AlpArray Field Activity: SWATH D Project in SSP 4D-MB Mountain Building in four dimensions

This project is designed to collect and provide seismological data through a dense seismological network in the central and eastern Alps. The 154 densely spaced stations planned here will complement the larger-scale AlpArray Network ("backbone"). SWATH D focuses on a key region of the Alps where the polarity of the subduction may change and where TRANSALP found a jump in the Moho. The data generated in this project are required by 15 individual applications in the SPP; 15 other proposals need products (e.g. tomographic images) resulting therefrom. SWATH D is therefore an important part within the SPP and the international AlpArray community, as well as a scientific service for the majority of the projects in the SPP.

Time frame

  • 2017 - 2019

Principal Investigator

  • M. Weber (GFZ Potsdam)
  • Chr. Haberland (GFZ Potsdam)
  • F. Tilmann (GFZ Potsdam)


  • B. Heit (GFZ Potsdam)


  • DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SPP -4D MB)


  • W. Lenhardt (ZAMG, Vienna)
  • D. Pesaresi (OGS Udine, Italy)


Research Unit(s)

  • RU2 (Plate Boundary Systems)



Frederik Tilmann
Prof. Frederik Tilmann
Albert-Einstein-Straße 42-46
Building A 46, Room 103
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1240