Satelliten- und Aerogeophysik

Dr. Eva Bredow

Working group Satellite- and Aerogeophysics

Institute of Geosciences

Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1

D-24118 Kiel, Germany

Tel.: +49 431 880 5795

Fax.: +49 431 880 4432


Prof. Dr. Jörg Ebbing


About myself:

  • from 2018: PostDoc at Kiel University
  • 2015 - 2016: Member of GeO Doc (PhD Representatives at the GFZ)
  • 2015 - 2016: Member of the Helmholtz Juniors (PhD Representatives of the Helmholtz Association)
  • 2014 - 2017: PhD student at GFZ Potsdam (Section 2.5: Geodynamic Modeling)
  • 2013: M.Sc. Geophysics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • 2010: B.Sc. Geoinformatics und Geophysics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg


Fields of research:

  • Geodynamic modeling of mantle plumes surrounded by large-scale global flow
  • Plume-ridge interaction
  • Large Igneous Provinces and Hotspot Tracks
  • Magmatism
  • Plate tectonics
  • Individual hotspot histories and their impacts on the Earth’s surface









Steinberger, B., E. Bredow, S. Lebedev, A. Schaeffer, and T. H. Torsvik (2018). Widespread volcanism in the Greenland–North Atlantic region explained by the Iceland plume. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/s41561-018-0251-0.

Bredow, E., & Steinberger, B. (2018). Variable melt production rate of the Kerguelen hotspot due to long-term plume-ridge interaction. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 126–136, doi:10.1002/2017GL075822.


Bredow, E., B. Steinberger, R. Gassmöller, and J. Dannberg (2017), How plume-ridge interaction shapes the crustal thickness pattern of the Réunion hotspot track, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 2930–2948, doi:10.1002/2017GC006875.


Gassmöller, R., J. Dannberg, E. Bredow, B. Steinberger, and T. H. Torsvik (2016), Major influence of plume-ridge interaction, lithosphere thickness variations, and global mantle flow on hotspot volcanism—The example of Tristan, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, 1454–1479, doi:10.1002/2015GC006177