Geodetic Institute (GIK)

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Fuhrmann

Field of work
  • Satellite geodesy: SAR interferometry, GNSS
  • Geodynamics: Derivation of surface displacements from levelling, GNSS, InSAR
  • Spatio-temporal analysis of tectonic and man-induced surface displacements
  • Validation and data fusion into a 3d velocity field



Peer-reviewed Journals:

  • Fuhrmann, T. / Caro Cuenca, M. / Knöpfler, A. / van Leijen, F.J. / Mayer, M. / Westerhaus, M. / Hanssen, R.F. / Heck, B.: Estimation of small surface displacements in the Upper Rhine Graben area from a combined analysis of PS-InSAR, levelling and GNSS data. Geophysical Journal International, 203 (1): 614-631, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv328, 2015.
  • Fuhrmann, T. / Zippelt, K. / Heck, B.: Historische Nivellements aus Preußen und Baden und ihre Bedeutung für die Bestimmung von Vertikalbewegungen im Oberrheingrabengebiet. Zeitschrift für Vermessungswesen (zfv), 139 (6), 389-397, 2014.
  • Fuhrmann, T. / Westerhaus, M. / Zippelt, K. / Heck, B.: Vertical displacement rates in the Upper Rhine graben Area derived from precise leveling. Journal of Geodesy, Volume 88, Issue 8, pp 773-787, doi: 10.1007/s00190-014-0721-0, 2014.
  • Fuhrmann, T. / Luo, X. / Knöpfler, A. / Mayer, M.: Generating statistically robust multipath stacking maps using congruent cells. GPS Solutions, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 83-92, doi: 10.1007/s10291-014-0367-7, 2014.
  • Fuhrmann, T. / Heck, B. / Knöpfler, A. / Masson, F. / Mayer, M. / Ulrich, P. / Westerhaus, M. / Zippelt, K.: Recent surface displacements in the Upper Rhine Graben - Preliminary results from geodetic networks. Tectonophysics, Special Issue "TOPO-EUROPE III", 602(0):300 – 315, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.10.012, 2013.

all publications (including scientific talks and posters)


  • DVW Young Author Award 2015 (best zfv paper in 2014)
  • Winner of the Science Slam on behalf of Intergeo / Geodetic Week 2015
  • Harbert book prize 2012 incl. a free DVW membership (best graduates of a university)
  • Prize of the Ludwig Lenz foundation 2011 (extraordinatry achievements in the Diploma exams)
  • Environmental award of the Sparkasse 2010 (for outstanding doctoral, diploma/master or academic project theses in the field of environmental science)
  • Geodetic Applications of SAR-Interferometry
  • Gravimetry
  • GNSS exercises
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses
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