Dr. Andreas Scharf

Work History

01/2013 – present Researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin, with focus on the structural evolution of the Namche Barwa Syntaxis (Himalaya).    
10/2009 - 12/2012 Researcher and teacher of geology and tectonics at the Freie Universität Berlin
08/2004 – 09/2008 Research assistance at the Universität Potsdam

 

University education

10/2008 – 05/2013 Ph.D student in tectonics
Doctoral thesis: Lateral extrusion and exhumation of orogenic crust during indentation by rigid Adriatic continental lithosphere – tectonic evolution of the eastern Tauern Window (Eastern Alps, Austria)”  pdf
Supervisors:   Prof. Dr. Mark Handy and Prof. Dr. Claudio Rosenberg

 

10/2001 – 09/2008 Diploma in geology, Universität Potsdam
Diploma thesis: Geochemistry and petrology on fluid transformed high-grade metamorphic rocks in Varberg (Sweden)
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Uwe Altenberger and Prof. Dr. Roland Oberhänsli

Ph.D. thesis

Lateral extrusion and exhumation of orogenic crust during indentation by rigid Adriatic continental lithosphere – tectonic evolution of the eastern Tauern Window (Eastern Alps, Austria) pdf

Research interests

Geodynamic investigations with interdisciplinary mode of operation involving

·         Tectonics

·         Structural geology

·         Mineralogy/petrology

·         Geophysics

·         Geomorphology

I am highly interested in geodynamic processes on convergent plate boundaries, but open for the entire spectra in geodynamics.

(2nd June 2014)

Peer-review publications:

  • 6.  Scharf, A., Handy, M.R. & Crupi, P. (in prep.) Lithospheric configurations and their expression on the surface – the tectonic evolution of the Namche Barwa Antiform, Tibet.
  • 5.  Scharf, A., Handy, M.R., Schmid, S.M., Favaro, S., Sudo, M., Schuster, R. & Hammerschmidt, K. (submitted) Thermal evolution of a crustal-scale extensional shear zone - new perspectives from in-situ 40Ar/39Ar laser-ablation ages of white mica (Tauern Window, Eastern Alps). Submitted to Journal of Metamorphic Geology.
  • 4.  Schneider, S., Rosenberg, C.L., Scharf, A. & Hammerschmidt, K. (submitted) Translation of indentation into lateral extrusion across a restraining bend: The western Tauern Window, Eastern Alps. Submitted to Tectonics.
  • 3.  Scharf, A., Handy, M.R. Ziemann, M.A. & Schmid, S.M. (2013b) Peak-temperature patterns of polyphase metamorphism resulting from accretion, subduction and collision (eastern Tauern Window, European Alps) – A study with Raman microspectroscopy on carbonaceous material (RSCM). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 31(8), 863-880, doi:10.1111/jmg.12048.
  • 2.  Scharf, A., Handy, M.R., Favaro, S., Schmid, S.M. & Bertrand, A. (2013a) Modes of orogen-parallel stretching and extensional exhumation of thickening orogenic crust in response to microplate indentation and slab roll-back (Tauern Window, Eastern Alps). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 102(6), 1627-1654, doi:10.1007/s00531-013-0894-4.
  • 1.  Schmid, S.M., Scharf, A., Handy, M.R. & Rosenberg, C.L. (2013) The Tauern Window (Eastern Alps, Austria) – A new tectonic map, cross-sections and tectonometamorphic synthesis. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 106, 1-32, doi:10.1007/s00015-013-0123-y.

 

Abstracts (only first author):

  • 11.  Scharf, A., Handy, M.R. & Crupi, P. (2014) Configurations of the lithosphere and their expression on the surface – the tectonic evolution of the Namche Barwa Syntaxis, Tibet. TSK15 Potsdam 2014, Potsdam-Golm, Germany.
  • 10.  Scharf, A., Handy, M.R. & Crupi, P. (2013) Coeval doming and stretching of the eastern end of the India-Asia collision zone – Namche Barwa Syntaxis, Tibet. AGU 2013-T41B-2575, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 9.  Scharf, A., Favaro, S., Bertrand, A., Handy, M.R., Schuster, R., Fügenschuh, B., Schmid, S.M. & Sudo, M. (2013) Late Oligocene to Miocene exhumation/cooling history of the Tauern Window (Eastern Alps) – new constraints by 40Ar/39Ar laser ablation ages on white micas. 11th Alpine workshop, Schladming, Austria.
  • 8.  Scharf, A., Handy, M.R., Schmid, S.M. & Sudo, M. (2013) Contemporaneous versus diachronous rapid exhumation in the Tauern Window – new perspectives from in-situ 40Ar/39Ar laser-probe ages of white mica (Eastern Alps). EGU2013-8399, Vienna, Austria.
  • 7.  Scharf, A., Ziemann, M. & Handy, M.R. (2012) Peak-temperature (Tp) estimates with Raman micro-spectroscopy on carbonaceous material (RSCM) as a tool for distinguishing tectonometamorphic regimes in the Tauern Window (Eastern Alps, Austria). EGU2012-5259, Vienna, Austria.
  • 6.  Scharf, A., Favaro, S., Handy, M.R. & Schmid, S.M. (2011) Did Adriatic indentation or Carpathian roll-back subduction trigger rapid exhumation and lateral escape in the Eastern Alps? AGU 2011-T53D-06, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 5.  Scharf, A., Favaro, S., Handy, M.R. & Schmid, S.M. (2011) Exhumation-related structures at the eastern margin of the Tauern Window (Eastern Alps). GSA 2011-27-6, Munich, Germany.
  • 4.  Scharf, A., Favaro, S., Handy, M.R. & Schmid, S.M. (2011) Exhumation-Related Structures at the Eastern Margin of the Tauern Window (Eastern Alps, Austria). 10th Alpine workshop “CorseAlp 2011”, San Florant, Corse.
  • 3.  Scharf, A., Schmid, S.M. & Handy, M.R. (2010) Coeval folding, Extension and strike-slip faulting at the eastern end of an axial culmination in the Tauern Window (Eastern Alps). EGU 2010-8095, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2.  Scharf, A., Handy, M.R., Hammerschmidt, K., Rosenberg, C.L. & Oberhänsli, R. (2009) Kinematics, Conditions and Timing of the Katschberg Normal Fault at the eastern end of the Tauern Window (Austria). 9th Alpine workshop “AlpShop 2009”, Cogne, Italy.
  • 1.  Scharf, A., Altenberger, U., Harlov, D., Wilke, M., Oberhänsli, R. & Johansson, L. (2008) Cpx-rich dehydration zones in the Sveco-Norwegian of Sweden. DMG 2008-547, Berlin, Germany.

 

Abstracts (non-first author):

  • 12.  Schmidt, K., Handy, M.R., Scharf, A., Milke, R. & John, T. (2014) First evidence of subduction-related metamorphism in the most distal European continental margin unit of the Eastern Alps (Tauern Window). TSK15 Potsdam 2014, Potsdam-Golm, Germany.
  • 11.  Schneider, S., Rosenberg, C.L. & Scharf, A. (2014) Translation of indentation into lateral extrusion across a restraining bend: The western Tauern Window, Eastern Alps. EGU 2013-16002, Vienna, Austria.
  • 10.  Favaro, S., Handy, M.R., Scharf, A., Schuster, R. & Pestal, G. (2013) Adriatic indentation of the Eastern Alps – nature vs. analogue models. AGU 2013-T33B-2624, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 9.  Favaro, S., Schuster, R., Scharf, A., Hawemann, F., Gipper, P., Handy, M.R. & Oberhänsli, R. (2013) Development of nappe stacking in the eastern Tauern Window with special attention to new Rb/Sr biotite and 40Ar/39Ar white mica ages, and peak-temperature data. 11th Alpine workshop, Schladming, Austria.
  • 8.  Schmid, S.M., Scharf, A., Handy, M.R. & Rosenberg, C. (2013) The Tauern Window /Eastern Alps, Austria): a new tectonic map, with cross-sections and a tectonometamorphic synthesis. 11th Alpine workshop, Schladming, Austria.
  • 7.  Favaro, S., Schuster, R., Scharf. A. & Handy, M.R. (2013) Relationship of orogen-parallel exhumation in the Tauern and Rechnitz Windows to eastward lateral escape of the Eastern Alps. EGU 2013-11548, Vienna, Austria.
  • 6.  Favaro, S., Handy, M.R., Scharf, A., Schuster, R. & Pestal, G. (2012) Exhumation structures in the Tauern Window and their relation to present-day crustal-mantle structures in the Eastern Alps. EGU 2012-54455, Vienna, Austria.
  • 5.  Favaro, S., Handy, M.R., Scharf, A., Schuster, R. & Pestal, G. (2012) The Mallnitz synform and its relation to the Mölltal fault (Tauern Window, Eastern Alps, Austria). EGU 2012-10371, Vienna, Austria.
  • 4.  Favaro, S., Hawemann, F., Gipper, P., Scharf, A., Handy, M.R. & Schmid, S.M. (2011) Tectonics of the eastern Tauern Window (Austria). GSA 2011-27-4, Muich, Germany.
  • 3.  Schneider, S., Bertrand, A., Favaro, S., Garcia, S., Hammerschidt, K., Handy, M.R., Rosenberg, C.L., Scharf, A. & Schmid, S.M. (2011) Exhumation of the Tauern Window, Eastern Alps. 10th Alpine workshop “CorseAlp 2011”, San Florant, Corse.
  • 2.  Favaro, S., Hawemann, F., Gippr, P., Scharf, A., Handy, M.R. & Schmid, S.M. (2011) Structure and kinematics in the Sonnblick area (Eastern Tauern Window – Austria). 10th Alpine workshop “CorseAlp 2011”, San Florant, Corse.
  • 1.  Schmid, S.M., Scharf, A., Handy, M.R., Rosenberg, C.L., Favaro, S. & Bertrand, A. (2011) Tectonic map and cross sections of the Tauern Window (Eastern Alps, Austria). 10th Alpine workshop “CorseAlp 2011”, San Florant, Corse.

 

Field guides:

1.   Handy, M.R., Favaro, S., Scharf, A. (2013) Field guide to the 11th Alpine workshop in Schladming (Austria) to the eastern Tauern Window. Day 2. Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Wien, 99 (ISSN 1017-8880) – 11th Workshop on Alpine Geological Studies.

 

Ph.D. thesis:

Scharf, A. (2013) Lateral extrusion and exhumation of orogenic crust during indentation by rigid Adriatic continental lithosphere – tectonic evolution of the eastern Tauern Window (Eastern Alps, Austria). Ph.D. thesis, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, pp. 180.

 

Diploma thesis:

Scharf, A. (2008) Geochemie und Petrologie an fluid-transformierten hochgradig metamorphen Gesteinen aus dem Raum Varberg (Schweden). Diploma thesis, Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, pp. 153.