Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre 
for Geosciences

Dr. Eleonora Rivalta
Helmholtzstraße 6/7
14467 Potsdam

Fon: +49 331 288-28659



  1. Maccaferri, F., Bonafede, M. and Rivalta, E., 2011. A quantitative study of the mechanisms governing dike propagation, dike arrest and sill formation. JVGR, 208, 39-50.
  2. Passarelli, L. and Brodsky, E., 2011. The Correlation Between Run-Up and Repose Times of Volcanic Eruptions, GJI, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05298.x.
  3. Passarelli, L., Maccaferri, F., Rivalta, E., Dahm, T., Abebe Boku, E., 2013. A probabilistic approach for the classification of earthquakes as ’triggered’ or ’not triggered’. Journal of Seismology, 17, 1, 165-187
  4. Dahm, T., Becker, D., Bischoff, M., Cesca, S., Dost, B., Fritschen, R., Hainzl, S., Husen, S., Klose, C., Kuehn, D., Lasocki, S., Meier, T., Ohrnberger, M., Rivalta, E., Wegler, U., 2013. Recommendation for the discrimination of human-related and natural seismicity (Short Communication). Journal of Seismology, 17, 1, 197-202
  5. Maccaferri, F., Rivalta, E., Passarelli, L., Jonsson, S., 2013. The stress shadow induced by the 1975-1984 Krafla rifting episode, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1109-1121
  6. Cesca, S., Braun, T., Maccaferri, F., Passarelli, L., Rivalta, E. and Dahm, T., 2013. Source modelling of the M5-6 Emilia-Romagna, Italy, earthquakes (May 20-29, 2012), GJI, 193(3), 1658-1672
  7. Rivalta, E., Pascal, K., Phillips, J. and Bonaccorso, A., 2013. Explosive expansion of a slowly-decompressed magma analog: evidence for delayed bubble nucleation. Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems, 14(8), 3067-3084
  8. Govoni, A., Passarelli, L., Braun, T., Maccaferri, F., Moretti, M., Lucente, F., Rivalta, E., Cesca, S., Hainzl, S., Woith, H., De Gori, P., Dahm, T., Chiarabba, C. and Margheriti, L., 2013. Investigating the origin of seismic swarms. An international project addresses the question gaining new insight on the seismicity in the Pollino range (Southern Italy), EOS Trans. AGU, 94(41), 361
  9. Pascal, K., Neuberg, J. and Rivalta, E., 2014. On accurately modelling surface deformation due to interacting magma chambers and dikesGeophysical Journal International, 196, 253-278
  10. Passarelli, L., Rivalta, E. and Shuler, A., 2014. Dike intrusions during rifting episodes obey scaling relationships similar to earthquakes, Scientific Reports, 4, 3886
  11. Maccaferri, F., Rivalta, E., Keir, D. and Acocella, V., 2014. Off-rift volcanism in rift zones determined by crustal unloadingNature Geoscience, 7, 297-300
  12. Rivalta, E., Taisne, B., Bunger, A. and Katz, R., 2014. A review of mechanical models of dike propagation: schools of thought, results and future directionsTectonophysics, 638, 1-42
  13. Passarelli, L., Hainzl, S., Cesca, S., Maccaferri, F., Mucciarelli, M., Rößler, D., Corbi, F., Dahm, T., Rivalta, E., 2015. Aseismic transient driving the swarm-like seismic sequence in the Pollino range, Southern Italy. Geophys. J. Int., 201, 3, p. 1553-1567.
  14. Passarelli, L., Rivalta, E., Cesca, S., Aoki, Y., 2015. Stress changes, focal mechanisms and earthquake scaling laws for the 2000 dike at Miyakejima (Japan). J. Geophys. Res., 120, 6, 4130-4145
  15. Pagli, C., Mazzarini, F., Keir, D., Rivalta, E., and Rooney, T. O., 2015. Introduction: Anatomy of rifting: Tectonics and magmatism in continental rifts, oceanic spreading centers, and transforms, Geosphere, 11, N5, 1-6.
  16. Maccaferri, F., Acocella, V. and Rivalta, E., 2015. How the differential load induced by normal fault scarpscontrols the distribution of monogenic volcanism, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 18, 7507-7512
  17. Corbi, F., Rivalta, E., Pinel, V., Maccaferri, F., Bagnardi, M., Acocella, V., 2015. How caldera collapse shapes the shallow emplacement and transfer of magma in active volcanoes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 431, 287--293
  18. Trippanera, D., Ruch, J., Acocella, V. and Rivalta, E., Experiments of dike-induced deformation: Insights on the long-term evolution of divergent plate boundaries, J. Geophys. Res., 120 (10), 6913-6942
  19.  Maccaferri, F., Rivalta, E., Passarelli, L. and Aoki, Y., 2015 online. On the mechanisms governing dike arrest: Insight from the 2000 Miyakejima dike injection,  Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.


On 30 June the project was officially concluded. We will continue working as a team until 31 December 2015.

  • The review paper:

Rivalta, E., Taisne, B., Bunger, A. and Katz, R., 2014. A review of mechanical models of dike propagation: schools of thought, results and future directions.

Is now published.