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Arbeitsgruppe Geomorphologie & Geochronologie

Die Arbeitsgruppe für Geomorphologie & Geochronologie befasst sich vor allem mit der Frage wie physische, biologische und anthropogene Prozesse unsere Erdoberfläche gestalten. Ziel ist es, Prozesszusammenhänge in Sediment-, Boden- und Landschaftssystemen besser zu verstehen, um deren Dynamik im Zuge des globalen Umweltwandels besser vorhersagen zu können. Die AG wird von Professor Dr. Tony Reimann geleitet. Professor Reimann wurde zum Mai 2020 nach Köln berufen, die AG befindet sich derzeit im Aufbau.

Ein Forschungsschwerpunkt der AG ist die Entwicklung Lumineszenz-basierter Methoden zur Altersbestimmung von Sedimenten und der Quantifizierung von Boden- und Landschaftsprozessen. Der Arbeitsgruppe ist ebenfalls das Kölner Lumineszenz Labor (CLL) zugeordnet. Des Weiteren beschäftigt sich die AG mit der Entwicklung von neuen Konzepten, Experimenten und Modellen, um Erdoberflächenprozesse zu quantifizieren.  




Mögliche Themen für Abschlussarbeiten im Bereich der Geochronologie (Lumineszenzdatierung) und Geomorphologie sind nun auf der AG Website zu finden!
DLED 2022

DLED 2022

The Cologne Luminescence Lab hosted the annual German Luminescence and ESR Dating conference from 4th to 6th November 2022. The annual discussion meeting was held at the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute in Bonn and 50 colleagues from Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland and Denmark joined us in lively discussions on novel findings and research in luminescence and ESR dating. Thank you very much to all participants for attending DLED!

Aktuelle Publikationen


Riedesel, S., Duller, G.A.T., Ankjærgaard, C., 2023. Time-resolved infrared stimulated luminescence of the blue and yellow-green emissions - Insights into charge recombination in chemically and strucutrally different alkali feldspars. Journal of Luminescence 257, 119724. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2023.119724

Van der Meij, W.M., Temme, A.J.A.M., Binnie, S.A., Reimann, T., 2023. ChronoLorica: introduction of a soil–landscape evolution model combined with geochronometers. Geochronology. https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-5-241-2023 


Rymer, K.G., Rachlewicz, G., Buchwal, A., Temme, A.J.A.M., Reimann, T., Van der Meij, W.M., 2022. Contemporary and past aeolian deposition rates in periglacial conditions (Ebba Valley, central Spitsbergen). Catena. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105974 

Van der Meij, W.M., Meijles, E.W., Marcos, D., Harkema, T.T.L., Candel, J.H.J., Maas, G.J., 2022. Comparing geomorphological maps made manually and by deep learning. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5305

Brill, D., Ageby, L., Obert, C., Hollerbach, R., Duval, M., Kolb, T., Bartz, M., 2022. IRSL rock surface burial dating of cobble beaches and marine terraces in Northern Chile. Marine Geology 443, 106692. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2021.106692.

Jara-Muñoz, J., Melnick, D., Socquet, A., Cortés-Aranda, J., Brill, D., Strecker, M., 2022. The cryptic seismic potential of the Pichilemu blind fault in Chile revealed by off-fault geomorphology. Nature Communications 13, 3371. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-30754-1.

Medialdea, A., Brill, D., King, G., Zander, A., Lopez-Ramirez, M.R., Bartz, M., Brückner, H., 2022. Violet stimulated luminescence as an alternative for dating complex colluvial sediments in the Atacama Desert. Quaternary Geochronology 71, 101337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2022.101337.


Hanebuth, T.J.J, Kudrass, H.R., Zander, A.M., Akhter, H.S., Neumann‑Denzau, G., Zahid, A. 2021. Stepwise, earthquake-driven coastal subsidence in the Ganges–Brahmaputra Delta (Sundarbans) since the eighth century deduced from submerged in situ kiln and mangrove remnants. Natural Hazards. doi.org/10.1007/s11069-021-05048-2

Nottebaum, V., Stauch, G., van der Wal, J.L.N., Zander, A., Schlütz, F., Shumilovskikh, L., Reicherter, K., Batkhishig, O., Lehmkuhl, F. 2021. Late Quaternary landscape evolution and paleoenvironmental implications from multiple geomorphic dryland systems, Orog Nuur Basin, Mongolia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 1-23. doi.org/10.1002/esp.5247

Kolb, T., Tudyka, K., Kadereit, A., Lomax, J., Poręba, G. Zander, A., Zipf, L., Fuchs, M. 2022. The µDose-system: determination of environmental dose rates by combined alpha and beta counting – performance tests and practical experiences, Geochronology, 4, 1-31, doi.org/10.5194/gchron-4-1-2022

Ageby, L., Angelucci, D.E., Brill, D., Carrer, F., Rades, E.F., Brückner, H., Klasen, N., 2021. Rock surface IRSL dating of dry stone structures related to Alpine pastoralism in Val di Sole, Italy. Quaternary Geochronology 66, 101212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2021.101212.

Brill, D., May, S.M., Mhammdi, N., King, G., Lehmann, B., Burow, C., Wolf, D., Zander, A., Brückner, H., 2021. Evaluating OSL rock surface exposure dating as a novel approach for reconstructing coastal boulder movement on decadal to centennial timescales. Earth Surface Dynamics 9, 205-234. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-205-2021.

Calitri, F., Sommer, M., Van der Meij, W.M., Tikhomirov, D., Christl, M., Egli, M., 2021. 10Be and 14C data provide insight on soil mass redistribution along gentle slopes and reveal ancient human impact. Journal of Soils and Sediments. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-021-03041-7 

Riedesel, S., Kumar, R., Duller, G.A.T., Roberts, H.M., Bell, A.M.T., Jain, M., 2021. Site-selective characterisation of electron trapping centres in relation to chemistry, structural state and mineral phases present in single crystal alkali feldspars. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 54, 385107. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ac10d7

Seeliger, M., Pint, A., Frenzel, P., Marriner, N., Spada, G., Vacchi, M., Başaran, S., Dan, A., Seeger, F., Seeger, K., Schmidts, T., Brückner, H., 2021. Mid- to late-Holocene sea-level evolution of the northeastern Aegean sea. The Holocene. https://doi.org/10.1177/09596836211025967

Pop, E., Reidsma, F.H., Reimann, T., Sier, M.J., Arps, C.E.S., Gaudzinski-Windheuser, S., Roebroeks, W., 2021. Identifying heated rocks through feldspar luminescence analysis (pIRIR290) and a critical evaluation of macroscopic assessment. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology 4, 13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41982-021-00094-5 1

Berghuis, H.W.K., Veldkamp, A., Adhityatama, S., Hilgen, S.L., Sutisna, I., Barianto, D.H., Pop, E.A.L., Reimann, T., Yurnaldi, D., Ekowati, D.R., Vonhof, H.B., van Kolfschoten, T., Simanjuntak, T., Schoorl, J.M., Joordens, J.C.A., 2021. Hominin homelands of East Java: Revised stratigraphy and landscape reconstructions for Plio-Pleistocene Trinil. Quaternary Science Reviews 260, 106912. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106912

Kehl, M., Vlaminck, S., Köhler, T., Laag, C., Rolf, C., Tsukamoto, S., Frechen, M., Sumita, M., Schmincke, H.-U., Khormali, F., 2021. Pleistocene dynamics of dust accumulation and soil formation in the southern Caspian Lowlands - New insights from the loess-paleosol sequence at Neka-Abelou, Northern Iran. Quaternary Science Reviews, 253, 106774. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106774

Riedesel, S., Bell, A.M.T., Duller, G.A.T., Finch, A.A., Jain, M., King, G.E., Pearce, N.J., Roberts, H.M., 2021. Exploring sources of variation in thermoluminescence emissions and anomalous fading in alkali feldspars. Radiation Measurements 141, 106541. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106541


Brill, D., Cisternas, M., 2020. Testing quartz and feldspar luminescence dating to determine earthquake and tsunami recurrence in the area of the giant 1960 Chile earthquake. Quaternary Geochronology 58, 101080, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2020.101080.

Brill, D., Tamura, T., 2020. Optically stimulated luminescence dating of tsunami and storm deposits. In: Engel, M., Pilarczyk, J., May, S.M., Brill, D., Garrett, E. (Edts). Geological records of tsunamis and other extreme waves. Elsevier.

Brill, D., Seeger, K., Pint, A., Reize, F., Kay Thwe Hlaing, Seeliger, M., Opitz, S., Khin Mi Mi Win, Win Thuuar Nyunt, Nilar Aye, Aung Aung, Kyaw Kyaw, Krass, F., Brückner, H., 2020. Modern and historical tropical cyclone and tsunami deposits at the coast of Myanmar – Implications for their identification and preservation in the geological record. Sedimentology 67, 1431-1459, https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12586.

May, S.M., Callow, J.N., Brill, D., Hoffmeister, D., May, J.-H., 2020. Revealing sediment transport pathways and geomorphic change in washover fans by combining drone-derived digital elevation models and single grain luminescence data. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface 125, e2020JF005792. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JF005792.

Frindte, K., Lehndorff, E., Vlaminck, S., Werner, K., Kehl, M., Khormali, F., Knief, C., 2020. Evidence for signatures of ancient microbial life in paleosols. Scientific Reports 10, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-73938-9

Riedesel, S., Autzen, M., 2020. Beta and gamma dose rate attenuation in rocks and sediment. Radiation Measurements 133, 106295, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2020.106295.

Van der Meij, W.M., Temme, A.J.A.M., Wallinga, J., Sommer, M., 2020. Modeling soil and landscape evolution - the effect of rain fall and land use on soil and landscape patterns. SOIL 6, 337-358, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-337-2020