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Swiss-AlpArray temporary broadband seismic stations deployment and noise characterization

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Molinari Irene, Clinton John, Kissling Edi, Hetényi György, Giardini Domenico, Stipčević Josip, Dasović Iva, Herak Marijan, Šipka Vesna, Wéber Zoltán, Gráczer Zoltán, Solarino Stefano,
Project SWISS-AlpArray - Assessing Alpine Orogeny in 4D-space-time Frame
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Advances in Geosciences
Volume (Issue) 43
Page(s) 15 - 29
Title of proceedings Advances in Geosciences
DOI 10.5194/adgeo-43-15-2016

Open Access

Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


Abstract. AlpArray is a large collaborative seismological project in Europe that includes more than 50 research institutes and seismological observatories. At the heart of the project is the collection of top-quality seismological data from a dense network of broadband temporary seismic stations, in compliment to the existing permanent networks, that ensures a homogeneous station coverage of the greater Alpine region. This Alp Array Seismic Network (AASN) began operation in January 2016 and will have a duration of at least 2 years. In this work we report the Swiss contribution to the AASN, we concentrate on the site selection process, our methods for stations installation, data quality and data management. We deployed 27 temporary broadband stations equipped with STS-2 and Trillium Compact 120 s sensors. The deployment and maintenance of the temporary stations across 5 countries is managed by ETH Zurich and it is the result of a fruitful collaboration between five institutes in Europe.