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Benedikt Ritter

 +49 221 470-89868

Telefax +49 221 470-5199

E-Mail: benedikt.ritter(at)uni-koeln.de

Ongoing Projects

Landscape and climate evolution in arid to hyperarid climates - Atacama Desert

  • Using rare terrestrial sediment archives to reconstruct the paleoclimate evolution from semi-arid towards hyperarid conditions
  • Reconstruction of paleo-ENSO variations and their impact in the hyperarid Atacama Desert
  • Dating ancient sediment features
  • Dating tectonic fault scarps
  • Determining complex sediment surface and burial activity - Multiple cosmogenic nuclides
  • Determining erosion/denudation rates

Cosmogenic nuclide method developement

  • Modelling different uplift models scenarios and theri impact on cosmogenic nuclide production rates

Flood frequency reconstructions in Northern Sweden

  • Reconstruction of flood events in lacustrine records. Determining major climatic/atmospheric forcing factors --> Cooperation: University Bern (Dr. H. Vogel), University of Cologne (Organic Geochemistry - Prof. J. Rethemeyer - PhD candidate M. Thienemann)