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.

AlpArray seismic network - Final configuration 2017


AlpArray@EGU2018 (8-13 April, Vienna)

Jan, 2018

Join the AlpArray session at EGU2018!

(TS7.12/GD8.6/SM 4.13) The Alps and neigbouring mountain belts (Apennines, Dinarides, Carpathians): a multidisciplinary vision (AlpArray)Convener: A. Paul, I. Molinari, G. Hetényi, M. G. Malusà, A. Brogi, S. Corrado.

See you there!

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March, 2018

The marine part (OBS) of AlpArray has been installed in June 2017 in the Ligurian Sea and has been dismateled this month (February). Currently the research vessel Maria S. Merian is sealing the Mediterranean to get the OBS back. 

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

How is the station deployment so far? Check here!

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