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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study
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Ms Melanie Siegburg BSc, MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Ms Melanie Siegburg is a Postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

2015 to present: PhD in Geology – Geophysics at Ocean and Earth Science Department of University Southampton, NOCS
2012 – 2015: Master in Geology at University Bremen, Germany and University of Iceland, Iceland
2009 – 2015: Research assistant at IODP Core repository at Marum in Bremen, Germany
2009 – 2012: Bachelor in Geology at University Bremen, Germany

Research interests

- Tectonic and magmatic development of continental rifting

- Volcanic processes and mantle processes to provide information of volcanic eruptions and magma plumbing systems

- Tectonic fault formation and development

- Tectono – magmatic interaction

Research Project: Evolution of faulting and magmatism during volcanic rifting in the Ethiopian Rift

The northern East African Rift provides important insights into the interaction of tectonism and magmatism during continental break up. One of the largest stratovolcano on the northern Main Ethiopian Rift is the Boset Volcanic complex.

It comprises the northern Berichia stratovolcano and the southern Gudda caldera which both lie along a NNE-SSW fissure. This study emphasizes the importance of looking from different perspectives, structural mapping and petrological – geochemical investigations, in an active continental rift to understand the tectonic and magmatic development in the past and to assess potential hazards for the future.

Supervisors:

Tom Gernon
Derek Keir
Jon Bull
Rex Taylor

Research group

Geology and Geophysics

Affiliate research group

Geochemistry

Research project(s)

Evolution of faulting and magmatism during volcanic rifting in the Ethiopian Rift

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Key Publications

Demonstrating at:

- SOES3025 Anglesey field trip – component of independent mapping

- SOES2033 Structural Geology course

- SOES3020 Volcanic and mantle process course

- SOES3020 Tenerife field course

 

 

Siegburg, M., Gernon, T.M., Bull, J.M., Keir, D., Taylor, R.N., Nixon, C., Abebe, B., Ayele, A., Morphometric and magmatic evolution at the Boset-Bericha Volcanic Complex in the Main Ethiopian Rift, EGU General Assembly 2017, Vol. 19, EGU-2017-1109, 2017

Siegburg, M., Gernon, T.M., Bull, J.M., Keir, D., Nixon, C.W., Taylor, R.N., Abebe, B. Tectono-magmatic interaction at the Boset Volcanic Complex in the Main Ethiopian Rift. BGA Conference (2015) and TSG Conference (2016)

Siegburg, M., Kasch, N., Ustaszewski, K. & Navabpour, P. Evolution of the tectonic activity in southwestern foreland of the Thuringian Forest deduced from the fracture system in the Thüringer Hauptgranit and Muschelkalk. Geo Frankfurt. (2014). doi:10.13140/2.1.2701.9521

Ustaszewski, K., Kasch, N., Siegburg, M., Navabpour, P. & Thieme, M. Estimating the reactivation potential of existing fractures in subsurface granitoids from outcrop analogues and in-situ stress modeling : implications for EGS reservoir stimulation with an example from Meiningen ( Thuringia , Central Germany ). EGU Gen. Assem. 16, 3099 (2014).

Kley, J., Kasch, N., Navabpour, P., Siegburg, M., Malz, A. Fault-slip data analysis and cover versus basement fracture patterns – implications for subsurface technical processes in Thuringia, Germany. AGU Fall Meeting (2014)

Kasch, N., Ustaszewski, K., Siegburg, M., Navabpour, P., Thieme, M., Hesse, G. Estimating the reactivation potential of existing fractures in subsurface granitoids from outcrop analogues and in-situ stress predictions: implications for EGS reservoir stimulation with an example from Meiningen (Thuringia, Central Germany). AGU Fall Meeting (2014)

Ms Melanie Siegburg
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number: NOCS/566/05

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