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PD Dr. Thorsten Nagel

Thorsten Nagel



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    • Sandmann, S., Nagel, T.J., Herwartz, D., Fonseca, R.O.C., Kurzawski, R.M., Münker, C., Froitzheim, N. (in press): Lu-Hf garnet systematics of a polymetamorphic basement unit: new evidence for coherent exhumation of the Adula Nappe (Central Alps) from eclogite-facies conditions. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, doi: 10.1007/s00410-014-1075-6.
    • Froitzheim, N., Jahn-Awe, S., Frei, D., Wainwright, A., Maas, R., Georgiev, N., Nagel, T.J., Pleuger, J. (2014): Age and composition of meta-ophiolite from the Rhodope Middle Alochthon (Satovcha, Bulgaria): A test for the maximum-allochthony hypothesis of the Hellenides. Tectonics, 32, 24 pp., doi: 10.1002/2014TC003526. 
    • Van Kranendonk, M.J., Kröner, A., Hoffmann, E.J., Nagel, T., Anhaeusser, C.R. (2014): Just another drip: Re-analysis of a proposed Mesoarchean suture from the Barberton Mountain Land, South Africa. Precambrian Research, 254, 19-35, doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2014.07.022.
    • Hoffmann, J.E., Nagel, T.J., Münker, C., Næraa, T., and Rosing, M.T. (2014): Constraining the process of Eoarchean TTG formation in the Itsaq Gneiss Complex, southern West Greenland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 388, 374-386, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.11.050.


    • Helmy, H.M., Ballhaus, C., Fonseca, R.O.C. & Nagel, T.J. (2013): Fractionation of platinum, palladium, nickel and copper in sulphide-arsenide systems at magmatic temperature. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166, 1725-1737, doi: 10.1007/s00410-013-0951-9.
    • Keppler, R., Rosas, F.M., and Nagel, T.J. (in press): Thin viscous middle-crust and evolving fault distribution during continental rifting: Insights from analog modeling experiments. Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2013.10.001.
    • Dohmen, L., Lenting, C., Fonseca, R.O.C., Nagel, T.J., Heuser, A., Geisler, T., Denkler, R. (2013): Pattern Formation in Silicate Glass Corrosion Zones. International Journal of Applied Glass Science, SI4, 357-370 doi: 10.1111/ijag.12046.
    • Nagel, T.J., Herwartz, D., Rexroth, S., Münker, C., Froitzheim, N. & Kurz, W. (2013): Lu-Hf dating, petrography, and tectonic implications of the youngest Alpine eclogites (Tauern Window, Austria). Lithos, 170-171, 179-190.
    • Helmy, H.M., Ballhaus, C., Fonseca, R.O.C., Wirth, R., Nagel, T.J. & Tredoux, M. (2013): Noble metal nanoclusters and nanoparticles precede mineral formation in magmatic sulphide melts. Nature Commun. 4:2405. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3405.


    • Froitzheim, N., Weber, S., Nagel, T.J., Ibele, T. & Furrer, H. (2012) : Late Cretaceous extension overprinting a steep belt in the Northern Calcareous Alps (Schesaplana, Rätikon, Switzerland and Austria). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 101, 1315-1329, doi: 10.1007/s00531-011-0717-4.
    • Kirchenbaur, M., Pleuger, J., Jahn-Awe, S., Nagel, T.J., Froitzheim, N., Fonseca, R.O.C. & Münker, C. (2012) : Timing of high-pressure metamorphic events in the Bulgarian Rhodopes from Lu-Hf garnet geochronology. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 163, 897-921.
    • Jahn-Awe, S., Pleuger, J., Frei, D., Georgiev, N., Froitzheim, N. & Nagel, T.J. (2012): Time constraints for low-angle shear zones in the Central Rhodopes (Bulgaria) and their significance for the exhumation of high-pressure rocks. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 101, 1971-2004, doi: 10.1007/s00531-012-0764-5.
    • Nagel T.J., Hoffmann J.E. & Münker C. (2012): Generation of Eoarchean tonalite-trondhjemite-granodiorite series from thickened mafic arc crust. Geology, 40, 375-378. 
    • Speckbacher, R., Behrmann, J.H., Nagel, T.J., Stipp, M. & Mahlke, J. (2012): Fluid flow and metasomatic fault weakening in the Moresby Seamont detachment, Woodlark Basin, offshore Papua New Guinea. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13, Q11016, doi: 10.1029/2012GC004407.
    • Läbe, S., Ballhaus, C., Gee, C.T. & Nagel, T.J. (in press): Experimental silicification of the tree fern Dicksonia Antarctica at high temperature with silica-enriches H2O vapor. PALAIOS, doi: 10.2110/palo.2012.p12-064r.


    • Nagel, T.J., Schmidt, S., Janák, M., Froitzheim, N., Jahn-Awe, S. & Georgiev, N. (2011): The exposed base of a collapsing wedge - the Nestos Shear Zone (Rhodope Metamorphic Province, Greece). Tectonics, 30, TC4009, 17 pp, doi:10.1029/2010TC002815.
    • Janák, M., Froitzheim, N., Georgiev, N., Nagel, T. J. & Sarov, S. (2011): P-T evolution of kyanite eclogite from the Pirin Mountains (SW Bulgaria): implications for the Rhodope UHP Metamorphic Complex. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 29, 317-332
    • Herwartz, D., Nagel, T.J., Münker, C., Scherer, E.E. & Froitzheim, N. (2011): Tracing two orogenic cycles in one eclogite sample by Lu-Hf garnet chronometry. Nature Geoscience, 4, 178-183, doi: 10.1038/NGEO1060
    • Speckbacher, R., Behrmann, J.H., Nagel, T.J., Stipp, M. & Devey, C.W. (2011): Splitting a continent: Insights from submarine high-resolution mapping of the Moresby Seamount detachment, offshore Papua New Guinea. Geology, 39, 651-654.


    • Kirst, F., Sandmann, S., Nagel, T.J., Froitzheim, N. &  Janák, M. (2010): Tectonic evolution of the southeastern part of the Pohorje Mountains (Eastern Alps, Slovenia). Geologica Carpathica, 61, 451-461
    • Jahn-Awe, S., Froitzheim, N., Nagel, T.J., Frei, D., Georgiev, N. & Pleuger, J. (2010): Structural and geochronological evidence for Paleogene thrusting in the Western Rhodopes, SW Bulgaria: Elements for a new tectonic model of the Rhodope Metamorphic Province. Tectonics, 29, TC3008, 30 pp.
    • Georgiev, N., Pleuger, J., Froitzheim, N., Sarov, S., Jahn-Awe, S. & Nagel, T.J. (2010): Separate Eocene-Early Oligocene and Miocene stages of extension and core complex formation in the Western Rhodopes, Mesta Basin, and Pirin Mountains (Bulgaria). Tectonophysics, 487, 59-84.
    • Schmidt, S., Nagel, T.J. & Froitzheim, N. (2010): A new occurrence of microdiamond-bearing metamorphic rock, SW Rhodopes, Greece. European Journal of Mineralogy, 22, 189-198.


    • Herwartz, D., Münker, C., Scherer, E. E., Nagel, T.J., Pleuger, J. & Froitzheim, N. (2008): Lu-Hf garnet geochronology of eclogites from the Balma Unit (Pennine Alps): implications for Alpine paleotectonic reconstructions. In: Froitzheim, N. & Schmid, S. M. (eds.): Orogenic processes in the Alpine collision zone. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 101, Supplement 1; S173-S189.
    • Tueckmantel, C., Schmidt, S., Neisen, M., Georgiev, N., Nagel, T. J. & Froitzheim, N. (2008): The Rila-Pastra Normal Fault and multi-stage extensional unroofing in the Rila Mountains (SW Bulgaria). In: Froitzheim, N. & Schmid, S. M. (eds.): Orogenic processes in the Alpine collision zone. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 101, Supplement 1; S295-S310.
    • Nagel, T.J., Ryan, W.B.F., Malinverno, A. & Buck, W.R. (2008): Pacific trench motions controlled by the asymmetric plate configuration. Tectonics, 27, TC3005, doi:10.1029/2007TC002183.
    • Pleuger, J., Nagel, T.J., Walter, J.M., Jansen, E. & Froitzheim, N. (2008): On the role and importance of orogen-parallel and -perpendicular extension, transcurrent shearing, and backthrusting in the Monte Rosa nappe and the Southern Steep Belt of the Alps (Penninic zone, Switzerland and Italy). In: Tectonic aspects of the Alpine-Dinaride-Carpathian system (edited by Siegesmund, S., Fügenschuh, B. & Froitzheim, N.), Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 298, 251-280.
    • Nagel, T.J. (2008): Tertiary subduction, collision and exhumation recorded in the Adula nappe, central Alps. In: Tectonic aspects of the Alpine-Dinaride-Carpathian system (edited by Siegesmund, S., Fügenschuh, B. & Froitzheim, N.), Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 298, 365-391.
    • Nagel, T.J. & Buck, W.R. (2007): Control of rheological stratification on rifting geometry: a symmetric model resolving the upper plate paradox. International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau), 96, 1047-1057.
    • Nagel, T. (2006): Structure of Austroalpine and Penninic units in the Tilisuna area (Eastern Rätikon, Austria): Implications for the paleographic position of the Allgäu and Lechtal nappes. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 99 (2006), 223-235.
    • Nagel, T. & Buck, R. (2006): Channel flow and the development of parallel-dipping normal faults. Journal of Geophysical Research 111, B08407. doi: 10.1029/2005JB004000, 2006.
    • Froitzheim, N., Pleuger, J. & Nagel, T.J. (2006): Extraction faults. - Journal of Structural Geology, 28, 1388-1395.


    • Nagel, TJ, Buck, WR (2004): Symmetric alternative to asymmetric rifting models, Geology, v. 32 no. 11 p. 937-940
    • Froitzheim, N., Pleuger, J., Roller, S. & Nagel, T. (2003): Exhumation of high- and ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks by slab extraction. Geology, 31, 925-928.


    • Nagel, T., de Capitani, C., Frey, M., Froitzheim, N., Stünitz, H. & Schmid, S. M. (2002): Structural and metamorphic evolution during rapid exhumation in the Lepontine dome (southern Simano and Adula nappes, Central Alps, Switzerland). Eclogae geol. Helv, 95, 301-321.
    • Nagel, T., de Capiptani, C. und Frey, M. (2002): Isograds and P-T evolution in the estern Lepontine Alps (Graubuenden, Switzerland). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 20, 309-324.