PASSEQ 2006-2008: Passive Seismic Experiment in Trans-European Suture Zone


The Teisseyre-Tornquist Zone (TTZ) as part of the Trans-European Suture Zone (TESZ) is one of the most prominent suture zones in Europe separating the young Palaeozoic platform from the much older Precambrian East European craton. The knowledge of deep structure of the TESZ is very important for the understanding of various tectonic processes in Europe. The PASSEQ 2006-2008 seismic experiment was performed thanks to a big international effort of 17 institutions from 10 countries. A total of 139 three-component temporary short-period and 49 temporary broadband seismic stations provided continuous recordings between May 2006 and June 2008 with the main period of recordings during 2007, in an array about 1200 km long and 400 km wide running from Germany through the Czech Republic and Poland to Lithuania. The average spacing between all stations was about 60 km, attaining about 20 km in the central part. The configuration of the seismic network was a compromise among needs of different seismic methods. The dense central profile allows the use of modern passive 2-D imaging techniques, while the distribution of broadband sensors was designed for surface wave and receiver function studies of the upper mantle down to the transition zone in a wide frequency range. Waveform data is fully open, with network code 7E.

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Creator Wilde-Piórko, Monika; Geissler, Wolfram H.; Plomerová, Jaroslava; Knapmeyer-Endrun, Brigitte; Grad, Marek; Babuška, Vladislav; Brückl, Ewald; Cyziene, Jolanta; Czuba, Wojciech; England, Richard; Gaczyński, Edward; Gazdova, Renata; Gregersen, Søren; Guterch, Aleksander; Hanka, Winfried; Hegedűs, Endre; Heuer, Barbara; Jedlička, Petr; Lazauskiene, Jurga; Keller, G. Randy; Kind, Rainer; Klinge, Klaus; Kolinsky, Petr; Komminaho, Kari; Kozlovskaya, Elena; Krüger, Frank; Larsen, Tine; Majdański, Mariusz; Malek, Jiří; Motuza, Gediminas; Novotný, Oldřich; Pietrasiak, Robert; Plenefisch, Thomas; Růžek, Bohuslav; Sliaupa, Saulius; Środa, Piotr; Świeczak, Marzena; Tiira, Timo; Voss, Peter; Wiejacz, Paweł
Publisher GFZ Data Services
Contributor Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ; GEOFON Data Centre; geofon(at); Geophysical Instrument Pool Potsdam (GIPP); SEIS-UK Department of Geology University of Leicester; PASSCAL facility of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS); University of Warsaw; Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI); Institute of Geophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IG.CAS); University of Potsdam; Former Eötvös Loránd Geophysical Institute (ELGI) now Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary (MFGI); Geolocial Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS); Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences (IGF.PAS); Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IRSM.CAS); Lithuanian Geological Survey (LGT); Seismologisches Zentralobservatorium Gräfenberg (SZGRF); University of Helsinki; University of Leicester; University of Oklahoma; University of Oulu; University of Vilnius; Vienna University of Technology
Publication Year 2006
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Contact geofon(at)
Language English
Resource Type Seismic Network
Format SEED data
Size Approx 1684 GB
Discipline Seismology
Spatial Coverage (8.800W, 48.400S, 25.900E, 56.100N); Poland; Germany; Czech Republic; Lithuania
Temporal Coverage Begin 2006-01-13T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-12-31T00:00:00Z