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References on geophysical investigations of the Alps

Textbooks

  • O. Adrian Pfiffner, Geology of the Alps, John Wiley \& Sons, 2014.
  • P.-C. De Graciansky, D. G. Roberts and P. Tricart, The Western Alps, from rift to passive margin to orogenic belt: an integrated geoscience overview, Elsevier, 14, 2011.

Peer-reviewed papers

  • T. N. Ashruf and A. Morelli, The Moho reflectivity of the subduction beneath the Southwestern Alps from ambient seismic noise autocorrelations, Geophysical Journal International, 230(1), 298-316, 2022.
  • M. Bagagli, I. Molinari, T. Diehl, E. Kissling, D. Giardini and the AlpArray Working Group, The AlpArray Research Seismicity-Catalogue, Geophysical Journal International, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggac226, 2022.
  • G. Barruol, M. Bonnin, H. Pedersen, G. Bokelmann and C. Tiberi, Belt-parallel mantle flow beneath a halted continental collision: The Western Alps, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 302(3), 429--438, 2011.
  • S. Beller, V. Monteiller, S. Operto, G. Nolet, A. Paul and L. Zhao, Lithospheric architecture of the South-Western Alps revealed by multi-parameter teleseismic full-waveform inversion, Geophysical Journal International, 212(2), 1369--1388, 10.1093/gji/ggx216, 2018.
  • N. Béthoux, J. Fréchet, F. Guyoton, F. Thouvenot, M.Cattaneo, C. Eva, M. Nicolas and M. Granet, A closing Ligurian Sea?, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 129, 179–194, 1992.
  • N. Béthoux, C. Sue, A. Paul, J. Virieux, J. Fréchet, F. Thouvenot and M. Catanneo, Local tomography and focal mechanisms in the south-western Alps: comparison of methods and tectonic implications, Tectonophysics, 432(1), 1--19, 2007.
  • E. Brückl, M. Behm, K. Decker, M. Grad, A. Guterch, G. R. Keller and H. Thybo, Crustal structure and active tectonics in the Eastern Alps, Tectonics, 29, TC2011, doi:10.1029/2009TC002491, 2010.
  • Brückl, E., et al., Crustal structure due to collisional and escape tectonics in the Eastern Alps region based on profiles Alp01 and Alp02 from the ALP 2002 seismic experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B06308, doi:10.1029/2006JB004687, 2007.
  • E. Bruckl, Lithospheric Structure of the Eastern Alps - Evidence from New Seismic Data, In Tectonics (IntechOpen), https://www.intechopen.com/books/34, 2011.
  • E. Calais, J.-M. Nocquet, F. Jouanne and M. Tardy, Current strain regime in the Western Alps from continuous Global Positioning System measurements, Geology, 430(7), 651--654, 2001.
  • C. Chopin, Coesite and pure pyrope in high-grade blueschists of the Western Alps: a first record and some consequences, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 86(2), 107--118, 1984.
  • I. Contrucci, A. Nercessian, N. Béthoux, A. Mauffret, G. Pascal, A Ligurian (Western Mediterranean Sea) geophysical transect revisited, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 146, Issue 1, Pages 74–97, https://doi.org/10.1046/j.0956-540x.2001.01418.x, 2011.
  • T. Diehl, S.Husen, E. Kissling and M. Deichmann, High-resolution 3-D P-wave model of the Alpine crust, Geophysical Journal International, 179(2), 1133-1147, 2009.
  • M. Fox. F. Herman, E. Kissling and S. D Willett, Rapid exhumation in the Western Alps driven by slab detachment and glacial erosion, Geology, 43(5), 379--382, 2015.
  • G. Guerin, D. Rivet, A. Deschamps, C. Larroque, A. Mordret, J. X. Dessa and X. Martin, High resolution ambient noise tomography of the Southwestern Alps and the Ligurian margin, Geophysical Journal International, 220(2), 806--820, 2019.
  • M. R. Handy, S. M. Schmid, R. Bousquet,E. Kissling and D. Bernoulli, Reconciling plate-tectonic reconstructions of Alpine Tethys with the geological--geophysical record of spreading and subduction in the Alps, Earth-Science Reviews, 102(3), 2010.
  • M. R. Handy, J. Giese, S. M. Schmid, J. Pleuger, W. Spakman, K. Onuzi, and K. Ustaszewski. Coupled crust-mantle response to slab tearing, bending, and rollback along the Dinaride-Hellenide orogen. Tectonics, 38, 2803– 2828. https://doi-org.insu.bib.cnrs.fr/10.1029/2019TC005524, 2019.
  • M. R. Handy, S. M. Schmid, M. Paffrath, W. Friederich and the AlpArray Working Group, Orogenic lithosphere and slabs in the greater Alpine area -- interpretations based on teleseismic P-wave tomography, Solid Earth, 12(11), 2633--2669, 2021.
  • Hetényi, G., Molinari, I., Clinton, J. et al. The AlpArray Seismic Network: A Large-Scale European Experiment to Image the Alpine Orogen. Surv Geophys 39, 1009–1033 (2018).
  • M. Jeannin, S. Garambois, C. Grégoire and D. Jongmans, Multiconfiguration GPR measurements for geometric fracture characterization in limestone cliffs (Alps), Geophysics, 71(3), B85-B92, 2006.
  • E. D. Kästle, A. El-Sharkawy, L. Boschi, T. Meier, C. Rosenberg, N. Bellahsen, C. Weidle, Surface wave tomography of the Alps using ambient-noise and earthquake phase velocity measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 1770–1792, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB014698, 2018.
  • E. D. Kästle, C. Rosenberg, L. Boschi, et al. Slab break-offs in the Alpine subduction zone. Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) 109, 587–603 (2020).
  • E. D. Kästle, I. Molinari, L. Boschi, E. Kissling and and the AlpArray Working Group, Azimuthal anisotropy from eikonal tomography: example from ambient-noise measurements in the AlpArray network, Geophysical Journal International, 229(1), 151--170, 2021.
  • E. Kissling, Deep structure of the Alps: what do we really know?, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 79(1), 87--112, 1993.
  • E. Kissling and W. Spakman, Interpretation of tomographic images of uppermost mantle structure: examples from the Western and Central Alps, Journal of Geodynamics, 21(1), 1996.
  • E. Kissling, S. M. Schmid, R. Lippitsch, J. Ansorge and B. Fugenschuh, Lithosphere structure and tectonic evolution of the Alpine arc: new evidence from high-resolution teleseismic tomography, Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 32(1), 129--145, 2006.
  • J.-M. Lardeaux, S. Schwartz, P. Tricart, A. Paul, S. Guillot, N. Béhoux and Frédéric Masson, A crustal-scale cross-section of the south-western Alps combining geophysical and geological imagery, Terra Nova, 18(6), 412--422, 2006.
  • C. Larroque, F. Courboulex, A. Deschamps and J. Deverchère, Active deformation at the junction berween southern French Alps and Ligurian basin, Netherland Journal of Geosciences, 80(3-4), 255--272, 2001.
  • C. Larroque,Active deformation at the southwestern Alps-Ligurian basin junction (France-Italy boundary): Evidence for recent change from compression to extension in the Argentera massif, Tectonophysics, 467, 22--34, 2009.
  • C. Larroque, B. Mercier de Lépinay and S. Migeon, Morphotectonic and fault-earthquake relationships along the northern Ligurian margin (Western Mediterranean) based on high resolution multibeam bathymetry and multichannel seismic-reflection profiles, Marine Geophysical Researches, 32, 163--179, 2001.
  • C. Larroque, O. Scotti and M. Ioualalen, Reappraisal of the 1887 Ligurian earthquake (western Mediterranean) from macroseismicity, active tectonics and tsunami modeling, Geophysical Journal International, 190, 87--104, 2012.
  • H. Laubscher, The problem of the Moho in the Alps, Tectonophysics, 182(1), 9--20, 1990.
  • H. Laubscher, The arc of the Western Alps today, Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 84(3), 359--631, 1991.
  • R. Lippitsch, E. Kissling J. Ansorge, Upper mantle structure beneath the Alpine orogen from high-resolution teleseismic tomography, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 108, B8, 2003.
  • D. Lombardi, J. Braunmiller, E. Kissling and D. Giardini, Moho depth and Poisson's ratio in the Western-Central Alps from receiver functions, Geophysical Journal International, 173(1), 249--264, 2008.
  • Y. Lu, L. Stehly, A. Paul and AlpArray Working Group, High-resolution surface wave tomography of the European crust and uppermost mantle from ambient seismic noise, Geophysical Journal International, 214(2), 1136-1150, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggy188, 2018.
  • Y. Lu, L. Stehly, R. Brossier, A. Paul and AlpArray Working Group, Imaging Alpine crust using ambient noise wave-equation tomography, Geophysical Journal International, 222(1), 69--85, 2020.
  • C. Lyu, H. A. Pedersen, A. Paul, L. Zhao, S. Solarino, CIFALPS Working Group, Shear wave velocities in the upper mantle of the Western Alps: new constraints using array analysis of seismic surface waves, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 210, Issue 1, Pages 321–331, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggx166, 2017.
  • F. Magrini, G. Diaferia, I. Fadel, F. Cammarano, M. van der Meijde and L. Boschi, 3-D shear wave velocity model of the lithosphere below the Sardinia–Corsica continental block based on Rayleigh-wave phase velocities, Geophysical Journal International, 220(3), 2119--2130, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz555, 2019.
  • F. Magrini, G. Diaferia, A. El-Sharkawy, F. Cammarano, M. van der Meijde, T. Meier and L. Boschi, Surface-Wave Tomography of the Central-Western Mediterranean: New Insights Into the Liguro-Provençal and Tyrrhenian Basins, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(3), e2021JB023267, 2022.
  • M. G. Malusà, C. Faccenna, E. Garzanti, R. Polino, Divergence in subduction zones and exhumation of high pressure rocks (Eocene Western Alps), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 310, Issues 1–2, Pages 21-32, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2011.08.002, 2011.
  • M. G. Malusà, S. Guillot, L. Zhao, A. Paul, S. Solarino, T. Dumont et al. The deep structure of the Alps based on the CIFALPS seismic experiment: A synthesis. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22, e2020GC009466. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GC009466, 2021.
  • R. H. Marchant G. M. Stampfli, Subduction of continental crust in the Western Alps, Tectonophysics, 269(3), 217--235, 1997.
  • J. Mayor, M. Calvet, L. Margerin, O. Vanderhaeghe and P. Traversa, Crustal structure of the Alps as seen by attenuation tomography, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 439, 71--80, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.01.025, 2016.
  • G. Menard and F. Thouvenot, Ecaillage de la lithosphere europeenne sous les Alpes Occidentales; arguments gravimétriques et sismiques liés a l'anomalie d'Ivrea, Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 7(5),, 875--884, 1984.
  • I. Molinari, V. Raileanu and A. Morelli, A crustal model for the Eastern Alps Region and a New Moho Map in Southeastern Europe, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 169, 1576--1588, 2011.
  • I. Molinari, J. Verbeke, L. Boschi, E. Kissling. and A. Morelli, Italian and Alpine three-dimensional crustal structure imaged by ambient-noise surface-wave dispersion, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16(12), 4405-4421, 2015.
  • I. Molinari, A. Obermann, E. Kissling, G. Hetényi, L. Boschi, 3D crustal structure of the Eastern Alpine region from ambient noise tomography, Results in Geophysical Sciences, 1–4, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ringps.2020.100006, 2020.
  • A. Nicolas, A . Hirn, R. Nicolich and R. Polino, Lithospheric wedging in the western Alps inferred from the ECORS-CROP traverse, Geology, 18(7), 587--590, 1990.
  • J. M. Nocquet, C. Sue, A. Walpersdorf, T. Tran, N. Lenôtre, P. Vernant, M. Cushing, F. Jouanne, F. Masson, and S. Baize, Present-day uplift of the western Alps, Scientific Reports, 6, 2016.
  • M. Paffrath, W. Friederich, the AlpArray and AlpArray-SWATH D Working Groups, Teleseismic P~waves at the AlpArray seismic network: wave fronts, absolute travel times and travel-time residuals, Solid Earth, 12(7), 1635--1660, 2021.
  • M. Paffrath, W. Friederich, S. M. Schmid, M. R. Handy, the AlpArray and AlpArray-Swath D Working Group, Imaging structure and geometry of slabs in the greater Alpine area -- a P-wave travel-time tomography using AlpArray Seismic Network data, Solid Earth, 12(11), 2671--2702, 2021.
  • A. Paul, M. Cattaneo, F. Thouvenot, D. Spallarossa, N. Béthoux and J. Fréchet, A three-dimensional crustal velocity model of the southwestern Alps from local earthquake tomography, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(19)n 367--390, 2001.
  • O.A. Pfiffner, P. Lehner, P. Heitzmann, St. Mueller, and A. Steck, Deep Structure of the Swiss Alps: Results of NRP 20. 1997.
  • B. Potin, B. Valette, F. Thouvenot and V. Monteiller, From local earthquakes tomography to Moho topography beneath the Western Alps, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 17, 2015.
  • N. Rollet, J. Deverchère, M. O. Beslier, P. Guennoc, J. P. Réhault, M. Sosson and C. Truffert, Back arc extension, tectonic inheritance, and volcanism in the Ligurian Sea, Western Mediterranean, Tectonics, 21( 3), doi:10.1029/2001TC900027, 2002.
  • S. M. Schmid, O. A. Pfiffner, N. Froitzheim, G. Schönborn and E. Kissling, Geophysical-geological transect and tectonic evolution of the Swiss-Italian Alps, Tectonics, 15( 5), 1036– 1064, doi:10.1029/96TC00433, 1996.
  • S. M. Schmid and E. Kissling, The arc of the western Alps in the light of geophysical data on deep crustal structure, Tectonics, 19(1), 62--85, 2000.
  • D. Schreiber, J. M. Lardeaux, G. Martelet, G. Courrioux and A. Guillen, 3-D modelling of Alpine Mohos in Southwestern Alps, Geophysical Journal International, 180(3), 961--975, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04486.x, 2010.
  • M. Spada, I. Bianchi, E. Kissling, N. P. Agostinetti and S. Wiemer, Combining controlled-source seismology and receiver function information to derive 3-D Moho topography for Italy, Geophysical Journal International, 194(2), 1050-1068, 2013.
  • G. M. Stampfli, G. D. Borel, R. Marchant and J. Mosar, Western Alps geological constraints on western Tethyan reconstructions, Journal of the Virtual Explorer, 8, 77, 2002.
  • C. Sue, F. Thouvenot, J. Fréchet, Julien and P. Tricart, Widespread extension in the core of the western Alps revealed by earthquake analysis, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, 1999.
  • F. Thouvenot, A. Paul, G. Senechal, J. Fréchet, N. Béthoux, L. Jenatton and R. Guiguet, ECORS-CROP wide-angle reflection seismics: constraints on deep interfaces beneath the Alps, Mémoire de la Société Géologique de France, 156, 97--106, 1990.
  • F. Thouvenot, A. Paul, J. Fréchet, N. Béthoux, L. Jenatton and R. Guiguet, Are there really superposed Mohos in the southwestern Alps? New seismic data from fan-profiling reflections, Geophysical Journal International, 170, 1180--1194, 2007.
  • TRANSALP Working Group, First deep seismic reflection images of the Eastern Alps reveal giant crustal wedges and transcrustal ramps, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29( 10), doi:10.1029/2001GL014911, 2002.
  • P. Vernant, F. Masson, R. Bayer and A. Paul, Sequential inversion of local earthquake traveltimes and gravity anomaly---The example of the western Alps, Geophysical Journal International, 150(1), 79--90, 2002.
  • G. Vignaroli, C.Faccenna, L. Jolivet, C. Piromallo and F.Rossetti, Subduction polarity reversal at the junction between the Western Alps and the Northern Apennines, Italy, Tectonophysics, 450(1), 34--50, 2008.
  • F. von Blanckenburg and Davies, J H. Davies, Slab breakoff: a model for syncollisional magmatism and tectonics in the Alps, Tectonics, 14(1), 120--131}, 1995.
  • F. von Blanckenburg and J. H. Davies, Feasibility of double slab breakoff (Cretaceous and Tertiary) during the Alpine convergence, Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 89(1), 111--127, 1996.
  • M. Wagner, E.Kissling and S. Husen, Combining controlled-source seismology and local earthquake tomography to derive a 3-D crustal model of the western Alpine region, Geophysical Journal International, 191(2), 789--802, 2012.
  • F. Waldhauser, E. Kissling, J. Ansorge and St. Mueller, Three dimensional interface modelling with two-dimensional seismic data: the Alpine crust-mantle boundary, Geophysical Journal International, 135(1), 264--278, https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-246X.1998.00647.x, 1998.
  • F. Waldhauser, R. Lippitsch, E. Kissling and J. Ansorge, High-resolution teleseismic tomography of upper-mantle structure using an a priori three-dimensional crustal model, Geophysical Journal International, 150(2), 403--414, https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-246X.2002.01690.x, 2002.
  • L. Zhao, A. Paul, S. Solarino, C. Aubert, T. Zheng, S. Salimbeni, S. Guillot, R. Zhu and Q. Wang, The CIFALPS seismic experiment: first high-resolution data on the crust and upper mantle structures of the southwestern Alps, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 1, 2586, 2013.
  • L. Zhao, A. Paul, S. Guillot, S. Solarino, M. G. Malusà, T. Zheng, C. Aubert, S. Salimbeni, T. Dumont and S. Schwartz, First seismic evidence for continental subduction beneath the Western Alps, Geology, 43(9), 815--818, 2015.
  • L. Zhao, A. Paul, M. G. Malusa, X. Xu, T. Zheng, S. Solarino, S.Guillot, S. Schwartz, T. Dumont, S. Salimbeni, C. Aubert, S. Pondrelli, Q.Wang and R. Zhu, Continuity of the Alpine slab unraveled by high-resolution P wave tomography,Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121(12), 8720-8737, 2016.
  • L. Zhao, A. Paul, S. Solarino and RESIF, Seismic network YP: CIFALPS temporary experiment ({China}-{Italy}-{France} Alps seismic transect); RESIF - Réseau Sismologique et géodésique Français, 2016.

PhD thesis

  • S. Beller, Imagerie lithosphérique par inversion de formes d'ondes télésismiques, Université Côte d'Azur, 2017.
  • T. Diehl, 3-D seismic velocity models of the Alpine crust from local earquake tomography, PhD thesis, ETH Zurich, no. 17840, 2008.
  • B. Potin, Les Alpes occidentales: tomographie, localisation de séismes et topographie du Moho, Université Grenoble Alpes, 2016.