Multiscale Geophysics of soil-plant systems

Multiscale Geophysics of soil-plant systems

Group Leader: Prof. Dr. Anja Klotzsche

Group Members:

Lena Lärm

Jessica Schmäck

Dominik Hoven

Peleg Haruzi

We develop and apply hydrogeophysical methods to enhance the characterization of the critical zone including aquifers, peatlands, permafrost soils and agricultural fields. One of our main foci is to enhance the resolution of small-scale heterogeneity related to the soil-plant system. This professorship is a joint appointment of the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Cologne.

Key Research Areas and Methods:

  • Hydrogeophysics, Hydrology and Permafrost Geophysics
  • GPR, GPR Full-waveform Inversion
  • Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
  • Geophysical Modeling, Imaging and Inversion techniques
  • Wetlands/Peatlands Geophysics, Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

News and Links:

  • Mastertopic projects: High-frequency GPR full-waveform inversion to characterize soil structures inside a lysimeter

GPR Roundtable meeting:

Multiscale Geophysics of soil-plant systems

Georadar Rundtisch Gespräch (GPR Roundtable meeting)The GPR roundtable meeting is aimed at scientists, engineers and georadar/GPR users with the aim of constructively discussing and analyzing new knowledge and insights. The goal of the workshop is to spread knowledge about GPR technology and its use, as well as, to provide a unique possibility to participants to exchange ideas about the advances in their work and discuss their results. Results are presented in German and English

Recent publications:

Schmäck, J., L. Weihermüller, A. Klotzsche, C. von Hebel, S. Pätzold, G. Welp, and H. Vereecken, Large-scale detection and quantification of harmful soil compaction in a post-mining landscape using multi-configuration electromagnetic induction. Soil Use and Management, 2021, doi: 10.1111/sum.12763.

dal Bo, I., A. Klotzsche, R. Bol, G. Moradi, L. Weihermüller, H. Vereecken, and J. van der Kruk, GPR and EMI characterization of the hyperarid study site of Yungay, Chile: Implications of applying geophysical methods on Mars. Earth and Space Science, 8, e2021EA001790, 2021, doi: 10.1029/2021EA001790.

Mozaffari, A., A. Klotzsche, Z. Zhou, H. Vereecken and J. van der Kruk, 3-D Electromagnetic modeling explains apparent-velocity increase in crosshole GPR data-borehole fluid effect correction method enables to incorporating high-angle traveltime data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2021, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2021.3107451.

Keskinen J., M. Looms, A. Klotzsche, and L. Nielsen, Practical data acquisition strategy for time-lapse experiments using crosshole GPR and full-waveform inversion. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 191, 104362 2021.

Zhou, Z., A. Klotzsche, and H. Vereecken, Improving crosshole ground-penetrating radar full-waveform inversionresults by using progressively expanded bandwidths of the data. Near Surface geophysics, 19 (4), 465-487, 2021, doi: 10.1002/nsg.12154.

Zhou, Z., A. Klotzsche, J. Schmäck, H. Vereecken, and J. van der Kruk, Improvement of ground-penetrating radar full-waveform inversion images using cone penetration test data. Geophysics, 86 (3), H13-H25, 2021.

Yu, Y., L. Weihermüller, A. Klotzsche, L. Lärm, H. Vereecken, and J.A. Huisman, Sequential and coupled inversion of horizontal borehole ground penetrating radar data to estimate soil hydraulic properties at the field scale. Journal of Hydrology, 596, 126010, 2021.

Schaller, M., I. dal Bo, T.A. Ehlers, A. Klotzsche, R. Drews, J.P. Fuentes-Espoz, and J. van der Kruk, Comparison of regolith physical and chemical characteristics with geophysical data along a climate and ecological gradient, Chilean Coastal Cordillera (26° to 38° S). Soil, 6 (2), 629-647, 2020.

Zhou, Z., A. Klotzsche, T. Hermans, F. Nguyen, J. Schmäck, P. Haruzi, H. Vereecken, and J. van der Kruk, 3D aquifer characterization of the Hermalle-sous-Argenteau test site using crosshole GPR amplitude analysis and full-waveform inversion. Geophysics, 85 (6), H133-H148,2020.

Mozaffari, A., A. Klotzsche, C. Warren, G. He, A. Giannopoulos, H. Vereecken, and J. van der Kruk, 2.5D crosshole GPR full-waveform inversion for synthetic and measured data. Geophysics, 85 (4), 1JA-Z18, 2020.

Yu, Y., A. Klotzsche, L. Weihermüller, J.A. Huisman, J. Vanderborght, H. Vereecken, and J. van der Kruk, Estimating vertical soil water content profiles by combining horizontal borehole and dispersive surface ground penetrating radar data. Near Surface Geophysics, 18, 275-294, 2020, doi: 10.1002/nsg.12099.

Kaufmann, M.S, A. Klotzsche, H. Vereecken, and J. van der Kruk, Simultaneous multi-channel multi-offset ground penetrating radar measurements for soil characterization. Vadose Zone Journal, 19:e20017, 2020,doi: 10.1002/uar2.20017.

Last Modified: 04.07.2022