dr. M. ter Voorde


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Projects: Marlies works on the numerical modelling of thermal processes in the Earth’s crust and lithosphere. Her research focuses on the effects of processes like fault movements, groundwater flow, mantle upwelling and climate change on the thermal field in the crust. Results from these numerical models are helpful when reconstructing the geological history of a region using thermo-chronological data. Furthermore, subsurface temperatures affect the strength of the crust, which in turn controls the amount and rate of deformation. Also the formation of oil and gas and the availability of geothermal energy are temperature dependent.


Marlies teaches mathematics (BSc), physics (BSc), tectonic geomorphology (MSc), geothermal energy (MSc) and numerical modelling of pressure-temperature-time during orogenesis (MSc).

Marlies ter Voorde is also freelance science-writer, working a.o. for Kennislink and De Volkskrant.

Ancillary activities

  • M. ter Voorde | Onbekend | Freelance wetenschapsjournalist | 2007-05-01 - present

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Research Output 1994 2018

  • 20 Article
  • 14 Abstract
  • 7 Meeting Abstract
  • 2 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Weichselian and Holocene climate history reflected in temperatures in the upper crust of the Netherlands

ter Voorde, M., van Balen, R. T., Luijendijk, E. & Kooi, H., 2014, In : Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw. 93, 3, p. 107-117

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

upper crust
Open Access

Thermal state of the Roer Valley Graben, part of the European Cenozoic Rift System

Luijendijk, E., ter Voorde, M., van Balen, R. T., Verweij, H. & Simmelink, E., Feb 2011, In : Basin Research. 23, 1, p. 65-82 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

heat flow

Activities 2008 2008

  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

De warmtehuishouding van de aarde: sleutel tot het verleden, hoop voor de toekomst?

M. ter Voorde (Speaker)
17 Oct 2008

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

CSAG meeting

E. Luijendijk (Organiser), M. ter Voorde (Organiser), R.T. van Balen (Organiser), P.A.M. Andriessen (Organiser), H. Verweij (Organiser), J.D.A.M. van Wees (Organiser), E. Simmelink (Organiser)
10 Jan 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Press / Media

Vulkanen gewekt door aardbevingen

M. ter Voorde & J.P. Chadwick


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other