Marine Geophysics and Hydroacoustics

Dr. Felix Gross

Scientific Staff

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, R. 109
Phone: +49 431 880-2113
Telefax: +49 431 880-4432
felix.gross@ifg.uni-kiel.de

Research Interests

  • Deformation and Slope Stability of Continental Margins (Offshore Mt Etna, Italy; Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand)
  • Methane Hydrates at the Continental Shelf
  • Bottom Currents and Contourites
  • Acoustic Imaging (Marine 2D/3D Seismics, PARASOUND, Multibeam Bathymetry)
  • Risk and Hazard Analysis of Submarine Hazards

Resume

since 11/2016 PostDoc at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Marine Geophysics and Hydroacoustics

04/2015 – 10/2016 DFG funded PostDoc at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Marine Geophysics and Hydroacoustics (Submarine Clathrate Hydrate Imaging Project in 3D – SCHLIP3D)

02/2012 – 03/2015 Ph.D. student funded by the Cluster of Excellence „The Future Ocean" - GEOMAR & Kiel University

10/2009 – 01/2012 M.Sc. Marine Geosciences at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

10/2006 – 09/2009 B.Sc. Geowissenschaften at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Expeditions

  • RV Aegaeo – EUROFLEETS AMORGOS 56 – Jun. 2016 – Offshore Amorgos, Greece
  • RV Poseidon – POS496 – Mar. 2016 – Apr. 2016 – Offshore Mt Etna, Italy
  • RV Maria S. Merian – MSM45 – Aug. 2015 – Labrador Sea
  • RV Maria S. Merian  MSM34 – Dec. 2013 – Jan. 2014 – Black Sea
  • RV Maria S. Merian – MSM31 – Aug. 2013 – Sept. 2013 – Offshore North-Svalbard / Arctic Ocean
  • RV SONNE – SO226 – Jan. 2013 – Feb. 2013 – Offshore East New Zealand
  • RV Maria S. Merian – MSM21/4 – Aug. 2012 – Sept. 2012 – Offshore West-Svalbard / Arctic Ocean
  • RV Meteor – M86/2 – Dec. 2011 – Jan. 2012 – Offshore Sicily / Strait of Messina, Italy
  • RV Chakratong Tongyai – MASS III – Jan. 2011 – Andaman Sea / Thailand
  • RV Alkor – AL 360 – Sept. 2010 – Baltic Sea

Publications

Paper

  • Böttner, C., Gross, F., Geersen, J., Crutchley, G., Mountjoy, J., Krastel, S. (2018) Marine forearc extension in the Hikurangi margin. New insights from high-resolution 3D seismic data. Tectonics. DOI: 10.1029/2017TC004906.

  • Elger, J., Berndt, C., Rüpke, L., Krastel, S., Gross, F., Geissler, W. H. (2018) Submarine slope failures due to pipe structure formation. Nature Communications, 9 (1). DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-03176-1.

  • Micallef, A., Camerlenghi, A., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Cunarro Otero, D., Gutscher, M. A., Barreca, G., Spatola, D., Facchin, L., Geletti, R., Krastel, S., Gross, F., Urlaub, M. (2018) Evidence of the Zanclean megaflood in the eastern Mediterranean Basin. Scientific Reports, 8 (1078). DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-19446-3.

  • Fu, L., M. Heidarzadeh, D. Cukur, F. L. Chiocci, D. Ridente, F. Gross, J. Bialas, and S. Krastel (2017), Tsunamigenic potential of a newly discovered active fault zone in the outer Messina Strait, Southern Italy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 2427–2435, doi:10.1002/2017GL072647.

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

  • Elger, J., Berndt, C., Krastel, S., Piper, D. J. W., Gross, F. und Geissler, W. H. (2016) Chronology of the Fram Slide Complex offshore NW Svalbard and its implications for local and regional slope stability, Marine Geology . DOI 10.1016/j.margeo.2016.11.003

  • Li, W., Alves, T.M., Urlaub, M., Georgiopoulou, A., Klaucke, I., Wynn R.B, Gross, F., Meyer, M., Repschläger, J., Berndt, C., Krastel, S. (2016) Morphology, age and sediment dynamics of the upper headwall of the Sahara Slide Complex, Northwest Africa: Evidence for a large Late Holocene failure, Marine Geology, DOI 1016/j.margeo.2016.11.013 mehr

  • Gross, F., Krastel, S., Geersen, J., Behrmann, J. H., Ridente, D., Chiocci, F. L., Bialas, J., Papenberg, C., Cukur, D., Urlaub, M. und Micallef, A. (2015) The limits of seaward spreading and slope instability at the continental margin offshore Mt Etna, imaged by high-resolution 2D seismic data Tectonophysics . DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.11.011

  • Elger, J., Berndt, C., Krastel, S., Piper, D., Gross F., Spielhagen, R., 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. 

  • Berndt, C., Feseker, T., Treude, T., Krastel, S., Liebetrau, V., Niemann, H., Bertics, V. J., Dumke, I., Dünnbier, K., Ferre, B., Graves, C., Gross, F., Hissmann, K., Hühnerbach, V., Krause, S., Lieser, K., Schauer, J. und Steinle, L. (2014) Temporal Constraints on Hydrate-Controlled Methane Seepage off Svalbard, Science, 343 (6168). pp. 284-287. DOI 10.1126/science.1246298.

  • Gross, F., Krastel, S., Chiocci, F. L., Ridente, D., Bialas, J., Schwab, J., Beier, J., Cukur, D. und Winkelmann, D. (2014) Evidence for Submarine Landslides Offshore Mt. Etna, Italy In: Submarine mass movements and their consequences 6. , ed. by Krastel, S., Behrmann, J. H. und Völker, D. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 37 . Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 307-316. ISBN 978-3-319-00971-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00972-8_27.

  • Schwab, J., Krastel, S., Grün, M., Gross, F., Pananont, P., Jintasaeranee, P., Bunsomboonsakul, S., Weinrebe, W. und 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.

 

Poster/Talks

  • Gross, F., Mountjoy, J., Crutchley, G., Koch, S., Bialas, J., Pecher, I., Woelz, S., Dannowski, A., Carey, J., Micallef, A., Böttner, C., Huhn, K. und Krastel, S. (2016) Submarine creeping landslide deformation controlled by the presence of gas hydrates: The Tuaheni Landslide Complex, New Zealand [Talk] In: EGU General Assembly 2016, 17.-22.04.2016, Vienna, Austria.
  • Krastel, S., Gross, F., Fu, L., Behrmann, J., Geersen, J., Urlaub, M., Bialas, J., Papenberg, C., Ridente, D., Chiocci, F. L. und Heidarzadeh, M. (2015) Erdbeben, Tsunamis und Hangrutschungen vor der Südküste Italiens [Talk] In: 75. Tagung der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft, 23.-26.03.2015, Hannover.
  • Gross, F., Krastel, S., Mountjoy, J., Crutchley, G., Pecher, I. (2015) The Tuaheni Landslide Complex – First results from the 3D seismic perspective [Poster] In: 7th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, 01.11.-04.11.2015, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Giessler, W.H., Gehardt, A.C., Gross, F., Wollenburg, J., Jensen, L., Schmidt-Aursch, M. C., Krastel, S. (2015) Slope stability, gas hydrates, and methane seepage at the shelf north of Svalbard [Talk] In: ICAM 2015, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Gross, F., Krastel, S., Behrmann, J., Papenberg, C., Geersen, J., Urlaub, M., Ridente, D., Chiocci, F.L. (2015) Continental margin instability and its interaction with volcano buildup offshore the edifice of Mt Etna, Italy [Poster] In: EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria.
  • Sarkar, S., Bialas, J., Koch, S., Papenberg, C., Eckardt, T., Gross, F., Hoffmann, J., Klaucke, I., Berndt, C., Davy, B., Kroeger, K., Pecher, I. und Waghorn, K. and SO226 Scientific Party (2014) Polygonal Fault System and Mud Mobilization in Cenozoic Chalky Limestone of the Chatham Rise, New Zealand [Poster] In: GIMS 2014, Gas in Marine Sediments, 01.-06.09.2014, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Gross, F., Krastel, S., Chiocci, F. L., Ridente, D., Cukur, D., Bialas, J., Papenberg, C., Crutchley, G. und Koch, S. (2013) Preliminary interpretation of high resolution 3D seismic data from offshore Mt. Etna, Italy [Poster] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2013, 09.-13.12.2013, San Francisco, USA.
  • Fu, L., Krastel, S., Chiocci, F. L., Ridente, D., Schulten, I., Cukur, D., Gross, F. und Bialas, J. (2013) Fault patterns in the Strait of Messina, Southern Italy [Poster] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2013, 09.-13.12.2013, San Francisco, USA.
  • Gross, F., Krastel, S., Chiocci, F. L., Ridente, D., Bialas, J., Schwab, J., Beier, J., Cukur, D. und Winkelmann, D. (2014) Evidence for Submarine Landslides Offshore Mt. Etna, Italy (Vortrag) In: 6th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, 23.09.-28.09.2013, Kiel, Germany.
  • Berndt, C., Feseker, T., Treude, T., Krastel, S., Liebetrau, V., Niemann, H., Bertics, V., Dumke, I., Dünnbier, K., Ferre, B., Graves, C., Gross, F., Hissmann, K., Hühnerbach, V., Krause, S., Lieser, K., Schauer, J. und Steinle, L. (2013) Dynamics of the gas hydrate system off Svalbard [Vortrag] In: EGU General Assembly 2013, 07.-12.04.2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Ridente, D., Chiocci, F. L., Martorelli, E., Sposato, A., Krastel, S., Gross, F., Fu, L. und Schulten, I. (2013) Morpho-bathymetric and seismic-stratigraphic investigation in the Messina Straits (Southern Italy). The search for geomorphic and stratigraphic evidence for shallow seismogenic faults [Talk] In: EGU General Assembly 2013, 07.-12.04.2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Schwab, J., Krastel, S., Grün, M., Gross, F., Pananont, P., Jintasaeranee, P., Bunsomboonsakul, S., Weinrebe, W. und Winkelmann, D. (2012) How dangerous are slope failures offshore western Thailand (Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean)? [Poster] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2012, 03.-07.12.2012, San Francisco, USA . Item not available from this repository.
  • Schwab, J., Gross, F., Krastel, S., Jintasaeranee, P., Bunsomboonsakul, S., Winkelmann, D. und Weinrebe, W. (2012) Morphodynamics and slope stability at Mergui Ridge, off western Thailand [Poster] In: EGU General Assembly 2012, 22.-27.04.2012, Vienna, Austria.

 

Thesis

  • Gross, F. (2015) Architecture, tectonic control and instability of the submarine continental margin offshore Mount Etna, Italy (PhD Thesis), Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, 117 pp
  • Gross, F. (2012) Contourites, slope stability and submarine mass wasting at the shelf break of West Thailand, Andaman Sea (Masterarbeit), Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, 76 pp
  • Gross, F. (2009) Multielektroden-Geolektrik in der Grundwassererschließung (Bachelorarbeit), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, 52 pp