Recent publications


  • Broerse, T., Norder, B., Govers, R., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., Picken, S.J., 2019. New analogue materials for nonlinear lithosphere rheology, with an application to slab break-off. Tectonophysics 756, 73-96.
  • Farangitakis, G.P., Sokoutis, D., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Willingshofer, E., Kalnins, L.M., Phethean, J.J.J., van Hunen, J., van Steen, V., 2019. Analogue Modeling of Plate Rotation Effects in Transform Margins and Rift-Transform Intersections. Tectonics 38, 823–841.
  • Fernández-Lozano, J., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., de Vicente, G., & Cloetingh, S., (2019), The shaping of intraplate mountain patterns: The Cantabrian orocline legacy in Alpine Iberia. Lithosphere, DOI: 10.1130/L1079.1
  • Gabrielsen, R.H., Zalmstra, H., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., Faleide, J.I., Braut, H.L., 2019. The influence of mechanically weak layers in controlling fault kinematics and graben configurations: Examples from analog experiments and the Norwegian continental margin. AAPG Bulletin 103, 1097-1110.
  • Moulas, E., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., 2019. Pressure build-up and stress variations within the Earth’s crust in the light of analogue models. Scientific Reports 9, 2310.
  • Munteanu, I., Willingshofer, E., Matenco, L., Sokoutis, D., Dinu, C., Cloetingh, S., 2019. Far-field strain transmission and contractional step-overs. Tectonophysics 766, 194-204.


  • Beniest, A., Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., Sassi, W., 2018. Extending Continental Lithosphere With Lateral Strength Variations: Effects on Deformation Localization and Margin Geometries. Frontiers in Earth Science 6, 148.
  • Broerse, Taco; Norder, Ben; Picken, Stephen; Govers, Rob; Willingshofer, Ernst; Sokoutis, Dimitrios (2018): Data supplement to: New analogue materials for nonlinear lithosphere rheology, with an application to slab break-off. GFZ Data Services.
  • Brun, J.-P., Sokoutis, D., Tirel, C., Gueydan, F., Van Den Driessche, J., Beslier, M.-O., 2018. Crustal versus mantle core complexes. Tectonophysics 746, 22-45.
  • Capella, W., Barhoun, N., Flecker, R., Hilgen, F.J., Kouwenhoven, T., Matenco, L.C., Sierro, F.J., Tulbure, M.A., Yousfi, M.Z., Krijgsman, W., 2018. Palaeogeographic evolution of the late Miocene Rifian Corridor (Morocco): Reconstructions from surface and subsurface data. Earth-Science Reviews 180, 37-59.
  • Corti, G., Sani, F., Agostini, S., Philippon, M., Sokoutis, D., Willingshofer, E., 2018. Off-axis volcano-tectonic activity during continental rifting: Insights from the transversal Goba-Bonga lineament, Main Ethiopian Rift (East Africa). Tectonophysics 728-729, 75-91.
  • Vogt, K., Willingshofer, E., Matenco, L., Sokoutis, D., Gerya, T., Cloetingh, S., 2018. The role of lateral strength contrasts in orogenesis: A 2D numerical study. Tectonophysics 746, 549-561.
  • Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., Kleinhans, M., Beekmann, F., Schönebeck, J.-M., Warsitzka, M., Rosenau, M., 2018. Ring-shear test data of plastic sand, a new rock analogue material used for experimental Earth Science applications at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. V. 1. GFZ Data Service, doi: 10.5880/fidgeo.2018.022,
  • Willingshofer, Ernst; Sokoutis, Dimitrios; Beekman, Fred; Schönebeck, Jan-Michael; Warsitzka, Michael; Rosenau, Matthias (2018): Ring shear test data of feldspar sand and quartz sand used in the Tectonic Laboratory (TecLab) at Utrecht University for experimental Earth Science applications. V. 1. GFZ Data Services.