Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Data description paper
19 May 2021
Data description paper |  | 19 May 2021

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

Data sets

The Pan-Alpine gravity database 2020 Zahorec, Pavol; Papčo, Juraj; Pašteka, Roman; Bielik, Miroslav; Bonvalot, Sylvain; Braitenberg, Carla; Ebbing, Jörg; Gabriel, Gerald; Gosar, Andrej; Grand, Adam; Götze, Hans-Jürgen; Hetényi, György; Holzrichter, Nils; Kissling, Edi; Marti, Urs; Meurers, Bruno; Mrlina, Jan; Pastorutti, Alberto; Scarponi, Matteo; Sebera, Josef; Seoane, Lucia; Skiba, Peter; Szűcs, Eszter; Varga, Matej

Short summary
The gravity field of the Earth expresses the overall effect of the distribution of different rocks at depth with their distinguishing densities. Our work is the first to present the high-resolution gravity map of the entire Alpine orogen, for which high-quality land and sea data were reprocessed with the exact same calculation procedures. The results reflect the local and regional structure of the Alpine lithosphere in great detail. The database is hereby openly shared to serve further research.