Kurt DECKER, Dr.


Room Nummer: 2A346
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Kurt Decker

Research Interests:

  • Active Tectonics
  • Earthquake Geology
  • Applied Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Alpine Tectonics



Geologische Kartierung im Bergbau

Angewandte geologische Analytik

Strukturgeologie und Tektonik (Bachelor)

Quantitative Strukturgeologie und Tektonik II (Master)

Angewandte Tektonik und Strukturgeologie

Active Tectonics

Nuclear Waste Repository and Radiation Damage

11 MSc Students

Project funding:

2021 – 2023 FFG / NiMBUC: DINaFDiscrimination of natural and induced fractures in deep boreholes

2020 – 2023 Wien Energie: GeoTief EXPLORE (3D) Upscaling permeability of the Hauptdolomit Fm.

2019 – 2021 Wiener Wasser: Hydro Faults Hydrogeological properties of faults in carbonate rocks - Schneeberg

2019 – 2020 NAGRA: Nördlich Lägern 3D seismik fault mapping

2018 – 2022 FFG / Wien Energie: GeoTief EXPLORE (3D) Exploration tiefer geothermischer Energiequellen in Wien

2018 – 2022 Wien Energie: GeoTief EXPLORE (3D) Risikoanalyse induzierte Seismizität

2018 – 2019 Wiener Wasser: Hydro Faults 3D-Modell Zeller Staritzen

2017 – 2019 FFG / RAG Alpine Stress: Recent stresses and Quaternary deformation at the northern margin of the Eastern Alps

2016 – 2017 Wiener Wasser: Hydro Faults Hydrogeological properties of faults in carbonate rocks - Porosity and fault permeability

2016 – 2017 Wiener Wasser:  Hydro Faults Hydrogeological properties of faults in carbonate rocks - Zeller Staritzen

2016 – 2017 NÖ Landesregierung: Active fault analysis of the Diendorf-Boskovice fault

2015 – 2017 Stadt Wien: Active fault analysis in the city of Vienna

2013 – 2017 EU FP7 Euratom: ASMAPSA_E Advanced Safety Assessment Methodologies: Extended PSA

 Publications (taken from u:cris)

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The Lassee segment of the Vienna Basin fault system as a potential source of the earthquake of Carnuntum in the 4th century A.D. / Beidinger, Andreas; Decker, Kurt; Roch, Karl-Heinz.

In: International Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 100, 2010, p. 1315-1329.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Combined Geophysical, Geomorphological and Geological Studies at the active Lassee Segment of the Vienna Basin Fault System. / Beidinger, Andreas (Corresponding author); Decker, Kurt; Roch, Karl-Heinz.

In: Trabajos de Geologia, Vol. 29, 2009, p. 112-118.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Archäologische Befunde von Erdbebenschäden im Raum von Carnuntum und ihre seismotektonische Interpretation. / Kandler, Manfred; Decker, Kurt; Gangl, Georg.

In: Geographica Historica, Vol. 24, 2007, p. 116-132.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The earthquake of Carnuntum in the 4th century AD - archaeologic results, seismologic scenario and seismo-tectonic implications for the Vienna Basin Fault, Austria. / Decker, Kurt; Gangl, Georg; Kandler, Manfred.

In: Journal of Seismology, Vol. 10, 2006, p. 479-495.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Active tectonics and Quaternary basin formation along the Vienna Basin Transform fault. / Decker, Kurt; Peresson, Herwig; Hinsch, Ralph.

In: Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 24, 2005, p. 307-322.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3-D mapping of segmented active faults in the southern Vienna Basin. / Hinsch, Ralph; Decker, Kurt; Wagreich, Michael.

In: Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 24, No. 3-4 Spec. Iss., 2005, p. 321-336.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review



Tectonics and sedimentation in the Fohnsdorf-Seckau Basin (Miocene, Austria): From a pull-apart basin to a half-graben. / Strauss, Philipp; Wagreich, Michael; Decker, Kurt; Sachsenhofer, Reinhard.

In: International Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 90, No. 3, 2001, p. 549-559.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Karst springs, groundwater and surface runoff in the calcareous Alps: assessing quality and relience of long‑term water supply. / Decker, Kurt; Heinrich, Maria; Klein, P.; Kociu, Arden; Lipiarski, Pjotr; Pirkl, H.; Rank, Dieter; Wimmer, Harald.

In: IAHS Publications / International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Vol. 248, 1998, p. 149-156.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The Tertiary dynamics of the Northern Eastern Alps (Austria): Changing paleostresses in a collisional plate boundary. / Peresson, Herwig; Decker, Kurt.

In: Tectonophysics, Vol. 272, 1997, p. 125-157.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Rhythmic Bedding in Siliceous Sediments ‑ an Overview. / Decker, Kurt.

Cycles and events in stratigraphy. ed. / Gerhard Einsele; Werner Ricken; Adolf Seilacher. Springer, 1991.

Publication: Contribution to bookChapter


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