The Institute of Geophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences and its partners have prepared a research project called CAPABLE – CArpathian PAnnonian Basin Lithosphere Inquiry. The aim of this project is to study in detail the structure of the lithosphere of the Carpathian-Pannonian Basin by analyzing the characteristics of seismic noise and natural earthquake records conducted by the seismological networks of the project partners (coming from the Visegrad Group countries), including 7 stations of the University of Silesia. So far, only the general features of the variability of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary and the lithosphere itself are known. It results from insufficient data which is available only from a few seismological observatories in the region. Joint research will allow to retrieve the detailed geological structure of the Earth’s crust and upper mantle up to about 600 km and to analyze the contact zones between microplates integrated within the Carpathian-Pannonian Basin. The effect of the project will be the developed 3D model of the upper mantle and the structure of the lithosphere carried out by the CAPABLE Team. The new seismo-tectonic model will allow for a more accurate definition and identification of seismically active areas and active fault systems, thus it helps to understand the seismic evolution and the neotectonic regime of active fault zones.
The project is financed by the Visegrad Fund, Project No 21930053.
Project leader and coordinator: RNDr. Jaroslava Plomerová, DrSc., Institute of Geophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences.
Representative of the University of Silesia in the project: dr Maciej Mendecki
Other project partners: Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland), University of Warsaw (Poland), Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary), Earth Science Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia), Comenius University in Bratislava, (Slovakia), Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Slovakia)
Project website: https://www.ig.cas.cz/en/about/visegrad-capable/
The research provided for in the CAPABLE project is carried out within the European AlpArray group: