Peer-reviewed papers

Conference abstracts and other publications are under the personal pages


  • Diehl T, Singer J, Hetényi G, Grujic D, Giardini D, Clinton J, Kissling E, GANSSER Working Group (2017) Seismotectonics of Bhutan: Evidence for segmentation of the Eastern Himalayas and link to foreland deformation. Earth Planet Sci Lett 471:54-64. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.04.038 Supplement: catalogue
  • Singer J, Obermann A, Kissling E, Fang H, Hetényi G, Grujic D (2017b) Along-strike variations in the Himalayan orogenic wedge structure in Bhutan from ambient seismic noise tomography. Geochem Geophys Geosyst 18:1483-1498. doi:10.1002/2016GC006742
  • Singer J, Kissling E, Diehl T, Hetényi G (2017a) The underthrusting Indian crust and its role in collision dynamics of the Eastern Himalaya in Bhutan: Insights from receiver function imaging. J Geophys Res 122:1152-1178. doi:10.1002/2016JB013337


  • Hetényi G, Le Roux-Mallouf R, Berthet T, Cattin R, Cauzzi C, Phuntsho K, Grolimund R (2016) Joint approach combining damage and paleoseismology observations constrains the 1714 A.D. Bhutan earthquake at magnitude 8±0.5. Geophys Res Lett 43:10695-10702. doi:10.1002/2016GL071033 PDF
  • Hetényi G, Cattin R, Berthet T, Le Moigne N, Chophel J, Lechmann S, Hammer P, Drukpa D, Sapkota SN, Gautier S, Thinley K (2016) Segmentation of the Himalayas as revealed by arc-parallel gravity anomalies. Sci Rep 6:33866. doi:10.1038/srep33866 PDF
  • Molinari I, Clinton J, Kissling E, Hetényi G, Giardini D, Stipčević J, Dasović I, Herak M, Šipka V, Wéber Z, Gráczer Z, Solarino S (2016) Swiss AlpArray temporary broad-band seismic stations deployment and noise characterization. Adv Geosci 43:15-29. doi:10.5194/adgeo-43-15-2016 PDF
  • Duputel Z, Vergne J, Rivera L, Wittlinger G, Farra V, Hetényi G (2016) The 2015 Gorkha earthquake: A large event illuminating the Main Himalayan Thrust fault. Geophys Res Lett 43:2517-2525. doi:10.1002/2016GL068083 PDF


  • Bondarescu R, Schärer A, Lundgren A, Hetényi G, Houlié N, Jetzer P, Bondarescu M (2015). Atomic clocks as tools to monitor vertical surface motion. Geophys J Int 202(3):1770-1774. doi:10.1093/gji/ggv246
  • Hetényi G, Ren Y, Dando B, Stuart GW, Hegedűs E, Kovács AC, Houseman GA (2015) Crustal structure of the Pannonian Basin: the AlCaPa and Tisza Terrains and the Mid-Hungarian Zone. Tectonophysics 646:106-116. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.02.004
  • Chanard K, Avouac J-P, Ramillien G, Genrich J (2014), Modeling deformation induced by seasonal variations of continental water in the Himalaya region: Sensitivity to Earth elastic structure. J Geophys Res, 119:5097-5113. doi:10.1002/2013JB010451
  • Hetényi G (2014) To conserve or not to conserve (mass in numerical models). Terra Nova 26(5):372-376. doi:10.1111/ter.12109
  • Berthet T, Ritz JF, Ferry M, Pelgay P, Cattin R, Drukpa D, Braucher R, Hetényi G (2014) Active tectonics of the eastern Himalaya: new constraints from the first tectonic geomorphology study in southern Bhutan. Geology 42:427-430. doi:10.1130/G35162.1
  • Lechmann SM, Schmalholz SM, Hetényi G, May DA, Kaus BJP (2014) Quantifying the impact of mechanical layering and underthrusting on the dynamics of the modern India-Asia collisional system with 3D numerical models. J Geophys Res 119:616-644. doi:10.1002/2012JB009748
  • Berthet T, Hetényi G, Cattin R, Sapkota SN, Champollion C, Kandel T, Doerflinger E, Drukpa D, Lechmann S, Bonnin M (2013) Lateral uniformity of India plate strength over Central and Eastern Nepal. Geophys J Int 195(3):1481-1493. doi:10.1093/gji/ggt357
  • Hammer P, Berthet T, Hetényi G, Cattin R, Drukpa D, Chophel J, Lechmann S, Le Moigne N, Champollion C, Doerflinger E (2013) Flexure of the India plate underneath the Bhutan Himalaya. Geophys Res Lett 40:4225-4230. doi:10.1002/grl.50793
  • Basuyau C, Diament M, Tiberi C, Hetényi G, Vergne J, Peyrefitte A (2013) Joint inversion of teleseismic and GOCE gravity data: Application to the Himalayas. Geophys J Int 193(1):149-160. doi:10.1093/gji/ggs110
  • Ader T, Avouac J-P, Liu-Zeng J, Lyon-Caen H, Bollinger H, Galetzka J, Genrich J, Thomas M, Chanard K, Sapkota SN, Rajaure S, Shrestha P, Ding L, Flouzat M (2012) Convergence rate across the Nepal Himalaya and interseismic coupling on the Main Himalayan Thrust: Implications for seismic hazard. J Geophys Res 117:B04403. doi:10.1029/2011JB009071
  • Bondarescu R, Bondarescu M, Hetényi G, Boschi L, Jetzer P, Balakrishna J (2012) Geophysical applicability of atomic clocks: direct continental geoid mapping. Geophys J Int 191(1):78-82. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05636.x
  • Almqvist BSG, Bosshard SA, Hirt AM, Mattsson HB, Hetényi G (2012) Internal flow structures in columnar jointed basalt from Hrepphólar, Iceland: II. Magnetic anisotropy and rock magnetic properties. B Volcanol 74:1667-1981. doi:10.1007/s00445-012-0622-0
  • Bosshard SA, Mattsson HB, Hetényi G (2012) Origin of internal flow structures in columnar jointed basalt from Hrepphólar, Iceland: I. Textural and geochemical characterization. B Volcanol 74:1645-1666. doi:10.1007/s00445-012-0623-z
  • Hetényi G, Taisne B, Garel F, Médard E, Bosshard S, Mattsson HB (2012) Scales of columnar jointing in igneous rocks: field measurements and controlling factors. B Volcanol 74:457-482. doi:10.1007/s00445-011-0534-4
  • Cornwell DG, Hetényi G, Blanchard TD (2011) Mantle transition zone variations beneath the Ethiopian Rift and Afar: Chemical heterogeneity within a hot mantle? Geophys Res Lett 38:L16308. doi:10.1029/2011GL047575
  • Hetényi G, Godard V, Cattin R, Connolly JAD (2011) Incorporating metamorphism in geodynamic models: the mass conservation problem. Geophys J Int 186(1):6-10. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05052.x
  • Mattsson HB, Caricchi L, Almqvist BSG, Caddick MJ, Bosshard SA, Hetényi G, Hirt AM (2011) Melt migration in basalt columns driven by crystallization-induced pressure gradients. Nat Commun 2:299. doi:10.1038/ncomms1298
  • Vitale Brovarone A, Groppo C, Hetényi G, Compagnoni R, Malavieille J (2011) Coexistence of lawsonite-bearing eclogite and blueschist: phase equilibria modelling of Alpine Corsica metabasalts and petrological evolution of subducting slabs. J Metamorphic Geol 29(5):583-600. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2011.00931.x
  • Hetényi G, Vergne J, Bollinger L, Cattin R (2011) Discontinuous low-velocity zone in southern Tibet questions the viability of channel flow model. In: Growth and Collapse of the Tibetan Plateau, eds. R. Gloaguen, L. Ratschbacher, Geol Soc London Spec Pub series 353:99-108. doi:10.1144/SP353.6
  • Labrousse L, Hetényi G, Raimbourg H, Jolivet L, Andersen TB (2010) Initiation of crustal-scale thrusts triggered by metamorphic reactions at depth: insights from a comparison between the Himalayas and Scandinavian Caledonides. Tectonics 29:TC5002. doi:10.1029/2009TC002602
  • Hetényi G, Stuart GW, Houseman GA, Horváth F, Hegedűs E, Brückl E (2009) Anomalously deep mantle transition zone below Central Europe: Evidence of lithospheric instability. Geophys Res Lett 36:L21307. doi:10.1029/2009GL040171
  • Nábělek J, Hetényi G, Vergne J, Sapkota S, Kafle B, Jiang M, Su H, Chen J, Huang BS, the Hi-CLIMB Team (2009) Underplating in the Himalaya-Tibet Collision Zone Revealed by the Hi-CLIMB Experiment. Science 325(5946):1371-1374. doi:10.1126/science.1167719
  • Wittlinger G, Farra V, Hetényi G, Vergne J, Nábělek J (2009) Seismic velocities in Southern Tibet lower crust. A receiver function approach for eclogite detection. Geophys J Int 177(3):1037-1049. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.04084.x
  • Hetényi G, Cattin R, Brunet F, Vergne J, Bollinger L, Nábělek JL, Diament M (2007) Density distribution of the India plate beneath the Tibetan Plateau: geophysical and petrological constraints on the kinetics of lower-crustal eclogitization. Earth Planet Sci Lett 264(1-2):226-244. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.09.036
  • Hetényi G, Bus Z (2007) Shear wave velocity and crustal thickness in the Pannonian Basin from receiver function inversions at four permanent stations in Hungary. J Seismol 11(4):405-414. doi:10.1007/s10950-007-9060-4
  • Hetényi G, Cattin R, Vergne J, Nábělek JL (2006) The effective elastic thickness of the India Plate from receiver function imaging, gravity anomalies and thermomechanical modelling. Geophys J Int 167(3):1106-1118. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03198.x