Mark Grasmueck

Mark Grasmueck

Associate Professor, Marine Geology & Geophysics

University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Tel: 305.421.4858

Lab Website

My current research interests include development and integration of efficient and highly resolving Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and acoustic methods for non-invasive 3D and 4D imaging of natural environments. I am pursuing applications in carbonate reservoir characterization, tracking and quantification of fluid flow in the vadose zone, archeological mapping and characterization of deep-water coral ecosystems.

Recently published:
Diffraction imaging of sub-vertical fractures and karst with full-resolution 3D Ground-Penetrating Radar Geophysical Prospecting. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2478.12004

2013 Grasmueck, M., Coll Quinta, M., Pomar, K., Eberli G.P., Diffraction imaging of sub-vertical fractures and karst with full-resolution 3D Ground-Penetrating Radar, Geophysical Prospecting. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2478.12004

2013 Correa, T.B.S., Grasmueck, M., Eberli, G.P., Verwer, K., and. Purkis, S.J., Deep Acoustic Applications, Ch.10 in Coral Reef Remote Sensing: A Guide for Mapping, Monitoring and Management, eds. Goodman, J.A., Purkis, S.J., Phinn, S.R., Springer, 436p, ISBN 978-90-481-9291-5, DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9292-2

2012 Correa, T.B.S, Eberli, G.P, Grasmueck, M., Reed, J.K., Correa, A.M.S., Genesis and morphology of cold-water coral ridges in a unidirectional current regime, Marine Geology, Vol. 326–328, 1 October 2012, Pages 14–27. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2012.06.008

2011 Correa, T.B.S, Grasmueck, M., Eberli, G.P., Reed, J., Verwer, K., Purkis, S., Variability of Cold-Water Coral Mounds in a High Sediment Input and Tidal Current Regime, Straits of Florida. Sedimentology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2011.01306.x

2011, Kinlaw, A., Grasmueck, M., Evidence for and Geomorphologic Consequences of a Reptilian Ecosystem Engineer: The Burrowing Cascade Initiated by the Gopher Tortoise, Geomorphology: v.157–158, p. 108-121, ISSN 0169-555X, DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.06.030. (

2010 Van der Kruk, J., R. Streich, R., and Grasmueck, M., 2010, Toward True-amplitude Vector Migration of GPR Data Using Exact Radiation Patterns. In: Advances in near-surface seismology and ground-penetrating radar. Edited by Richard D. Miller, John H. Bradford, Klaus Holliger, Rebecca B. Latimer, Geophysical developments series ; no. 15, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa.

2010 Grasmueck, M., Marchesini, P. ,Eberli, G.P., Zeller, M., Van Dam, R.L., 4D GPR Tracking of Water Infiltration in Fractured High-Porosity Limestone, Expanded Abstract, Proceedings 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, June 21-25, 2010, Lecce, Italy.

2010 M. Grasmueck, M. Coll, G.P Eberli, and K. Pomar, Diffraction Imaging of vertical Fractures and Karst with full-resolution 3D GPR, Cassis Quarry (France), EAGE 2010 Expanded Abstracts.

2008 Butt, J.G.G., Grasmueck, M.,Viggiano, D.A., 3D GPR Mapping of Large Fossil Barrel-Sponges in a Relict Tidal Channel of Miami, Florida, USA, Expanded Abstract, Proceedings 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

2008 Novo,A., Grasmueck, M. Viggiano, D.A., Lorenzo, H., 3D GPR in Archaeology: What can be gained from dense Data Acquisition andProcessing? Expanded Abstract, Proceedings 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

2007 Grasmueck, M., Eberli, G. P., Correa, T.B.S. , Viggiano, D. A., .Luo, J., Wyatt, G. J., Reed, J. K., Wright, A. E., and Pomponi, S. A., 2007, AUV-Based Environmental Characterization of Deep-Water Coral Mounds in the Straits of Florida., 2007 Offshore Technology Conference, 30. April -3. May 2007, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. OTC 18510, 12p.

2008, Neal, A., Grasmueck, M., McNeill, D.F., Viggiano, D.A., and Eberli, G.P. Full-Resolution 3D Radar Stratigraphy of Complex Oolitic Sedimentary Architecture: Miami Limestone, Florida, U.S.A.,Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 78, p. 638-653, DOI: 10.2110/jsr.

2008, Hendrickx, J. M. H., Molina, A., Diaz, D., Grasmueck, M., Moreno, H. A., and Hernandez, R. D., Humanitarian IED clearance in Colombia, Proc. SPIE 6953, 69530C (2008), DOI:10.1117/12.782303.

2007 Truss, S., Grasmueck, M., Vega, S., and Viggiano, D.A., 2007 Imaging rainfall drainage within the Miami oolitic limestone using high-resolution time-lapse ground-penetrating radar, Water Resources Research, Vol. 43, No. 3, W03405, doi: 10.1029/2005WR004395

2007 Guidry, S.A., Grasmueck, M., Gombos, A.M. Jr., Carpenter, D.G., Bachtel, S.L., Viggiano, D.A., 2007, Karst and Early Fracture Networks in Carbonates, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 2007, v. 77, 508-524, DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2007.052

2007, Grasmueck, M. and Viggiano, D.A., Integration of Ground-Penetrating Radar and Laser Position Sensors for Real-Time 3D Data Fusion, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol.45,no.1., 130-137.

2006, Grasmueck, M. Eberli, G., Viggiano, D.A. Correa, T. Rathwell, G. and Luo, J., Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) mapping reveals coral mound distribution, morphology and oceanography in deep water of the Straits of Florida, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L23616, doi:10.1029/2006GL027734.

2006, Grasmueck, M. and  Viggiano, D.A., 3D/4D GPR Toolbox and Data Acquisition Strategy for High-Resolution Imaging of Field Sites, 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, June 19-22, 2006, Columbus Ohio, USA, 6 page expanded abstract.

2006, Kruse, S., Grasmueck, M., Weiss, M., Viggiano, D.A, Sinkhole Structure Imaging in Covered Karst Terrain, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L16405, doi:10.1029/2006GL026975.

2005, Grasmueck , M., Weger, R. , and Horstmeyer, H., "Full-resolution 3-D GPR imaging", Geophysics, vol. 70, p. K12-K10.

2005, Grasmueck,. M. and Viggiano, D. A, First look at 4D GPR imaging of permeable zones around the borehole, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 2440-2443.

2004, Grasmueck, M., Weger, R , and Horstmeyer, H., "Three-dimensional ground-penetrating radar imaging of sedimentary structures, fractures, and archeological features at submeter resolution", Geology vol. 32, no. 11, p.933-936.

2002, Grasmueck, M., Weger, R., 3D GPR reveals complex internal structure of Pleistocene oolitic sandbar: Leading Edge of Exploration, Society of Exploration Geophysics, Vol.21, No.7., 634-639.

2000, Green, A.G., Van der Veen, M., Gross, R., Grasmueck, M., Lehmann, F., Horstmeyer, H., Nitsche, F., New geophysical methods applied to Geomechanics and Hydrology: Felsbau, Vol. 18, No. 5, 112-118.

1996, Grasmueck, M., Green, A.G., 3-D Georadar Mapping: Looking into the Subsurface: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. II, No. 2, 195-200.

1996, Grasmueck, M., 3-D Ground-penetrating radar applied to fracture imaging in gneiss: Geophysics, Vol. 61, No. 4, 1050-1064.

1994, Grasmueck, M., Application of seismic processing techniques to discontinuity mapping with ground-penetrating radar in crystalline rock of the Gotthard Massif, Switzerland: Proc. 5th Int. Conf. on Ground-Penetrating Radar, Waterloo, Canada, 1135-1149.

1994, Grasmueck, M., RAD-SEIS: Direct access for ground-penetrating radar to reflection seismological techniques: Proc. 5th Int. Conf. on Ground-Penetrating Radar, Waterloo, Canada, 981-988.

  • Thiago Correa — Deep-Water Coral Mounds, AUV
  • Pierpaolo Marchesini — 4D GPR
  • Rizky Sekti — 3D GPR, Fractures, Maiella (Italy)
  • Kenri Pomar — 3D GPR, Fractures, Cassis (France)
  • Michael Zeller — Reservoir Characterization, Attributes
  • MGG 525 — Applied Environmental Geophysics
  • MSC 101 — Survey of Oceanography
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