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Dr. Daniel Melnick

Universität Potsdam
Institut für Geowissenschaften
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24
Haus 27, Raum 2.26
14476 Golm

melnick@geo.uni-potsdam.de
Phone ++49 (0) 331 977 5836
Fax ++49 (0) 331 977 5700

 

Research interests

In general active deformation processes at convergent margins, coastal geomorphology, segmentation of tectonic processes, structural geology, climate-tectonic interactions, active rifting, and volcanotectonics.


Current Projects

Plateau Evolution in Turkey: Vertical Anatolian Movements Project (VAMP)

Education and
professional experience

2007/2009
Research fellow in Geosciences at the University of Potsdam.

2004/2007
PhD Thesis: 'Neogene seismotectonics of the south-central Chile margin - Subduction processes over various temporal and spatial scales'. University of Potsdam, Germany. Developed at GeoForschungsZentrum-Potsdam.

2002/2004
MSc Thesis: 'Geología del Cuadrángulo Volcán Copahue (38°S, 71°O), VIII Región Chile, Provincia del Neuquén, Argentina: Implicancias en la tectónica regional'. Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

Publications

ISI JOURNALS

Melnick, D., Bookhagen, B., Echtler, H., and Strecker, M., 2006, Coastal deformation and great subduction earthquakes, Isla Santa María, Chile (37°S): Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, p. 1463-1480.

Melnick, D., Charlet, F., Echtler, H.P., and De Batist, M., 2006, Incipient axial collapse of the Main Cordillera and strain partitioning gradient between the Central and Patagonian Andes, Lago Laja, Chile: Tectonics, v. 25, p. TC5004.

Melnick, D., and Echtler, H.P., 2006, Inversion of forearc basins in south-central Chile caused by rapid glacial age trench fill: Geology, v. 34, p. 709-712.

Melnick, D., Folguera, A., and Ramos, V.A., 2006, Structural control on arc volcanism: The Caviahue-Copahue complex, Central to Patagonian Andes transition (38S): Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 22, p. 66-88.

Rosenau, M., Melnick, D., and Echtler, H., 2006, Kinematic constraints on intra-arc shear and strain partitioning in the Southern Andes between 38°S and 42°S latitude: Tectonics, v. 25, p. TC4013.

Bookhagen, B., Echtler, H.P., Melnick, D., Strecker, M.R., and Spencer, J.Q.G., 2006, Using uplifted Holocene beach berms for paleoseismic analysis on the Santa María Island, south-central Chile: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 33, p. L15302.

Folguera, A., Ramos, V.A., and Melnick, D., 2002, Transición de los Andes Patagónicos a los Andes Centrales: Extremo norte del sistema de Liquiñe-Ofqui (38°S): Revista Geológica de Chile, v. 29, p. 227-240.

Folguera, A., Ramos, V.A., and Melnick, D., 2003, Recurrencia en el desarrollo de cuencas de intraarco. Cordillera Neuquina (37°30'-38°S): Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, v. 58, p. 3-19.


BOOK CHAPTERS

Melnick, D., Rosenau, M., Folguera, A., and Echtler, H., 2006, Neogene tectonic evolution of the Neuquén Andes western flank (37-39°S), in Kay, S.M., and Ramos, V.A., eds., Evolution of an Andean margin: A tectonic and magmatic view from the Andes to the Neuqun Basin (35-39°S lat), Volume 407, Geological Society of America Special Paper, p. 73-95.

Melnick, D., and Echtler, H.P., 2006, Morphotectonic and geologic digital map compilations of the south-central Andes (36-42°S), in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., eds., The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Volume 1: Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Berlin Heidelberg New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 565-568.

Glodny, J., Echtler, H., Figueroa, O., Franz, G., Grfe, K., Kemnitz, H., Kramer, W., Krawczyk, C., Lohrmann, J., Lucassen, F., Melnick, D., Rosenau, M., and Seifert, W., 2006, Long-term geological evolution and mass-flow balance of the South-Central Andes, in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G.,

Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., eds., The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Volume 1: Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 401-428.

Götze, H.-J., Alten, M., Burger, H., Goni, P., Melnick, D., Mohr, S., Munier, K., Ott, N., Reutter, K.J., and Schmidt, S., 2006, A 3D Geoinformation System of the SFB 267 for the Andes - from ink-painted maps to digital data bases, in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., eds., The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Volume 1: Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, p. 539-556.

Hackney, R., Echtler, H., Franz, G., Gtze, H.J., Lucassen, F., Marchenko, D., Melnick, D., Meyer, U., Schmidt, S., Tarov, Z., Tassara, A., and Wienecke, S., 2006, The Segmented Overriding Plate and Coupling at the South-Central Chilean Margin (36-42°S), in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., eds., The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Volume 1: Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 355-374.

Haschke, M., Günther, A., Melnick, D., Echtler, H., Reutter, K.J., Scheuber, E., and Oncken, O., 2006, Andean tectonic evolution inferred from spatial and temporal variations in arc magmatism, in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., eds., The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Volume 1: Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 337-353.

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