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Friedrich, Anke

Prof. Dr. Anke M. Friedrich

Lehrstuhlinhaberin für Geologie

Aktive Tektonik und Erdbebenstudien

Wechselwirkungen endogener und exogener geologischer Prozesse


Forschung und Lehre in Geologie mit Schwerpunkten in Aktiver Tektonik und Neotektonik, Erdbebengeologie, Geologischer Kartierung und Explorationsgeologie, Regional-geologischer Synthese, Geochronologie und Geologischer Fernerkundung.

Vorsitzende des Prüfungsausschusses Masterstudiengang Geology und der Auswahlkommission

Vorstandsmitglied des Münchner GeoZentrums

Mitglied im Beirat der Geological Society of America (2014 - 2018)

Adjunct Professor in Geology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (USA)


Department für Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften
Sektion Geologie
Luisenstr. 37 / A140 (1.Stock)
80333 München

Telefon: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 6512
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 99 6513

Website: http://friedrich.userweb.mwn.de/

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Weitere Informationen


  • Entwicklung aktiver kontinentaler Plattengrenzregionen auf unterschiedlichen Skalen
  • Quantifizierung von Deformations- und Erosionsraten auf Skalen von Millimeter pro Jahr bis zu Kilometer pro Millionen Jahre.
  • Verformungsmechanismen in tektonisch aktiven Regionen; Beziehung zwischen Erdbeben und Vulkanismus
  • Großräumige, vertikale tektonische Prozesse; Hebung von Küstenregionen durch Erdbeben; Bedeutung von Diskordanzen.  

Aktive Projekte

  • 2012 - 2017: HGF Alliance: Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics. The HGF Alliance "Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics" aims at the development and evaluation of novel bio/geo-pysical information products derived from data acquired by a new generation of remote sensing satellites and their integration in earth system models for improving understanding and modelling ability of global environmental processes and ecosystem change. Project: "Geological context of seismically inactive, but geodetically active regions." Collaborators: Simon Kübler (LMU Geology). Project Partners and Link
  • since 2011: Neotectonic Evolution of the North-Alpine Foreland Basin. (1 PhD student: Markus Hoffmann). 
  • since 2011: Mechanisms of strain release in the northern Basin and Range Province (western USA): relationship between faults, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the growth of continental fault systems. Collaborators: Geoffrey King (IPG Paris), Steven Wesbousky (University of Nevada, Reno). 
  • since 2008: Tectonic geomorphology of the Red Sea coast north of Quseir (Egypt) (1 PhD student: Mohamed El Khashab). 
  • since 2008: Vertical motion of Crete and implications for fault system dynamics and seismic hazards — based in integration of PSI-InSAR data, tectonic geomorphology, and geological data. In progress. ( One PhD student: Stefanie Rieger). 
  • 2004 - 2012: DFG Project: Dynamics of Active faulting in the Lower Rhine Graben, awarded to A.M. Friedrich (FR1693/1-1) and M.R. Strecker. Publications are in preparation, 1 PhD Student (Simon Kübler) defended in January 2013.


Seit 2014:

Baran, R., Friedrich, A. M., Schlunegger, F., 2014, The late Miocene to Holocene erosion pattern of the Alpine foreland basin reflects Eurasian slab unloading beneath the western Alps rather than global climate change; Lithosphere, v. 6, no. 2, 124 - 131. 

Stein, S. and Friedrich A. M., 2014, Clearing the crystal ball; Astronomy and Geophysics; v. 55, no. 2., 2.11-2.17. 


Vor 2014:

Ballato, P., Uba, C. E., Landgraf, A., Strecker, M. R., Sudo, M., Stockli, D. F., Friedrich, A., and Tabatabaei, S. H., 2011, Arabia-Eurasia continental collision: Insights from late Tertiary foreland-basin evolution in the Alborz Mountains, northern Iran: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123, no. 1-2, p. 106-131.

Ballato, P., Mulch, A., Landgraf, A., Strecker, M. R., Dalconi, M. C., Friedrich, A., and Tabatabaei, S. H., 2010, Middle to late Miocene Middle Eastern climate from stable oxygen and carbon isotope data, southern Alborz mountains, N Iran: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 300, no. 1-2, p. 125-138.

Baran, R., Guest, B., and Friedrich, A. M., 2010, High-resolution spatial rupture pattern of a multiphase flower structure, Rex Hills, Nevada: New insights on scarp evolution in complex topography based on 3-D laser scanning: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 122, no. 5-6, p. 897-914.

Friedrich, A., 2010, Leopold-von-Buch Medal awarded to Prof. Dr. Tanya Atwater. Zeitschrift Der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, v. 161, no. 2, p. 112-112.

Landgraf, A., Ballato, P., Strecker, M. R., Friedrich, A., Tabatabaei, S. H., and Shahpasandzadeh, M., 2009, Fault-kinematic and geomorphic observations along the North Tehran Thrust and Mosha Fasham Fault, Alborz mountains Iran: implications for fault-system evolution and interaction in a changing tectonic regime: Geophysical Journal International, v. 177, no. 2, p. 676-690.

Rezaei, K., Guest, B., Friedrich, A., Fayazi, F., Nakhaei, M., Aghda, S. M. F., and Beitollahi, A., 2009a, Soil and sediment quality and composition as factors in the distribution of damage at the December 26, 2003, Bam area earthquake in SE Iran (M (s)=6.6): Journal of Soils and Sediments, v. 9, no. 1, p. 23-32.

Rezaei, K., Guest, B., Friedrich, A., Fayazi, F., Nakhaei, M., Beitollahi, A., and Aghda, S. M. F., 2009b, Feed forward neural network and interpolation function models to predict the soil and subsurface sediments distribution in Bam, Iran: Acta Geophysica, v. 57, no. 2, p. 271-293.

Ballato, P., Nowaczyk, N. R., Landgraf, A., Strecker, M. R., Friedrich, A., and Tabatabaei, S. H., 2008, Tectonic control on sedimentary facies pattern and sediment accumulation rates in the Miocene foreland basin of the southern Alborz mountains, northern Iran: Tectonics, v. 27, no. 6.

Cloetingh, S. A. P. L., Ziegler, P. A., Bogaard, P. J. F., Andriessen, P. A. M., Artemieva, I. M., Bada, G., van Balen, R. T., Beekman, F., Ben-Avraham, Z., Brun, J. P., Bunge, H. P., Burov, E. B., Carbonell, R., Facenna, C., Friedrich, A., Gallart, J., Green, A. G., Heidbach, O., Jones, A. G., Matenco, L., Mosar, J., Oncken, O., Pascal, C., Peters, G., Sliaupa, S., Soesoo, A., Spakman, W., Stephenson, R. A., Thybo, H., Torsvik, T., de Vicente, G., Wenzel, F., Wortel, M. J. R., and Grp, T.-E. W., 2007, TOPO-EUROPE: The geoscience of coupled deep Earth-surface processes: Global and Planetary Change, v. 58, no. 1-4, p. 1-118.

Bartley, J.M., Glazner, A.F., Coleman, D.S., Kylander-Clark, A., Mapes, R., Friedrich, A.M., 2007, Large Laramide dextral offset across Owens Valley, California, and its possible relation to tectonic unroofing of the southern Sierra Nevada. SPECIAL PAPERS-GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, vol. 434 pp. 129

Stein, S., Friedrich, A., and Newman, A., 2005, Dependence of possible characteristic earthquakes on spatial sampling: Illustration for the Wasatch seismic zone, Utah: Seismological Research Letters, v. 76, no. 4, p. 432-436. Bennett, R. A., Friedrich, A. M., and Furlong, K. P., 2004, Codependent histories of the San Andreas and San Jacinto fault zones from inversion of fault displacement rates: Geology, v. 32, no. 11, p. 961-964.

Bennett, R.A., Friedrich, A.M., Furlong, K. 2004, Codependent histories of the San Andreas and San Jacinto fault zones from inversion of fault displacement rates, Geology, v. 32; no. 11; p. 961–964; doi: 10.1130/G20806.1.

Friedrich, A. M., Lee, J., Wernicke, B. P., and Sieh, K., 2004, Geologic context of geodetic data across a Basin and Range normal fault, Crescent Valley, Nevada: Tectonics, v. 23, no. 2. Niemi, N. A., Wernicke, B. P., Friedrich, A. M., Simons, M., Bennett, R. A., and Davis, J. L., 2004, BARGEN continuous GPS data across the eastern Basin and Range province, and implications for fault system dynamics: Geophysical Journal International, v. 159, no. 3, p. 842-862.

Wernicke, B., Davis, J. L., Bennett, R. A., Normandeau, J. E., Friedrich, A. M., and Niemi, N. A., 2004, Tectonic implications of a dense continuous GPS velocity field at Yucca Mountain, Nevada: Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, v. 109, no. B12.

Bennett, R. A., Wernicke, B. P., Niemi, N. A., Friedrich, A. M., and Davis, J. L., 2003, Contemporary strain rates in the northern Basin and Range province from GPS data: Tectonics, v. 22, no. 2.

Friedrich, A. M., Wernicke, B. P., Niemi, N. A., Bennett, R. A., and Davis, J. L., 2003, Comparison of geodetic and geologic data from the Wasatch region, Utah, and implications for the spectral character of Earth deformation at periods of 10 to 10 million years: Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, v. 108, no. B4.

Friedrich, A. M., and Bartley, J. M., 2003, Three-dimensional structural reconstruction of a thrust system overprinted by postorogenic extension, Wah Wah thrust zone, southwestern Utah: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 115, no. 12, p. 1473-1491.

Friedrich, A. M., Bowring, S. A., Martin, M. W., and Hodges, K. V., 1999a, Short-lived continental magmatic arc at Connemara, western Irish Caledonides: Implications for the age of the Grampian orogeny: Geology, v. 27, no. 1, p. 27-30.

Friedrich, A. M., Hodges, K. V., Bowring, S. A., and Martin, M. W., 1999b, Geochronological constraints on the magmatic, metamorphic and thermal evolution of the Connemara Caledonides, western Ireland: Journal of the Geological Society, v. 156, p. 1217-1230.

Coleman, D.S., Bartley, J.M., Walker, J.D., Price, D.E., Friedrich, A.M.,1997, Extensional faulting, footwall deformation and plutonism in the Mineral Mountains, southern Sevier Desert. Brigham Young University Geology Studies, vol. 42 pp. 203-234.