Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften

Physische Geographie

Coasts

Possibilities for reconstruction Lateglacial and Early Last Interglacial sea-level and environmental changes at the Golfo San José (Península Valdés/Argentine) by coring – a pilot study

Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schellmann (Bamberg), Prof. Dr. Roland Mäusbacher (Institute of Geography, University of Jena), Prof. Dr. Helmut Brückner (Institute of Geography, University of Marburg)

  • Aim: Reconstructions of Last Glacial palaeo-sea-level and palaeo-climate changes.
  • Methods: Drilling (Mäusbacher, Jena), geomorphological mapping (Brückner, Marburg and Schellmann, Bamberg), ESR dating (Schellmann, Bamberg).
  • Funding: DFG.

Geomorphology and Chronostratigraphy of Coastal Terraces along the Patagonian Atlantic coast

Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schellmann (Bamberg), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke (Institute of Geography, University of Cologne)

  • Aim: Palaeo-sea-level reconstruction, improvement of absolute dating methods, studies on neotectonics
  • Methods: Geomorphological mapping, sedimentological and pedological field investigations (Schellmann, Bamberg) and ESR dating (Schellmann, Bamberg and Radtke, Cologne).
  • Funding: BMFT, DFG; Universities of Cologne, Essen and Bamberg

Morphostratigraphy and Geochronology of Quaternary Coral Reef Terraces of Barbados (W.I.)

Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schellmann (Bamberg), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke (Institute of Geography, University of Cologne)

  • Aim: Pleistocene sea-level reconstructions.
  • Methods: Geomorphological mapping (Schellmann, Bamberg and Radtke, Cologne). Absolute dating: ESR (Electron spin resonance) dating (Schellmann, Bamberg and Radtke, Cologne) and TIMS U-series dating (McCulloch, Esat and Potter, Australian National University, Canberra)
  • Funding: DFG (German Science Foundation)

Quaternary coral reef tracts of Curaçao –ESR dating of Holocene and Pleistocene coral

Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schellmann (Bamberg), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke (Institute of Geography, University of Cologne), Prof. Dr. Dieter Kelletat (Institute of Geography, University of Essen)

  • Aim: Palaeo-sea-level reconstruction (Schellmann, Bamberg and Radtke, Cologne) and C-14 dating of Holocene Tsunami events (Coordinator of Tsunami research: Kelletat, Essen); improvement of dating Holocene coral by ESR (Schellmann, Bamberg and Radtke, Cologne)
  • Methods: Geomorphological mapping and absolute dating: ESR dating (Schellmann, Bamberg and Radtke, Cologne) and C-14 dating (Kromer, Heidelberg)
  • Funding: DFG; Universities of Cologne, Essen and Bamberg

Küstenmorphologische Entwicklung an der Ostflanke des Woodfjords (Spitzbergen) während und seit der letzten Vereisung

Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schellmann (Bamberg), Prof. Dr. Helmut Brückner (Institute of Geography, University of Marburg)

  • Aim: Glacio-isostatic movements and deglaciation history, palaeo-sea level and palaeo-oceanographic changes
  • Methods: Geomorphological mapping, sedimentological field investigation, C-14 datings (van der Borg, Utrecht and Kromer, Heidelberg),
  • Fundings: DFG.

Morphostratigraphy and geochronology of coastal terraces and eolian deposits on Cyprus, Crete and Rhodos

Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schellmann (Bamberg), Prof. Dr. Dieter Kelletat (Institute of Geography, University of Essen), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke (Institute of Geography, University of Cologne)

  • Aim: Palaeo-sea-level reconstruction; Studies on neotectonics
  • Methods: Geomorphological mapping, sedimentological and palaeopedological field investigations (Schellmann, Bamberg and Kelletat, Essen). Absolute dating: ESR dating (Schellmann, Bamberg and Radtke, Cologne)
  • Funding: University of Essen