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Markus Palzer-Khomenko

Main Fields of Research:

  • Foreland sediments and stratigraphy
  • Sedimentology
  • Well cores correlation and interpretation

PhD Thesis:

Markus thesis project is part of the University - OMV cooperation project "Regional Tectonics, Sedimentation and Chronology of the Molasse Basin in Eastern Austria" (OMV Molasse Project)" (FA536022).
He is working on Lower Miocene (Ottnangian-Karapatian) sedimentation and palaeogeography of the Northern Alpine Foreland Basin in eastern Lower Austria.
Methods applied include facies analysis, OMV well data correlation, geochemistry, chemostratigraphy and biostratigraphy. A distinct carbonate-minimum-interval was recognized and related to the sea-level lowstand during the late Ottnangian, and the establishment of the Rzehakia Lake System.


Österreichische Geologische Gesellschaft

Traisen Formation, Lower Miocene

Fine-grained part of the Traisen Formation, Lower Miocene (upper Ottnangian), lower Austria (© M. Wagreich)