Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Solid Earth, 13, 251–270, 2022

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

Solid Earth, 13, 251–270, 2022
Research article
31 Jan 2022
Research article | 31 Jan 2022

Two subduction-related heterogeneities beneath the Eastern Alps and the Bohemian Massif imaged by high-resolution P-wave tomography

Jaroslava Plomerová et al.

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We present high-resolution tomography images of upper mantle structure beneath the E Alps and the adjacent Bohemian Massif. The northward-dipping lithosphere, imaged down to ∼200 km beneath the E Alps without signs of delamination, is probably formed by a mixture of a fragment of detached European plate and the Adriatic plate subductions. A detached high-velocity anomaly, sub-parallel to and distinct from the E Alps heterogeneity, is imaged at ∼100–200 km beneath the southern part of the BM.