© 1989

The German Continental Deep Drilling Program (KTB)

Site-selection Studies in the Oberpfalz and Schwarzwald

  • Rolf Emmermann
  • Jürgen Wohlenberg
Conference proceedings

Part of the Exploration of the Deep Continental Crust book series (EXPLORATION)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. E. Althaus
    Pages 1-4
  3. Klaus Weber, Axel Vollbrecht
    Pages 5-36
  4. J. Schmoll, R. Bittner, H.-J. Dürbaum, T. Heinrichs, R. Meißner, C. Reichert et al.
    Pages 99-149
  5. Wolfhard Wimmenauer, Hans Klein, Hiltrud Müller, Rüdiger Stenger
    Pages 243-263
  6. K. von Gehlen
    Pages 277-295
  7. E. Lüschen, F. Wenzel, K.-J. Sandmeier, D. Menges, Th. Rühl, M. Stiller et al.
    Pages 297-362
  8. H. C. Soffel, S. Plaumann, R. Pucher, C. Bücker, H.-J. Götze, M. Wagener et al.
    Pages 409-431
  9. H. Burkhardt, U. Haack, A. Hahn, H. Honarmand, K. Jäger, A. Stiefel et al.
    Pages 433-480

About these proceedings


In October 1986 the German Minister for Research and Technology (Bundesminister fUr Forschung und Technologie), Dr. H. Riesenhuber, officially announced that the super-deep borehole of the Continental Deep Drilling Program of the Federal Republic of Germany (KTB) would be drilled in the Oberpfalz area of Northern Bavaria. The site selection was based on a recommendation from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) made after an evaluation by the Project Management of the technical and financial risks involved. This decision was preceded by a conference held from September 19 to 21, 1986 in Seeheim/Odenwald at which the results of the site studies in the Oberpfalz and the Schwarzwald were presented and thoroughly debated. The models and scientific targets resulting from these investigations formed the basis for a vote by the DFG Senate Commission for Geoscientific Interdisciplinary Research which was taken immediately after the conference. After evaluation of all scientific and technical aspects, the members of the commission voted almost unanimously for the Oberpfalz site. It was, ho",'ever, strongly emphasized that both locations had a wealth of attractive research objectives and that despite clear-cut differences in some major aspects scientifically the two could be regarded as more or less equivalent. Both'locations would be excellent sites for research drilling and would certainly cor.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf Emmermann
    • 1
  • Jürgen Wohlenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Geowissenschaften und LithosphärenforschungJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenGießenGermany
  2. 2.Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet für Angewandte GeophysikRWTH AachenAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The German Continental Deep Drilling Program (KTB)
  • Book Subtitle Site-selection Studies in the Oberpfalz and Schwarzwald
  • Editors Rolf Emmermann
    Jürgen Wohlenberg
  • Series Title Exploration of the Deep Continental Crust
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-50922-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-74590-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-74588-1
  • Series ISSN 0937-9738
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 533
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geophysics/Geodesy
    Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
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