klaus Reicherter. Study area of the new DFG-funded project by Christoph Grützner, Kamil Ustaszewski, Klaus Reicherter (RWTH Aachen) Graphic: Christoph Grützner

The Structural Geology and Tectonics group received DFG-funding for two new projects in the framework of the SPP2017 "Mountain building processes in 4D".

Kamil Ustaszewski de (FSU Jena) and Sumiko Tsukamoto (LIAG Hannover) were granted a PhD position for the project "Identifying fossil fault activity along the eastern Periadriatic Fault system by means of combined luminescence- and ESR-dating of fault gouges (NE Italy, S Austria and N Slovenia)". The aim of this project is to assess fault activity along the Periadriatic Line in the Eastern and Southern Alps. In an innovative technology they will combine Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) on feldspars and Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) measurements on quartz from fault gauges. This allows dating the last movements on the faults.

In a second project, "Mountainbuilding in the Eastern and Southern Alps - large earthquakes and active faults", Christoph Grützner de (FSU Jena), Kamil Ustaszewski de (FSU Jena), and Klaus Reicherter (RWTH Aachen) will investigate strong earthquakes in the Alps. Using tectonic geomorphology and paleoseismology they want to find out where strong earthquakes occurred after the last glacial maximum and how strong they were. This will help to understand how the Alps grow. Christoph Grützner will work on this project as a PI.

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