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 Research Report for 2019

Professur für Allgemeine Geologie

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann

Albertstr. 23b
79104 Freiburg
Tel: 203-6494 Fax: 203-6496

Scientific Employees

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann, Leitung, Leiter Geologie, Professur für Geologie
  • Dr. Michael H. Poelchau, Leitender wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
  • Dr. Heike Ulmer, Leitende wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
  • Dr. Vivek Padmanabha, Postdoc (m/w)
  • Dr. Gerwin Wulf , Leitender wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
  • Dr. Amar Agarwal, Alexander von Humboldt-Stipendiat
  • Dr. Matthias Ebert, Postdoc (m/w)
  • Dagmar Flemming, Präparatorin
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Hoppe, Honorar-Professor
  • Alexa Pietrek, Doktorand (m/w)
  • Dr. Auriol Rae, Postdoc (m/w)
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Schäfer, Honorarprofessor
  • Dr. Zhiyong Xiao, Gastwissenschaftler China Scholarship Council
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Main Research

  • Experimentelle Gesteinsdeformation
  • Hochdynamische Geoprozesse
  • Planetare Geologie
  • Stoßwellenmetamorphose
  • Strukturgeologie von Impaktkratern

Scientific and Research Projects

  • Atlas of the Terrestrial Impact Craters
    • Project Manager: Manfred Gottwald (DLR), Kenkmann T, Uwe Reimold (University Brasilia)
    • Start/End of project: 01.06.2017 until 30.06.2019
    • Project Details
  • Peak ring formation at Chicxulub: Unraveling its deformation path and rock mechanical behavior
    • Project Manager: Poelchau M H, Kenkmann T
    • Start/End of project: 01.10.2017 until 01.09.2020
    • Project Details
  • Fast deformation of rocks: a comparison of brittle failure in seismogenic fault zones, impact craters, and Split-Hopkinson pressure bar experiments
    • Project Manager: Kenkmann T, Agarwal A
    • Start/End of project: 01.02.2017 until 31.05.2019
    • Project Details
  • Strain-rate dependent brittle deformation of rocks during impact cratering: Linking mechanical data and microstructure
    • Project Manager: Kenkmann T, Schäfer F
    • Start/End of project: 11.06.2018 until 10.06.2021
    • Project Details

Scientific publications

Journal Articles:
  • Alva-Valdivia LM, Agarwal A, García-Amador B, Morales-Barrera W, Agarwal KK, Rodríguez S, Gonzalez-Rangel JA: Paleomagnetism and tectonics from the late Pliocene to late Pleistocene in the Xalapa monogenetic volcanic field, Veracruz, Mexico. Geol Soc Am Bull, 2019. : https://doi.org/10.1130/B32006.1
  • Alva-Valdivia LM, Rodríguez-Trejo A, Vidal-Solano JR, Paz-Moreno F, Agarwal A: Emplacement temperature resolution and age determination of Cerro Colorado tuff ring by paleomagnetic analysis, El Pinacate Volcanic Field, Sonora, Mexico. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 2019; 369: 145-154. : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2018.11.012
  • Alva-Valdivia L M, Rodríguez-Trejo A, Morales J, González-Rangel J A, Agarwal A: Paleomagnetism and age constraints of historical lava flows from the El Jorullo volcano, Michoacán, Mexico. J S Am Earth Sci, 2019; 93: 439-448. : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsames.2019.05.016
  • Arp G, Reimer A, Simon K, Sturm S, Wilk J, Kruppa C, Hecht L, Hansen B T, Pohl J, Reimold W U, Kenkmann T, Jung D: The Erbisberg drilling 2011: Implications for the structure and postimpact evolution of the inner ring of the Ries impact crater. Meteorit Planet Sci, 2019. : https://doi.org/10.1111/maps.13293 (in Druck)
  • Hergarten S, Kenkmann T: Long-term erosion rates as a function of climate derived from the impact crater inventory. Earth Surf Dynam, 2019; 7: 459-473. : https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-459-2019
  • Rae A S P, Collins G S, Poelchau M, Riller U, Davison T M, Grieve R A, Osinski G R, Morgan J V, ODP-ICDP Expedition 364, Scientists: Stress‐Strain Evolution During Peak‐Ring Formation: A Case Study of the Chicxulub Impact Structure. J Geophys Res-planet, 2019; 124 (2): 396-417. : https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JE005821
  • Timms N E, Pearce M A, Erickson M T, Cavosie A J, Rae A S P, Wheeler J, Wittmann A, Ferrière L, Poelchau M H, Tomioka N, Collins G S, Gulick S P S, Rasmussen C, Morgan J V, IODP-ICDP Expedition 364, Scientists: New shock microstructures in titanite (CaTiSiO5) from the peak ring of the Chicxulub impact structure, Mexico. Contrib Mineral Petr, 2019; 174 (38). : https://doi.org/10.1007/s00410-019-1565-7
  • Wulf G, Hergarten S, Kenkmann T: Combined remote sensing analyses and landform evolution modeling reveal the terrestrial Bosumtwi impact structure as a Mars-like rampart crater. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2019; 506: 209-220. : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2018.11.009
Conference Papers:
  • Agarwal A, Poelchau M H, Kenkmann T: Kinked biotite as a strain marker in experimental impact craters in gneiss. 2019 (50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. LPI Contrib. No. 2132. Abstract #2540.).
  • Ebert M, Poelchau M H, Kenkmann T, Ritu S: eather features in shocked quartz as a tool to constrain deformation in impact craters: a case study of Chicxulub’s peak ring. 2019 (0th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. LPI Contrib. No. 2132. Abstract #2465.).
  • El Kerni H, Chennaoui Aoudjehane H, Baratoux D, Kenkmann T, Wulf G, Poelchau M, Aoudjehane M: The size and the center of the Agoudal impact structure (central high atlas, Morocco) 2019 (50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. LPI Contrib. No. 2132. Abstract #1332).
  • Lambert P, 61 co-authors: The Rochechouart 2017-cores rescaled: major features. 2019 (50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. LPI Contrib. No. 2132. Abstract #2005.).
  • Wulf G, Hergarten S, Kenkmann T: Remote Sensing Analysis and Landscape Evolution Modeling of the Bosumtwi Impact Structure, Ghana: Indications for Ejecta Ramparts. 2019 (50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, #1624.).

Special Scientific Activities

Preise / Ehrungen:
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann: Barringer Medal and Award, The Barringer Medal recognizes outstanding work in the field of impact cratering and/or work that has led to a better understanding of impact phenomena.[1] The Barringer Medal and Award were established to honor the memory of D. Moreau Barringer Sr. and his son D. Moreau Barringer Jr. and are sponsored by the Barringer Crater Company. The medal is awarded by the Meteoritical Society., Meteoritical Society, 01.01.2018.
Invited Speech:
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann: Meteoritenkrater auf Erde und Mond - Ursachen und Folgen kosmischer Kollisionen (invited speech), Planetarium Freiburg, Spezial-Programm, 16.05.2019.
  • Dr. Michael H. Poelchau: Associate editor der Zeitschrift " Meteoritics and Planetary Science, seit 2014.
Wissenschaftliche Beratung / Gutachtertätigkeiten:
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann: Gutachter für die wissenschaftlichen Journale: “Nature”, “Earth Science Reviews” ,“Earth and Planetary Science Letters”, “Geology”, “Journal of Structural Geology”, “Meteoritics and Planetary Science”, “Lecture Notes in Earth Science“, “European Journal of Mineralogy“, “Impact Studies Series”, “GSA Bulletin”, “GSA Special Paper”, seit 2007.
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann: Gutachter der DFG, seit 2007.
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann: Gutachter für die Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung und den DAAD , seit 2010.
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann: Member of the Science Advisary Group (SAC) of the International Continental Deep Drilling Project (ICDP), 01.10.2018 bis 30.09.2022.
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann: Strukturkommission der Fakultät UNR, seit 2013.

Scientific Dissertations

  • Julia Rudmann: Tectonic activity in the crystalline basement and the foothill zone of the Black Forest-Markgräflerland (Advisor Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann, Supervisor Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann, Secondary Supervisor Dr. Malte Junge), 2019.
  • Nikitina V: Mapping of naturally occurring As, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in the rocks of southern Black Forest and adjacent sediment cover. (Advisor Siebel W, Supervisor Siebel W, Secondary Supervisor Wulf G), 2019.
  • Bockstiegel M: Einfluss von Verwitterung auf den CO2-Gehalt der Atmosphäre (Advisor Siebel W, Supervisor Siebel W, Secondary Supervisor Wulf G), 2019.
  • Fabi M: Remote sensing analysis of the drainage system west of the Al Hajar Mountains, Arabia. (Advisor Wulf G, Supervisor Wulf G, Secondary Supervisor Preusser F), 2019.

Guest Scientists:

  • Dr. Zhiyong Xiao, Wuhan University, China, 01.10.2018 bis 28.02.2019