Stefan Heuberger

Stefan Heuberger
ETH Zurich | ETH Zürich · Department of Earth Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Stefan Heuberger currently works at the Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich. Stefan does research and teaching in Geology. He also works part-time at Ad Terra Energy (Geneva) as Senior Geologist.
Additional affiliations
January 2022 - present
Ad Terra Energy
Position
  • Senior Geologist
April 2017 - present
ETH Zurich
Position
  • Head of Department
May 2016 - December 2018
Heuberger Geologie GmbH
Position
  • Senior Geologist
Education
April 2001 - October 2004
ETH Zurich
Field of study
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics

Publications

Publications (39)
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Geological surveys have a wide range of tasks for their countries: to map the geology and to assess the georesources potential for metallic ores, industrial minerals, geothermal energy, fossil fuels, aggregates and groundwater. In Europe, most countries founded geological surveys around the mid-nineteenth century in order to create an overview of t...
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New and published (U‐Th)/He data on zircon, apatite, and zircon fission track ages constrain the thermal overprint and cooling history of the eastern Aar Massif, Switzerland. The timing and pattern of cooling is in agreement with independent kinematic and age constraints from exposed shear zones. This suggests that the cooling ages mainly reflect e...
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Probabilistic seismic hazard assessments are primarily based on instrumentally recorded and historically documented earthquakes. For the northern part of the European Alpine Arc, slow crustal deformation results in low earthquake recurrence rates and brings up the necessity to extend our perspective beyond the existing earthquake catalog. The overd...
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The thermo-kinematic evolution of the eastern Aar Massif, Swiss Alps, was investigated using peak temperature data estimated from Raman spectroscopy of carbonaceous material and detailed field analyses. New and compiled temperature-time constraints along the deformed and exhumed basement-cover contact allow us to (i) establish the timing of metamor...
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The potential of mineral deposits is defined by their geometry (volume and shape) and quality of the raw material of interest. Robust 3D geological models of a deposit require amongst others data on orientation and thickness of strata, which are typically collected during exploration campaigns and/or through desktop studies. Traces of stratigraphic...
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With an extraction rate of more than 30 million tons per year, sand and gravel represent the most used raw material resource in Switzerland. These important materials are mainly extracted from Quaternary deposits in the Swiss Alpine Foreland. However, the diversity of depositional settings of these sediments is high and their composition varies str...
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In the late 19th century, the importance of systematical investigations of distribution, occurrence and application of mineral resources in Switzerland was recognized. A huge amount of georesources data were collected by different organisations and compiled by the Swiss Geotechnical Commission (SGTK) during the last 120 years (Heuberger 2018). Toda...
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Remote sensing systems are largely used in geology for regional mapping of mineralogy and lithology mainly from airborne or spaceborne platforms. Earth observers such as Landsat, ASTER or SPOT are equipped with multispectral sensors, but suffer from relatively poor spectral resolution. By comparison, the existing airborne and spaceborne hyperspectr...
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Late Paleozoic basins that formed in the aftermath of the Variscian orogeny are characteristic tectonic elements of the Western European plattform. The coal bearing Permo-Carboniferous Trough of northern Switzerland (PCT) in the subsurface of the outermost Cenozoic European Alpine foreland has inspired various tectonic interpretations ever since it...
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The St. Gallen Fault Zone (SFZ) is a system of major NNE–SSW striking normal faults within the North Alpine Foreland Basin (NAFB), just west of the city of St. Gallen. It used to be only roughly known from 2D seismic data, locally displaying offsets of up to 300 m at the level of the Mesozoic strata. We present a detailed structural interpretation...
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St.Gallen is situated in the western Molasse Basin (MB), an orogenic foreland basin of the Alps. The aquifer is formed by Upper Jurassic carbonates. In the eastern Molasse Basin (Germany), these carbonates are often dolomitized showing high hydraulic conductivities. For several years, geothermal plants such as Unterhaching have been producing elect...
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St. Gallen befindet sich im westlichen Teil des Molassebeckens (MB), welches das orogene Vorlandbecken der Alpen darstellt. Der geothermische Hauptaquifer sind die Karbonate des Malms. Im Jahre 2009 startete das Geothermieprojekt St. Gallen mit einer Machbarkeitsstudie (Kohl et 2009), welche nur auf einer sehr geringen Datenbasis aufbauen konnte. E...
Technical Report
Die Deckenschotter bilden einen wichtigen Bezugshorizont für die Rekonstruktion der Landschaftsentwicklung der Nordschweiz während der letzten ca. 2.5 Millionen Jahre. Trotz verschiedenster Publikationen zu diesem Thema und der Kartierung von Deckenschottern auf geologischen Karten und Kartenskizzen stand bis jetzt kein GIS-Datensatz zur Verfügung,...
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The development and organisation of drainage systems largely controls the evolution of landscape topography. Possible driving factors of drainage reorganisation include several interconnected, endogenic and exogenic processes such as large-scale tectonics (subsidence, uplift, isostatic flexure), orbital forcing with associated climate change and fl...
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The Late Miocene to Early Pliocene Jura fold-and-thrust belt, stretching across northern Switzerland and eastern France, is a classical example of a thin-skinned foreland fold-and-thrust belt, its basal décollement being located in Mid-to Upper Triassic evaporites. The arcuate mountain range referred to as the Folded Jura is formed by mainly N-verg...
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Thin-skinned fold-and-thrust belts around the Earth are described as the outer thrust front of orogens located in their forelands. In these areas a tectonically weak layer acts as the basal décollement over which the sedimentary overburden detaches and moves towards the foreland. In general these fold-and-thrust belts are considered to obey the kin...
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Landscape evolution is controlled by the development and organization of drainage basins. As a landscape evolves, drainage reorganization events can occur via river capture or piracy, whereby one river basin grows at the expense of another. The river downstream of a capture location will generate a transient topographic response as the added water...
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The formation of the Jura fold-and-thrust belt in the foreland of the Central Alps is widely accepted to been caused by thin-skinned deformation (Laubscher, 1961). The major structures of the range are considered to have been formed in Late Miocene times as in-sequence thrust faults over a subhorizontal basal detachment (décollement) located within...
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Surface geology and ref lection seismic data in NE Switzerland show that the Mesozoic and Cenozoic formations of the North Alpine Foreland are widely lacking large extensional faults (Nagra 2008). The only existing large structures are re-presented by either the NW-SE striking normal faults of the Freiburg-Bonndorf-Hegau-Bodensee half graben or by...
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Paleostress orientations were calculated from fault populations at 24 sites along the SW–NE segment and five sites along the E–W, Yasin segment of the Karakoram–Kohistan Suture Zone in NW Pakistan. They demonstrate the importance of combined thrusting and strike-slip faulting. However, several paleostress tensor directions are distinguished: a domi...
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1 The Intercantonal Reinsurance (IRV), the reinsurer of the Public Building Insurance Companies (PBIC) of 19 Cantons of Switzerland, documents an evident increase in losses caused by natural hazards (termed here elementary losses) over the last 25 years. Not only the mean of the annual losses is increasing distinctly, so does also the variance, as...
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In Switzerland damages to buildings caused by natural hazards and fire are covered by the Public Building Insurance Companies (PBIC) in 19 Cantons. The Intercantonal Reinsurance (IRV) is the reinsurer of the PBIC. It there-fore possesses a unique set of loss data spanning a time range of almost 100 years representing an entire set of loss events of...
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Detailed geological mapping in the Drosh-Shishi area in southern Chitral (NW Pakistan) was combined with high-precision U-Pb dating on zircons to constrain the timing of magmatism and associated deformation/metamorphic events related to the Kohistan-Karakoram convergence and collision. Our new ages indicate that the Mesozoic to Tertiary magmatic hi...
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The continental collision between India and Asia is a reference orogenic system on earth. In NW Pakistan, the intervening Kohistan paleo-island arc complicated the suture system between the two continental plates. The Karakoram was the southern, active margin of Asia from at least the Late Jurassic until the accretion of the Kohistan island arc. Th...
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This map is part of the doctoral thesis "Kinematics of the Karakoram-Kohistan Suture Zone, Chitral, NW Pakistan" (2004)
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In the northwestern Himalayas, the Karakoram-Kohistan Suture is separating the Karakoram active margin of Eurasia from the Kohistan Paleo-Island Arc Complex. Between 1999 and 2001 we carried out fieldwork in Chitral, whose results are synthesised on a 1:100'000 geological map covering a 120 km-long segment of the suture zone. The most remote and mo...
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The North-Kohistan Suture in Northern Pakistan separates the Kohistan Paleo-Island Arc from the Karakoram terrane of the Eurasian Plate. It is admitted that the Kohis-tan Arc has collided with the Karakoram in the late Cretaceous and that subsequent collision with India took place in Paleocene-Eocene times. The North-Kohistan Su-ture Zone in the Ch...
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We present a preliminary geological interpretation of a mosaic of four Landsat 7 ETM+ (Enhanced Thematically Mapper) pictures of northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan (covering partly the Karakoram Terrane, the Kohistan Arc and the northern Part of the Indian plate). To enhance the contrast, and so geological information, geologically irrelevan...
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The North-Kohistan Suture in Northern Pakistan separates the Kohistan Paleo-Island Arc from the Karakoram terrane of the Eurasian Plate. It is admitted that the Kohistan Arc has collided with the Karakoram in the late Cretaceous and that subsequent collision with India took place in Paleocene-Eocene times. The North-Kohistan Suture Zone in the Chit...
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Diss. no. 15778 nat. sc. SFIT Zurich. Literaturverz. Beil.: Geological map of the Karakoram-Kohistan suture zone [Kartenmaterial] / Stefan Heuberger in collab. with Jean-Pierre Burg ... [et al.]. - 1 Karte (111 x 78 cm, gef. 20 x 15 cm) ETH, Zürich

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