AGU 2017 Fall Meeting

The 2017 Fall Meeting of the AGU is taking place this week in New Orleans. Our group member’s contributions:

  • Alvizuri CR, Hetényi G (S43B-0843) Seismic full moment tensors for events in the Indian lower crust beneath the Himalayas and their relevance to eclogitization
  • Alvizuri CR, Tape C (S43H-2965) Full moment tensors with uncertainties for the 2017 North Korea declared nuclear test and for a collocated, subsequent event
  • Tape C, Alvizuri CR, Silwal V, Tape W (S44B-01) Uncertainties for seismic moment tensors and applications to nuclear explosions, volcanic events, and earthquakes
  • Colavitti L, Hetényi G (S51D-0633) Towards a new technique to construct a 3D shear-wave velocity model based on converted waves
  • Pilet S, Müntener O, Duretz T, Hetényi G (V43G-07) Evidence for refertilization of the Pacific plate: implications for the seismic and geochemical properties of the oceanic lithosphere
  • Hetényi G, Pistone M, Nabelek PI, Baumgartner LP (V24B-02) South-Tibetan partially molten batholiths: geophysical characterization and petrological assessment of their origin

Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2017

The 15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting is held in Davos on November 17-18. Our group will present the following posters:

  • Scarponi M, Hetényi G, Plomerová J, Solarino S, Berthet T, Baron L (2017) High resolution imaging of the Ivrea Geophysical Body: A receiver function and gravity approach.
  • Hetényi G, Pistone M, Nábělek PI, Baumgartner L (2017) Lhasa Block partial melt zones: matching geophysical characteristics and petrological origin.
  • Hetényi G, Molinari I, Clinton J, Kissling E, Alparray Seismic Network Team, Alparray OBS Cruise Crew, Alparray Working Group (2017) The completed AlpArray Seismic Network.


German AlpArray SPP “MB-4D” started

The German component of the AlpArray program runs under a special program (SPP) of the German Science Foundation, under the title Mountain Building Processes in 4D. The first annual meeting was held in Potsdam on November 9-10, and hosted all German participants (and more) as well as a number of international AlpArray colleagues. More information on MB-4D can be found on their website:

IvreaArray DOI

The IvreaArray seismic network (an AlpArray Complementary Experiment) installed earlier this year, now has a DOI and can be officially cited:

Hetényi G, Plomerová J, Solarino S, Scarponi M, Vecsey L, Munzarová H, Babuška V, Jedlička P, Kotek J, Colavitti L (2017) IvreaArray – an AlpArray Complementary Experiment. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1038209

Shiba Subedi joins our group

Welcome to Shiba Subedi who joins our research group this month.

Shiba arrives from Paris where he has completed his MSc degree at IPGP, followed by an internship at ENS. He now holds a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship to focus on teaching seismology in Nepali schools. In this frame, we plan to test low-cost seismometers, to be installed in schools as teaching and data collection tools.