EGU General Assembly participation

Next week we will be attending the EGU General Assembly in Vienna. Here is a list of our planned contributions:

  • Monday, 14:45 (room D3): Diehl T, Singer J, Hetényi G, Grujic D, Clinton J, Giardini D, Kissling E: Evidence for segmentation of the Eastern Himalayas and link to foreland deformation
  • Tuesday 8:30-12:00 (room G1): Session TS7.7/SM6.13: The Alps and neigbouring mountain belts: a multidisciplinary vision (AlpArray)
  • Tuesday 13:30-15:00 (room 2.83): AlpArray Gravity Working Group meeting
  • Tuesday 15:30-17:00 (room 0.15): AlpArray meeting
  • Tuesday, poster X2.233: Hetényi G, Molinari I, Clinton J, Kissling E, AlpArray Seismic Network Core Group: The AlpArray Seismic Network: status and operation
  • Tuesday, poster X2.234: Hetényi G, Bianchi I, Plomerová J, Kampfová Exnerová H, AlpArray-EASI Working Group, The interaction between the Adria and Europe plates at their boundary in the Eastern Alps (project EASI)
  • Tuesday, poster X2.236: Molinari I, Obermann A, Kissling E, Hetényi G, AlpArray-EASI Working Group: The 3D crustal structure of Eastern Alps and Bohemian Massif revealed by ambient noise surface wave tomography
  • Tuesday, poster X2.370: Chanard K, Hetényi G, Baumgartner L, Licul A, Herman F: Constraining eclogitization kinetics at large scale: the Indian lower crust
  • Tuesday, poster X3.26: Alvizuri C, Silwal V, Krischer L, Tape C: Estimation of full moment tensors, including uncertainties, for earthquakes, volcanic events, and nuclear explosions
  • Friday, poster X3.23: Colavitti L, Hetényi G: Towards a new tool to develop a 3-D shear-wave velocity model from converted waves
  • Friday, poster X2.142: Herman F, Deal E, Braun J, Chanard K, de Anna P, Stalder N: Extracting an unbiased erosion history of glacial landscapes

Valais rock stand at the CPPS completed

The new rock stand featuring typical rocks from the Valais (and therefore the Alps) is cow completed and can be visited at the CPPS (“Centre Pédagogique pour la Prévention des Séismes”) in Sion. Many thanks to Guillaume Antonioli, Nikhil Sharma, Jean-Luc Epard, and all sample contributors!

Photo from Anne Sauron (CPPS)

Earthquake in Switzerland & interview

Following the largest earthquake in Switzerland since in the past 12 years (magnitude 4.6) on Monday, in the Helvetic Nappes around the cantons Uri, Schwyz and Glarus, RTS Couleur 3 made an interview with György Hetényi about seismicity in Switzerland and in general. You can listen to it here (musical break from 3’00” to 5’15”).

AGU 2016

The American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting takes place this week in San Francisco. From our team Kristel Chanard is present and will give a presentation on Wednesday on her recent results:

Chanard K, Hetényi G, Baumgartner L. Licul A, Herman F (2016) Constraints on the extent and kinetics of eclogitization processes in the Indian lower crust. AGU Fall Meeting S43B-07.

Note that the meeting will move to New Orleans in 2017 and to Washington DC in 2018.

Thomas Bodin visiting

On Friday, November 25th Thomas Bodin from ENS Lyon will be our guest. He will first act as an external referee in Leonardo Colavitti’s PhD Proposal Defence; then at 15h in room 3799 he will give a seminar on Transdimensional Inference in the Geosciences. All are welcome!