R06: Dangerous Ocean

How can we cope with ocean hazards and prepare for coastal change?

Dangerous Ocean brings together researchers from geosciences, coastal engineering, economics, and law to investigate oceanic and coastal geohazards and their socio-economic consequences.

 

We will primarily focus on large events (e.g., plate boundary earthquakes and associated tsunamis, sudden relative sea level rise, floods and storms) in order to evaluate their impacts on the coastal zone and to develop adaptation strategies for coastal geohazards, based on the analyses of ongoing, recent, and past events. Recent experience teaches mankind that oceanic geohazards, such as plate boundary earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, coastal and submarine landslides, and resulting tsunamis can reach dimensions that exceed the probable and the expected, as would be defined by conventional hazard and risk analysis. This new class of threats (e.g. the 2011 Sendai event in Japan) results from a chain of superimposed disasters, and can produce an immediate impact on the intricately linked global community and economy. They affect large populations and sensitive industrial installations on coasts and offshore, already confronted with problems of rising sea level, rapid coastline retreat, delta subsidence, sediment trapping in upstream river systems, and severe storms. We envision an integrated and multidisciplinary research approach covering the continental slope, the shelf, and coastal areas in order to investigate the entire chain from the physical state of the seafloor to consequences on the coast.

Objectives

Rather than assessing the chain of global impacts of these events, our results are intended to provide support for informed policy decisions and management strategies for the adaptation of coastal communities. We aim at answering the following integrative research questions:

  • How dangerous are critical geological systems, at the seafloor, like seismic faults and unstable slopes?
  • How resilient are coastal systems such as subsiding deltas, when affected by ocean hazards? 
  • How can improved understanding of ocean and coastal hazards be provided to assist in reducing risks and impacts to coastal communities?

The general approach for addressing these questions is an integrated analysis from offshore to onshore, and from natural to social sciences, focusing on the following topics:

  • Investigations at the seafloor will attempt to assess the state of pre-seismic loading on selected fault systems in earthquake-prone regions, and the state of criticality in potentially unstable continental slope segments.
  • Extreme landscape-modifying events drastically alter the bathymetry and on-land elevation of coastal environments.



Publications

Gutscher, M. A., Kopp, H., Krastel, S., Bohrmann, G., Garlan, T., Zaragosi, S., Klaucke, I., Wintersteller, P., Loubrieu, B., Le Faou, Y., San Pedro, L., Dominguez, S., Rovere, M., Mercier de Lepinay, B., Ranero, C. and Sallares, V. (2017) Active tectonics of the Calabrian subduction revealed by new multi-beam bathymetric data and high-resolution seismic profiles in the Ionian Sea (Central Mediterranean) Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 461 . pp. 61-72. DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.12.020.

Geissler, W. H., Gebhardt, A. C., Gross, F., Wollenburg, J., Jensen, L., Schmidt-Aursch, M. C., Krastel, S., Elger, J. and Osti, G. (2016) Arctic megaslide at presumed rest Scientific Reports, 6 (38529). DOI 10.1038/srep38529.

Geersen, J., Scholz, F., Linke, P., Schmidt, M., Lange, D., Behrmann, J. H., Völker, D. and Hensen, C. (2016) Fault zone controlled seafloor methane seepage in the rupture area of the 2010 Maule Earthquake, Central Chile Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17 (11). pp. 4802-4813. DOI 10.1002/2016GC006498.

Becker, M., Andersen, N., Erlenkeuser, H., Humphreys, M. P., Tanhua, T. and Körtzinger, A. (2016) An Internally Consistent Dataset of delta13C-DIC in the North Atlantic Ocean - NAC13v1 Earth System Science Data, 8 . pp. 559-570. DOI 10.5194/essd-8-559-2016.

Schuerch, M., Scholten, J., Carretero, S., García-Rodríguez, F., Kumbier, K., Baechtiger, M. and Liebetrau, V. (2016) The effect of long-term and decadal climate and hydrology variations on estuarine marsh dynamics: An identifying case study from the Río de la Plata Geomorphology, 269 . pp. 122-132. DOI 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.06.029.

Lange, D., Geersen, J., Barrientos, S., Moreno, M., Grevemeyer, I., Contreras-Reyes, E. and Kopp, H. (2016) Aftershock seismicity and tectonic setting of the 16 September 2015 Mw 8.3 Illapel earthquake, Central Chile Geophysical Journal International, 206 (2). pp. 1424-1430. DOI 10.1093/gji/ggw218.

Jegen, M., Avdeeva, A., Berndt, C., Franz, G., Heincke, B., Hölz, S., Neska, A., Marti, A., Planert, L., Chen, J., Kopp, H., Baba, K., Ritter, O., Weckmann, U., Meqbel, N. and Behrmann, J. (2016) 3-D Magnetotelluric Image of Offshore Magmatism at the Walvis Ridge and Rift Basin Tectonophysics, 683 . pp. 98-108. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.016.

Rickels, W., Dovern, J., Hoffmann, J., Quaas, M. F., Schmidt, J. O. and Visbeck, M. (2016) Indicators for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals: An Application to Oceanic Development in the European Union Earth's Future, 4 (5). pp. 252-267. DOI 10.1002/2016EF000353.

Gross, F., Krastel, S., Geersen, J., Behrmann, J. H., Ridente, D., Chiocci, F. L., Bialas, J., Papenberg, C., Cukur, D., Urlaub, M. and Micallef, A. (2016) The limits of seaward spreading and slope instability at the continental margin offshore Mt Etna, imaged by high-resolution 2D seismic data Tectonophysics, 667 . pp. 63-76. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.11.011.

Krastel, S., Wynn, R. B., Feldens, P., Schürer, A., Böttner, C., Stevenson, C., Cartigny, M., Hühnerbach, V. and Unverricht, D. (2016) Flow behaviour of a giant landslide and debris flow entering Agadir Canyon, NW Africa. In: Submarine mass movements and their consequences . Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 41 . Springer International Publishing, pp. 145-154. ISBN 978-3-319-20978-4 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20979-1_14.

Lamarche, G., Mountjoy, J., Bull, S., Hubble, T., Krastel, S., Lane, E., Micallef, A., Moscardell, L., Mueller, C., Pecher, I. and Woelz, S. (2016) Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences. 7th International Symposium . Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 41 . Springer International Publishing, 621 pp. 1 ISBN 978-3-319-20978-4

Lindhorst, K., Krastel, S. and Baumgarten, H. (2016) Mass Wasting History within Lake Ohrid Basin (Albania/Macedonia) over the last 600 ka. In: Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences . Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 41 . Springer International Publishing, pp. 291-300. ISBN 978-3-319-20978-4 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20979-1_29.

Micallef, A., Mountjoy, J. J., Krastel, S., Crutchley, G. and Koch, S. (2016) Shallow Gas and the Development of a Weak Layer in Submarine Spreading, Hikurangi Margin (New Zealand) In: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences : 7th International Symposium , ed. by Lamarche, G., Mountjoy, J., Bull, S. and Hubble, T.. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 37 . Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 419-426. ISBN 9783319209784 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20979-1_42.

Micallef, A., Mountjoy, J. J., Krastel, S., Crutchley, G. and Koch, S. (2016) Shallow gas and the development of a weak layer in submarine spreading. In: Submarine mass movements and their consequences . Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 41 . Springer International Publishing, pp. 419-426. ISBN 978-3-319-20978-4 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20979-1_42.

Rocha, C., Veiga-Pires, C., Scholten, J., Knoeller, K., Grocke, D. R., Carvalho, L., Anibal, J. and Wilson, J. (2016) Assessing land-ocean connectivity via submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) in the Ria Formosa Lagoon (Portugal): combining radon measurements and stable isotope hydrology Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20 (8). pp. 3077-3098. DOI 10.5194/hess-20-3077-2016.

Zhang, X. and Jin, L. (2016) Association of the Northern Hemisphere circumglobal teleconnection with the Asian summer monsoon during the Holocene in a transient simulation The Holocene, 26 (2). pp. 290-301. DOI 10.1177/0959683615608689.

Löscher, C., Fischer, M. A., Neulinger, S., Fiedler, B., Philippi, M., Schütte, F., Singh, A., Hauss, H., Karstensen, J., Körtzinger, A., Künzel, S. and Schmitz, R. A. (2015) Hidden biosphere in an oxygen-deficient Atlantic open ocean eddy: future implications of ocean deoxygenation on primary production in the eastern tropical North Atlantic Biogeosciences (BG), 12 (16). pp. 7467-7482. DOI 10.5194/bg-12-7467-2015.

Leifer, I., Solomon, E., Schneider von Deimling, J., Rehder, G., Coffin, R. and Linke, P. (2015) The Fate of Bubbles in a Large, Intense Bubble Megaplume for Stratified and Unstratified Water : Numerical Simulations of 22/4b Expedition Field Data Marine and Petroleum Geology, 68 . pp. 806-823. DOI 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.07.025.

Schneider von Deimling, J., Linke, P., Schmidt, M. and Rehder, G. (2015) Ongoing methane discharge at well site 22/4b (North Sea) and discovery of a spiral vortex bubble plume motion Marine and Petroleum Geology, 68 . pp. 718-730. DOI 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.07.026.

Geersen, J., Ranero, C. R., Barckhausen, U. and Reichert, C. (2015) Subducting seamounts control interplate coupling and seismic rupture in the 2014 Iquique earthquake area Nature Communications, 6 . p. 8267. DOI 10.1038/ncomms9267.

Elger, J., Berndt, C., Krastel, S., Piper, D. J. W., Gross, F., Spielhagen, R. F. and Meyer, S. (2015) The Fram Slide off Svalbard: a submarine landslide on a low-sedimentation-rate glacial continental margin Journal of the Geological Society, 172 (2). pp. 153-156. DOI 10.1144/jgs2014-055.

Feldens, P., Diesing, M., Schwarzer, K., Heinrich, C. and Schlenz, B. (2015) Occurrence of flow parallel and flow transverse bedforms in Fehmarn Belt (SW Baltic Sea) related to the local palaeomorphology Geomorphology, 231 . pp. 53-62. DOI 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.11.021.

Lindhorst, K., Krastel, S., Reicherter, K., Stipp, M., Wagner, B. and Schwenk, T. (2015) Sedimentary and tectonic evolution of Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania) Basin Research, 27 (1). pp. 84-101. DOI 10.1111/bre.12063.

Schmidt, M., Linke, P., Sommer, S., Esser, D. and Cherednichenko, S. (2015) Natural CO2 seeps offshore Panarea – A test site for subsea CO2 leak detection technology Marine Technology Society Journal, 49 (1). pp. 19-30. DOI 10.4031/MTSJ.49.1.3.

Aquino da Silva, A. G., Amaro, V. E., Stattegger, K., Schwarzer, K., Vital, H. and Heise, B. (2015) Spectral calibration of CBERS 2B multispectral satellite images to assess suspended sediment concentration Isprs Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 104 . pp. 53-62.

Aswathy, N., Boucher, O., Quaas, M., Niemeier, U., Muri, H., Muelmenstaedt, J. and Quaas, J. (2015) Climate extremes in multi-model simulations of stratospheric aerosol and marine cloud brightening climate engineering Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (16). pp. 9593-9610.

Benisch, K., Koehn, D., Al Hagrey, S. A., Rabbel, W. and Bauer, S. (2015) A combined seismic and geoelectrical monitoring approach for CO2 storage using a synthetic field site Environmental Earth Sciences, 73 (7). pp. 3077-3094.

Blenckner, T., Llope, M., Moellmann, C., Voss, R., Quaas, M., Casini, M., Lindegren, M., Folke, C. and Stenseth, N. C. (2015) Climate and fishing steer ecosystem regeneration to uncertain economic futures Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 282 (1803).

Rapaglia, J., Grant, C., Bokuniewicz, H., Pick, T. and Scholten, J. (2015) A GIS typology to locate sites of submarine groundwater discharge Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 145 . pp. 10-18.

Rocha, C., Wilson, J., Scholten, J. and Schubert, M. (2015) Retention and fate of groundwater-borne nitrogen in a coastal bay (Kinvara Bay, Western Ireland) during summer Biogeochemistry, 125 (2). p. 301.

Sakuna-Schwartz, D., Feldens, P., Schwarzer, K., Khokiattiwong, S. and Stattegger, K. (2015) Internal structure of event layers preserved on the Andaman Sea continental shelf, Thailand: tsunami vs. storm and flash-flood deposits Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 15 (6). pp. 1181-1199.

Szczygielski, A., Stattegger, K., Schwarzer, K., da Silva, A. G. A., Vital, H. and Koenig, J. (2015) Evolution of the Parnaiba Delta (NE Brazil) during the late Holocene Geo-Marine Letters, 35 (2). pp. 105-117. DOI 10.1007/s00367-014-0395-x.

Visbeck, M., Kronfeld-Goharani, U., Neumann, B., Rickels, W., Schmidt, J., van Doorn, E., Matz-Lück, N., Ott, K. and Quaas, M. (2014) Securing Blue Wealth: The Need for a Special Sustainable Development Goal for the Ocean and Coasts Marine Policy, 48 . pp. 184-191. DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.03.005.

Ai, F., Strasser, M., Preu, B., Hanebuth, T. J. J., Krastel, S. and Kopf, A. (2014) New constraints on oceanographic vs. seismic control on submarine landslide initiation: a geotechnical approach off Uruguay and northern Argentina Geo-Marine Letters, 34 (5). pp. 399-417.

Georgiopoulou, A., Benetti, S., Shannon, P. M., Sacchetti, F., Haughton, P. D. W., Comas-Bru, L. and Krastel, S. (2014) Comparison of Mass Wasting Processes on the Slopes of the Rockall Trough, Northeast Atlantic In: Submarine mass movements and their consequences : 6th International Symposium , ed. by Krastel, S., Behrmann, J. H., Völker, D., Stipp, M., Berndt, C., Urgeles, R., Chaytor, J., Huhn, K., Strasser, M. and Harbitz, C. B.. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 37 . Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 471-481. ISBN 978-3-319-00971-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00972-8_42.

Heidarzadeh, M., Krastel, S. and Yalciner, A. C. (2014) The state-of-the-art numerical tools for modeling of landslide tsunamis: a short review. In: Submarine mass movements and their consequences : 6th International Symposium , ed. by Krastel, S., Behrmann, J. H., Völker, D., Stipp, M., Berndt, C., Urgeles, R., Chaytor, J., Huhn, K., Strasser, M. and Harbitz, C. B.. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 37 . Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 483-495. ISBN 978-3-319-00971-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00972-8.

Jakoby, O., Quaas, M., Mueller, B., Baumgaetner, S. and Frank, K. (2014) How do individual farmers' objectives influence the evaluation of rangeland management strategies under a variable climate? Journal of Applied Ecology, 51 (2). pp. 483-493.

Krastel, S., Lehr, J., Winkelmann, D., Schwenk, T., Preu, B., Strasser, M., Wynn, R. B., Georgiopoulou, A. and Hanebuth, T. J. J. (2014) Mass Wasting Along Atlantic Continental Margins: A Comparison Between NW-Africa and the de la Plata River Region (Northern Argentina and Uruguay) In: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences . Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research (37). Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 459-469. ISBN 978-3-319-00971-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00972-8_41.

Lindhorst, K., Krastel, S., Papenberg, C. and Heidarzadeh, M. (2014) Modeling Submarine Landslide-Generated Waves in Lake Ohrid, Macedonia/Albania In: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences . Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research (37). Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 497-506. ISBN 978-3-319-00971-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00972-8_44.

Lukomska, N., Quaas, M. and Baumgaertner, S. (2014) Bush encroachment control and risk management in semi-arid rangelands Journal of Environmental Management, 145 . pp. 24-34.

Olbrich, R., Quaas, M. and Baumgaertner, S. (2014) Personal Norms of Sustainability and Farm Management Behavior Sustainability, 6 (8). pp. 4990-5017.

Papaioannou, E., Vafeidis, A., Quaas, M., Schmidt, J. and Strehlow, H. V. (2014) Using indicators based on primary fisheries' data for assessing the development of the German Baltic small-scale fishery and reviewing its adaptation potential to changes in resource abundance and management during 2000-09 Ocean & Coastal Management, 98 . pp. 38-50.

Schubert, M., Scholten, J., Schmidt, A., Comanducci, J. F., Mai Khanh, P., Mallast, U. and Knoeller, K. (2014) Submarine Groundwater Discharge at a Single Spot Location: Evaluation of Different Detection Approaches Water, 6 (3). pp. 584-601.

Schwab, J., Krastel, S., Heidarzadeh, M. and Brune, S. (2014) Modeling of Potential Landslide Tsunami Hazards Off Western Thailand (Andaman Sea) In: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences . Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research (37). Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 517-527. ISBN 978-3-319-00971-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00972-8_46.

Thebaud, O., Innes, J., Doyen, L., Lample, M., Macher, C., Mahevas, S., Mullon, C., Planque, B., Quaas, M., Smith, T. and Vermard, Y. (2014) Building ecological-economic models and scenarios of marine resource systems: Workshop report Marine Policy, 43 . pp. 382-386.

Voss, R., Quaas, M., Schmidt, J. and Hoffmann, J. (2014) Regional trade-offs from multi-species maximum sustainable yield (MMSY) management options Marine Ecology Progress Series, 498 . pp. 1-12.

Voss, R., Quaas, M., Schmidt, J., Tahvonen, O., Lindegren, M. and Moellmann, C. (2014) Assessing Social - Ecological Trade-Offs to Advance Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management PLoS ONE, 9 (9).

Geersen, J. M., Völker, D., Behrmann, J. H., Kläschen, D., Weinrebe, W., Krastel-Gudegast, S. and Reichert, C. (2013) Seismic rupture during the 1960 Great Chile and the 2010 Maule earthquakes limited by a giant Pleistocene submarine slope failure Terra Nova, 25 . pp. 472-477. DOI 10.1111/ter.12060.

Lin, W., Conin, M., Moore, J. C., Chester, F. M., Nakamura, Y., Mori, J. J., Anderson, L., Brodsky, E. E., Eguchi, N., Cook, B., Jeppson, T., Wolfson-Schwehr, M., Sanada, Y., Saito, S., Kido, Y., Hirose, T., Behrmann, J. H., Ikari, M., Ujiie, K., Rowe, C., Kirkpatrick, J., Bose, S., Regalla, C., Remitti, F., Toy, V., Fulton, P., Mishima, T., Yang, T., Sun, T., Ishikawa, T., Sample, J., Takai, K., Kameda, J., Toczko, S., Maeda, L., Kodaira, S., Hino, R. and Saffer, D. (2013) Stress State in the Largest Displacement Area of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake Science, 339 (6120). pp. 687-690. DOI 10.1126/science.1229379.

Froese, R. and Quaas, M. (2013) Rio+20 and the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy in Europe Marine Policy, 39 . pp. 53-55.

Pongpiachan, S., Thumanu, K., Phatthalung, W., Tipmanee, D., Kanchai, P., Feldens, P. and Schwarzer, K. (2013) Using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) to Characterize Tsunami Deposits in Near-Shore and Coastal Waters of Thailand Journal of Tsunami Society International, 32 (1). pp. 39-57.

Pongpiachan, S., Thumanu, K., Tanthanuch, W., Tipmanee, D., Kanchai, P., Schwarzer, K. and Tancharakorn, S. (2013) Sedimentary features of tsunami backwash deposits as assessed by micro-beam synchrotron X-ray fluorescence (μ-SXRF) at the Siam photon laboratory Journal of Tsunami Society International, 32 (2). pp. 96-115.

Preu, B., Hernández-Molina, F. J., Violante, R., Piola, A. R., Paterlini, C. M., Schwenk, T., Voigt, I., Krastel, S. and Spiess, V. (2013) Morphosedimentary and hydrographic features of the northern Argentine margin: The interplay between erosive, depositional and gravitational processes and its conceptual implications Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 75 . pp. 157-174. DOI 10.1016/j.dsr.2012.12.013.

Quaas, M. F., van Soest, D. and Baumgartner, S. (2013) Complementarity, impatience, and the resilience of natural-resource-dependent economies Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66 (1). pp. 15-32.

Scholten, J., Osvath, I. and Pham, M. K. (2013) Ra-226 measurements through gamma spectrometric counting of radon progenies: How significant is the loss of radon? Marine Chemistry, 156 . pp. 146-152.

Schuerch, M., Vafeidis, A. T., Slawig, T. and Temmerman, S. (2013) Modeling the influence of changing storm patterns on the ability of a salt marsh to keep pace with sea level rise Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 118 (1). pp. 84-96.

Tahvonen, O., Quaas, M., Schmidt, J. and Voss, R. (2013) Optimal Harvesting of an Age-Structured Schooling Fishery Environmental & Resource Economics, 54 (1). pp. 21-39. DOI 10.1007/s10640-012-9579-x.

Weiss, R., Krastel-Gudegast, S., Anasetti, A. and Wünnemann, K. (2013) Constraining the characteristics of tsunami waves from deformable submarine slides Geophysical Journal International, 194 (1). pp. 316-321. DOI 10.1093/gji/ggt094.

Anasetti, A., Winkelmann, D., Krastel, S., Bialas, J. and Brückmann, W. (2012) The BGR Slide off Costa Rica: preconditioning factors, trigger and slide dynamics In: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences . Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 31 . Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 289-298. ISBN 978-94-007-2161-6 DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2162-3_26.

Henkel, S., Schwenk, T., Hanebuth, T. J. J., Strasser, M., Riedinger, N., Formolo, M., Arnold, G. L., Tomasini, J., Krastel, S. and Kasten, S. (2012) Pore water geochemistry as a tool for identifying and dating young mass-transport deposits In: Submarine mass movements and their consequences ; 31 , ed. by Yamada, Y.. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research . Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 87-97. ISBN 978-94-007-2161-6 DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2162-3_8.

Krastel, S., Wynn, R. B., Georgiopoulou, A., Geersen, J., Henrich, R., Meyer, M. and Schwenk, T. (2012) Large scale mass wasting at the NW-African Continental Margin: some general implications for mass wasting at passive continental margins In: Submarine mass movements and their consequences ; 31 , ed. by Yamada, Y.. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research . Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 189-199. ISBN 978-94-007-2161-6

Lindhorst, K., Grün, M., Krastel, S. and Schwenk, T. (2012) Mass wasting in Lake Ohrid (FYR Macedonia/Albania) – hydroacoustic analysis and its tsunamigenic potential In: Submarine mass movements and their consequences ; 31 , ed. by Yamada, Y.. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research . Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 245-253. ISBN 978-94-007-2161-6

Meyer, M., Geersen, J., Krastel, S., Schwenk, T. and Winkelmann, D. (2012) Dakar Slide offshore Senegal, NW-Africa: Interaction of stacked giant mass-wasting events and canyon evolution In: Submarine mass movements and their consequences ; 31 , ed. by Yamada, Y.. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research . Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 177-188. ISBN 978-94-007-2161-6

Preu, B., Schwenk, T., Hernández-Molina, F. J., Violante, R., Paterlini, M., Krastel, S., Tomasini, J. and Spieß, V. (2012) Sedimentary growth pattern on the northern Argentine slope: The impact of North Atlantic Deep Water on southern hemisphere slope architecture Marine Geology, 329-331 . pp. 113-125. DOI 10.1016/j.margeo.2012.09.009.

Schwab, J., Krastel, S., Grün, M., Gross, F., Pananont, P., Jintasaeranee, P., Bunsomboonsakul, S., Weinrebe, W. and Winkelmann, D. (2012) Submarine mass wasting and associated tsunami risk offshore western Thailand, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 12 (8). pp. 2609-2630. DOI 10.5194/nhess-12-2609-2012.

Carracedo, J. C., Fernandez-Turiel, J. L., Gimeno, D., Guillou, H., Klugel, A., Krastel, S., Paris, R., Perez-Torrado, F. J., Rodriguez-Badiola, E., Rodriguez-Gonzalez, A., Troll, V. R., Walter, T. R. and Wiesmaier, S. (2011) Comment on "The distribution of basaltic volcanism on Tenerife, Canary Islands: Implications on the origin and dynamics of the rift systems" by A. Geyer and J. Marti. Tectonophysics 483 (2010) 310-326 Tectonophysics, 503 (3-4). pp. 239-241. DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.10.015.

Geersen, J., Behrmann, J. H., Volker, D., Krastel, S., Ranero, C. R., Diaz-Naveas, J. and Weinrebe, W. (2011) Active tectonics of the South Chilean marine fore arc (35 degrees S-40 degrees S) Tectonics, 30 . DOI Tc3006 10.1029/2010tc002777.

Geersen, J., Völker, D., Behrmann, J. H., Reichert, C. and Krastel, S. (2011) Pleistocene giant slope failures offshore Arauco Peninsula, Southern Chile Journal of the Geological Society, 168 . pp. 1237-1248. DOI 10.1144/0016-76492011-027.

Henkel, S., Strasser, M., Schwenk, T., Hanebuth, T. J. J., Hüsener, J., Arnold, G. L., Winkelmann, D., Formolo, M., Tomasini, J., Krastel, S. and Kasten, S. (2011) An interdisciplinary investigation of a recent submarine mass transport deposit at the continental margin off Uruguay Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 12 (8). Q08009. DOI 10.1029/2011GC003669.

Krastel, S., Wefer, G., Hanebuth, T. J. J., Antobreh, A. A., Freudenthal, T., Preu, B., Schwenk, T., Strasser, M., Violante, R. and Winkelmann, D. (2011) Sediment dynamics and geohazards off Uruguay and the de la Plata River region (northern Argentina and Uruguay) Geo-Marine Letters, 31 . pp. 271-283. DOI 10.1007/s00367-011-0232-4.

Pierau, R., Henrich, R., Preiß-Daimler, I., Krastel, S. and Geersen, J. (2011) Sediment transport and turbidite architecture in the submarine Dakar Canyon off Senegal, NW-Africa Journal of African Earth Sciences, 60 (3). pp. 196-208. DOI 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2011.02.010.

Reicherter, K., Hoffmann, N., Lindhorst, K., Krastel, S., Fernández-Steeger, T., Grützner, C. and Wiatr, T. (2011) Active basins and neotectonics: morphotectonics of the Lake Ohrid Basin (FYROM and Albania) Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 162 (2). pp. 217-234. DOI 10.1127/1860-1804/2011/0162-0217.