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European Alps Receiver Function Database

Michailos, Konstantinos; Hetényi, György; Scarponi, Matteo; Stipčević, Josip; Bianchi, Irene; Bonatto, Luciana; Czuba, Wojciech; Di Bona, Massimo; Govoni, Aladino; Hannemann, Katrin; Janik, Tomasz; Kalmár, Dániel; Kind, Rainer; Link, Frederik; Lucente, Francesco Pio; Monna, Stephen; Montuori, Caterina; Mroczek, Stefan; Paul, Anne; Piromallo, Claudia; Plomerová, Jaroslava; Rewers, Julia; Salimbeni, Simone; Tilmann, Frederik; Środa, Piotr; Vergne, Jérôme

This dataset contains the receiver function traces calculated using seismic waveform data from the AlpArray Seismic Network, three other temporary seismic networks, and permanent stations in the broader European Alpine region. We use this dataset to compile a new Moho depth map for the broader European Alps.

In particular, we include:

  1. all the downloaded seismic waveform data (ZNE components; 120s before and after the theoretical P-wave arrival) prior to RF calculation apart from those from the PACASE seismic network that are under embargo.
  2. the radial receiver function traces in .SAC format ( One SAC trace per station and teleseismic earthquake.
  3. the transverse ( traces in .SAC format. 
  4. the receiver function stacks from all the seismic stations plotted versus back-azimuth in .png format ( and
  5. moho_depth_picks.csv that contains the moho depth picks information shown in the main article Figure 8a. 
  6. a CSV file with details of the teleseismic earthquakes.
  7. a list of all the seismic stations used here. 

For details on how to read and process the receiver function traces have a look at the README file of the repository.

For more details on this dataset, have a look at our manuscript entitled “Moho depths beneath the European Alps: a homogeneously processed map and receiver functions database” in Earth System Science Data (ESSD) journal and our GitHub repository




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