The Alps Revisited—4D-MB, the German Contribution to the Alp Array Mission

  • Michael WeberEmail author
  • Mark Handy
  • Emanuel Kästle
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


4D-MB is a multi- and interdisciplinary project that stands as an integral part of the international Alp Array mission. It helps test the advanced hypothesis that re-organizations of the Earth’s mantle during the collision of tectonic plates have immediate as well as long-lasting effects on the earthquake distribution, crustal motion and landscape evolution in the mountain belts. The Alp-Array consortium involves 64 institutions distributed in 17 countries.


Alps Tectonics Seismology Seismic arrays 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GFZPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.University PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Freie University BerlinBerlinGermany

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