Marine Geophysics and Hydroacoustics

Rachel Barrett, M.Sc.

PhD Student

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, R. 109
Phone: +49 431 880-2113
Telefax: +49 431 880-4432

Research Interests

  • Quantitative geomorphometric analysis of submarine mass wasting deposits
  • Oceanic transform faults and the Cretaceous break-up of the New Zealand sector of Gondwana
  • Subduction zone dynamics and Slow slip events


Since 10/2017  PhD student funded by EU ITN-SLATE project at Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Marine Geophysics and Hydroacoustics

03/2015 - 04/2017  M.Sc. Geophysics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

03/2012 - 03/2015  B.Sc. Geophysics and Geology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand



  • Mar-Apr 2018, RV Meteor (M146): Canary Islands (Henry Seamount)

  • Sept-October 2016, RV Tangaroa (TAN-1611): Colville Ridge, north of New Zealand

  • March-April 2016, RV Sonne (SO-246): Eastern Chatham Rise, east of New Zealand


Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Barrett, R. S., Davy, B., Stern, T., & Gohl, K. (2018). The strike-slip West Wishbone Ridge and the eastern margin of the Hikurangi Plateau. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19.



  • Barrett, R. S., Krastel, S., Micallef, A., Berndt, C., & Gross, F. (2018). Towards Semi-Automatic Delineation of Submarine Landslides. 8th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 7 - 9 May 2018.
  • Barrett, R. S. , Davy, B. , Stern, T. and Gohl, K. (2016). The Wishbone Ridge at the Chatham Rise intersection: fault characteristics and tectonic implications [Poster], Geosciences 2016, Wanaka, New Zealand


  • Barrett, R.S. (2017). The Wishbone Ridge at the Chatham Rise Intersection: Structural Characteristics and Tectonic Implications (M.Sc.Thesis), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 151 pp.