The AlpArray initiative

AlpArray is a European initiative to advance our understanding of orogenesis and its relationship to mantle dynamics, plate reorganizations, surface processes and seismic hazard in the Alps-Apennines-Carpathians-Dinarides orogenic system. The initiative integrates present-day Earth observables with high-resolution geophysical imaging of 3D structure and physical properties of the lithosphere and of the upper mantle, with focus on a high-end seismological array.

How is the station deployment so far? Check here!

Check here for interesting stories from the OBS deployment: e.g. the last weekly report from the research vessel life!

AlpArray seismic network - Final configuration 2017

Upcoming Events

AlpArray @ EGU 2019

Wien, 7-12 April 2019

Jan, 2019

The Alps and neigbouring mountain belts (Apennines, Dinarides, Carpathians): a multidisciplinary vision (AlpArray). Convener: A. Paul. Co-conveners: M. R. Handy , G. Hetényi , M. G. Malusa', I. Molinari

Contributions from the Earth Science community that highlight new results in Alparray and that identify and solve key open questions of the present and past structure and dynamics of the Alps and neighbouring orogens.



Meeting of the Seismic Anisotropy AlpArray Research Group.

Vienna on 6-7 April 2019

The meeting will be help at the University of Vienna (Dept. of Meteorology and Geophysics, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna).
It will gather activities on anisotropy of the crust and upper mantle in the broader Alpine region, in particular those using AlpArray data.
For more info check here (Meeting section)!


Meeting of the "Tectonics and seismicity of the Alps-Pannonian-Dinarides Junction" AlpArray Collaborative Project

Trieste, 8-9 May 2019

March, 2019

Seismotectonics of the Eastern and Southern Alps and their transition to the Dinarides.

OGS invites all interested parties to a workshop that will provide a multidiscipinary overview of past and ongoing studies of the Alps and their transition to the Dinarides, with particular focus on seismological and tectonic models. The aim is also to facilitate networking amongst researchers working in the area.

For more INFO check HERE (Meeting section)!


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April, 2018

The AlpArray Seismic Network paper is now available online. AASN is largest temporary experiment in Europe! Check it out.

G. Hetényi, I. Molinari, J. Clinton et al.: The AlpArray Seismic Network: a large-scale European experiment to image the Alpine orogeny. Surveys in Geophysics (2018) doi: 10.1007/s10712-018-9472-4 (Open Access)

Download the paper!

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