Prof. Jörg Ebbing

Working group Geophysics und Geoinformation

Department of Geosciences

Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1

D-24118 Kiel, Germany

Tel.: +49 431 880 2832

Fax.: +49 431 880 4432


About myself:

Fields of research: Tectonophysics; satellite and airborne gravity & magnetic data; 3D Earth 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 lithosphere and mantle studies.


Selected Publications (2012-PRESENT)

For a more complete list, see my ResearcherID profile.


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.

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

Peron-Pinvidic, G., Osmundsen, P.T., Ebbing, J., 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.


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.

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

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.


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. 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. 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.

Last Update: 13.07.2016