Kristina Dunkel

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Room V407
Visiting address Sem Sælandsvei 24 Fysikk bygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • Rock microstructures
  • Lower crustal earthquakes
  • Coupling of deformation and reaction
  • Alteration of ultramafic rocks



since 2021:    Associate Professor, GEO-PGP, University of Oslo
2017 - 2021:  Postdoctoral Fellow, GEO-PGP, University of Oslo
2013 - 2017:  PhD student, GEO-PGP, University of Oslo
2011 - 2013:  MSc of Geosciences, University of Münster, Germany
2008 - 2011:  BSc of Geosciences, University of Münster, Germany



Jamtveit, B; Dunkel, KG; Petley-Ragan, AJ; Austrheim, H; Corfu, F; Schmid, DW (2021) Rapid fluid-driven transformation of lower continental crust associated with thrust-induced shear heating. Lithos 396-397, 106216. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2021.106216

Dunkel KG; Morales LFG; Jamtveit B (2021) Pristine microstructures in pseudotachylytes formed in dry lower crust, Lofoten, Norway. ”Understanding earthquakes using the geological record”, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A special issue 379, 20190423. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2019.0423

Dunkel KG; Zhong X; Arnestad PF; Valen LV; Jamtveit B (2021) High transient stress in the lower crust: Evidence from drypseudotachylytes in granulites, Lofoten Archipelago, northern Norway. Geology 49, 135-139. doi: 10.1130/G48002.1

Dunkel KG; Jamtveit B; Austrheim H (2019) Ophicarbonates of the Feragen Ultramafic Body, central Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology 99, 1-18. doi: 10.17850/njg99-3-3

Jamtveit B; Petley-Ragan AJ; Incel S; Dunkel KG; Aupart COM; Austrheim H; Corfu F; Menegon L; Renard F (2019) The effects of earthquakes and fluids on the metamorphism of the lower continental crust. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth 124. doi: 10.1029/2018JB016461

Petley-Ragan AJ; Dunkel KG; Austrheim H; Ildefonse B; Jamtveit B (2018) Microstructural Records of Earthquakes in the Lower Crust and Associated Fluid-Driven Metamorphism in Plagioclase-Rich Granulites. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth 123(5), 3729-3746. doi: 10.1029/2017JB015348

Aupart COM; Dunkel KG; Angheluta L; Austrheim H; Ildefonse B; Malthe-Sørenssen A; Jamtveit B (2018) Olivine Grain Size Distributions in Faults and Shear Zones: Evidence for Nonsteady State Deformation. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth 123(9), 7421-7443. doi: 10.1029/2018JB015836

Dunkel KG, Austrheim H, Ildefonse B, Jamtveit B (2017) Transfer of olivine crystallographic orientation through a cycle of serpentinisation and dehydration. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 172(8):64. doi: 10.1007/s00410-017-1378-5

Dunkel KG, Austrheim H, Renard F, Cordonnier B, Jamtveit B (2017) Localized slip controlled by dehydration embrittlement of partly serpentinized dunites, Leka Ophiolite Complex, Norway. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 463: 277-285. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.01.047

Austrheim H, Dunkel KG, Plümper O, Ildefonse B, Liu Y, Jamtveit B (2017) Fragmentation of wall rock garnets during deep crustal earthquakes. Science Advances 3(2): e1602067. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1602067

Dunkel KG, Putnis A (2014) Replacement and ion exchange reactions of scolecite in a high pH aqueous solution. European Journal of Mineralogy 26(1):61-69. doi: 10.1127/0935-1221/2013/0025-2346

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  • Aupart, Claire Olga Maryse; Dunkel, Kristina Grete; Angheluta-Bauer, Luiza; Austrheim, Håkon; Ildefonse, Benoit & Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2017). Grain size distribution evolution in shear zones: a study case in the Leka Ophiolite Complex (LOC).

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