Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Solid Earth, 12, 2671–2702, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2671-2021

Special issue: New insights into the tectonic evolution of the Alps and the...

Solid Earth, 12, 2671–2702, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2671-2021

Research article 25 Nov 2021

Research article | 25 Nov 2021

Imaging structure and geometry of slabs in the greater Alpine area – a P-wave travel-time tomography using AlpArray Seismic Network data

Marcel Paffrath et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-58', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Jun 2021
    • CC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marcel Paffrath, 10 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marcel Paffrath, 19 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-58', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marcel Paffrath, 19 Jul 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on se-2021-58', Anne Paul, 26 Jul 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on EC1', Marcel Paffrath, 06 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Marcel Paffrath on behalf of the Authors (16 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Aug 2021) by Anne Paul
AR by Marcel Paffrath on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Sep 2021) by Anne Paul
AR by Marcel Paffrath on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Sep 2021) by Anne Paul
ED: Publish as is (09 Sep 2021) by CharLotte Krawczyk(Executive Editor)
Short summary
The Alpine mountain belt was formed by the collision of the Eurasian and African plates in the geological past, during which parts of the colliding plates sank into the earth's mantle. Using seismological data from distant earthquakes recorded by the AlpArray Seismic Network, we have derived an image of the current location of these subducted parts in the earth's mantle. Their quantity and spatial distribution is key information needed to understand how the Alpine orogen was formed.