Springe direkt zu Inhalt


The seismic data base in this SPP is generated in activity fields which entail operation of the AlpArray seismic station network covering the Alpine orogen both on land (activity A) and offshore-Liguria (activity B), as well as the deployment of the Swath D array at the transition between Eastern and Southern Alps (activity D).

This SPP will also provide data products such as processed data, tomographic models and geologic maps.

Seismic data

AlpArray data


EASI data (complementary AlpArray experiment - open access)


Swath D data


How to acknowledge the AlpArray/Swath-D Working Groups

Publications in the framework of the AlpArray (AA) initiative should include as authors the active participants followed by “and the AlpArray Working Group” and a link to the AlpArray website (website where participating institutions and researchers are listed and where the full list of registered researcher members is maintained).

see also http://alparray.ethz.ch/en/organisation/cite/


Author list
Autor 1, Author 2, ..., Author X, and the Swath-D Working Group (and the AlpArray and Swath-D Working Groups)

If the use of a “Working Group” as an expression for many authors is not possible in a given media (e.g., AGU journals), then the AlpArray Working Group must be mentioned elsewhere, a minimum requirement is a specific sentence of acknowldegment in the “Acknowledgements” section. This applies to all publications on AA topics where one or more authors are affiliated to an AA member institute, whether or not data from the AA Seismic Network (AASN) or from one of the complementary experiments has been used.

Team list
Allowed in some journals, for example in Solid Earth. Either list the team members explicitly or provide a link to
(a) www.alparray.ethz.ch, for the AlpArray Working Group
http://doi.org/10.14470/MF7562601148, for the Swath-D Working Group

Acknowledge contributions of all permanent and temporary network providers that contributed to your work (with DOI, examples are provided below).
If there is no team list section, either list the group members explicitly or provide links (see "Team list" above).

Example 1 (no network data, but AA Working Group as Co-Author)
Example 2 (data from Swath-D and the AA Network used). Please note that the team list is outdated in this publication! Use the one provided under the link above.
Example 3 (team fully acknowledged in the Acknowledgements section)

Data repository

The 4D-MB data repository is hosted at the GFZ Potsdam and was put in place for the 4D-MB SPP by Luigia Cristiano (FU Berlin/GFZ Potsdam) and her colleagues from the GFZ Dataservices (Damian Ulbricht & Kirsten Elger).

4D-MB Data Repository

Members of the 4D-MB SPP and members of the AlpArray Working Group are invited to submit data to the repository. Detailed instruction are provided here.

The username and password for submitting data is identical for all users. Username: mb4d19, password has been sent via mail or can be accessed via the member area. You can get access by contacting Emanuel Kästle (emanuel.kaestle@fu-berlin.de).


Georeferenced map data showing the major tectonic units of the Alps and adjacent mountain belts may be downloaded here. This file also contains:

  • A project file for QGIS
  • Scripts for plotting using GMT or Python
  • BibTeX containing associated references
  • Readme file with further information on projections etc.

How to acknowledge the maps

Schmid et al. (2004) Map:

Schmid, S.M., Fügenschuh, B., Kissling, E., Schuster, R. (2004): Tectonic Map andoverall architecture of the Alpine orogen. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 97 (1), 93–117.

AlCaPaDi Map:

Please include the following sentence in the figure caption: "Tectonic map modified from M.R. Handy based on sources listed in Handy et al. (2019)".

Handy, M.R., Giese, K., Pleuger, J., Schmid, S.M., Spakman, W., Onuzi, K., Ustaszewski, K. (2019): Coupled crust-mantle response to slab tearing, bending and rollback along the Dinarides-Hellenides orogen. Tectonics, DOI: 10.1029/2019TC005524