Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Research article
12 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 12 Oct 2021

Elastic anisotropies of deformed upper crustal rocks in the Alps

Ruth Keppler, Roman Vasin, Michael Stipp, Tomás Lokajícek, Matej Petruzálek, and Nikolaus Froitzheim


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-27', Benito Abalos, 29 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ruth Keppler, 14 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-27', Sascha Zertani, 01 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ruth Keppler, 14 Sep 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on se-2021-27', Anonymous Referee #3, 06 Aug 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Ruth Keppler, 14 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Ruth Keppler on behalf of the Authors (14 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2021) by Mirijam Vrabec
ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2021) by CharLotte Krawczyk(Executive Editor)
Short summary
Rocks in mountain belts have been deformed during continental collision causing a certain alignment of the minerals referred to as crystallographic preferred orientation (CPO). Minerals have anisotropic properties: the velocity of seismic waves travelling through them is direction dependent. This leads to anisotropy of the rocks. We measured the CPO of common rocks within the Alps. With this data and known anisotropic properties of the minerals we calculated the seismic anisotropy of the rocks.