Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Solid Earth, 12, 539–561, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-539-2021

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

Solid Earth, 12, 539–561, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-539-2021

Research article 02 Mar 2021

Research article | 02 Mar 2021

Gravity modeling of the Alpine lithosphere affected by magmatism based on seismic tomography

Davide Tadiello and Carla Braitenberg

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AR by Davide Tadiello on behalf of the Authors (19 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Oct 2020) by Giancarlo Molli
AR by Davide Tadiello on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Oct 2020) by Giancarlo Molli
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (27 Oct 2020) by CharLotte Krawczyk(Executive Editor)
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Nov 2020) by Giancarlo Molli
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Nov 2020)
RR by Cristiano Mendel Martins (17 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish as is (19 Dec 2020) by Giancarlo Molli
ED: Publish as is (21 Dec 2020) by CharLotte Krawczyk(Executive Editor)
AR by Davide Tadiello on behalf of the Authors (04 Jan 2021)  Author's response
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Short summary
We present an innovative approach to estimate a lithosphere density distribution model based on seismic tomography and gravity data. In the studied area, the model shows that magmatic events have increased density in the middle to lower crust, which explains the observed positive gravity anomaly. We interpret the densification through crustal intrusion and magmatic underplating. The proposed method has been tested in the Alps but can be applied to other geological contexts.