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Annual AlpArray/4DMB Meeting

Nov 11, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020

AlpArray & SPP 4D-MB Scientific Meeting 2020

Online meeting - Nov 11th – 13th

Post-meeting information

Meeting Program

Download presentation material (password in email to participants)

AlpArray final remarks

4DMB final remarks

Information from the announcement board

  • The 4DMB and AlpArray data repository is up and running. It is fully supported by the GFZ dataservices, so you can profit from their long-term storage and DOI creation service. If you have datasets stored on other data servers, use this opportunity to link your dataset, such that all 4DMB/AlpArray related datasets are bundled in one place. All kinds of data are welcome (maps, models, programs, field measurements, etc.). https://dataservices.gfz-potsdam.de/4dmb/
  • Have a look at the special issue in Solid Earth run by the AlpArray and 4DMB Teams "New insights on the tectonic evolution of the Alps and the adjacent orogens". There are a couple of articles in open discussion at the moment. https://se.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1099.html
  • A reminder about our session entitled "The Alps and neighbouring mountain belts (Pyrenees, Apennines, Dinarides, Carpathians): a multidisciplinary vision (AlpArray)" that will be held again at EGU 2021, unfortunately online again. Session number is TS7.8. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 13 January 2021.
  • Please continue paying attention to citation rules, including to the used seismic networks (see e.g. http://www.fdsn.org/networks/citation/). Also at conferences, workshops, talks and posters. We recommend: AlpArray Working Group co-authorship, using the AlpArray logo and including the AlpArray website link.

Original meeting information


Registration closed


Meeting Program

Meeting platform

Join the live Zoom meeting (passcode in email to participants) or use the meeting ID: 94833268797

Download the Zoom app for your computer/smartphone. A recent version (>= 5.3) is needed to profit from the full functionality. You can also run Zoom from your internet browser to join the meeting, but you will not be able to join the discussion sessions after the PICOs unless you have downloaded and installed the Zoom app.

Live meeting announcements

Meeting announcements in Etherpad

Presentation materials

Upload and access presentation material here (password in email to participants)

Presentation types

    • Classical presentation: 10 min presentation (screen sharing) + 3 min public discussion.

    • PICO presentation: 2 min presentation (1-2 slides, screen sharing/presentation shown by moderator). Discussion in separate group chats (video or text) after the PICO session.

Both presentation types require the upload of presentation materials (can contain additional slides/information). The presentation materials can be downloaded by all meeting participants, so please remove all content that you do not wish to share. The same rules apply as for EGU 2020 presentation materials:


If not stated otherwise, it is assumed that the presentations and their contents are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License, so they can be reused as long as its original authors and citation details are identified. If you wish to prohibit the further use of your presentation materials, please put a disclaimer on your uploaded slides.




1 week before the event

Presentation Presenters are expected to upload presentation material on an online storage system which is accessible to all meeting participants (see above).

The uploaded file name should start with the last name of the first author and contain the (shortened) presentation title (e.g. Author et al. Presentation title short.pdf).

We strongly encourage the use of PDF files.

Monday, 9th

11:59 am Deadline for the upload of presentation materials. Participants can access and download presentation materials.

Wednesday, 11th

8:45 Virtual meeting room opens

9:00 – 9:20 Introduction (E. D. Kästle & M. R. Handy)

9:20 – 9:45 György Hetenyi & Thomas Meier: Information on the AlpArray seismic network, PACASE and Adria Array

Session 1: Lithospheric structure and mantle dynamics

9:45 – 10:15 Keynote Grace Shephard: Mapping the mantle from multiple seismic tomography models - visualisation and applications

10:15 – 10:30 Ahmed Nouibat: First step towards an integrated geophysical-geological model of the W-Alps: a new Vs model from transdimensional ambient-noise tomography

10:30 – 10:45 Anne Paul: The lithospheric structure of the Western Alps is far from cylindrical: new seismic evidences from Cifalps and AlpArray experiments

10:45 – 11:00 Short break

11:00 – 11:15 Jaroslava Plomerova: Europe-Adria collision in teleseismic tomography of the Eastern Alps from the AlpArray data

11:15 – 11:30 Mark Handy: The tectosphere and hanging slabs beneath the Alps and Apennines

11:30 – 11:45 Amr El-Sharkawy: 3-D shear wave velocity model of the Alpine upper mantle

11:45 – 12:00 Thomas Meier: Evidence for the thickness and evolution of the lithosphere in the northern Alpine foreland

12:00 – 14:00 Break / free organization of sub-group video meetings

Session 2: Crustal motion, stress, strain and seismicity

14:00 – 14:15 Alberto Pastorutti: Processing and quality assessment of a new terrestrial gravity dataset in northern Italy

14:15 – 14:30 Rens Hofman: Local Seismicity Patterns in the Eastern Alps

14:30 – 14:45 Gesa Petersen: Lessons learned from regional MT inversion of small earthquakes using the AASN

14:45 – 15:00 Cameron Spooner: How Alpine seismicity relates to lithospheric strength

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 15:45 Klaus Reicherter: Surface rupturing earthquake in the Upper Rhine Grabens: results from paleoseismological trenching

15:45 – 16:00 Sarah Mader: The seismicity and stress field of the Albstadt Shear Zone, Germany

16:00 – 16:15 Jan Pleuger: Three-dimensional temperature distribution in a fossil subduction zone resolved by RSCM thermometry (Tauern Window, Eastern Alps)

16:15 – 16:30 PICO Presentations

Christoph Grützner: Distributed Faulting in the Alps-Dinarides transition zone

Miklos Kazmer: The Vienna Basin Transfer Fault was not locked in the Middle Ages

Azam Jozi-Najafabadi: Precise re-location of local earthquakes in the Southern and Eastern Alps recorded by the SWATH-D network

Vincent Verwater: Neogene kinematics of the eastern Southern Alps and its relationship to seismicity recorded by the Swath-D Network

16:30 – 16:45 PICO presenters are available for questions in the chat rooms

17:00 – 18:00 4DMB Steering Committee Meeting (not public)

Thursday, 12th

8:55 Virtual meeting room opens

Session 1 continued: Lithospheric structure and mantle dynamics

9:00 – 9:15 Leonardo Colavitti: A new inversion method to construct a 3-D crustal shear-wave velocity model from P-to-S converted waves: An application to the Central Alps

9:15 – 9:30 Rainer Kind: Moho structure in the greater Alpine area from S-to-P converted waves

9:30 – 9:45 Stefan Mroczek: Filling the Moho gap: High resolution crustal structure of the Eastern Alps

9:45 – 10:00 Felix Wolf: Results from the Ligurian Sea ambient noise studies

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 – 10:45 Dannowski, A.: Lithospheric architecture from geophysical AlpArray data across the Ligurian Basin

10:45 – 11:00 Jiri Kvapil: Transversely Isotropic Lower Crust of Variscan Central Europe imaged by Ambient Noise Tomography of the Bohemian Massif

11:00 – 11:15 Dorian Soergel: Azimuthal anisotropy in the greater alpine area observed with beamforming on noise cross-correlations

11:15 – 11:30 Frederik Link: SKS-Splitting measurements for the AlpArray and the complementary SWATH-D networks

11:30 – 11:45 PICO Presentations

canceled Tahira Nicole Ashruf: The Moho reflectivity of the subduction zone beneath the southwestern Alps from ambient seismic noise autocorrelations

Angel Ling: Visualizing Global Seismic Phases using AlpArray

Matteo Scarponi: High resolution 2-D image of the Ivrea-Geophysical Body: a joint inversion of new seismic and gravity data

Boris Kaus: Geodynamic models to constrain the present-day dynamics of the Alps

11:45 – 12:00 PICO presenters are available for questions in the chat rooms.

11:45 – 14:00 Break / free organization of sub-group video meetings

Session 3: Mountainbuilding in 4 Dimensions: Program Phase 2

download session program here

17:00 – 18:00 AlpArray Steering Committee Meeting (not public)

Friday, 13th

8:55 Virtual meeting room opens

Session 4: Surface response to changes in deep structure

9:00 – 9:30 Keynote Pietro Sternai: New examples of surface-deep Earth interactions from extensional mountain ranges

9:30 – 9:45 Paul Eizenhöfer: Thermo-kinematic evolution of the Central and Eastern Alps: Exploring the transient tectonic state towards slab reversal

9:45 – 10:00 Emilija Krsnik: Stable (δ18O) and clumped (Δ47) isotope analyses indicate decreasing paleoelevations for the Central Alps since the Middle Miocene

10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break

10:15 – 10:30 Ruth Keppler: Elastic anisotropies of crustal rocks in the Alps

10:30 – 10:45 Elco Luijendijk: Using Thermal Springs to Quantify Deep Groundwater Flow and its Thermal Footprint in the Alps and a Comparison With North American Orogens

10:45 – 11:00 Christoph von Hagke: Fluid flow, heat flow & thermochronology in the Alps and the Molasse Basin

11:00 – 11:15 PICO session

Matthew Fox: A model of Alpine erosion from the inversion of catchment-wide cosmogenic nuclide concentrations

Katharina Methner: Middle Miocene climate evolution of the North Alpine Foreland

Christoph Glotzbach: Constraining the near-surface response to lithospheric reorientation - Structural thermochronology along AlpArray geophysical transects

11:15 – 11:30 PICO presenters are available for questions in the chat rooms

11:30 – 11:45 Final remarks

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020