Satelliten- und Aerogeophysik

Prof. Jörg Ebbing

Working group Satellite- and Aerogeophysics

Institute of Geosciences

Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1

D-24118 Kiel, Germany

Tel.: +49 431 880 2832

Fax.: +49 431 880 4432


Prof. Dr. Jörg Ebbing

About myself:

Fields of research: Tectonophysics; satellite and airborne gravity & magnetic data; 3D modelling; inversion, isostasy

My main research interest is the structure of the lithosphere from the combined interpretation of satellite and terrestrial data. In all my research projects interdisciplinary approaches are applied with special emphasis on the use of potential field data in forward and inverse modelling and their combination to deep seismic and MT results and geological studies. Currently, a focus is on both the development of methods and the sensitivity analysis of satellite data for lithospheric studies. 



Selected Publications (2012-PRESENT)

For a more complete list, see my ResearcherID profile.


Guy, A., Holzrichter, N., Ebbing, J., 2017. Moho depth model for the Central Asian Orogenic Belt from satellite gravity gradients. J. Geophys. Res. - Solid Earth, 122, 7388–7407, doi:10.1002/2017JB014120.

Gradmann, S., Haase, C., Ebbing, J., 2017. Isostasy as a tool to validate interpretations of regional geophysical data sets along the Norwegian continental margin. Geol. Soc. London Spec. Publ. 447, 279–297. doi: 10.1144/SP447.13.

Maystrenko, Y.P., Olesen, O. Ebbing, J., Nasuti, A., 2017. Deep structure of the northern North Sea and south-western Norway based on 3D density and magnetic modelling. Norwegian Journal of Geology Norwegian Journal of Geology, 97, 169-210, doi: 10.17850/njg97-3-01.

Root, B., v.d. Wal, W., England, R.W., Ebbing, J., Vermeersen, L.L.A., 2017. Comparing gravity-based to tomography-derived lithosphere densities: a case study of the British Isles and surrounding areas. GJI, 208, 1796–1810.

Sebera, J., Haagmans, R., Floberghagen, R., Ebbing, J., Gravity spectra from the density distribution of Earth's uppermost 435 km. Surveys in Geophysics. DOI 10.1007/s10712-017-9445-z.



Baykiev, E., Ebbing, J., Brönner, M. and Fabian, K., 2016. Forward modeling magnetic fields of induced and remanent magnetization in the lithosphere using tesseroids. Computers and Geosciences,

Bouman, J., Ebbing, J., Fuchs, M., Sebera, J., Lieb, V., Szwillus, W., Haagmans, R., Novak, P., 2016. Satellite gravity gradient grids for geophysics. Nature Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep21050.

Ebbing, J., Rabbel, W., Meier, T., Krastel, S., 2016. Preface: From crustal seismology to geodynamics – Contributions from the Rolf-Meissner-Symposium. Tectonophysics, 692, 1-2.

Haase, C., Ebbing, J., Funk, T., 2016. A 3D regional crustal model of the Northeast Atlantic based on seismic and gravity data. Geol. Soc. London Spec. Publ., doi: 10.1144/SP447.8

Holzrichter, N., Ebbing, J., 2016. A regional background model for the Arabian Peninsula from modelling satellite gravity gradients and their invariants. Tectonophysics,

Jirigalatu, J.., Ebbing, J., and Sebera, J., 2016. A new noise reduction method for airborne gravity gradient data. Exploration Geophysics,

Osmundsen. P.T., Peron-Pinvidic, G., Ebbing, J., Erratt, D., Fjellanger, E., Bergslien, D. and Syvertsen, S.E., 2016. Extension, hyperextension and mantle exhumation offshore Norway: a discussion based on 6 crustal transects. Norwegian Journal of Geology, 96,

Peron-Pinvidic, G., Osmundsen, P.T., Ebbing, J., 2016. Mismatch of geophysical datasets in distal rifted margins studies. Terra Nova, DOI: 10.1111/ter.12226.

Scheiber-Enslin, S., Ebbing, J. and Webb, S.J. 2016. An Isostatic Study of the Karoo Basin and Underlying Lithosphere In 3-D, Geophysical Journal International, 10.1093/gji/ggw164.

Schiffer, C., Balling, N., Ebbing, J., Jacobsen, B.H., and Nielsen, S. B., 2016. Geophysical-petrological modelling of the East Greenland Caledonides - Isostatic support from crust and upper mantle. Tectonophysics,

Szwillus, W., Ebbing, J., and Holzrichter, N., 2016. Considerations of the importance of far-field topography and isostatic corrections for regional density modelling. Geophysical Journal International, 207, 274-287.



Cherevatova, M., Smirnov, M., Korja, T., Pedersen, L.B., Ebbing, J., Gradmann, S., Becken, M., 2015. Electrical conductivity structure of the north-west Fennoscandia from three-dimensional inversion of magnetotelluric data. Tectonophysics,

Eyike, A. and Ebbing, J., 2015. Lithospheric structure of the West and Central African Rift System from regional three-dimensional gravity modelling. South African Journal of Geology, 118.3, 285-298, doi:10.2113/gssajg.118.3.285

Gradmann, S. and Ebbing, J., 2015. Large-scale gravity anomaly in northern Norway: Tectonic implipations of shallow or deep source depth and a possible conjugate in northeast Greenland. Geophys. J. Int. 203, 2070–2088.

Root, B., v.d. Wal, W., Novak, P., Ebbing, J., Vermeersen, L.L.A., 2015. Glacial Isostatic Adjustment in the Static Gravity Field of Fennoscandia, Journal of Geophysical Research, JGRB50956, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JB011508.

Scheiber-Enslin, S., Ebbing, J. and Webb, S.J., 2015. New depth maps of the Main Karoo Basin, used to explore the Cape Isostatic Anomaly, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 118.3, 225-248, doi:10.2113/gssajg.118.3.225.

Schiffer, C., Jacobsen, B.H., Balling, N., Ebbing, J. and Nielsen, S. B., 2015. The East Greenland Caledonides - Teleseismic signature, gravity and isostasy. Geophys. J. Int. 203, 1400–1418.


Ebbing, J., Bouman, J., Fuchs, M., Gradmann, S., Haagmans, R., 2014. Sensitivity of GOCE gravity gradients to crustal thickness and density variations – Case study for the Northeast Atlantic Region. U. Marti (ed.), Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems, International Association of Geodesy Symposia 141, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-10837-7_37.

Kvarven, T., Ebbing, J., Faleide, J.I., Libak, A., Thybo, H., Flueh, E. & Murai, Y., 2014. Crustal structure across the Møre margin, mid-Norway, from wide-angle seismic and gravity data. Tectonophysics,

Reid, A.B., Ebbing, J., Webb, S.J., 2014. Avoidable Euler Errors – the use and abuse of Euler deconvolution applied to potential fields. Geophysical Prospecting, doi: 10.1111/1365-2478.12119.

Scheiber-Enslin, S., Ebbing, J. and Webb, S.J., 2014. From East to West, an integrated geophysical study of the Beattie Magnetic Anomaly. Tectonophysics, 636 (2014) 228–243.

Scheiber-Enslin, S., Webb, S.J. and Ebbing, J., 2014. Geophysically Plumbing the Karoo. South African Journal of Geology, 2014, 117.2, 275-300 doi:10.2113/gssajg.117.2.275.



Bouman, J. Ebbing, J., Fuchs, M., 2013. Reference frame transformation of satellite gravity gradients and topographic mass reduction. JGR Solid Earth, 118, 1-17, doi:10.1029/2012JB009747.

Bouman, J., Ebbing, J., Meekes, S., Abdul Fattah, R., Fuchs, M., Gradmann, S., Haagmans, R., Lieb, V., Schmidt, M., Dettmering, D., Bosch, W. 2013. GOCE gravity gradient data for lithospheric modeling. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation,

Clark, S.A., Faleide, J.I., Hauser, J., Ritzmann, O., Mjelde, R., Ebbing, J., Thybo, H., Flüh, E., 2013. Markov chain Monte Carlo velocity inversion of seismic reflection/refraction traveltime data for crustal structure of the southwest Barents Sea. Tectonophysics, 593, 135-150.

Ebbing, J., Bouman, J., Fuchs, M., Lieb, V., Haagmans, R., Meekes, J.A.C. and Abdul Fattah R., 2013. Advancements in satellite gravity gradient data for crustal studies. The Leading Edge, (8), 900-906.

Gradmann, S., Ebbing, J., Fullea, J., 2013. Integrated Geophysical Modelling of Lateral Transition Zone in Lithospheric Mantle under Norway and Sweden, GJI, 194, 1358–1373.

Maupin V., Agostini A., Artemieva I., Balling N., Beekman F., Ebbing J., England R.W., Frassetto A., Gradmann S., Jacobsen B. H., Köhler A., Kvarven T., Medhus A.B., Mjelde R., Ritter J., Stratford W., Thybo H., Wawerzinek B. and Weidle C. 2013.The deep structure of the Scandes and possible relations to its tectonic history and present topography. Tectonophysics, 602, 15-37, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2013.03.010.

Marello, L., Ebbing, J., Gernigon, L. 2013. Basement inhomogeneities and crustal setting in the Barents Sea from a combined 3D gravity and magnetic model. GJI, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt018.



Ebbing, J., England, R.W., Korja, T., Lauritsen, T., Olesen, O., Stratford, W., Weidle, C. 2012. Structure of the Scandes lithosphere from surface to depth. Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031.

England, R.W., Ebbing, J., 2012. Crustal structure of central Norway and Sweden from integrated modeling of teleseismic receiver functions and the gravity anomaly. GJI, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05607.x.

Nasuti, A., Pascal, C., Ebbing, J., 2012. Onshore-offshore potential field analysis of the Møre-Trøndelag Fault Complex and adjacent structures of Mid Norway. Tectonophysics, 518-521, 17-28.

Reid, A.B., Ebbing, J. and Webb, S.J., 2012. Comment on “A crustal thickness map of Africa derived from a global gravity field model using Euler Deconvolution” by Tedla et al. Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05353.x.