Research output

Journal articles

In preparation

Gülcher, A. J. P., Sabbeth, L., E. Stofan, and Smrekar, S. E., Coronae on Venus: an updated global database and new insights into morphological, geologic, and lithospheric properties

Desiderio, M., Gülcher, A. J. P., and Ballmer, M. D., The control of basalt properties on the preservation of recycled and primordial heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle

Gülcher, A. J. P.,  Ballmer, M. D., and P. J. Tackley. Bridgmanite-enriched domains stable in Earth’s lower mantle: insights from global 3D mantle convection models

And many more..

Submitted

Schouten, T. L. A., Gebraad, L., Noe, S., Gülcher, A. J. P. , Thrastarson, S., van Herwaarden, D-P., and Fichtner, A. (Under review for Science Advances), Full-waveform inversion reveals diverse origins of lower mantle positive wave speed anomalies

Garcia, F. R., Van Zelst, I., Kawamura, T., Näsholm, S. P., Horleston, A., Klaasen, S. Solberg, C. M., Plesa, A-C., Brissaud, Q., Maia, J., Stähler, S., Lognonne, P., Panning, M., Gülcher, A. J. P., Ghail, R., De Toffoli, B. (Under review for Earth and Space Science), Seismic wave detectability on Venus using ground deformation sensors, infrasound sensors on balloons and airglow imagers. Preprint DOI: 10.22541/essoar.171286367.76819789/v1

Published

Gülcher, A. J. P., Yu, T-Y., and Gerya, T. V. (2023), Tectono-magmatic evolution of asymmetric coronae on Venus: Topographic classification and 3D thermo-mechanical modelling, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 128(11), e2023JE007978, DOI: 10.1029/2023JE007978

Gülcher, A. J. P., Golabek, G., Thielmann, M., Ballmer, M.D., and Tackley, P.J. (2022) Narrow, fast, and “cool” mantle plumes cause by strain-weakening rheology in the lower mantle, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23, e2021GC010314. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GC010314  

Gülcher, A. J. P., Ballmer, M.D., and Tackley, P.J. (2021) Coupled dynamics and evolution of primordial and recycled heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle. Solid Earth, vol. 12, pp. 2097-2107, DOI: 10.5194/se- 12-2087-2021

Gülcher, A. J. P., Gerya, T.V., Montési, L.G.J. and Munch, J. (2020) Corona structures driven by plume- lithosphere interactions and evidence for ongoing plume activity on Venus. Nature Geoscience, vol. 13, pp. 547-554, DOI: 10.1038/s41561-020-0606-1

Gülcher, A. J. P., Gebhardt, D., Ballmer, M.D. and Tackley, P.J. (2020). Variable dynamic styles of primordial heterogeneity preservation in Earth’s lower mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 536, 116160, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020. 116160

Gülcher, A. J. P., Beaussier, S. J. and Gerya, T.V., (2019). On the formation of oceanic detachment faults and their influence on intra-oceanic subduction initiation: 3D thermomechanical modeling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 506, pp. 195-208, DOI: 10.1016/ j.epsl.2018.10.042

Book chapters, reviews, and technical papers

In preparation

Herrick R. , Byrne B. , Crane K., and Gülcher, A. J. P.  (on behalf of the entire VExAG Steering Committee (in prep.), Roadmap for long-term Venus Exploration

VExAG Steering Committee (Gülcher, A. J. P.) (in prep.), Strategy for enabling Venus science, technology, and exploration in the near future

Submitted

Gillman, C., Arney, G., Avice, G., Dyar, M. D., Golabek, G. J., Gülcher, A. J. P., Lefèvre, M., Johnson, N., and Widemann, T. (accepted for publication), Venus. Treatise on Geochemistry, 3rd edition. Preprint DOI: arXiv:2404.07669

Published

Ghail, R., Smrekar, S., Wideman, T., Byrne, P., Gülcher, A. J. P., et al. (2024), Volcanic and Tectonic Constraints on the Evolution of Venus, Space Science Reviews, vol. 220, 36, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-024-01065-2 (Chapter in book ‘Venus: Evolution through Time‘, Springer)

O’Rourke, J., Wilson, C., Ghail, R., et al. (Gülcher, A. J. P.) (2023), Venus, the Planet: Introduction to Earth’s Sister Planet. Space Science Reviews, vol. 219, 10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-023-00956-0 (Chapter in book ‘Venus: Evolution through Time‘, Springer)

Rolf, T., Weller, M., Gülcher, A. J. P., et al. (2022), Venus mantle dynamics and evolution through time. Space Science Reviews, vol. 218, 70. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-022-00937-9 (Chapter in book ‘Venus: Evolution through Time‘, Springer)

Cutts, J. A., et al. (Gülcher, A. J. P.) (2020) Venus Coronae and Tessera Explorer (VeCaTEx) Mission Concept Investigating the Surface of Venus from beneath the Clouds, Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 53(4). DOI: 10.3847/25c2cfeb. 5aa5704a (White paper for the 2023-2032 Planetary Science Decadal Survey)

Contributions to conferences and seminars

Invited and keynote talks

04.2024

Invited Seminar Speaker, Institute of Geophysics, University of Münster, Germany, geophysics seminar

04.2024

Invited Seminar Speaker, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Science, Göttingen, Germany, planetary science seminar

02.2024

Invited Seminar Speaker, Dept. of Environmental, Earth, and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS), Brown University, DEEPS colloquium 

12.2023

Invited seminar speaker, Earth and Planetary Sciences department, UC Riverside, Hewett Club Lecture Series

11.2023

Invited seminar speaker, Geo-physics Seminar, Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

10.2023

Invited speaker, 31st Venus Exploration and Analysis Group meeting, status report on ‘Venus data accessibility’

10.2023

Invited seminar speaker, Dept. of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences, Brown University, Lunch Bunch seminar series

10.2023

Invited seminar speaker, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences , Yale University, EPS Colloquium

10.2023

Invited keynote speaker, Geological Society of America (GSA), invited as keynote speaker for ‘Venus: Earth’s hotter twin’ session

(Declined due to conflict of schedule)

10.2023

Invited seminar speaker, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, Institute seminar

08.2023

Invited speaker, Humans2Venus foundation, Venus speaker series

03.2023

Invited keynote speaker, LPI Venus Surface and Atmosphere meeting, invited as keynote speaker for ‘Venus Tectonism’ session

(Declined due to conflict of schedule)

12.2022

Invited speaker, AGU Fall Meeting, session ‘Advances in Mantle Convection and Planetary Evolution’ 

11.2022

Invited seminar speaker, Charles University Prague geophysics seminar

04.2022

Invited speaker, VExAG “Second Planet Second Tuesdays” Colloquium, Contemporary and Historic Volcanism and Tectonic Activity on Venus

08.2021

Invited keynote speaker  German/Swiss Geodynamics Workshop 2021, Bad Belzig, Germany 

03.2021

Invited seminar speaker, Imperial College Earth and Planets Seminar (virtual) 

02.2021

Invited seminar speaker, Zehijang University Earth and Data seminar (virtual) 

02.2021

Invited seminar speaker, Oxford University Geophysics seminar (virtual) 

11.2020

Seminar speaker, ETH Zürich Planetary Geophysics seminar (virtual) 

10.2020

Invited seminar speaker, University of Maryland, Department of Geology seminar series (virtual) 

08.2020

Invited speaker and panelist, NASA GISS mini-conference ‘Venus Science Today’ (virtual) 

07.2020

Invited seminar speaker, IGCP seminar series ‘Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics’ (virtual) 

Conference Talks (as presenting author)

03.2024

 

Lunar and Planetary Sciences Congress (LPSC) 2024, ‘The Peculiar Case of Rift Tectonics on Venus: 3D Models of Rift Interactions with Thermal Plumes and Crustal Intrusions’

01.2024

Rocky Worlds III workshop, Zürich, ‘Unveiling Venus’ tectonic furnace: geodynamic modelling, future missions, and insights into rocky planets’

12.2023

AGU 2023 Fall Meeting (P42C-07)  ‘Prolonged tectono-magmatic lifetimes and eclogite recycling at asymmetric coronae on Venus ’ 

05.2023

ESA International EnVision Venus Science Workshop, ‘The role of geodynamic modelling of Venus’ tectonics and volcanism in paving the way for the ‘Decade of Venus’

03.2023

Lunar and Planetary Sciences Congress (LPSC) 2023, ‘Corona Structures at Topographic Margins on Venus Reveal Interior Dynamic Processes

05.2022

EGU 2022 General Assembly (GD2.5) ‘Narrow, fast, and “cold” mantle plumes explained by strain-weakening rheology in Earth’s lower mantle’

12.2021

AGU 2021 Fall Meeting (DI34A)  ‘Shaping Earth’s mantle convection via strain-weakening rheology in the lower mantle’ 

07.2021

Goldschmidt Conference (2c03) ‘Breakdown of primordial layering in the early Earth: implications for tectonics and ancient geochemical signals’

04.2021

EGU 2021 General Assembly (GD1.1) ‘Coupled dynamics of primordial and recycled heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle, and their present-day seismic signatures’

12.2020

AGU 2020 Fall Meeting (DI017) ‘The coexistence of recycled and primordial heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle: a geodynamical perspective’

09.2020

Europlanet Science Congress (TP11) ‘Widespread ongoing plume activity on Venus revealed by variations in the morphology of coronae’

04.2020

EGU 2020 General Assembly (GD2.1) ‘The formation, preservation and seismic signatures of chemical heterogeneities in the lower mantle’

Conference posters (as presenting author)

03.2024

Lunar and Planetary Science Congress (LPSC) 2024, ‘An Updated Database of Coronae on Venus ’ 

12.2023

AGU 2023 Fall Meeting, ‘Applying 3D continental rift models to Venus ’ 

03.2023

Lunar and Planetary Sciences Congress (LPSC) 2023, ‘The Peculiar case of rift tectonics on Venus’

12.2022

AGU Fall Meeting (P51) ‘The origin of asymmetrical coronae on Venus: Morphology classification and 3D models of plume-margin interactions’ 

08.2022

Ada Lovelace Workshop, Hungary, ‘Narrow, fast, and “cool” mantle plumes caused by strain-weakening rheology in Earth’s lower mantle’

12.2021

AGU Fall Meeting (P45E) ‘The enigma of Venusian coronae’

12.2020

AGU Fall Meeting (DI009) ‘Strain-weakening rheology in Earth’s lower mantle and its control on mantle convection and tectonics’

07.2020

Goldschmidt Conference (02c) ‘The formation and preservation of chemical heterogeneities in the lower mantle

04.2020

EGU General Assembly (EOS4.4) ‘#SciComm via the European Geoscience Union Divisions’ blogs: experiences from the editorial teams’

12.2019

AGU Fall Meeting, San Fransisco (DI41D) ‘Constraints on Primordial Heterogeneity in the Lower Mantle and Implications for Global-Scale Mantle Dynamics’

09.2019

Ada Lovelace Workshop on Lithosphere and Mantle dynamics, Siena, Italy, ‘Strain-dependent weakening in Earth’ slower mantle and its control on convection dynamics’

09.2019

Ada Lovelace Workshop on Lithosphere and Mantle dynamics, Siena, Italy, ‘The rheological control on primordial heterogeneity preservation in Earth’s lower mantle’

05.2019

EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria (GD3.6) ‘Investigating the effect of rheological and tectonic parameters on the preservation of primordial reservoirs in Earth’s lower mantle: a numerical study’ (Outstanding Student Poster Presentation award)

12.2018

AGU Fall Meeting, Washington DC, US (DI33C) ‘Plume Penetration into Venusian Lithosphere and the Origin of Coronae’

08.2017

XV International Workshop on Mantle and Lithosphere Dynamics, Putten, the Netherlands, ‘On the formation of oceanic detachment faults and their influence on intra-oceanic subduction initiation: 3D thermomechanical modeling’

Media coverage (selected)

03.2023

Lava für die Liebesgöttin, the Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

01.2021

Vénus coronae et panaches actifs, L’Astronomie, vol. 145, pp. 4-7

09.2020

Venus: Science! Today!, EGU Geodynamics blog

07.2020

07.2020

Other contributions to science

Data and supplementary materials

Gülcher, A. J. P., (2023), Venus coronae topographic (a)symmetry classification (from Gülcher et al., 2023, JGR Planets). Zenodo, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.8316805

Gülcher, A. J. P., (2022) Dataset “Narrow, fast, and “cool” mantle plumes caused by strain-weakening rheology in Earth’s lower mantle” (Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems). Zenodo, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.6805415

Gülcher, A. J. P., (2021) Coupled dynamics and evolution of primordial and recycled heterogeneity in Earth’s lower mantle – Supplementary Videos. Zenodo, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4298777 

Gülcher, A. J. P., Montési, L. G. V., Gerya, T. V., and Munch, J.  (2020) Venus Database for coronae activity classification. Zenodo, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3241326 

Scientific software

Gülcher, A. J. P., (2022) Numerical code for strain ellipse evolution calculations, used in Gülcher et al., (2022, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems). Zenodo, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6772071

Gülcher, A. J. P., (2022) Annaguelcher/ StagLab-OS: STAGLAB-OS release for Gülcher et al., (2022, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems). Zenodo, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6801104: new methodology on mantle convection data analysis, feature extraction, and visualisation

STAGLAB 5.0 and 6.0, open-source Geodynamic diagnostics and scientific visualisation software (Crameri, F., 2018, DOI: 10.5194/gmd-11-2541-2018): developed new features for reading scientific data, retrieving key mantle convection information, and visualisation thereof

StagPy v0.15, open-source Python module StagPy (Morison et al., 2021, GitHub release, documentation): contribution to additional features