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Dr. Kai Wünnemann

Peer-reviewed publications in international journals:

Wünnemann K., Zhu Meng-Hua, Stöffler D. (2016), Impacts into Quartz Sand: Crater Formation, Shock Metamorphism, and Ejecta Distribution in Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Models, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, DOI: 10.1111/maps.12710.

Zhu Meng-Hua, Wünnemann K., Potter R. W. K. (2015), Numerical Modeling of the Ejecta Distribution and Crater Formation of the Orientale Basin on the Moon, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120, 2118-2134.

Ormö J., Melero-Asensio I., Housen K., Wünnemann K., Elbeshausen D., and Collins G. S. (2015), Scaling and reproducibility of craters produced at the Experimental Projectile Impact Chamber (EPIC), Centro de Astrobiología, Spain, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 50, 2,067–2,086.

Wünnemann K., Weiss R. (2015) The meteorite impact-induced tsunami hazard, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 373, 20140381.

Jutzi M., Holsapple K., Wünnemann K., Michel P. (2015), Modeling asteroid collisions and impact processes, In: Michel P, De Meo F. E., Bottke W. F. (eds.): Asteroids IV, University of Arizona Press 679-700.

Güldemeister N., Wünnemann K., Poelchau M. H. (2015), Scaling impact crater dimensions in cohesive rock by numerical modeling and laboratory experimentsIn: Osinski G. R., Kring, D. A. (eds.): Large meteorite impacts and planetary evolution V, Geological Society of America Special Paper 518, 17-29.

Weiss R., Lynett P., Wünnemann K. (2015), The Eltanin impact and its tsunami along the coast of South America: Insights for potential deposits, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 409, 175-181.

Marchi S., Bottke W. F., Elkins-Tanton L. T., Bierhaus M., Wünnemann K., Morbidelli A., Kring D. A. (2014), Widespread mixing and burial of Earth's Hadean crust by asteroid impacts, Nature 511 (7511), 578-582.

Shuvalov V., Kührt E., de Niem D., Wünnemann K. (2014), Impact induced erosion of hot and dense atmospheres, Planetary and Space Science 98, 120-127.

Fritz J., Bitsch B., Kührt E., Morbidelli A., Tornow C., Wünnemann K., Fernandes V.A., Grenfell J.L., Rauer H., Wagner R., Werner S.C. (2014), Earth-like habitats in planetary systems, Planetary and Space Science 98, .254-267.

Moser D., Güldemeister N., Wünnemann K., Grosse C. (2013), Acoustic Emission Analysis of Experimental Impact Processes in Comparison to Ultrasound Measurements and Numerical Modelling, Journal of Acoustic Emission 31, 50-66.

Kowitz A., Güldemeister N., Reimold W. U., Schmitt R. T., Wünnemann K. (2013), Diaplectic quartz glass and SiO2 melt experimentally generated at only 5 GPa shock pressure in porous sandstone: Laboratory observations and meso-scale numerical modelling, Earth and Planetary Science 384, 17-26.

Elbeshausen D., Wünnemann K., Collins G.S. (2013), The transition from circular to elliptical impact craters, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 118 (11), 2295-2309.

Weiss R., Krastel S., Anasetti A., Wünnemann K. (2013), Constraining the characteristics of tsunami waves from deformable submarine slides, Geophysical Journal International 194 (1), 316-321.

Stöffler D., Artemieva N. A., Wünnemann K., Reimold W.U., Jacob J., Hansen B. K., Summerson I. A. T.  (2013), Ries crater and suevite revisited-Observations and modeling Part I: Observations, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 48(4), 515-589. 

Artemieva N. A., Wünnemann K., Krien F., Reimold W. U., Stöffler D. (2013), Ries crater and suevite revisited-Observations and modeling Part II: Modeling, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 48(4), 590-627.  

Marchi S., Bottke W. F., Cohen B. A., Wünnemann K., Kring D. A., McSween H. Y., De Sanctis M. C., O’Brien D. P., Schenk P., Raymond C. A., Russel C. T. (2013), High-velocity collisions from the lunar cataclysm recorded in asteroidal meteorites, Nature Geoscience 6(4), 303-307.

Güldemeister N., Wünnemann K., Durr N., Hiermaier S. (2013), Propagation of impact-induced shock waves in porous sandstone using mesoscale modelling, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 48(1), 115-133.

Durr N., Sauer M., Güldemeister N., Wünnemann K., Hiermaier S. (2012), Mesoscale investigation of shock wave effects in dry and water-saturated sandstone, Procedia Engineering 58, 289-298.

Kenkmann T., Collins G. S., Wünnemann K. (2012), The modification stage of crater formation. In: Osinski, G. R. and Pierazzo, E.(eds.): Impact Cratering, Processes and Products, Wiley & Sons, 60-75.

Collins G.S., Wünnemann, K., Artemieva N., Pierazzo B. (2012), The modification stage of crater formation. In: Osinski, G. R. & Pierazzo, E.(eds.): Impact Cratering, Processes and Products3, Wiley & Sons, 254-268.

Kohout T., Pesonen L.J., Deutsch A., Wünnemann K., Nowka D., Hornemann U., Heikinheimo E. (2012), Shock experiments in range of 10-45 GPa with small multidomain magnetite in porous targets,  Meteoritics and Planetary Science 47, 1671-1680.

Cremonese G., Martellato E., Marzari F., Kührt E., Scholten F., Preusker F., Wünnemann K., Borin P., Massironi M., Simioni E., Ipg W., the OSIRIS team (2012), Hydrocode simulations of the largest crater on asteroid Lutetia, Planetary and Space Science 66, 147-154.

Oberst J., Christou A., Suggs R., Moser D., Daubar I.J., McEwen A.S., Burchell M., Kawamura T., Hiesinger H., Wünnemann K., Wagner R., Robinson M.S. (2012), The Present-Day Flux of Large Meteoroids on the Lunar Surface - A Synthesis of Models and Observational Techniques, Planetary and Space Science 74, 179-193.  

Vasconcelos M.A.R., Wünnemann K., Crósta A.P., Molina E.C., Reimold W.U., Yokoyama E. (2012), Insights into the morphology of the Serra da Cangalha impact structure from geophysical modelling, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 47, 1659-1670.

Fritz J., Wünnemann K., Reimold W.U., Meyer C., Hornemann U. (2011), Shock experiments on quartz targets pre-cooled to 77 K, International Journal of Impact Engineering 38 (6), pp.440-445. 

Collins G.S., Melosh H.J., Wünnemann K. (2011), Improvements to the ε-α porous compaction model for simulating impacts into high-porosity solar system objects, International Journal of Impact Engineering 38 (6), 434-440. 

Davison T.M., Collins G.S., Elbeshausen D., Wünnemann K., Kearsley A. (2011), Numerical modelling of hypervelocity impacts on strong ductile targets, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 46 (10), 1510-1524. 

Kenkmann T., Wünnemann K., Deutsch A., Poelchau M.H., Schäfer F., Thoma K. (2011), Impact cratering in sandstone: The MEMIN pilot study on the effect of pore water, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 46(6), 890-902. 

Reimold W.U., Hansen B.K., Jacob J., Artemieva N.A., Wünnemann K., Meyer C. (2011), Petrography of the impact breccias of the Enkingen (SUBO 18) drill core, southern Ries crater, Germany: New estimate of impact melt volume, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B30470.1.

Wünnemann K., Collins G.S., Weiss R. (2010), The impact of a cosmic body in Earth's ocean and the generation of large tsunami waves - insight from numerical modelling, Reviews of Geophysics, 48, doi:10.1029/2009RG000308.

Bahlburg H., Weiss R., Wünnemann K. (2010), Low energy sedimentary infill of the Chicxulub crater during the impact to post-impact transition, Earth and Planetary Science 295, 170-176.

Kenkmann T.Kowitz A., Wünnemann K., Behner T., Schäfer F., Thoma K., Deutsch A. (2010), Experimental impact cratering in sandstone: the effect of pore fluids. In: Proceedings of 11th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, p64-74.

Elbeshausen D.Wünnemann K. (2010), iSALE-3D: A three-dimensional, multi-material, multi-rheology hydrocode and its applications to large-scale geodynamic processes. In: Proceedings of 11th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium4, 287-301. 

Wünnemann K., Nowka D., Collins G.S., Elbeshausen D., Bierhaus M. (2010), Scaling of impact crater formation on planetary surfaces – insights from numerical modeling. In: Proceedings of 11th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium4, 1-13. 

Kenkmann T., Collins G.S., Wittmann A., Wünnemann K., Reimold W.U., Melosh H.J. (2009), A model for the formation of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater as revealed by drilling and numerical simulation. In: Gohn G.S., Koeberl C., Miller K.G., Reimold W.U. (eds.): The ICDP-USGS Deep Drilling Project in the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure: Results from the Eyreville Core Holes, Geological Society of America Special Paper 458, 571–585, doi:10.1130/2009.2458(25).

Weiss R., Fritz H. M., Wünnemann K. (2009), Hybrid modelling of the mega-tsunami runup in Lituya Bay after half a century, Geophysical Research Letters 36, doi:10.1029/2009GL037814.

Kenkmann T., Artemieva N.A., Wünnemann K., Poelchau M.H., Elbeshausen E. (2009), The remarkable meteorite impact event on September 15, 2007, Carancas, Peru: What did we learn? Meteoritics and Planetary Science 44, 985-1001.

Elbeshausen D., Wünnemann K., Collins G.S. (2009), Scaling of oblique impacts in frictional targets: Implications for crater size and formation mechanisms, Icarus doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2009.07.018.

Pierazzo E., Artemieva N., Asphaug E., Baldwin E.C., Cazamias J., Coker R., Collins G.S., Crawford D.A., Davison T., Elbeshausen D., Holsapple K.A., Housen K.R., Korycansky D.G., Wünnemann K(2008), Validation of numerical codes for impact and explosion cratering, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43, 1917-1938.

Collins G.S., Kenkmann T., Osinski G.R., Wünnemann K. (2008), Mid-sized complex crater formation in mixed crystalline targets: Insight from modeling and observation, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43, 1955-1977.

Collins G.S., Morgan J., Barton P., Christeson G., Gulick S., Urritia J., Warner M., Wünnemann K. (2008), Dynamic modeling suggests asymmetries in the Chicxulub crater are caused by target heterogeneity, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 270, 221-230.

Wünneman K., Collins G.S., Osinski G.R.(2008), Numerical modelling of impact melt production in porous rocks, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 269, 529-538.

Collins G. S., Artemieva N., Wünnemann K., Bland P. A., Reimold W. U., Koeberl C. (2008), Evidence that Lake Cheko is not an impact crater, Terra Nova 20, 165-168.

Wünnemann K.
, Weiss R., Hofmann K. (2007), Characteristic of oceanic impact induced large water waves – reevaluation of the tsunami hazard, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42, 1893-1903.

Weiss R., Wünnemann K. (2007), Large waves caused by oceanic impacts of meteorites. In: A. Kunda, (ed.): Tsunami and nonlinear waves, Springer Verlag, p. 235-260.

Schäfer F., Thoma K., Behner T., Kenkmann T., Wünnemann K., Deutsch A., and the MEMIN-Team (2006), Impact Experiments on dry and wet sandstone, Proc. First International Conference on Impact Cratering in the Solar System, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 08 - 12 May 2006, 6pp.

Goldin T. J., Wünnemann K., Melosh, H. J., Collins G. S (2006), Hydrocode modeling of the Sierra Madera impact structure, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 21, 1947-1958.

Weiss R., Wünnemann K., Bahlburg, H. (2006), Numerical modeling of generation, propagation and run-up of tsunamis caused by oceanic impacts: model strategy and technical solutions, Geophysical Journal International 167, 77-88.

Wünnemann K., Collins G. S., Melosh H. J. (2006), A strain-based porosity model for use in hydrocode simulations of impacts and implications for transient-crater growth in porous targets, Icarus 180, 514-527.

Collins G. S., Wünnemann K. (2005), How big was the Chesapeake Bay impact? Insight from numerical modelling, Geology, 33, 925-928.

Jones A. P., Wünnemann K., Price D. ( 2005), Modeling impact volcanism as a possible origin for the Ontong Java Plateau (OJP). In: Foulger G. R., Natland J. H., Presnall D. C., Anderson D. L. (eds.): Plates, plumes, and paradigms, Geological Society of America Special Paper 388, 711-720.

Wünnemann K., Morgan J. V., Jödicke H. (2005), Is Ries crater typical for its size? An analysis based upon old and new geophysical data and numerical modeling. In: Kenkmann T., Hörz F., Deutsch A. (eds.): Large meteorite impacts III, Geological Society of America Special Paper 384, 67-83.

Wünnemann K., Ivanov B. A. (2003), Numerical modelling of impact crater depth-diameter dependence in an acoustically fluidized target, Planetary and Space Science, 51, 831-845.

Wünnemann K., Lange M.A. (2002), Numerical modelling of impact induced modifications of the deep-sea floor, Deep Sea Research II, 49, 969-981.

Other publications:

Wünnemann K., Hecht L., Schmitt R. T., Reimold W.U. (2013), Die MEMIN Forschergruppe – Nach einschlagenden Ergebnissen auf dem Weg zu neuen Zielen, Jahresbericht Museum für Naturkunde.

Greshake A., Wünnemann K. (2013), Der Meteoritenfall von Tscheljabinsk, Jahresbericht Museum für Naturkunde.

Güldemeister N., Wünnemann K. (2012), The formation of meteorite impact craters– insights from laboratory experiments and numerical modeling, Mitteilungen Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft, “Rote Blätter” 1, 10-17.

Wünnemann K. (2012), Meteorit auf Kollisionskurs mit der Erde – und dann? Das Museum für Naturkunde berät die Europäische Weltraumorganisation, Jahresbericht Museum für Naturkunde.

Wünnemann K., Fritz J., Reimold W.U. (2010), Was macht die Erde so lebenswert? Die Helmholtz Allianz, Planetare Evolution und Leben“, Jahresbericht Museum für Naturkunde.

Wünnemann K., Reimold W.U., Kenkmann T. (2007), Die Chiemgau-Impakt-Kontroverse, Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen (GMIT) 29.

Kenkmann T., Wünnemann K. (2007), Sandstein unter Beschuss, Humboldt-Spektrum 2, 50-54.

Wünnemann K., Reimold W.U., Kenkmann T. (2007), Postuliertes Impaktereignis im Chiemgau nicht haltbar, Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen (GMIT) 27, 19-21.

Wünnemann K. (2006), Meteoriteneinschlag im Meer: Computersimulation vernichtender Tsunamiwellen, Jahresbericht Museum für Naturkunde.