Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Solid Earth, 12, 691–711, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-691-2021

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

Solid Earth, 12, 691–711, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-691-2021
Research article
19 Mar 2021
Research article | 19 Mar 2021

Gravity effect of Alpine slab segments based on geophysical and petrological modelling

Maximilian Lowe et al.

Related authors

Greenland Geothermal Heat Flow Database and Map (Version 1)
William Colgan, Agnes Wansing, Kenneth Mankoff, Mareen Lösing, John Hopper, Keith Louden, Jörg Ebbing, Flemming G. Christiansen, Thomas Ingeman-Nielsen, Lillemor Claesson Liljedahl, Joseph A. MacGregor, Árni Hjartarson, Stefan Bernstein, Nanna B. Karlsson, Sven Fuchs, Juha Hartikainen, Johan Liakka, Robert S. Fausto, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Anders Bjørk, Jens-Ove Naslund, Finn Mørk, Yasmina Martos, Niels Balling, Thomas Funck, Kristian K. Kjeldsen, Dorthe Petersen, Ulrik Gregersen, Gregers Dam, Tove Nielsen, Shfaqat A. Khan, and Anja Løkkegaard
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 2209–2238, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2209-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2209-2022, 2022
Short summary
Crustal structure of the Volgo–Uralian subcraton revealed by inverse and forward gravity modelling
Igor Ognev, Jörg Ebbing, and Peter Haas
Solid Earth, 13, 431–448, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-431-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-431-2022, 2022
Short summary
Moho and uppermost mantle structure in the Alpine area from S-to-P converted waves
Rainer Kind, Stefan M. Schmid, Xiaohui Yuan, Benjamin Heit, Thomas Meier, and the AlpArray and AlpArray-SWATH-D Working Groups
Solid Earth, 12, 2503–2521, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2503-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2503-2021, 2021
Short summary
The first pan-Alpine surface-gravity database, a modern compilation that crosses frontiers
Pavol Zahorec, Juraj Papčo, Roman Pašteka, Miroslav Bielik, Sylvain Bonvalot, Carla Braitenberg, Jörg Ebbing, Gerald Gabriel, Andrej Gosar, Adam Grand, Hans-Jürgen Götze, György Hetényi, Nils Holzrichter, Edi Kissling, Urs Marti, Bruno Meurers, Jan Mrlina, Ema Nogová, Alberto Pastorutti, Corinne Salaun, Matteo Scarponi, Josef Sebera, Lucia Seoane, Peter Skiba, Eszter Szűcs, and Matej Varga
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2165–2209, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2165-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2165-2021, 2021
Short summary
Increased density of large low-velocity provinces recovered by seismologically constrained gravity inversion
Wolfgang Szwillus, Jörg Ebbing, and Bernhard Steinberger
Solid Earth, 11, 1551–1569, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-1551-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-1551-2020, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject area: Tectonic plate interactions, magma genesis, and lithosphere deformation at all scales | Editorial team: Geodesy, gravity, and geomagnetism | Discipline: Geodynamics
Analytical solution for residual stress and strain preserved in anisotropic inclusion entrapped in an isotropic host
Xin Zhong, Marcin Dabrowski, and Bjørn Jamtveit
Solid Earth, 12, 817–833, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-817-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-817-2021, 2021
Short summary
The role of edge-driven convection in the generation of volcanism – Part 1: A 2D systematic study
Antonio Manjón-Cabeza Córdoba and Maxim D. Ballmer
Solid Earth, 12, 613–632, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-613-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-613-2021, 2021
Short summary
The effect of effective rock viscosity on 2-D magmatic porosity waves
Janik Dohmen, Harro Schmeling, and Jan Philipp Kruse
Solid Earth, 10, 2103–2113, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-2103-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-2103-2019, 2019
Short summary

Cited articles

Afonso, J. C., Fernandez, M., Ranalli, G., Griffin, W. L., and Connolly, J. A. D.: Integrated geophysical-petrological modeling of the lithosphere and sublithospheric upper mantle: Methodology and applications, Geochem. Geophy. Geosy., 9, Q05008, https://doi.org/10.1029/2007GC001834, 2008. 
Amante, C. and Eakins, B. W.: ETOP01 1 arc-minute global reliefmodel: Procedures, data sources and analysis, NOAA Tech. Memo., NESDIS NGDC-24, 19 pp., https://doi.org/10.7289/V5C8276M, 2009. 
Artemieva, I. M.: Lithosphere structure in Europe from thermal isostasy, Earth-Sci. Rev., 188, 454–468, 2019. 
Babuška, V., Plomerova, J., and Granet, M.: The deep lithosphere in the Alps: a model inferred from P residuals, Tectonophysics, 176, 137–165, 1990. 
Beller, S., Monteiller, V., Operto, S., Nolet, G., Paul, A., and Zhao, L.: Lithospheric architecture of the South-Western Alps revealed by multiparameter teleseismic full-waveform inversion, Geophys. J. Int., 212, 1369–1388, 2018. 
Download
Short summary
This study estimates the gravitational contribution from subcrustal density heterogeneities interpreted as subducting lithosphere beneath the Alps to the gravity field. We showed that those heterogeneities contribute up to 40 mGal of gravitational signal. Such density variations are often not accounted for in Alpine lithospheric models. We demonstrate that future studies should account for subcrustal density variations to provide a meaningful representation of the complex geodynamic Alpine area.