Peer-reviewed papers

Conference abstracts and other publications are under the personal pages


  • Spooner C, Scheck-Wenderoth M, Götze H-J, Ebbing J, Hetényi G (2019) Density distribution across the Alpine lithosphere constrained by 3-D gravity modelling and relation to seismicity and deformation. Solid Earth 10:2073-2088. doi:10.5194/se-10-2073-2019
  • Alvizuri C, Hetényi G (2019) Source mechanism of a lower crust earthquake beneath the Himalayas and its possible relation to metamorphism. Tectonophys 769:128153. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2019.06.023
  • Kalmár D, Hetényi G, Bondár I (2019) Moho depth analysis of the eastern Pannonian Basin and the Southern Carpathians from receiver functions. J Seismol 23:967-982. doi:10.1007/s10950-019-09847-w
  • Schmalholz SM, Duretz T, Hetényi G, Medvedev S (2019) Distribution and magnitude of stress due to lateral variation of gravitational potential energy between Indian lowland and Tibetan plateau. Geophys J Int 216:1313-1333. doi:10.1093/gji/ggy463


  • Subedi S, Hetényi G, Vergne J, Bollinger L, Lyon-Caen H, Farra V, Adhikari LB, Gupta R (2018) Imaging the Moho and the Main Himalayan Thrust in Western Nepal with receiver functions. Geophys Res Lett 45:13222-13230. doi:10.1029/2018GL080911
  • Hetényi G, Epard JL, Colavitti L, Hirzel AH, Kiss D, Petri B, Scarponi M, Schmalholz SM, Subedi S (2018) Spatial relation of surface faults and crustal seismicity: a first comparison in the region of Switzerland. Acta Geod Geophys 53:439-461. doi:10.1007/s40328-018-0229-9
  • Grujic D, Hetényi G, Cattin R, Baruah S, Benoit A, Drukpa D, Saric A (2018) Stress transfer and connectivity between the Bhutan Himalaya and the Shillong Plateau. Tectonophys 744:322-332. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.07.018
  • Hetényi G, Plomerová J, Bianchi I, Kampfová Exnerová H, Bokelmann G, Handy MR, Babuška V, AlpArray-EASI Working Group (2018) From mountain summits to roots: Crustal structure of the Eastern Alps and Bohemian Massif along longitude 13.3°E. Tectonophys 744:239-255. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.07.001
  • Hetényi G, Molinari I, Clinton J, Bokelmann G, Bondár I, Crawford WC, Dessa JX, Doubre C, Friederich W, Fuchs F, Giardini D, Gráczer Z, Handy MR, Herak M, Jia Y, Kissling E, Kopp H, Korn M, Margheriti L, Meier T, Mucciarelli M, Paul A, Pesaresi D, Piromallo C, Plenefisch T, Plomerová J, Ritter J, Rümpker G, Šipka V, Spallarossa D, Thomas C, Tilmann F, Wassermann J, Weber M, Wéber Z, Wesztergom V, Živ?i? M, AlpArray Seismic Network Team, AlpArray OBS Cruise Crew, AlpArray Working Group (2018) The AlpArray Seismic Network – a large-scale European experiment to image the Alpine orogen. Surv Geophys 39:1009-1033. doi:10.1007/s10712-018-9472-4
  • Gráczer Z, Szanyi G, Bondár I, Czanik C, Czifra T, Gy?ri E, Hetényi G, Kovács I, Molinari I, Süle B, Sz?cs E, Wesztergom V, Wéber Z, AlpArray Working Group (2018) AlpArray in Hungary: temporary and permanent seismological networks in the transition zone between the Eastern Alps and the Pannonian basin. Acta Geod Geophys 53:221-245. doi:10.1007/s40328-018-0213-4


  • Pistone M, Müntener O, Ziberna L, Hetényi G, Zanetti A (2017) Report on the ICDP workshop DIVE (Drilling the Ivrea-Verbano zonE). Sci Drill 23:47-56. doi:10.5194/sd-23-47-2017 PDF
  • 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 PDF 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 PDF
  • 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 PDF


  • 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, Stip?evi? J, Dasovi? 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 202:1770-1774. doi:10.1093/gji/ggv246
  • Hetényi G, Ren Y, Dando B, Stuart GW, Heged?s 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 26:372-376. 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 195:1481-1493. 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 193:149-160. 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 191:78-82. 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 186:6-10. 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 29:583-600. 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 PDF-download
  • 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, Heged?s 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
  • Náb?lek 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, Náb?lek J (2009) Seismic velocities in Southern Tibet lower crust. A receiver function approach for eclogite detection. Geophys J Int 177:1037-1049. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.04084.x
  • Hetényi G, Cattin R, Brunet F, Vergne J, Bollinger L, Náb?lek 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 264:226-244. 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 11:405-414. doi:10.1007/s10950-007-9060-4
  • Hetényi G, Cattin R, Vergne J, Náb?lek JL (2006) The effective elastic thickness of the India Plate from receiver function imaging, gravity anomalies and thermomechanical modelling. Geophys J Int 167:1106-1118. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03198.x