Martin Schimmel

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 1997, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
  • Diplom-Geophysiker (M.Sc. in Geophysics), 1992, University Fridericiana of Karlsruhe, Germany


Research Interests

Martin Schimmel's main research interests are in different fields of seismology and include the physical phenomena of seismic wave propagation, the detection and understanding of the multitude of seismic signals, and the different strategies to image and constrain the structure of the Earth interior. In his recent work, he focused on crustal and upper mantle structure, seismic interferometry and noise generation. Further, he developed several new techniques to improve weak-signal detection and identification to increase our constraints on the fine structure of the Earth.


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Ardhuin, F., E. Stutzmann, M. Schimmel, and A. Mangeney (2011), Ocean wave sources of seismic noise, Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 116(9), doi: 10.1029/2011JC006952.

Brown, D., J. Alvarez-Marron, M. Schimmel, Y. M. Wu, and G. Camanni (2012), The structure and kinematics of the central Taiwan mountain belt derived from geological and seismicity data, Tectonics, 31(5), doi: 10.1029/2012TC003156.

Camanni, G., D. Brown, J. Alvarez-Marron, M. Schimmel, and Y. M. Wu (2011), Deformation partitioning in Central Taiwan: New insights from surface geology, earthquake focal mechanisms, seismic energy release and GPS measurements along the shuilikeng transpressive fault system, Rendiconti Online Societa Geologica Italiana, 15, 17-19.

Obrebski, M. J., F. Ardhuin, E. Stutzmann, and M. Schimmel (2012), How moderate sea states can generate loud seismic noise in the deep ocean, Geophysical Research Letters, 39(11), doi: 10.1029/2012GL051896.

Rocha, M. P., M. Schimmel, and M. Assumpção (2011), Upper-mantle seismic structure beneath SE and Central Brazil from P- and S-wave regional traveltime tomography, Geophysical Journal International, 184(1), 268-286, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04831.x.

Romero-Viana, L., R. Julià, M. Schimmel, A. Camacho, E. Vicente, and M. R. Miracle (2011), Reconstruction of annual winter rainfall since A.D.1579 in central-eastern Spain based on calcite laminated sediment from Lake La Cruz, Climatic Change, 107(3), 343-361, doi: 10.1007/s10584-010-9966-7.

Schimmel, M., E. Stutzmann, and J. Gallart (2011), Using instantaneous phase coherence for signal extraction from ambient noise data at a local to a global scale, Geophysical Journal International, 184(1), 494-506, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04861.x.

Schimmel, M., E. Stutzmann, F. Ardhuin, and J. Gallart (2011), Polarized Earth's ambient microseismic noise, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12(7), doi: 10.1029/2011GC003661.

Stutzmann, E., M. Schimmel, G. Patau, and A. Maggi (2009), Global climate imprint on seismic noise, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 10(11), doi: 10.1029/2009GC002619.

Stutzmann, E., F. Ardhuin, M. Schimmel, A. Mangeney, and G. Patau (2012), Modelling long-term seismic noise in various environments, Geophysical Journal International, 191(2), 707-722, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05638.x.

Ventosa, S., C. Simon, and M. Schimmel (2012), Window length selection for optimum slowness resolution of the local-slant-stack transform, Geophysics, 77(2), V31-V40, doi: 10.1190/geo2010-0326.1.

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