Publications
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
(Co-) Author: Brune, Sascha



















  • Brune, S. (2010): Book Review: The Sea: Tsunamis, eds. Eddie N. Bernard and Allan R. Robinson, The Sea: Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the Seas, vol. 15, Harvard University Press, 2009. - Pure and Applied Geophysics, 167, 10, p. 1295-1296.











  • Brune, S. (2016): Rifts and rifted margins: A review of geodynamic processes and natural hazards. - In: Duarte, J., Schellart, W. (Eds.), Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards, (Geophysical monograph series  ; 219), Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, p. 13-39.

  • Schwab, J., Krastel, S., Heidarzadeh, M., Brune, S. (2014): Modeling of Potential Landslide Tsunami Hazards Off Western Thailand (Andaman Sea). - In: Krastel, S., Behrmann, J.-H., Völker, D., Stipp, M., Berndt, C., Urgeles, R., Chaytor, J., Huhn, K., Strasser, M., Harbitz, C. B. (Eds.), Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences: 6th International Symposium, (Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research; 37), [Cham]  : Springer International Publishing, p. 517-527.


  • Brune, S., Williams, S. E., Müller, R. D. (2017): A worldwide census of continental rifting since 250 Ma: Impact on global plate motions and paleo-climate. - Tagungsband, 77. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft e.V. (Potsdam, Germany 2017).



  • Brune, S., Corti, G., Ranalli, G. (2017): Numerical and analog models of along-strike changes in rift architecture: Interaction between the Kenyan and Ethiopian rifts across the Turkana depression. - Tagungsband, 77. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft e.V. (Potsdam, Germany 2017).


  • Lescoutre, R., Tugend, J., Brune, S., Manatschal, G. (2017): Control of rift asymmetry and segmentation on the thermal architecture of hyperextended rift systems: insights from Pyrenean field observations and numerical modelling, (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-4846), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna 2017).









  • Brune, S., Williams, S. E., Butterworth, N., Müller, R. D. (2015): A Global Interactive Database of Rift Obliquity for the Last 200 My - Abstracts, AAPG/SEG International Conference and Exhibition (Melbourne, Australia 2015).

  • Brune, S., Williams, S. E., Butterworth, N., Müller, R. D. (2015): Abrupt plate accelerations controlled by rift strength: A global analysis of Pangea fragmentation, (Exkursionsführer und Veröffentlichungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften ; 255), GeoBerlin 2015 (Berlin 2015), p. 103.




  • Brune, S., Butterworth, N., Williams, S. E., Müller, R. D. (2015): Oblique Rifting during Pangea Dispersal: The Rule, not the Exception, (Exkursionsführer und Veröffentlichungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften ; 255), GeoBerlin (Berlin 2015), p. 103.










  • Wichura, H., Quinteros, J., Melnick, D., Brune, S., Schwanghart, W., Strecker, M. R. (2015): Evolution of the Lake Victoria basin in the context of coeval rift initiation in East Africa: a 3D numerical model approach, (Exkursionsführer und Veröffentlichungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften ; 255), GeoBerlin (Berlin 2015), p. 397.




  • Brune, S., Heine, C., Pérez-Gussinyé, M., Sobolev, S. V. (2014): Why are conjugate passive margins often asymmetric? - A new answer to an old question. - Proceedings, Australian Earth Sciences Convention (Newcastle, Australia 2014).


  • Rubey, M., Brune, S., Heine, C., Davies, R., Müller, D. (2014): The Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Surface Dynamic Topography driven by Deep Mantle Processes since the Cretaceou - Proceedings, Australian Earth Sciences Convention (Newcastle, Australia 2014).

  • Brune, S., Autin, J. (2013): 3D numerical models on lithospheric scale: Crustal stress and fault patterns during formation of the Gulf of Aden, (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-5997, 2013), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2013).

  • Brune, S. (2013): Evolution of crustal stress patterns and fault orientations during oblique extension: Numerical 3D experiments from rift to break-up, (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-11224, 2013), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2013).

  • Brune, S., Heine, C., Pérez-Gussinyé, M., Sobolev, S. V. (2013): High resolution 2D numerical models from rift to break-up: Crustal hyper-extension, Margin asymmetry, Sequential faulting., (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-6015, 2013), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2013).

  • Brune, S., Heine, C., Pérez-Gussinyé, M., Sobolev, S. V. (2013): Steady-state rift migration explains origin and asymmetry of highly thinned continental crust - Abstract, AGU 2013 Fall Meeting (San Francisco 2013) (San Francisco, USA 2013).

  • Brune, S., Autin, J. (2013): Which fault orientations occur during oblique rifting? Combining analog and numerical 3D models with observations from the Gulf of Aden - Abstracts, AGU 2013 Fall Meeting (2013) (San Francisco 2013).

  • Heine, C., Brune, S., Zoethout, J., Müller, R. D. (2013): Multi-velocity, multi-directional extension in the South Atlantic rift., (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-4151, 2013), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2013).

  • Pérez-Gussinyé, M., Brune, S., Phipps Morgan, J., Lowry, T., Araujo, M. (2013): Continental rifting at magma-poor margins and birth of new steady state oceanic ridges: Interactions between thinning continents and the underlying asthenosphere. - Abstracts, Workshop 'Structure and Dynamics of the Lithosphere/Asthenosphere System' (Paris 2013).

  • Brune, S., Heine, C. (2012): 3d Numerical Modeling of the Equatorial Atlantic Break- Up, (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-4885, 2012), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2012).

  • Brune, S., Heine, C. (2012): Numerical Models of Multi-Velocity Rift Evolution, (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-4862, 2012), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2012).

  • Brune, S., Popov, A., Sobolev, S. V. (2012): The Thermo-Mechanical Impact of Plume Arrival on Continental Break-Up, (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-4916, 2012), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2012).

  • Heine, C., Brune, S., Young, A., Zoethout, J., Flament, N., Müller, R. D. (2012): Kinematics of the South Atlantic rift, (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-8332, 2012), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2012).

  • Heine, C., Brune, S., Young, A., Zoethout, J., Flament, N., Müller, R. D. (2012): Plate kinematics and lithosphere dynamics in the evolving South Atlantic rift., 34th International Geological Congress (Brisbane, Australia 2012).

  • Brune, S., Popov, A., Sobolev, S. V. (2011): Continental break-up on regional and global scale: Insights from 3d numerical modeling, International Conference 'Fragile Earth': GV-DGG-GSA Joint Meeting GeoMunich (Munich 2011).



  • Brune, S., Popov, A., Sobolev, S. V. (2011): Three-dimensional numerical experiments on oblique rifting, (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 13, EGU2011-7581, 2011), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria, 2011).

  • Brune, S., Popov, A., Sobolev, S. V. (2011): Three-dimensional numerical models of continental break-up: Oblique rifting requires less force, 12th International Workshop on Modeling of Mantle Convection and Lithospheric Dynamics (Groß Dölln, Germany 2011).

  • Heine, C., Brune, S. (2011): Breaking the cratonic equatorial Atlantic bridge: Why there is no Saharan Ocean, International Conference 'Fragile Earth': GV-DGG-GSA Joint Meeting GeoMunich (Munich 2011).

  • Heine, C., Brune, S., Müller, R. D. (2011): Combining plate kinematic and lithospheric deformation models: A multi-phase extension history for the conjugate South Atlantic margins, AGU 2011 Fall Meeting (San Francisco, USA 2011).


  • Brune, S., Popov, A., Sobolev, S. V. (2010): Does strike-slip motion facilitate rifting and continental break-up?, (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-8081, 2010), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (EGU) (Vienna, Austria 2010).

  • Brune, S. (2010): Landslide generated tsunamis and methods for early warning, CBC Workshop on Tsunami Modelling (Oslo, Norway 2010).

  • Brune, S., Sobolev, S. V. (2010): Numerical experiments on oblique rifting, International Geological Modelling Conference - GeoMod 2010 (Lisbon, Portugal 2010).

  • Brune, S., Babeyko, A., Ladage, S., Sobolev, S. V. (2010): Submarine landslides in the Indonesian Sunda Arc: size, distribution and tsunami hazard, (Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-8127, 2010), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (EGU) (Vienna, Austria 2010).

  • Brune, S., Ladage, S., Babeyko, A., Müller, C., Kopp, H., Sobolev, S. V. (2010): Submarine slope failures at the eastern Sunda Arc - bathymetry analysis and tsunami modeling, 70. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft (DGG) (Bochum 2010).

  • Berndt, C., Westbrook, G. K., Minshull, T. A., James, R., Paelike, H., Chabert, A., Thatcher, K., Nisbet, E., Brune, S., Sobolev, S. V., Feseker, T. (2009): Dynamics of gas hydrates off Svalbard, 69. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft (Kiel 2009).

  • Berndt, C., Brune, S., Nisbet, E. G., Zschau, J., Sobolev, S. V., Westbrook, G. K., Minshull, T. A., Chabert, A., Sarkar, S. (2009): Tsunami scenarios for submarine landslides in the Fram Strait (North Atlantic), (EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Suppl. 90, 52), AGU 2009 Fall Meeting (San Francisco 2009).

  • Brune, S., Babeyko, A., Sobolev, S. V. (2009): Using coastal tiltmeters for the detection of tsunamigenic submarine landslides: a modeling study, Workshop on Deformation and Failure of Geomaterials (Brindisi, Italy 2009).

  • Rosenau, M., Nehrlich, R., Brune, S., Oncken, O. (2009): 'Plafker rule of thumb' reloaded: experimental insights into the scaling and variability of local tsunamis triggered by great subduction megathrust earthquakes, (EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Suppl. 90, 52), AGU 2009 Fall Meeting (San Francisco 2009).

  • Brune, S., Babeyko, A., Sobolev, S. V. (2008): Towards fast detection of tsunamigenic submarine landslides, International Geological Modelling Conference - GeoMod 2008 (Florence, Italy 2008) (Florence, Italy).

  • Brune, S., Babeyko, A., Sobolev, S. V. (2008): Using tiltmeters for early warning of tsunamis generated by huge submarine landslides, (Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-04935, 2008), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2008).


  • Brune, S., Babeyko, A., Sobolev, S. V., Harig, S., Androsov, A., Behrens, J. (2007): Hazard assessment of underwater landslide-generated tsunamis for the Padang region, Indonesia, (Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 08265, 2007), General Assembly European Geosciences Union (EGU) (Vienna, Austria 2007).

  • Brune, S. (2007): Landslides as tsunami source: Examples for Padang area and a hypothetical event off Spitsbergen, International Workshop on Recent Developments in Tsunami Modeling (Bremerhaven 2007) (Bremerhaven).

  • Brune, S., Babeyko, A., Sobolev, S. V. (2007): Using tiltmeters for early warning of tsunamis, generated by huge submarine landslides. A case study for Spitsbergen., 3rd International Symposium of Mass Movements and their Consequences (Santorini, Greece 2007) (Santorini, Greece).


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