Jon Mosar

Prof. Jon Mosar
Professor titulaire
Géologie structurale
Unité des Sciences de la Terre
Université de Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 6
CH-1700 Fribourg

Phone: +41 (0) 26 300 89 82
Phone2: +41 (0) 26 300 89 70
Fax: +41 (0) 26 300 97 42
E-mail: jon.mosar(at)
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in which Jon Mosar holds an official function.

Key Publications of Jon Mosar (up to ten) :
VOUILLAMOZ N., DEICHMANN N. & MOSAR J. (2017). Multi-scale imaging of a slow active fault zone: Contribution for improved seismic hazard assessment in the Swiss Alpine foreland. Swiss Journal of Geosciences. Vol. 110/2. doi: 10.1007/s00015-017-0269-0.
ABEGNEGO M., BLASCHECK P., SCHEFER S., NUSSBAUM CH., JOSWIG M., BOSSART P. & MOSAR J. (2017). Seismotectonic analysis around the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland): a pilot study. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, vol. 110/1. doi:10.1007/s00015-017-0263-6.
SOMMARUGA A., MOSAR J., SCHORI M. & GRUBER M. (2017). The role of the Triassic evaporites underneath the North Alpine foreland. In - Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa and Central Atlantic Margins: Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Potential. Chap. 22. Ed. Sor. J., Flinch J., Tari G., Elsevier, 350p. ISBN: 9780128094174, doi:10.1016/13978-0-12-809417-4.00021-5.
SOMMARUGA A., GRUBER M. & MOSAR J. (2016). Synthèse des données géologiques utiles pour la construction d’un modèle du sous-sol du Canton de Fribourg. Geofocus (ISSN 1424-1463) vol. 39, 103pp.
EGLI, D., MOSAR J., IBELE T. & MADRITSCH H. (2016). The role of precursory structures on Tertiary deformation in the Black Forest - Hegau region. International Journal of Earth Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s00531-016-1427-8.
RADAIDEH O.M.A., GRASEMANN B., MELICHAR R. & MOSAR J. (2016). Detection and analysis of morphotectonic features utilizing satellite remote sensing and GIS: An example in SW Jordan. Geomorphology, vol. 275, 58-79.doi. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.09.033
VOUILLAMOZ N., ABEDNEGO M., WUST G.H. & MOSAR J. (2016). Optimizing event detection and location in low-seismicity zones using nanoseismic monitoring: Case study from Western Switzerland. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 106, No. 5, p. 2023-2036, October 2016, doi: 10.1785/0120160029
SCHORI M., MOSAR J. & SCHREURS G. (2015). Upper detachments during thin-skinned deformation of the Swiss central Jura: a kinematic model across the Chasseral. Swiss Journal of Geosciences. 108(2), pp. 327-343 doi: 10.1007/s00015-015-0196-x
MOSAR J. (1999). Present-day and future tectonic underplating in the Western SwissAlps: reconciliation of basement/wrench-faulting and décollement folding of the Jura and Molasse Basin in the Alpine foreland. Earth and planetary Science Letters, 173/3, 143-155.

Expertise of Jon Mosar:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Topic LithosphereLithosphere
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEnergy
Topic SocietyEducation / Communication / Participation
Spatial ZonesCoastal Zone
Open Ocean
Spatial ScaleContinental
National / Cultural
Time FrameTime Frame
Past: Historical / Archeological
Past: Quarternary
Past: Tertiary
Past: Cretaceous
Past: Jurassic
Past: Triassic
Past: Palaeozoic
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusVariability
Time Scale100 kyr
Billenial (Mio yrs)
Data Collection
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Applied Research / Technology
Program Coordination / Management
GeoForum General-TechnologyTechnologies, Engineering, Physics
GeoForum Geo-TechnologyRock and Soil Mechanics
Geotechnics, Geomatics, Geophysics
GeoForum Environmental-TechnologyEnvironmental Technologies
Waste Storage and Management

Last update: 12/1/20
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