Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Wegler

Professur Angewandte Geophysik

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Wegler

Professur Angewandte Geophysik

Institut für Geowissenschaften
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena,
Burgweg 11
07749 Jena

Tel.: 03641 -948660
Fax.: 03641 -948662

E-Mail:  ulrich.wegler@uni-jena.de


Wissenschaftliche Kurzbiographie

  • 1988-1994      
    Studium mit Abschluss als Diplom-Physiker an der Philipps-Universität Marburg und der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • 1995 - 2000
    Doktorand, GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam

  • 2000 - 2001
    Postdoktorand, Institut für Geophysik, Tohoku-Universität, Sendai, Japan

  • 2001 - 2006
    wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Geophysik und Geologie, Universität Leipzig

  • 2006 - 2016
    wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe

  • seit 2016  
    Professor für Angewandte Geophysik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Forschungs- und Arbeitsgebiete

  • fluid-induzierte Seismizität
  • Imaging und Monitoring mit seismischem Rauschen
  • Seismische Wellenausbreitung und Streuung seismischer Wellen



Eulenfeld, T. and U. Wegler, 2017, Crustal intrinsic and scattering attenuation of high-frequency shear waves in the contiguous United States, J. Geophys. Res., v. 122(6), pp. 4676-4690, doi: 10.1002/2017JB014038.


Eulenfeld, T. and U. Wegler, 2016, Measurement of intrinsic and scattering attenuation of shear waves in two sedimentary basins and comparison to crystalline sites in Germany, 2016, Geophys. J. Int., v. 205, pp. 744-757, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw035.

Hobiger, M., U. Wegler, K. Shiomi and H. Nakahara, 2016, Coseismic and postseismic velocity changes detected by Passive Image Interferometry: Comparison of one great and five strong earthquakes in Japan, Geophys. J. Int., v. 205, pp. 1053-1073, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw066.

Vasterling M., U. Wegler, J. Becker, A. Brüstle and M. Bischoff, 2016, Real time cross-correlation detector: application to induced seismicity in the Insheim and Landau deep geothermal reservoirs, J. Seismol., v. 21, pp. 193-208, doi: 10.1007/s10950-016-9597-1.


Gaebler P. J., T. Eulenfeld and U. Wegler, 2015, Seismic scattering and absorption parameters in the W-Bohemia/Vogtland region from elastic and acoustic radiative transfer theory, Geophys. J. Int., v. 203, pp. 1471--1481, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv393.

Fielitz, D. and U. Wegler, 2015, Intrinsic and scattering attenuation as derived from fluid induced microseismicity at the German Continental Deep Drilling site, Geophys. J. Int., v. 201, pp. 1346-1361 doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv064.


Hobiger, M., U. Wegler, K. Shiomi, and H. Nakahara, 2014, Single-station cross-correlation analysis of ambient seismic noise: application to stations in the surroundings of the 2008 Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku earthquake, Geophys. J. Int., v. 198, no. 1, pp., 90 - 109, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu115.


Dahm, T., D. Becker, M. Bischoff, S. Cesca, B. Dost, R. Fritschen, S. Hainzl, C. D. Klose, D. Kühn, and U. Wegler, 2013, Recommendation for the discrimination of human-related and natural seismicity, J. Seismol., v. 17, no. 1., pp. 197 - 202, doi: 10.1007/s10950-012-9295-6.


Hobiger, M., U. Wegler, K. Shiomi, and H. Nakahara, 2012, Coseismic and postseismic elastic wave velocity variations caused by the 2008 Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku earthquake, Japan, J. Geophys. Res., v. 117, no. B9, pp. 1-19, doi: 10.1029/2012JB009402.


Sens-Schönfelder, C.and U. Wegler, 2011, Passive image interferometry for monitoring crustal changes with ambient seismic noise, Comptes Rendus Geoscience, v. 343, no. 8/9, pp. 639 - 651, doi:10.1016/j.crte.2011.02.005.

Garus, D. and U. Wegler, 2011, The Green's functions constructed from 17 years of ambient seismic noise recorded at ten stations of the German Regional Seismic Network, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., v. 101, no. 6, pp. 2833 - 2842, doi: 10.1785/0120110115.


Przybilla, J., U. Wegler, and M. Korn, 2009, Estimation of crustal scattering parameters with elastic radiative transfer theory, Geophys. J. Int., v. 178, pp. 1105-1111, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04204.x.

Wegler, U., H. Nakahara, C. Sens-Schönfelder, M. Korn, and K. Shiomi, 2009, Sudden drop of seismic velocity after the 2004 Mw 6.6 Mid-Niigata earthquake, Japan, observed with Passive Image Interferometry, J. Geophys. Res., v. 114, B06305, doi:10.1029/2008JB005869.


Parsiegla, N. and U. Wegler, 2008, Modelling of seismic energy transport at volcanoes with real topography and complex propagation medium, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., v. 171, pp. 229-236.


Padhy, S., U. Wegler, and M. Korn, 2007, Seismogram envelope inversion using a multiple isotropic scattering model: application to aftershocks of the 2001, Bhuj earthquake, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., v. 97, no. 1B, pp. 222-233, doi:10.1785/0120060035.

Snieder, R., K. Wapenaar, and U. Wegler, 2007, Unified Green's function retrieval by cross-correlation; connection with energy principles, Phys. Rev. E, v. 75, pp. 036103-1 -- 036103-14, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.75.036103.

Wegler, U. and C. Sens-Schönfelder, 2007, Fault zone monitoring with Passive Image Interferometry, Geophys. J. Int., v. 168, pp. 1029-1033, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03284.x.


Sens-Schönfelder, C. and U. Wegler, 2006, Passive Image Interferometry and seasonal variations of seismic velocities at Merapi volcano, Indonesia, Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 33, no. 21, L21302, doi:10.1029/2006GL027797.

Sens-Schönfelder, C. and U. Wegler, 2006, Radiative Transfer Therory for estimation of the seismic moment, Geophys. J. Int., v. 167, pp. 1363-1372, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03139.x.

Wegler, U., B.-G. Lühr, R. Snieder and A. Ratdomopurbo, 2006, Increase of shear wave velocity before the 1998 eruption of Merapi volcano (Indonesia), Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 33, L09303, doi:10.1029/2006GL025928.

Przybilla, J., M. Korn, and U. Wegler, 2006, Radiative transfer of elastic waves versus finite difference simulations in two-dimensional random media, J. Geophys. Res., v. 111, B04305, doi:10.1029/2005JB003952.

Yoshimoto, K., U. Wegler, and M. Korn, 2006, A volcanic front as a boundary of seismic attenuation structures in northeastern Honshu, Japan, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., v. 96, no. 2, pp. 637-646, doi: 10.1785/0120050085.

Wegler, U., M. Korn and J. Przybilla, 2006, Modelling full seismogram envelopes using radiative transfer theory with Born scattering coefficients, Pure Appl. Geophys., v. 163, pp. 503-531.


Friedrich, C. and U. Wegler, 2005, Localization of seismic coda at Merapi volcano (Indonesia), Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 32, L14312, doi:10.1029/2005GL023111.

Wegler, U., 2005, Diffusion of seismic waves in layered media: boundary conditions and analytical solutions, Geophys. J. Int., v. 163, no. 3, pp. 1123-1135.


Wegler, U., 2004, Diffusion of seismic waves in a thick layer: theory and application to Vesuvius volcano, J. Geophys. Res., v. 109, no. B7, B07303, doi: 10.1029/2004JB003048.


Wegler, U., 2003, Analysis of multiple scattering at Vesuvius volcano, Italy, using data of the TomoVes active seismic experiment, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., v. 128, pp. 45-63.


Wegler, U. and B.-G. Lühr, 2001, Scattering behaviour at Merapi volcano (Java) revealed from an active seismic experiment, Geophys. J. Int., v. 145, pp. 579-592.


Wegler, U., B.-G. Lühr, J. Zschau, N. Maerklin, C. Riedel, and W. Rabbel, 2000, Multiple seismic scattering effects at mount Merapi -- active seismic measurements help to explain complex earthquake signals of a strato volcano, DGG-Mitteilungen, v. 4, pp. 43-48.


Wegler, U., B.-G. Lühr, and A. Ratdomopurbo, 1999, A repeatable seismic source for tomography at volcanoes, Annali di Geofisica, v. 42, no. 3, pp. 565-571.


Lühr, B.-G., N. Maerklin, W. Rabbel and U. Wegler, 1998 Active seismic measurements at Merapi volcano, Java, Indonesia, DGG-Mitteilungen, v. 3, pp. 53-55.


Wegler, U. and D. Seidl, 1997, Kinematic parameters of the tremor wave field at Mt. Etna (Sicily), Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 24, no. 7, pp. 759-762.