List of publications, H. Schmeling

Until 2016 see below. More recently: See e.g. Google Scholar Harro Schmeling

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Schmeling, H., N. Arndt: Modelling komatiitic melt accumulation and segregation in the transition zone. EPSL. In press


Schmeling, H., G. Marquart, and V. Nawa, 2017: The role of hydrothermal cooling of the oceanic lithosphere for ocean floor bathymetry and heat flow, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JB013881


Burchardt, S., V. R. Troll, H. Schmeling, H. Koyi, L, Blythe, 2016: Erupted frothy xenoliths may explain lack of country-rock fragments in plutons. Sci. Rep. 6, 34566; doi: 10.1038/srep34566.

Wallner, H., H. Schmeling, 2016: Numerical models of mantle lithosphere weakening, erosion and delamination induced by melt extraction and emplacement. Int J. Earth Sciences, 105, Issue 6, pp 1741–1760

Fuchs, L., H Koyi, H Schmeling Numerical modeling of the effect of composite rheology on internal deformation in down-built diapirs, 2016: Tectonophysics 646, 79-95

Shahraki, M., H Schmeling, MK Kaban, AG Petrunin, 2015: Effects of the postperovskite phase change on the observed geoid Geophysical Research Letters 42 (1), 44-52


Schmeling, H, and G. Marquart, 2014: A scaling law for approximating porous hydrothermal convection by an equivalent thermal conductivity: theory and application to the cooling oceanic lithosphere. Geophys. J. Int., 197 (2): 645-664 doi:10.1093/gji/ggu022

Kaban, M. K., A. G. Petrunin, H. Schmeling, M. Shahraki, 2014: Effect of Decoupling of Lithospheric Plates on the Observed Geoid. Surv Geophys., DOI 10.1007/s10712-014-9281-3

Fuchs, L., H. Koyi, and H: Schmeling, 2014: Numerical modeling on progressive internal deformation in down-built diapirs. Tectonophysics, 632, 111 - 122


Jakovlev, A., G. Rumpker, H. Schmeling, I. Koulakov, M. Lindenfeld, and H. Wallner (2013), Seismic images of magmatic rifting beneath the western branch of the East African rift, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 4906–4920, doi:10.1002/2013GC004939

Shahraki, M. and H. Schmeling, 2013. Geoid and topography of Earth-like planets: a comparison between compressible and incompressible convection models for different rheologies. Phys Earth Planet. Int., 216, 74-90

Beuchert, M. J. and H. Schmeling, 2013: A melting model for the lowermost mantle using Clapeyron slopes derived from experimental data: consequences for the thickness of Ultra Low Velocity Zones (ULVZs). Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 197–208, doi:10.1029/2012GC004356.

Fuchs, L., H. Schmeling, 2013. A new numerical method to calculate inhomogeneous and time dependent large deformations of 2D geodynamic flows with application to diapirism. Geophys. J. Int., 194 (2): 623-639. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt142

Koyi, H., H. Schmeling, , S. Burchardt, C. J. Talbot, S. Mukherjee, H. Sjöström, Z. Chemia, 2013:  Shear zones between rock units with no relative movement  shear zone. J. Struct. Geol., 50, 82 – 90


Schmidt, P., B. Lund, T. Árnadóttir, H. Schmeling, 2012: Glacial isostatic adjustment constrains dehydration stiffening beneath Iceland. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 359-360, 152 – 161.

Shahraki, M. and H. Schmeling, 2012: Plume-induced geoid anomalies from 2D axi-symmetric temperature- and pressure dependent mantle convection models.  J. Geodynamics.,  59 – 60, 193 – 206. doi:10.1016/j.jog.2012.01.006

Schmeling, H., Wallner, H. (2012): Magmatic lithospheric heating and weakening during continental rifting: a simple scaling law, a 2D thermo-mechanical rifting model and the East African Rift System. G-Cubed., 13, no.8,  doi:10.1029/2012GC004178

Schmeling, H., J.-P. Kruse, and G. Richard, 2012: Effective shear and bulk viscosity of partially molten rock based on elastic moduli theory of a fluid filled poroelastic medium. Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05596.x

Richard, G. C., S. Kanjilal, H. Schmeling, 2012: Solitary waves in geophysical two-phase viscous media : a semi-analytical solution. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 198-199 (2012) 61–66

Burchardt, S., H Koyi, H. Schmeling, L Fuchs, 2012 Sinking of anhydrite blocks within a salt diapir: modeling the influence of block orientation and salt stratification. Geophys. J. Int., DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05290.x

Burchardt, S., H. Koyi, and H. Schmeling, 2012:The influence of viscosity contrasts on the 1 strain pattern and magnitude within and around dense blocks sinking through Newtonian salt. J. Struct. Geol., 35, 102 – 116

Crameri, F., H. Schmeling, G. J. Golabek, T. Duretz, R. Orendt, S.J.H. Buiter, D. A. May, B. J. P. Kaus, T. V. Gerya and P. J. Tackley, 2012. A comparison of numerical surface topography calculations in geodynamic modelling: An evaluation of the `sticky air' method. Geophys. J. Int., 189, 38 – 54. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05388.x

Fuchs, L., Schmeling, H., and H. Koyi, 2011: Numerical models of salt diapir formation by down-building: the role of sedimentation rate, viscosity contrast, initial amplitude, and wavelength. Geophys. J. Int., 186, 390 – 400.  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05058.x

Wallner, H. and H. Schmeling, 2011: Sensitivity Analysis of Rift Induced Delamination with Application to Rwenzori Mountains. Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05237.x

Burchardt, S., H. Koyi and H. Schmeling, 2011: Strain pattern within and around denser blocks sinking within Newtonian salt structures. J. Struct. Geol., 33, 145 – 153

Wallner, H. and H. Schmeling, 2010: Rift induced delamination of mantle lithosphere and crustal uplift: A new mechanism for explaining Rwenzori Mountain’s extreme elevation? International Journal of Earth Sciences, online first, doi 10.1007/s00531-010-0521-6

Schmeling, H., 2010: Crustal accretion at high temperature spreading centres: Rheological control of crustal thickness. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 183, 447 – 455.

Schmeling, H., 2010: Dynamic models of continental rifting with melt generation. Tectonophysics,Volume 480, Issues 1-4, 5 January 2010, Pages 33-47

Bjarnason, I. T. and H. Schmeling, 2009: The structure of the lithosphere and asthenosphere of Iceland from surface waves. Geophys. J. Int. , 178, 394 – 418.. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04155.x

Tetzlaff, M. and H. Schmeling, 2009: Time-dependent interaction between subduction dynamics and phase transition kinetics.Geophys. J. Int., 178, 826 – 844. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04182.x

Chemia, Z., H. Schmeling, H. Koyi, 2009:  The effect of the salt viscosity on future evolution of the Gorleben salt diapir, Germany. Tectonophysics, 473, 446 – 456.

Ruedas, T., H. Schmeling, 2008: On the orientation of tensile dikes in a ridge-centered plume.  Tectonophysics. 447, 19 - 30. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2006.01.030

Schmeling, H. and G. Marquart, 2008 : Crustal accretion and dynamic feedback on mantle melting of a ridge centred plume: the Iceland case. Tectonophysics. 447, 31 – 52. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2006.08.012.

Mihalffy, P., B. Steinberger, and H. Schmeling, 2008: The effect of the large-scale mantle flow  field on the Iceland hotspot track. Tectonophysics, 447, 5 - 18. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2006.12.012.

Ruedas, T. and H. Schmeling, 2008: Kinematic models for the thickness of oceanic crust at and near mid-oceanic spreading centers. J. Geophys. Res., 113, B01402, doi:10.1029/2006JB004746.

Golabek, G.J., H. Schmeling, P.J. Tackley, 2008: Earth's core formation aided by flow channelling instabilities induced by iron diapirs, Earth Planet Sci. Lett. 271, 24-33. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.02.033.

Schmeling H., A. Y. Babeyko, A. Enns, C. Faccenna, F. Funiciello, T. Gerya, G. J. Golabek, S. Grigull , B.J.P. Kaus, G. Morra, S.M. Schmalholz, J. van Hunen, 2008: A benchmark comparison of spontaneous subduction models – Towards a free surface . Phys. Earth. Planet. Int., 171, 198 – 223.


Ruedas, T., Marquart, G. and H. Schmeling, 2007 : Iceland : The current picture of a ridge-centred mantle plume. In: Mantle plumes – a multidisciplinary approach. Eds J. Ritter    and U. R. Christensen. p.71 - 126, Springer,  ISBN: 978-3-540-68045-1

Marquart, G., H. Schmeling, O. Cadek, 2007: Dynamic models for flow and seismic anisotropy in the North Atlantic and comparison with observations, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 8, Q02008,   doi:10.1029/2006GC001359.

Chemia, Z., H. Koyi, and H. Schmeling, 2007: Numerical modeling of rise and fall of a dense layer in salt diapers. Geophys. J. Int., doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03661.x.

Schmeling, H. (2006), A model of episodic melt extraction for plumes, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B03202, doi:10.1029/2004JB003423

Enns, A. , Th. W. Becker, and H. Schmeling, 2005: The dynamics of subduction and trench migration for viscosity stratification Geophys. J. Int. 160, 761–775

Maumus,J., N. Bagdassarov, H. Schmeling, 2005: Electrical conductivity and partial melting of mafic rocks under pressure. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69(19), 4703 – 4718.

Ruedas, T., H. Schmeling, G. Marquart, A. Kreutzmann, A. Junge, 2004: Dynamics and melting of a ridge-centered plume with application to Iceland, part I: Evolution and crust production. Geophys. J. Int., 158(2), 729-743.743

Kreutzmann, A., H. Schmeling, A. Junge, T. Ruedas, G. Marquart, 2004: Dynamics and melting of a ridge-centered plume with application to Iceland, part II: Predictions for electromagnetic and seismic observables. Geophys. J. Int., Geophys. J. Int.,  159, 1097 - 1111

Ilk, K.H., J. Flury, R. Rummel, P. Schwintzer, W. Bosch, C. Haas, J. Schröter, D. Stammer, W. Zahel, H. Miller, R. Dietrich, P. Huybrechts, H. Schmeling, D. Wolf, J. Riegger, A. Bardossy, A. Güntner, 2004: Mass Transport and Mass Distribution in the Earth System - Contribution of the New Generation of Satellite Gravity and Altimetry Missions to Geosciences, Proposal for a German Priority Research Program, pdf-version

Marquart, G. and H. Schmeling, 2004: A Dynamic Model for the Iceland Plume and the North Atlantic based on Tomography and Gravity Data, Geophys. Geophy. J. Int., 159, 40 - 52,

Schmeling, H., G. Marquart, T. Ruedas, 2003: Pressure- and temperature-dependent thermal expansivity and the effect on mantle convection and surface observables. Geophys. J. Int., 154, 224–229

Müller, K., N. Bagdassarov, H. Schmeling, 2003: Internal friction spectroscopy in Li2O-2-SiO2 partially crystallised glasses. J. Non-Crystalline Solids, 319, 44 - 56.

Bagdassarov N., Maumus J., Schmeling H., 2003: Elektrische Eigenschaften teilgeschmolzener Gesteine an der mittelozeanischen Spreizungsachse, Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung, Heft 2-3/2003

Schmeling, H., A. Junge, G. Marquart, T. Ruedas, A. Kreutzmann, 2002: Island, Vulkaninsel auf dem Mittelatlantischen Rücken: Erkundung der tiefen Ursachen durch geophysikalische Modellierungen. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe, A. Junge (Hrsg.), 161-170.

Steinberger, B., H. Schmeling and G. Marquart, 2001: Large-scale lithospheric stress field and topography induced by global mantle circulation. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 186, 75-91.

Arnold, J., W. R. Jacoby, H. Schmeling, B. Schott, 2001: Continental collision and the dynamic and thermal evolution of the Variscan orogenic crustal root - numerical models. J. Geodynamics, 31, 273 - 291.

Schott, B., D. A. Yuen, and H. Schmeling, 2000: The significance of shear heating in continen­tal convergent processes. Phys. Earth Planet. Interior, 118(3-4), pp. 273--290.

Schmeling, H., 2000: Partial melting and melt segregation in a convecting mantle. In: Physics and Chemistry of Partially Molten Rocks, eds. N. Bagdassarov, D. Laporte, and A.B. Thompson, Kluwer Academic Publ., Dordrecht, pp. 141 - 178.

Schott, B., D. A.Yuen, and H. Schmeling, 2000: The diversity of tectonics from fluid-dynamical modeling of the lithosphere-mantle system. Tectonophysics, 322, 35 - 51.

Marquart, G., H. Schmeling, G. Ito, B. Schott, 2000: Conditions for plumes to penetrate the mantle phase boundaries. J. Geophys. Res. 105, 5679-5693

Tetzlaff, M. and H. Schmeling, 2000: The influence of olivine metastability on deep subduction of oceanic lithosphere. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. 120, 29 - 38.

Marquart, G. , H. Schmeling, 2000: Interaction of Mantel Plumes with the Spinell-Perovskite Phase Boundary: Implications for Chemical Mixing, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 177, 241 – 254

Schmeling, H., R. Monz, and D. C. Rubie, 1999: The influence of olivine metastability on the dynamics of subduction., Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 165, 55 - 66.

Schott, B., D.A. Yuen and H. Schmeling, 1999: Viscous heating in heterogeneous media as applied to thermal interaction between the crust and mantle. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 513-516.

Marquart, G., H. Schmeling & A. Braun, 1999: Small Scale Instabilities below the cooling oceanic lithosphere, Geophys. J. Int., 138, 655 - 666.

Koyi, H. A., A. G. Milnes, H. Schmeling, C. J. Talbot and H. Zeyen, 1999: Numerical models of ductile rebound of crustal roots beneath mountain belts. Geophys. J. Int., 139, 556 - 562.

Schott, B. and H. Schmeling, 1998: Delamination and detachment of a lithospheric root. Tectonophysics, 296, 225 - 247.

Becker, T. W. and H. Schmeling, 1998: Earthquake recurrence time variations with and without fault zone interactions. Geophys. J. Int., 135, 165 - 176.

Simakin, A., H. Schmeling, and V. Trubitsyn, 1997: Convection in melts due to sedimentative crystal flux from above.Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 102, 185 - 200

van Keken, P., S. King, H. Schmeling, U. Christensen, D. Neumeister, M.-P. Doin, 1997: A comparison of methods for the modeling of thermochemical convection. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 22477 - 22495.

Schmeling, H. and G. Y. Bussod, 1996: Variable viscosity convec­tion and partial melting in the continental asthe­nosphere. ­J. Geophys. Res., 101, 5411 - 5423.

Schmeling, H., 1996: Rheology of the upper mantle: Diffusion versus dislocation creep,  Phys. Earth Planet. Int, in revision

Bittner, D. and H. Schmeling, 1995: Numerical modelling of melting processes and induced diapirism in the lower crust. Geophys. J. Int., 123, 59-70.

Cruden, A. R., H. Koyi, and H. Schmeling, 1995: Diapiric basal entrainment of mafic into felsic magma. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 131,. 321 - 340.

Simakin, A., V. Trubitsyn, and H. Schmeling, 1994: Structu­re of the upper boundary layer of a solidifying intrusion with crystal sedimentation. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 126, 333-349.

Schmeling, H. and G. Marquart, 1993: Mantle flow and the evolu­tion of the lithosphere. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 79, 241-267.

Weinberg, R. F., and H. Schmeling, 1992: Polydiapirs: Multiwave length gravity structures. J. Str­uct. Geol., 14, 425-436.        

Schmeling, H., 1991: Variable viscosity convection in a compressible upper mantle and the thickness of continental litho­sphere. in: Glacial Isostacy, Sea-Level and Mantle Rheology, ed.: R. Sabadini, K. Lambeck, E. Boschi, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, P. 607-636.

Talbot, C. J., Rönnlund, P., Schmeling, H., Koyi,H., and Jackson, M. A., 1991: Diapiric spoke patterns. Tectonophysics, 188, 187-201.

Schmeling, H. and G. Marquart, 1991: The influence of second­ scale convection on the thick­ness of the continen­tal litho­sphe­re and crust. Tectonophysics. 189, 281-306.

Schmeling, H., and G. Marquart, 1990: A mechanism for crustal thinning without lateral extension. Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 2417-2420.


Blanckenbach, B., Busse, F., Christensen, U., Cserepes, L. Gunkel, D., Hansen, U., Harder, H. Jarvis, G., Koch, M., Mar­quart, G., Moore D., Olson, P., and Schmeling, H., 1989: A benchmark comparison for mantle convection codes, Geophys. J. Int., 98, 23-38.

Schmeling, H., 1989a: Numerical models of Rayleigh­Taylor instabilities superimpo­sed upon convection. Bulletin of the Geological Institutions of the University of Uppsala, 14.

Schmeling, H., 1989b: Compressible convection with constant and variable viscosity: the effect on geoid, topography, and slab forma­tion, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 12463-12481.

Marquart, G. and Schmeling, H., 1989: Topography and geoid undulations caused by small scale convection beneath continental lithosphere of variable elastic thickness. J. Geo­phys., 97, 511-527.

Schmeling, H., Cruden, A. R., and Marquart, G., 1988: Progressive deformation in and around a fluid sphere moving through a viscous medium: implications for diapiric ascent. Tectonophysics, 149, 17-34.

Schmeling, H., 1987a: On the relation between initial conditions and late stages of Rayleigh­Taylor instabilities. Tectonophysics, 133, 65-80.

Schmeling, H. 1987b: On the interaction between small- and large scale convection and post­glacial rebound flow in a power- law mant­le. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 84, 254-262.

Schmeling, H., 1986a: Numerical models on the influence of partial melt on elastic, anelastic, and electric proper­ties of rocks. Part II: electrical conductivity. Phys. Earth Pla­net. Int., 43, 123-136.

Schmeling, H., 1986b: A simple statistical model on the degree of interconnection in partially molten rocks. J. Geophys., 59, 142-145.

Weijermars, R. and Schmeling, H., 1986: Scaling of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid dynamics without inertia for quantitative modelling of rock flow due to gravity (including the concept of rheological similarity). Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 43, 316­330.

Schmeling, H., 1985a: Partial melt below Iceland: A combined interpretation of seismic and conductivity data. J. Geophys. Res., 90, 10105-10116.

Schmeling, H., 1985b: Numerical models on the influence of partial melt on elastic, anela­stic, and electric properties of rocks. Part I: elasticity and anelasticity. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 41, 34-57.

Schmeling, H., 1983: Numerische Modelle über den Einfluß partieller Schmelze auf elastische, anelastische und elektrische Eigenschaften von Gesteinen mit Anwendung auf Labordaten und die Asthenosphäre (Numerical models on the influence of partial melt on elastic, anelastic, and electric properties of rocks with application to laboratory data and the asthenosphere), Dissertation, University Frankfurt/M. Chapter 1-3 (60 MByte), Chapter 4-8(68 MByte)

Jacoby, W. R. and Schmeling, H., 1982: On the effects of the lithosphere on mantle convection and evolution. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 29, 305-319.

Berckhemer, H., Kampfmann, W., Aulbach, E., and Schmeling, H., 1982: Shear modulus and Q of forsterite and dunite near partial melting from forced­oscillation experiments. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 29, 30-41.


Schmeling, H. and Jacoby, W. R., 1981: On modelling the lithosphere in mantle convection with non-linear rheology. J. Geophys., 50, 89-100.

Jacoby, W. R. and Schmeling, H., 1981: Convection experiments and the driving mechanism. Geol. Rundschau, 70, 207-230.

Schmeling, H., 1980: Numerische Konvektionsrechnungen unter Annahme verschiedener Viskositätsverteilungen und Rheologien im Mantel (Numerical calculations on convection assuming various viscosity distributions and rheologies in the mantle). Master thesis (Diplomarbeit). Report of the Institut für Meteorologie und Geophysik, Universität Frankfurt/M, Nr. 4


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