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.

How is the station deployment so far? Check here!

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

AlpArray seismic network - Final configuration 2017

Upcoming Events

The Alps for Non-Geologists (31 January - 1 February 2019)

Jan, 2019

The 2019 short course entitled: "Understanding the central Alpine-Mediterranean chain – a Primer"

The meeting will be held on the 31. of January and 1. of February at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. There will be a series of talks from international experts on the Alps and the adjacent orogens. Registration here.


AlpArray @ EGU 2019: Submit your work to the AlpArray session at EGU!

Wien, 7-12 April 2019

Jan, 2019

The Alps and neigbouring mountain belts (Apennines, Dinarides, Carpathians): a multidisciplinary vision (AlpArray). Convener: A. Paul. Co-conveners: M. R. Handy , G. Hetényi , M. G. Malusa', I. Molinari

We invite contributions from the Earth Science community that highlight new results in Alparray and that identify and solve key open questions of the present and past structure and dynamics of the Alps and neighbouring orogens.


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April, 2018

The AlpArray Seismic Network paper is now available online. AASN is largest temporary experiment in Europe! Check it out.

G. Hetényi, I. Molinari, J. Clinton et al.: The AlpArray Seismic Network: a large-scale European experiment to image the Alpine orogeny. Surveys in Geophysics (2018) doi: 10.1007/s10712-018-9472-4 (Open Access)

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