Acta Geophysica

, 56:957 | Cite as

Electrical structure of the upper mantle beneath Central Europe: Results of the CEMES project

  • Vladimir Yu. Semenov
  • Josef Pek
  • Antal Ádám
  • Waldemar Jóźwiak
  • Boris Ladanyvskyy
  • Igor M. Logvinov
  • Pavel Pushkarev
  • Jan Vozar


In the years 2001–2003, we accomplished the experimental phase of the project CEMES by collecting long-period magnetotelluric data at positions of eleven permanent geomagnetic observatories situated within few hundreds kilometers along the south-west margin of the East European Craton. Five teams were engaged in estimating independently the magnetotelluric responses by using different data processing procedures. The conductance distributions at the depths of the upper mantle have been derived individually beneath each observatory. By averaging the individual cross-sections, we have designed the final model of the geoelectrical structure of the upper mantle beneath the CEMES region. The results indicate systematic trends in the deep electrical structure of the two European tectonic plates and give evidence that the electrical structure of the upper mantle differs between the East European Craton and the Phanerozoic plate of west Europe, with a separating transition zone that generally coincides with the Trans-European Suture Zone.


mantle structure Central Europe electromagnetic soundings 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Yu. Semenov
    • 1
  • Josef Pek
    • 2
  • Antal Ádám
    • 3
  • Waldemar Jóźwiak
    • 1
  • Boris Ladanyvskyy
    • 4
  • Igor M. Logvinov
    • 5
  • Pavel Pushkarev
    • 1
  • Jan Vozar
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of GeophysicsPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Geophysical InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Geodetic and Geophysical Research InstituteHungarian Academy of SciencesSopronHungary
  4. 4.Carpathian Branch of the Institute of GeophysicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineLvivUkraine
  5. 5.Institute of GeophysicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine
  6. 6.Geophysical InstituteSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia

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