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Mark P. Grasmueck

Associate Professor of Marine Geosciences

Educational Background

  Ph.D., ETH Zurich, 1995

Research Interests


Applied geophysics, reflection seismic, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), equipment development, 3-D and 4-D near surface imaging, reservoir characterization, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), cold-water coral ecosystems, data integration and visualization.


Courses Taught


MGG 525 Applied Environmental Geophysics 

MSC 101 Survey of Oceanography


Recent Publications


2015,Grasmueck, M., Moser, T.J., Pelissier, M.A. , Pajchel, J., and Pomar, K., Diffraction signatures of fracture intersections, Interpretation, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. SF55-SF68, DOI: 10.1190/INT-2014-0086.1

2015, Marchesini, P., and Grasmueck M. The impact of high-density spatial sampling versus antenna orientation on 3D GPR fracture imaging. Near Surface Geophysics, Vol 13, No 2, pp. 197 – 207, DOI: 10.3997/1873-0604.2015007

2013, Grasmueck, M., Coll Quinta, M., Pomar, K., Eberli G.P., Diffraction imaging of sub-vertical fractures and karst with full-resolution 3D Ground-Penetrating Radar, Geophysical Prospecting. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2478.12004

2013, Correa, T.B.S., Grasmueck, M., Eberli, G.P., Verwer, K., and. Purkis, S.J., Deep Acoustic Applications, Ch.10 in Coral Reef Remote Sensing: A Guide for Mapping, Monitoring and Management, eds. Goodman, J.A., Purkis, S.J., Phinn, S.R., Springer, 436p, ISBN 978-90-481-9291-5, DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9292-2

2012, Correa, T.B.S, Eberli, G.P, Grasmueck, M., Reed, J.K., Correa, A.M.S., Genesis and morphology of cold-water coral ridges in a unidirectional current regime, Marine Geology, Vol. 326–328, 1 October 2012, Pages 14–27. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2012.06.008

2011, Correa, T.B.S, Grasmueck, M., Eberli, G.P., Reed, J., Verwer, K., Purkis, S., Variability of Cold-Water Coral Mounds in a High Sediment Input and Tidal Current Regime, Straits of Florida. Sedimentology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2011.01306.x

2011, Kinlaw, A., Grasmueck, M., 2011, Evidence for and Geomorphologic Consequences of a Reptilian Ecosystem Engineer: The Burrowing Cascade Initiated by the Gopher Tortoise, Geomorphology, accepted manuscript, available online 23 July 2011.

2010, Van der Kruk, J., R. Streich, R., and Grasmueck, M., 2010,  Toward True-amplitude Vector Migration of GPR Data Using Exact Radiation Patterns. In: Advances in near-surface seismology and ground-penetrating radar. Edited by Richard D. Miller, John H. Bradford, Klaus Holliger, Rebecca B. Latimer, Geophysical developments series ; no. 15, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa.

2008, Neal, A., Grasmueck, M., McNeill, D.F., Viggiano, D.A., and Eberli, G.P. Full-Resolution 3D Radar Stratigraphy of Complex Oolitic Sedimentary Architecture: Miami Limestone, Florida, U.S.A.,Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 78, p. 638-653, DOI: 10.2110/jsr.

2008, Hendrickx, J. M. H.,  Molina, A., Diaz, D.,  Grasmueck, M.,  Moreno, H. A.,  and Hernandez, R. D., Humanitarian IED clearance in Colombia, Proc. SPIE 6953, 69530C (2008), DOI:10.1117/12.782303.

2007, Guidry, S.A., Grasmueck, M., Gombos, A.M. Jr., Carpenter, D.G., Bachtel, S.L., Viggiano, D.A., Karst and Early Fracture Networks in Carbonates, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 2007, v. 77, 508�524, DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2007.052

2007, Truss, S., Grasmueck, M., Vega, S., and Viggiano, D.A., Imaging rainfall drainage within the Miami oolitic limestone using high-resolution time-lapse ground-penetrating radar, Water Resources Research, Vol. 43, No. 3, W03405, doi: 10.1029/2005WR004395

2007, Grasmueck, M. and Viggiano, D.A., Integration of Ground-Penetrating Radar and Laser Position Sensors for Real-Time 3D Data Fusion, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol.45,no.1., 130-137.

2006, Grasmueck, M. Eberli, G., Viggiano, D.A. Correa, T. Rathwell, G. and Luo, J., Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) mapping reveals coral mound distribution, morphology and oceanography in deep water of the Straits of Florida, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L23616, doi:10.1029/2006GL027734.

2006, Kruse, S., Grasmueck, M., Weiss, M., Viggiano, D.A, Sinkhole Structure Imaging in Covered Karst Terrain, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L16405, doi:10.1029/2006GL026975

2005, Grasmueck , M., Weger, R. , and Horstmeyer, H., "Full-resolution 3-D GPR imaging", Geophysics, vol. 70, p. K12-K19.

2004, Grasmueck, M., Weger, R , and Horstmeyer, H., "Three-dimensional ground-penetrating radar imaging of sedimentary structures, fractures, and archeological features at submeter resolution", Geology vol. 32, no. 11, p.933-936.

2002, Grasmueck, M., Weger, R., 3D GPR reveals complex internal structure of Pleistocene oolitic sandbar: Leading Edge of Exploration, Society of Exploration Geophysics, Vol.21, No.7., 634-639.


Contact Information


Dr. Mark P. Grasmueck 
Associate Professor 
Marine Geology and Geophysics 
RSMAS University of Miami 
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway 
Miami, FL 33149 USA 

(305) 421 48 58 (phone) 
(305) 421 46 32 (fax) 




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