Luca Dal Zilio


Publications

10. D’Acquisto, M.,  Dal Zilio, L., Molinari, I., Kissling, E., Gerya, T., van Dinther, Y. (2019) Tectonics and seismicity in the Northern Apennines driven by slab retreat and crustal delamination. JGR: Solid Earth (in review)

9. Dal Zilio, L., Jolivet, R., van Dinther, Y. (2019) Segmentation of the Main Himalayan Thrust inferred from geodetic observations of interseismic coupling. (in review) ⬇︎EarthArXiv Preprint

8. Dal Zilio, L., Kissling, E., Gerya, T. (2019) Slab Rollback Orogeny Model for the evolution of the Central Alps: Seismo-Thermo-Mechanical test. (in review) ⬇︎EarthArXiv Preprint

7. Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T., Avouac, J.-P. (2019) Bimodal seismicity in the Himalaya controlled by fault friction and geometry. Nature Communications ⬇︎pdf

6. Dal Zilio, L. (2018). Subduction-driven Earth machine. Nature Geoscience (News and Views), 11, 229 ⬇︎pdf

5. Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y., and Gerya, T. V., (2018). Seismic behaviour of mountain belts controlled by plate convergence rate. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 482, 81–92, ⬇︎pdf

4. Ficini, E., Dal Zilio, L., Doglioni, C., and Gerya, T. V., (2017). Horizontal mantle flow controls subduction dynamics. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 7550 ⬇︎pdf

3. Dal Zilio, L., Faccenda, M., and Capitanio, F. A., (2017). The role of deep subduction in supercontinent breakup. Tectonophysics ⬇︎pdf

2. Faccenda, M., and Dal Zilio, L., (2017). The role of solid–solid phase transitions in mantle convection. Lithos 268, 198-224 ⬇︎pdf

1. Meyzen, C.M., Massironi, M., Pozzobon. R., and Dal Zilio, L., (2015). Are plumes on motionless plates analogues to Martian plume feeding the giant shield volcanoes? Geological Society of London, v. 401 ⬇︎pdf


Books

                                                      Cross-Scale Modeling of Mountain Building and the Seismic Cycle:

                                                      From Alps to Himalaya. Springer Nature.










Thesis

PhD thesis — ETH Zurich

Supervisors: Taras Gerya, Ylona van Dinther

Cross-scale modeling of mountain building and the seismic cycle: From Alps to Himalaya



MSc thesis – University of Padova (Italy).

Supervisors: Manuele Faccenda, Fabio Capitanio

Subduction-induced breakup and drifting of continental plate ⬇︎pdf



Invited seminars

2019:    University of Padova

             University of Lausanne

             United Nations (UNICEF), Geneva

             University of California Los Angeles


2018:    Earth Observatory of Singapore

             Sapienza University of Rome

             École Normale Supérieure, Paris



Invited talks

[3] Dal Zilio, L. (2019). The influence of tectonics on seismicity of mountain belts: A case study from the Himalayas.

CIG Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop, Golden, Colorado.

[2] Dal Zilio, L., Kissling, E., and Gerya, T. (2018) Slab Rollback Orogeny Model: A test-of-concept. AGU meeting, Washington D.C., USA.

[1] Dal Zilio, L. (2018) Modeling mountain building across time scales. First AlpArray Science Meeting, Zürich, Switzerland.



Selected meeting presentations


— 2018 —

Dal Zilio, L., Jolivet, R., and van Dinther Y. Interseismic coupling on the Main Himalayan Thrust: Bayesian modelling accounting for data and prediction uncertainties. AGU meeting, Washington D.C., USA (oral).

Dal Zilio, L., Jolivet, R. Seismic and aseismic slip on the Main Himalayan Thrust: Bayesian modelling accounting for prediction uncertainties. Himalaya-Karakorum-Tibet (HKT) workshop, Lausanne, Switzerland (oral).

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T. and Avouac, J.-P. Bimodal seismicity in the Himalaya controlled by fault friction and geometry. EGU meeting, Vienna (poster).

Dal Zilio, L., Jolivet, R. and van Dinther, Y. Interseismic coupling on the Main Himalayan Thrust: Bayesian modelling accounting for prediction uncertainties. EGU meeting, Vienna (poster).

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T. and Avouac, J.-P. What controls the bimodal seismicity of large Himalayan earthquakes? AGU meeting, New Orleans, USA (oral).

Dal Zilio, L., Jolivet, R. and van Dinther, Y. Interseismic coupling and geometry of the Main Himalayan Thrust: A complementary approach. AGU meeting, New Orleans, USA (poster).

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T. and Avouac, J.-P. Under the hood of the earthquake machine: Toward predictive modeling of the Himalayan seismic cycle. NetherMod workshop, The Netherlands (poster).

Liao, J., Dal Zilio, L., and Gerya, T. Influence of slab rollback on the curvature of the Western Alps. EGU meeting, Vienna (poster).


— 2017 —

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T. and Avouac, J.-P. What controls the bimodal seismicity of large Himalayan earthquakes? AGU meeting, New Orleans, USA (oral).

Dal Zilio, L., Jolivet, R. and van Dinther, Y. Interseismic coupling and geometry of the Main Himalayan Thrust: A complementary approach. AGU meeting, New Orleans, USA (poster).

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T. and Avouac, J.-P. Under the hood of the earthquake machine: Toward predictive modeling of the Himalayan seismic cycle. NetherMod workshop, The Netherlands (poster).

Liao, J., Dal Zilio, L., and Gerya, T. Influence of slab rollback on the curvature of the Western Alps. EGU meeting, Vienna (poster).

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y. and Gerya, T. Seismic cycle in the Nepal Himalaya inferred from instantaneous modelling. EGU meeting, Vienna (oral)


— 2016 —

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y. and Gerya, T. Seismic cycle in the Nepal Himalaya: Instantaneous Modeling. AGU meeting, San Francisco (oral).

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y. and Gerya, T. Plate convergence rate controls earthquake-size distribution of mountain belts. AGU meeting, San Francisco (oral).

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y. and Gerya, T. Plate convergence rate controls earthquake-size distribution of mountain belts. GeoMod conference, Montpellier, France (oral).

Ficini, E., Dal Zilio, L., Doglioni, C. and Gerya T. Numerical modelling of subduction zones: A new beginning. 35th Int. Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (poster).

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y. and Gerya, T. Convergence rate controls seismicity styles in collision orogens. EGU meeting, Vienna (oral).

Dal Zilio, L., Faccenda M. and Capitanio, F.A. The role of deep subduction in supercontinent breakup. EGU meeting, Vienna (oral).

Ficini, E., Dal Zilio, L., Doglioni, C. and Gerya T. Numerical modelling of subduction zones: A new beginning. EGU meeting, Vienna (poster).


— 2015 —

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y. and Gerya, T. The long-term seismic cycle in collisional margins: insights from Seismo-Thermo-Mechanical models. AGU meeting, San Francisco (poster).

Dal Zilio, L., van Dinther, Y. and Gerya, T. Seismo-Thermo-Mechanical modelling of collisional margins. XIV Int. Workshop on Modelling of Mantle and lithosphere Dynamics, France (poster).

Dal Zilio, L., Faccenda M. and Capitanio, F.A. Subduction-induced break-up and drifting of continental plates. XIV Int. workshop on modelling of mantle and lithosphere dynamics, France (poster).


— 2014 —

Dal Zilio, L., Faccenda, M., Capitanio, F.A., The Break-up and Drifting of the Continental Plates in 2D Models of Convecting Mantle. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (poster).

Meyzen, C., Massironi, M., Pozzobon, R., Dal Zilio, L., Are terrestrial plumes from motionless plates analogues to Martian plumes feeding the giant shield volcanoes? EGU meeting, Vienna (poster).


— 2013 —

Dal Zilio, L., Nexer, M., and Tennant, C., Low drainage area channels in the Rio Cordon, Dolomites, Italy. EGU-Summer School, San Vito di Cadore, Dolomites (oral).

Dal Zilio, L., Massironi, M., Faccenda, M., Modelling of the Thaumasian mountain range, Mars. FIST Geoitalia, IX Forum of Earth Sciences 2013, Planetary Geology; Pisa, Italy (poster).

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This book integrates a broad range of scientific disciplines, from geodynamics and tectonics to earthquake physics, geodesy and seismology. This holistic approach supports a detailed investigation of the deformation and seismicity associated with mountain building processes and fault activity in the Earth’s upper, brittle crust. New insights into these deformational processes on both earthquake cycle and geologic timescales are subsequently combined to improve our physical understanding of seismicity in mountain belts, which has a variety of potential applications in active tectonics studies and seismic hazard assessments.