2014 – present
M.Sc. Geological Sciences (Geodynamics and Geomaterials) at Freie Universität Berlin
Thesis: Seismicity-driven movement of boulders in the hyper-arid Atacama Desert
Advisors: Dr. Alessandro Airo, Prof. Dr. Anne Bernhardt
M.Sc. Project in Chile
We study the movement and patterning of boulders in the hyper-arid core of the Atacama Desert, Chile. Since the sedimentary transport of boulders under non-fluvial conditions on Earth is rare and poorly understood, the aim of this study is to investigate the general processes causing boulder patterning. Aerial photography data was collected with a DJI Phantom 3 drone. Based on this data 3D Models and Digital Elevation Models (DEM) were generated for analyzing the geomorphic features and surface pattern typical to these sedimentary settings.
Figure 1: Agisoft Photoscan is a software that performs photogrammetric processing of digital images and generates 3D spatial data, that will be used for this study in GIS applications. Here an orthomosaic (left) generated from more than 500 digital photos and a DEM (right) of a studied field site is shown (http://www.agisoft.com/).
Figure 2: Fieldwork was conducted in two field sessions (2016 & 1017) in the Atacama Desert, Chile. For the generation of 3D models, a DJI Phantom 3 was used in the field.
2011 – 2014
B.Sc. in Geological Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin
Thesis: Biomats in a simulated tidal system
Advisors: Dr. Alessandro Airo, Prof. Dr. Anna Gorbushina