Herwegh Marco, Berger Alfons, Baumberger Roland, Wehrens Philip, Kissling Edi (2017), Large-Scale Crustal-Block-Extrusion During Late Alpine Collision, in Scientific Reports
, 7(1), 413-413.
Ficini E., Dal Zilio L., Doglioni C., Gerya T. V. (2017), Horizontal mantle flow controls subduction dynamics, in Scientific Reports
, 7(1), 7550-7550.
Schmid Stefan M., Kissling Eduard, Diehl Tobias, van Hinsbergen Douwe J. J., Molli Giancarlo (2017), Ivrea mantle wedge, arc of the Western Alps, and kinematic evolution of the Alps–Apennines orogenic system, in Swiss Journal of Geosciences
, 110(2), 581-612.
Liao Jie, Gerya Taras (2017), Partitioning of crustal shortening during continental collision: 2-D thermomechanical modelingCRUSTAL SHORTENING PARTITIONING, in Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
, 122(1), 592-606.
Dal Zilio Luca, FaccendaMario, CapitanioFabio (2017), The role of deep subduction in supercontinent breakup., in Tectonophysics
Faccenda Manuele, Dal Zilio Luca (2017), The role of solid–solid phase transitions in mantle convection, in Lithos
, 268-271, 198-224.
Fischer R., Gerya T. (2016), Early Earth plume-lid tectonics: A high-resolution 3D numerical modelling approach, in Journal of Geodynamics
, 100, 198-214.
Fischer R., Gerya T. (2016), Regimes of subduction and lithospheric dynamics in the Precambrian: 3D thermomechanical modelling, in Gondwana Research
, 37, 53-70.
Plomerová Jaroslava, Munzarová Helena, Vecsey Luděk, Kissling Eduard, Achauer Ulrich, Babuška Vladislav (2016), Cenozoic volcanism in the Bohemian Massif in the context of P- and S-velocity high-resolution teleseismic tomography of the upper mantleTELESEISMIC TOMOGRAPHY OF THE BOHEMIAN MASSIF, in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
, 17(8), 3326-3349.
Malatesta Cristina, Gerya Taras, Crispini Laura, Federico Laura, Capponi Giovanni (2016), Interplate deformation at early-stage oblique subduction: 3-D thermomechanical numerical modelingThree-Dimensional Modeling of Interplate Deformation, in Tectonics
, 35(7), 1610-1625.
Molinari Irene, ET AL. (2016), Swiss-AlpArray temporary broadband seismic stations deployment and noise characterization, in Advances Geosciences
, 43, 15-29.
Handy Mark R., Ustaszewski Kamil, Kissling Eduard (2015), Reconstructing the Alps–Carpathians–Dinarides as a key to understanding switches in subduction polarity, slab gaps and surface motion, in International Journal of Earth Sciences
, 104(1), 1-26.
Schlunegger Fritz, KisslingEduard (2015), Slab rollback orogeny in the Alps and evolution of the Swiss Molasse basin, in Nature Communications
, 6(8605), 23-28.
This SINERGIA project “SWISS-AlpArray” concerns the Swiss contribution to the international AlpArray research initiative (see linked AlpArray Science Plan). It combines a significant contribution to the collaborative seismic field experiment of 600+ broad band stations operating for 2.5 years with a series of targeted research projects within the frame of AlpArray science program and grouped into four subprojects. In collaboration with the Swiss Seismological Service SED (see appended letter of support) we will install and operate 40 permanent and 40 temporary seismic stations and coordinate data management for 600+ seismic stations including data quality control.The Alps are an ideal natural laboratory for studying on-going and past orogenic processes resulting from various interactions of multiple plates in space and time. At the same time this is also an area of significant and complex seismic activity in a densely populated part of Europe. The Alpine area is a truly 4-dimensional (space-time) orogenic system whose present-day complexity is the result of major plate reorganizations after Europe-Adria/Africa collision during the last 35 Myr. An exceptional diversity of geodynamic processes related to the orogeny in general and to Alpine-Apennines orogenic belts, in particular, may be studied in a comparatively small region and of unprecedented wealth of information previously existing or newly made available due to AlpArray initiative. These processes include: (1) interactions between large scale Africa-Europe-plate convergence and gravitationally induced slab retreat; (2) independent displacements and rotations of micro-plates in an overall regime of slow Africa-European convergence; (3) deformation of the asthenosphere-lithosphere boundary and its relationship to the highly complex crustal structure; (4) processes of slab tearing; and (5) slab polarity reversals which are taking place between the Alps and the Dinarides as well as the Alps and the Apennines; (6) evolution of surface topography as combined result of crustal deformation by plate tectonic processes and exhumation and erosion linked to climate processes.Research objectives of subproject 1 are devoted to high-resolution seismic imaging of the crust (3D structure and fabric, combining wealth of existing mainly P-wave information with high-resolution ambient noise tomography for AlpArray station network), to mantle lithosphere (3D geometries and fabric) and asthenosphere (3D flow pattern) by high-resolution anisotropic teleseismic P-wave tomography and to combined earthquake source-tectonokinematic process-based seismotectonic modelling of circum-Po plain seismicity to complement standard evaluations of seismic hazard.The research objectives of subproject 2 are to synthesize a variety of geophysical and geological data from the Alps and Northern Apennines through a kinematic framework. We will develop a methodology to incorporate plate, microplate and slab motion as boundary conditions to drive a strain model that will balance crustal mass, isostatically balance it, and thereby predict topography. Topography will be used to predict erosion rates, which also contributes to the mass balance of the orogen. This model will be applied through two PhD projects to the Alps and Northern Apennines. The objectives of subproject 3 are to provide an erosion model for the whole Alps during the Pleistocene and Holocene epochs based on thermochronological and cosmogenic nuclide record. The inferred erosion model will then be interpreted using an ice sheet erosion model coupled with a large geodynamic model to explore the coupling between deep-Earth geodynamic processes and glacial erosion, and therefore investigate the respective role of tectonics and climate on setting erosion rates across the Alps during the last 2 Myr.Research tasks in subproject 4 concentrate at: (A) Geodynamic evolution of Alps-Apennines region in the last 35 Myr. This will include 4D high-resolution modelling of entire Alps-Apennines system and address slab roll back dynamics and their relations to long-term asthenospheric flows and lithospheric and crustal shortening and extension processes. Visco-elasto-brittle/plastic (surficial)-thermo-mechanical approach will be employed. (B) Modern state, dynamics and seismicity of the Alpine lithosphere-mantle system. This will include numerical modelling of the present day stress state, crustal deformation, surface evolution, lithospheric and asthenospheric dynamics and seismicity regimes within the Alps-Apennine region. Visco-elasto-brittle/plastic seismo-thermo-mechanical approach will be employed.