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Scanarray-a broadband seismological experiment in the baltic shield

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  • Hans Thybo, Istanbul Technical University, University of Oslo
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  • Nevra Bulut, Istanbul Technical University
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  • Michael Grund, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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  • Alexandra Mauerberger, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam, Freie Universität Berlin
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  • Anna Makushkina, Australian National University
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  • Irina M. Artemieva, Stanford University, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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  • Niels Balling
  • Olafur Gudmundsson, Uppsala University
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  • Valerie Maupin, University of Oslo
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  • Lars Ottemøller, University of Bergen
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  • Joachim Ritter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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  • Frederik Tilmann, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam, Freie Universität Berlin

The ScanArray international collaborative program acquired broadband seismological data at 192 locations in the Baltic Shield during the period between 2012 and 2017. Themain objective of the programis to provide seismological constraints on the structure of the lithospheric crust and mantle as well as the sublithospheric upper mantle. The new information will be applied to studies of how the lithospheric and deep structure affect observed fast topographic change and geological-tectonic evolution of the region. The programalso provides newinformation on local seismicity, focalmechanisms, and seismic noise. The recordings are generally of very high quality and are used for analysis by various seismological methods, including P- and S-wave receiver functions for the crust and upper mantle, surface wave and ambient noise inversion for seismic velocity, body-wave P- and S-wave tomography for upper mantle velocity structure using ray and finite frequency methods, and shear-wave splitting measurements for obtaining bulk anisotropy of the upper and lowermostmantle. Here,we provide a short overviewof the data acquisition and initial analysis of the new data, together with an example of integrated seismological results obtained by the project group along a representative ∼1800-km-long profile acrossmost of the tectonic provinces in the Baltic Shield between Denmark and the North Cape. The first models support a subdivision of the Paleoproterozoic Svecofennian province into three domains, where the highest topography of the Scandes mountain range in Norway along the Atlantic Coast has developed solely in the southern and northern domains, whereas the topography is more subdued in the central domain.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSeismological Research Letters
Pages (from-to)2811-2823
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

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