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

  • 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
  • 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 submarin 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