Dimitri Zigone

Associate Professor (Physicien-Adjoint CNAP)

I'm an associate professor in Seismology in the seismology team at ITES. I'm in charge of the EOST branch of the GEOSCOPE network, which operates 6 of the GEOSCOPE's stations including the 5 seismological observatories in Sub-Antarctic and Antarctic regions. Those polar stations are operated by our team at EOST in close collaboration with the French Polar Institute (IPEV) as part of program n°133 "SEISMOLOGY/OBS". I'm also one of the French national representatives in the "GeoSciences Group" of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

Membre du Bureau du Comité National Français des Recherches Arctiques et Antarctiques - CNFRAA

ORCID: 0000-0003-2383-8271
ResearcherID: H-8888-2013
Google scholar:https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=Uqvws1AAAAAJ&hl=fr

Research Interests

  • Study of the mechanics, architecture and evolutionary behavior of fault zones using noise based methods
  • Cryoseismology
  • Transient phenomenon (Slow Slip events and Non Volcanic Tremors)
  • Surface waves
  • Tomography


  • Jan. 2016 - present : Physicien-Adjoint CNAP (Associate Professor)
    Université de Strasbourg - Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg
  • Jun. 2015 - Dec. 2015 : University Assistant
    University of Vienna - Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
  • Apr. 2012 - Mar. 2015 : Post-doctoral scholar in Geophysics
    University of Southern California - Earth Sciences Department


  • PhD. in Geophysics, Jan. 2012
    Université de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

  • M.S. in Geophysics, Jul. 2008
    Université Joseph Fourier, LGIT, Grenoble, France



  • Sismologie : tremblements de terre (2A) avec L. Rivera
  • Stage de Diagraphie (2A)
  • Informatique 3 (L3)


Submitted / in review

S2. Wang, Y., J. Schmittbuhl, J. Azzola, F. Mattern, D. Zigone, O. Lengliné, V. Magnenet & J. Vergne. Modeling the impact of seasonal water table level fluctuations on ambient noise interferometry using acousto-elastic effect, In Reviews to Geophys. Res. Lett.

S1. Pearce, E., D. Zigone, C. Hofstede, A. Fichtner, J. Rimpot, S. Olander Rasmussen, J. Freitag & O. Eisen. Firn Seismic Anisotropy in the North East Greenland Ice Stream from Ambient Noise Surface Waves, Submitted EGUsphere [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2192, 2023.



35. Provost, F., D. Zigone, E. Le Meur, J.-P. Malet & C. Hibert (2024). Surface dynamics and history of the calving cycle of Astrolabe Glacier (Adélie Coast, Antarctica) derived from satellite imagery, The Cryosphere, 18, 3067–3079, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-3067-2024


34. Leroy, N., M. Vallée, D. Zigone, B. Romanowicz, E. Stutzmann, A. Maggi, C. Pardo, J-P. Montagner, M. Bès de Berc, C. Broucke, S. Bonaimé, G. Roult, J-Y. Thoré, A. Bernard, M. Le Cocq, O. Sirol, L. Rivera, J-J. Lévêque, M. Cara & F. Pesqueira (2023). GEOSCOPE network: 40 Yr of Global Broadband Seismic Data. Seismol. Res. Lett. XX, 1–23; doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220230176. PDF

33. Amiri, S., A. Maggi, M. Tatar, D. Zigone & C. Zaroli (2023). Rayleigh wave group velocities in North-West Iran: SOLA Backus-Gilbert vs. Fast Marching tomographic methods. Seismica, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.26443/seismica.v2i2.1011

32. Bès de Berc, M., D. Zigone, P. Danecek, A. Steyer, F. Zanolin, A. Maggi, J-Y. Thoré, A. Bernard, H. Blumentritt, S. Lambotte, J-J. Lévêque, L. Rivera, O. Alemany, P. Possenti, M. Vallée, E. Stutzmann, A. Cavaliere, N. Cotte, S. Marino, B. Gombert, W. Marie-Sainte, N. Leroy, C. Pardo, F. Pesqueira & C. Broucke (2023). A new post-hole seismometer at Concordia permanent research facility in the heart of the icy Est-Antarctic plateau. Seismol. Res. Lett. XX, 1–15, doi: 10.1785/ 0220230188. PDF

31. Fichtner, A., C. Hofstede, L. Gebraad, A. Zunino, D. Zigone & O. Eisen (2023). Borehole fibre-optic seismology inside the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream. Geophys. J. Int., 235, 2430–2441, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggad344

30. Lengliné, O., J. Rimpôt, A. Maggi & D. Zigone (2023). Recent seismicity on the Kerguelen islands: Kerguelen seismicity. Seismica, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.26443/seismica.v2i2.285
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29. Fiori, R., J. Vergne, J. Schmittbuhl & D. Zigone (2023).  Monitoring induced micro-seismicity in urban context using very small seismic arrays: the case study of the Vendenheim EGS project. Geophysics, https://doi.org/10.1190/geo2022-0620.1

28. Fichtner, A., C. Hofstede, B. L. N. Kennett, N. F. Nymand, M. L. Lauritzen, D. Zigone & O. Eisen (2023). Fiber-optic airplane seismology on the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream. The Seismic Record, 3(2), 125–133. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0320230004, video abstract: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDaQPDGQDok

27. Klein, E., C. Vigny, Z. Duputel, D. Zigone, L. Rivera, S. Ruiz & B. Potin (2023). Return of the Atacama deep Slow Slip Event : the 5-year recurrence confirmed by continuous GPS. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 334, 106970, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2022.106970


26. Qorbani, E., P. Kolinsky, I. Bianchi, D. Zigone & G. Bokelmann (2022). Upper crustal structure at the KTB drilling site from ambient noise tomography. Geophys. J. Int., ggac233, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggac233


25. Klein, E., B. Potin, F. Pasten-Araya, R. Tissandier, K. Azua, Z. Duputel, C. Herrera, L. Rivera, J.M. Nocquet, J.C. Baez, D. Zigone, R. Madariaga, J.P. Ampuero, S. Ruiz & C. Vigny. Interplay of seismic and a -seismic deformation during the 2020 sequence of Atacama, Chile. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 570, 117081, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117081


24. Qorbani, E., D. Zigone, M. R. Handy, G. Bokelmann & the AlpArray-EASI working group (2020). Crustal structures beneath the Eastern and Southern Alps from ambient noise tomography, Solid Earth, 11, 1947–1968, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-1947-2020

23. Azzola, J., J. Schmittbuhl, D. Zigone, O. Lengliné, F. Masson & V. Magnenet (2020). Elastic strain effects on wave scattering: Implications for Coda Wave Interferometry (CWI). Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB018974. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB018974

22. Schippkus, S., D. Zigone, G. Bokelmann & the AlpArray Working Group (2020). Azimuthal anisotropy in the wider Vienna Basin region: A proxy for the present-day stress field and deformation. Geophys. J. Int., Volume 220, Issue 3, March 2020, Pages 2056–2067, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz565


21. Pedersen, H. A., N. Leroy, D. Zigone, M. Vallée, A. T. Ringler & D. C. Wilson (2019). Using component ratios to detect metadata and instrument problems of seismic stations: examples from 18 years of GEOSCOPE data. Seismological Res. Lett., 91 (1): 272–286. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220190180 - (pdf)

20. Ouattara, Y., D. Zigone & A. Maggi (2019). Rayleigh wave group velocity dispersion tomography of West-Africa using regional earthquakes and ambient seismic noise. Journal of Seismology, 231201–1221. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10950-019-09860-z

19. Zigone, D., Y. Ben-Zion, M. Lehujeur, M. Campillo, G. Hillers & F. L. Vernon (2019). Imaging subsurface structures in the San Jacinto fault zone with high frequency noise recorded by dense linear arrays. Geophys. J. Int., Volume 217, Issue 2, Pages 879–893,https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz069. - (pdf)


18. Klein, E., Z. Duputel, D. Zigone, C. Vigny, J.-P. Boy, C. Doubre & G. Meneses (2018). Deep transient slow slip detected by survey GPS in the region of Atacama, Chile. Geophys. Res. Lett. 45, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL080613 - (pdf)
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17. Azzola, J., L. Griffiths, J. Schmittbuhl, D. Zigone, V. Magnenet, F. Masson, P. Baud & M. Heap (2018). Coda wave interferometry during the heating of deep geothermal reservoir rocks. Geothermal Energy, 6, 21. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40517-018-0107-2.

16. Lehujeur, M., J. Vergne, J. Schmittbuhl, D. Zigone, A. Le Chenadec & EstOF Team (2018). Reservoir imaging using ambient noise correlation from a dense seismic network. J. Geophys. Res., 123, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB015440 - (pdf)

15. Schippkus, S., D. Zigone, G. Bokelmann & the AlpArray Working Group (2018). Ambient-noise tomography of the wider Vienna Basin region, Geophys. J. Int., 215, 1, 102–117,https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggy259 - (pdf)

14. Azzola, J., J. Schmittbuhl, D. Zigone, V. Magnenet & F. Masson (2018). Direct modeling of the mechanical strain influence on coda wave interferometry. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123. doi:10.1002/2017JB015162 - (pdf)


13. Liu, X., Y. Ben-Zion & D. Zigone (2016). Frequency Domain Analysis of Errors in Cross-Correlations of Ambient Seismic Noise, Geophys. J. Int., 207, 1630-1652, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw361 - (pdf)

12. Roux, P., L. Moreau, A. Lecointre, G. Hillers, M. Campillo, Y. Ben-Zion, D. Zigone & F. Vernon (2016), A methodological approach toward high-resolution seismic imaging of the San Jacinto Fault Zone using continuous ambient noise recordings at a spatially dense array. Geophys. J. Int., 206, 980–992, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw193 - (pdf)

11. Fang, H., H. Zhang, H. Yao, A. Allam, D. Zigone, Y. Ben-Zion, C. Thurber & R. D. van der Hilst (2016), A new three-dimensional joint inversion algorithm of body-wave and surface-wave data and its application to the Southern California Plate Boundary Region. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 3557-3569, doi:10.1002/2015JB012702 - (pdf)


10. Liu, X., Y. Ben-Zion & D. Zigone (2015), Extracting seismic attenuation coefficients from cross-correlations of ambient noise at linear triplets of stations, Geophys. J. Int., 203, 1149–1163, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv357 - (pdf)

9. Zigone, D., Y. Ben-Zion & M. Campillo (2015), Modeling non-volcanic tremor, slow slip events and large earthquakes in the Guerrero subduction zone (Mexico) with space-variable frictional weakening and creep, Geophys. J. Int., 202, 653–669, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv174 - (pdf)

8. Hillers, G., Y. Ben-Zion, M. Campillo & D. Zigone (2015), Seasonal variations of seismic velocities in the San Jacinto Fault area observed with ambient seismic noise, Geophys. J. Int., 202, 920–932, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv151 - (pdf)

7. Ben-Zion, Y., F. Vernon, Y. Ozakin, D. Zigone, Z. Ross, H. Meng, M. White, J. Reyes, D. Hollis & M. Barklage (2015), Basic data features and results from a highly-dense seismic array on the San Jacinto fault zone, Geophys. J. Int., 202, 370–380, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggv142 - (pdf)

6. Zigone, D., Y. Ben-Zion, M. Campillo, & P. Roux (2015), Seismic Tomography of the Southern Califor- nia plate boundary region from noise-based Rayleigh and Love Waves, Pure Appl. Geophys., 172, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0872-1 - (pdf)


5. Rivet, D., M. Campillo, M. Radiguet, D. Zigone, V. Cruz-Atienza, N.M. Shapiro, V. Kostoglodov, N. Cotte, G. Cougoulat & A. Walpersdorf (2014), Seismic velocity changes, strain rate and non-volcanic tremors during the 2009-2010 slow slip event in Guerrero, Mexico, Geophys. J. Int., 196 (1) : 447-460. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt374 - (pdf)


4. Zigone, D., D. Rivet, M. Radiguet, M. Campillo, C. Voisin, N. Cotte, A. Walpersdorf, N. M. Shapiro, G. Cougoulat, P. Roux, V. Kostoglodov, A. Husker, & J.S. Payero (2012), Triggering of tremors and slow slip event in Guerrero, Mexico, by the 2010 Mw 8.8 Maule, Chile, earthquake, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B09304, doi: 10.1029/2012JB009160 - (pdf)

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3. Renard, F., S. Beauprêtre, C. Voisin, D. Zigone, T. Candela, D.K. Dysthe & J.-P. Gratier (2012), Strength evolution of a reactive frictional interface is controlled by the dynamics of contacts and chemical effects, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 341-344, 20-34, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.04.048 - (pdf)


2. Zigone, D., C. Voisin, E. Larose, F. Renard & M. Campillo (2011), Slip Acceleration Generates Tremor Like Signals in Friction Experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L01315, doi: 10.1029/2010GL045603 - (pdf)


1. Manighetti, I., D. Zigone, M. Campillo & F. Cotton (2009), Self-similarity of the largest scale segmentation of the faults : implications for earthquake behavior. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 288 (3-4), p. 370-381. ISSN 0012-821X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2009.09.040 - (pdf)