Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Solid Earth, 11, 1947–1968, 2020
Solid Earth, 11, 1947–1968, 2020

Research article 29 Oct 2020

Research article | 29 Oct 2020

Crustal structures beneath the Eastern and Southern Alps from ambient noise tomography

Ehsan Qorbani et al.

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The crustal structure of the Eastern and Southern Alps is complex. Although several seismological studies have targeted the crust, the velocity structure under this area is still not fully understood. Here we study the crustal velocity structure using seismic ambient noise tomography. Our high-resolution models image several velocity anomalies and contrasts and reveal details of the crustal structure. We discuss our new models of the crust with respect to the geologic and tectonic features.