Geophysical Institute (GPI)

Dr. Ellen Gottschämmer

Dr. Ellen Gottschämmer is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Geophysical Institute (GPI).

Ellen developed innovative teaching formats and conducts lectures which directly incorporate current research topics, often carried out at remote locations outside the classroom. Student counseling, study porogram development and module coordination are part of her duties. Furthermore she runs the Geophysics school lab which she founded in 2012.

Ellen’s research is conducted in the framework of the Seismology and Natural Hazards group.

Research

  • Volcano Seismology
  • Earthquake Seismology
  • Modelling and analysis of seismic waves
  • Seismic hazard

Committees

  • Faculty Council
  • Working Committee for Academic Studies in Geophysics
  • Admission Committee, Master Program Geophysics at KIT
  • Executive Board of the German Geophysical Society (Advisory Council)
  • Head of Committee for Academic Studies, German Geophysical Society

Courses

  • Introduction in Geophysics I/II
  • Geological Hazards and Risk
  • Geophysical Excursions
  • Geophysical field exercises
  • Geophysical laboratory exercises
  • Geophysical advanced practical course
  • In-Situ: The Black Forest Observatory in Schiltach
  • In-Situ: Eifel Seismology and Volcanology Course
  • In-Situ: Geophysical Assessment and Hazard of Mediterranean Volcanoes
  • In-Situ: Geophysical deep exploration of volcanoes using the example of the Vogelsberg
  • In-Situ: Historical seismology for hazard assessment
  • In-Situ: Induced Seismicity
  • In-Situ: Physics of the Lithosphere
  • In-Situ: Near-surface geophysical exploration of raw materials
  • In-Situ: Seismic Hazard Assessment in the Apennines
  • In-Situ: Summer School Seismology and Geohazards, Indonesia
  • Measurement methods of physical volcanology
  • Seminar on current issues in risk research

Publications


Book Chapters
The Geophysical Institute (GPI) today.
Gottschämmer, E.; Bohlen, T.; Forbriger, T.; Knopf, P.; Ritter, J.; et al.
2014. 50 Years Geophysical Institute Karlsruhe, 1964 to 2014 - Expectations and Surprises. Ed.: C. Prodehl, 321–332, Geophysical Institute (KIT) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Finite-Difference Simulations of the 1927 Jericho Earthquake.
Gottschämmer, E.; Wenzel, F.; Wust-Bloch, G. H.; Ben-Avraham, Z.
2005. Perspectives in Modern Seismology. Ed.: F. Wenzel, 31–45, Springer Verlag 
Earthquake Modeling in the Dead Sea Basin.
Gottschämmer, E.; Wenzel, F.; Wust-Bloch, H.; Ben-Avraham, Z.
2005. Perspectives in Modern Seismology. Ed.: F. Wenzel, 33–48, Springer Verlag 
3D Modellierung von Erdbebenwirkungen.
Gottschaemmer, E.; Wenzel, F.
1999. In: Tagungsband. Symposium Naturkatastrophen in Mittelgebirgsregionen, Karlsruhe 1999. S. 45-47 
Volcanic tremor associated with eruptive activity at Bromo volcano.
Gottschaemmer, E.
1999. In: Physics of volcanic phenomena and eruption precursors. Ed.: G. De Natale. 1999. S. 465-481. (Annali di geofisica. 42,3.) 
Books
50 Years Geophysical Institute Karlsruhe, 1964 to 2014 - Expectations and Surprises.
Bohlen, T.; Bonjer, K.-P.; Forbriger, T.; Fuchs, K.; Gottschämmer, E.; et al.
2014. (C. Prodehl, Ed.), Geophysical Institute (KIT) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Diploma Theses
Seismische Signale am Vulkan Bromo. diploma thesis.
Gottschämmer, E.
1998. Universität Karlsruhe (TH) 
Journal Articles
Volcanic emission and seismic tremor at Santiaguito, Guatemala: New insights from long-term seismic, infrasound and thermal measurements in 2018–2020.
Gottschämmer, E.; Rohnacher, A.; Carter, W.; Nüsse, A.; Drach, K.; et al.
2021. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research, 411, Art.-Nr.: 107154. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.107154
Disruption of Long-Term Effusive-Explosive Activity at Santiaguito, Guatemala.
Lamb, O. D.; Lamur, A.; Díaz-Moreno, A.; De Angelis, S.; Gottschämmer, E.; et al.
2019. Frontiers in Earth Science, 6. doi:10.3389/feart.2018.00253
Erdbebenregistrierung mit Seismometern.
Gottschämmer, E.; Pontius, M.; Busch, N.; Bohlen, T.
2017. Plus lucis, (3), 12–17 
Zerstörungsfreie Materialuntersuchung: Gleichstromgeoelektrik.
Gottschämmer, E.; Heck, A.; Schneider, N.; Bergmann, A.; Bohlen, T.
2017. Plus lucis, (3), 23–29 
Loss of residential buildings in the event of a re-awakening of the Laacher See Volcano (Germany).
Leder, J.; Wenzel, F.; Daniell, J. E.; Gottschämmer, E.
2017. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research, 337, 111–123. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.02.019
The concept of in situ lecturing.
Ritter, J. R. R.; Gottschämmer, E.
2015. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 11 (1), 128–140 
Geophysikalische Geländeübungen im urbanen Umfeld am KIT.
Barth, A.; Gottschämmer, E.; Kurzmann, A.
2013. Mitteilungen / Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft, (3), 40–42 Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Parametrization of a Composite Attenuation Relation for the Dead Sea Are Based on 3-D Modeling of Elastic Wave Propagation.
Oth, A.; Wenzel, F.; Gottschämmer, E.; Ben-Avraham, Z.; Wust-Bloch, H.
2007. Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH), 164 (1), 23–37 
Earthquake modeling in the Dead Sea Rift.
Gottschaemmer, E.; Wenzel, F.; Wust-Boch, H.; Ben-Avraham, Z.
2002. Geophysical research letters, 29 (12), 8–1 
Locating tremor and shock sources recorded at Bromo Volcano.
Gottschaemmer, E.; Surono, l.
2000. J. of volcanol. and geothermal res. 101 (2000) H. 1/2 S. 199-209 
Conference Papers
An international partnership to develop volcano monitoring capacities in Guatemala.
Angelis, S. D.; Rietbrock, A.; Lavallee, Y.; Carter, W.; Gottschämmer, E.; et al.
2019. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2019, 4782–4785, Society of Exploration Geophysicists. doi:10.1190/segam2019-3215154.1
New insights from long-term seismic, infrasound and thermal measurements at Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala.
Gottschämmer, E.; Nüsse, A.; Rohnacher, A.; Drach, K.; Carter, W.; et al.
2019. Physics of Volcanoes 2019, Mendig, 27 Februar - 2 März 2019, Book of Abstracts: Physik der Vulkane 2019 - Physics of Volcanoes 2019 - PoV. Ed.: H. Pfanz, 27, Scientific committee 
Characteristics of central explosions at Santiaguito volcano.
Rohnacher, A.; Gottschämmer, E.; Carter, W.; Pineda, A.; De Angelis, S.; et al.
2019. Physics of Volcanoes 2019, Mendig, 27 Februar - 2 März 2019, Book of Abstracts: Physik der Vulkane 2019 - Physics of Volcanoes 2019 - PoV. Ed.: H. Pfanz, 40–41, Scientific committee 
Fluid flow source model for harmonic tremor at Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala.
Drach, K.; Gottschämmer, E.; Rietbrock, A.
2019. Physics of Volcanoes 2019, Mendig, 27 Februar - 2 März 2019, Book of Abstracts: Physik der Vulkane 2019 - Physics of Volcanoes 2019 - PoV. Ed.: H. Pfanz, 24, Scientific committee