Kiel Marine Science

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Rabbel

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, 24098 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-3916
Telefax: +49 431 880-4432

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Information about Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Rabbel


Wolfgang Rabbel studied Geophysics at Kiel University. In 1987 he earned his doctorate on a study on seismic exploration of near-surface fault zones. He completed his habiltation in Geophysics in 1994 with a study on the seismic structure of the crystalline part of the earth crust based on investigations at the super-deep continental drillhole KTB (S Germany). In 1995 he became a Professor of Geophysics at the Institute of Geosciences at Kiel University.

Research questions

The research of Wolfgang Rabbel aims at exploring structure and processes of the earth’s interior by geophysical measurements performed at the earth’s surface. Recent research questions include:

  • How can we image buried archaeological sites by noninvasive amphibic measurements across the shoreline?
  • How can we assess and monitor the stability of seafloor sediments by noninvasive measurements?
  • How can we assess the energy potential of geothermal reservoirs?
  • How do water-driven processes influence the earthquake activity at continental margins?


Current Research

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