GEO3BCN-CSIC rsearcher,Jordi Díaz, gave the last of the lectures scheduled in the annual cycle of conferences "Trobada de Geofísica" (Geophysical Meeting) organized by the Laboratory of Geophysical Studies Eduard Fontseré from the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (LEGEF-IEC). The talk was given on 17th December in an online session that was attended by more than 30 participants.
The lecture was entitled "The deep structure of the Iberian peninsula, the Topoiberia legacy".In his speech, Jordi Díaz showed a compilation of the generated knowledge of the deep structure ofIberian plate based on the geophysical data acquired, developed models, and achieved results of several scientific projects carried out in recent years, including the TopoIberia project. Díaz proposed a journey that went from what we know about the crust to the lower mantle.
"The idea was to review the acquired knowledge from available geophysical data, starting from the plate drifting and moving towards the crust properties, the Moho topography, the upper mantle features, the lower limit of the lithosphere and finally the transition zone between upper and lower mantle", said Díaz.
Although the lecture was not only focused on the TopoIberia project, Jordi Díaz noted that, thanks to this project, "things got better" and that it made "available a large set of GS data, magnetotelluric profiles, and high-quality natural source seismology. It also made possible the collaboration and data exchange among several national and international research groups.
Finally, Jordi Díaz addressed some certain cases which are focusing the scientific attention, for which there are still questions to be answered, like the Pyrenees or the Gibraltar Arc.
The LEGEF meetings are set to provide a meeting point to the members of the Catalan geophysical community.