Dimitri Zigone

Assistant Professor (Physicien-Adjoint CNAP)

I'm an assistant 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)

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
  • Transient phenomenon (Slow Slip events and Non Volcanic Tremors)
  • Surface waves
  • Tomography



  • Jan. 2016 - present : Physicien-Adjoint CNAP (Assistant 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

S1. 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. Submitted to Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.



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 (2020). 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/10.1785/0220190180pdf


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. pdf

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. pdf