Peter Vajda


Prutkin Ilya, Peter Vajda, Thomas Jahr, Florian Bleibinhaus, Pavel Novák, Robert Tenzer, 2017
Interpretation of gravity and magnetic data with geological constraints for 3D structure of the Thuringian Basin, Germany.
Journal of Applied Geophysics 136: 35–41, doi 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.10.039, PDF

Hickey J., Gottsmann J., Mothes P., Odbert H., Prutkin I., Vajda P. 2017
The Ups and Downs of Volcanic Unrest: Insights from Integrated Geodesy and Numerical Modelling (chapter, OnlineFirst, 1-17).
In (book): Volcanic unrest: from science to society. Book series: Advances in Volcanology, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, DOI: 10.1007/11157_2017_13, chapter

Zahorec Pavol, Roman Pašteka, Ján Mikuška, Viktória Szalaiová, Juraj Papčo, David Kušnirák, Jaroslava Pánisová, Martin Krajňák, Peter Vajda, Miroslav Bielik and Ivan Marušiak, 2017.
National Gravimetric Database of the Slovak Republic (chapter 7) pp.113–125,
In book: Pašteka Roman, Ján Mikuška and Bruno Meurers (eds.): Understanding the Bouguer Anomaly: A Gravimetry Puzzle, Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-12-812913-5, doi 10.1016/B978-0-12-812913-5.00006-3 , book , chapter


Vajda Peter, 2016. Recent Developments and Trends in Volcano Gravimetry (chapter 4) pp: 81–103, doi 10.5772/63420,
In book:
Updates in Volcanology - From Volcano Modelling to Volcano Geology, Dr. Karoly Nemeth (Ed.),
InTech, ISBN 978-953-51-2623-2, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2622-5, Open Access PDF 

Zahorec Pavol, Vajda Peter, Papčo Juraj, Sainz-Maza Sergio, Pereda de Pablo Jorge, 2016.
Prediction of vertical gradient of gravity and its significance for volcano monitoring – Example from Teide volcano.
Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy 46(3): 203–220, doi: 10.1515/congeo-2016-0013
(SCOPUS, DeGruyter Open) free PDF

Chromčák Jakub, Grinč Michal, Pánisová Jaroslava, Vajda Peter, Kubová Anna, 2016.
Validation of sensitivity and reliability of GPR and microgravimetric detection of underground cavities in complex urban settings: Test case for a cellar.
Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy 46(1): 13–32, doi: 10.1515/congeo-2016-0002
(SCOPUS, DeGruyter Open) PDF


Vajda Peter, Zahorec Pavol, Papčo Juraj, Kubová Anna, 2015.
Deformation induced topographic effects in inversion of temporal gravity changes:
First look at Free Air and Bouguer terms.
Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy 45(2): 149–171, doi: 10.1515/congeo-2015-0018,
(SCOPUS, DeGruyter Open)   PDF

Pohánka Vladimír, Vajda Peter, Pánisová Jaroslava, 2015.
On inverting micro-gravimetric signals with the harmonic inversion method:
Application to time-lapse gravity changes.
Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy 45(2): 111–134, doi: 10.1515/congeo-2015-0016,
(SCOPUS, De Gruyter Open)   PDF


Prutkin Ilya, Vajda Peter, Jo Gottsmann, 2014
The gravimetric picture of magmatic and hydrothermal sources driving hybrid unrest on Tenerife in 2004/5.
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 282: 9–18, doi 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.06.003,
PDF, preprint

Prutkin Ilya, Vajda Peter, Bielik M, Bezák V, Tenzer R, 2014
Joint interpretation of gravity and magnetic data in the Kolárovo anomaly region by separation of sources and the inversion method of local corrections.
Geologica Carpathica, 65(2): 163–174, doi: 10.2478/geoca-2014-0011  PDF

Vajda Peter, Ilya Prutkin, Jo Gottsmann, 2014.
Reinterpretation of Teide 2004–2005 gravity changes by 3D line segments approximation.
In: Mathematics of Planet Earth. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the IAMG, pp 363–367,
Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences, Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-32408-6_81

Vajda Peter, Ilya Prutkin, Jo Gottsmann, M Bielik, V Bezák, R Tenzer, Ladislav Brimich, 2014.
On capabilities of modern gravimetric methods in studying dynamic magmatic systems, pp 50–53
In: Holger Sommer (Ed.): International Association for Gondwana Research Conference Series 17,
Abstract Volume of the 1st International Conference on Subduction, Volcanism and the Evolution of Oceanic and Continental Crust (SVEOCC 2014), February 10–16, 2014, Nadi, Fiji


Tenzer Robert, Bagherbandi Mohammad, Vajda Peter, 2013
Global model of the upper mantle lateral density structure based on combining seismic and isostatic models.
Geosciences Journal 17(1): 65−73, doi: 10.1007/s12303-013-0009-z  PDF

Vetchfinskii V.S., Túnyi I., Vajda P., Solov’eva S.S., 2013
Effects of and methods for determination of induced magnetic anisotropy of igneous and metamorphosed rocks.
Studia Geophysica et Geodeatica 57(1): 118-137, doi: 10.1007/s11200-011-1177-9  PDF


Vajda P, Prutkin I, Tenzer R, Jentzsch G, 2012
Inversion of temporal gravity changes by the method of local corrections: A case study from Mayon volcano, Philippines.
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Vol. 241–242, pp 13–20
doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.06.020  PDF

Tenzer R, Gladkikh V, Novák P, Vajda P, 2012
Spatial and Spectral Analysis of Refined Gravity Data for Modelling the Crust–Mantle Interface and Mantle-Lithosphere Structure.
Surveys in Geophysics 33(5): 817–839, doi: 10.1007/s10712-012-9173-3, PDF  

Tenzer R, Novák P, Vajda P, Gladkikh V, Hamayun, 2012
Spectral harmonic analysis and synthesis of Earth’s crust gravity field.
Computational Geosciences, 16(1):193–207, doi: 10.1007/s10596-011-9264-0, PDF

Tenzer R., Novák P., Hamayun, Vajda P., 2012
Spectral expressions for modelling the gravitational field of the Earth’s crust density structure.
Studia Geophysica et Geodeatica
56(1):141–152, doi: 10.1007/s11200-011-9023-7, PDF

Tenzer R., Hamayun, Novák P., Gladkikh V., Vajda P., 2012
Global crust-mantle density contrast estimated from EGM2008, DTM2008, CRUST2.0, and ICE-5G.
Pure and Applied Geophysics
169(9): 1663–1678, doi: 10.1007/s00024-011-0410-3, PDF


Prutkin I., Vajda P., Tenzer R., Bielik, M., 2011
3D inversion of gravity data by separation of sources and the method of local corrections: Kolarovo gravity high case study.
Journal of Apllied Geophysics
75(3):472–478, doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2011.08.012, PDF

Tenzer R., Novák P., Vajda P., Ellmann A., Abdalla A., 2011
Far-zone gravity field contributions corrected for the effect of topography by means of Molodensky’s truncation coefficients.
Studia Geophysica et Geodeatica
, 55(1):55–71, doi: 10.1007/s11200-011-0004-7

prior to 2011 - selected

Tenzer R., J. Mikuška, I. Marušiak, R. Pašteka, R. Karcol, P. Vajda, P. Sirguey, 2010.
Computation of the atmospheric gravity correction in New Zealand.
New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
, 53(4): 333–340,
doi: 10.1080/00288306.2010.510171

Tenzer, R., Hamayun, and P. Vajda, 2009.
Roughness of three types of gravity disturbances and their correlation with topography in rugged mountains and flat regions.
Acta Geophysica.
57(3), 657–679, doi: 10.2478/s11600-009-0018-5

Tenzer, R., Hamayun, and P. Vajda, 2009.
Global maps of the CRUST 2.0 crustal components stripped gravity disturbances,
Journal of Geophysical Res
earch, 114, B05408, doi: 10.1029/2008JB006016

Vajda, P., A. Ellmann, B. Meurers, P. Vaníček, P. Novák, and R. Tenzer, 2008.
Global ellipsoid-referenced topographic, bathymetric and stripping corrections to gravity disturbance.
Stud. Geophys. Geod.
52(1): 19–34, doi: 10.1007/s11200-008-0003-5

Vajda, P., P. Vaníček, P. Novák, R. Tenzer, and A. Ellmann, 2007.
Secondary indirect effects in gravity anomaly data inversion or interpretation,
J. Geophys. Res.
, 112, B06411, doi: 10.1029/2006JB004470

Vajda, P., P. Vaníček, and B. Meurers. 2006.
A new physical foundation for anomalous gravity.
Stud. Geophys. Geod.
 50(2): 189–216, doi:10.1007/s11200-006-0012-1

Vajda, P. and P. Vaníček, 1999.
Truncated geoid and gravity inversion for one point-mass anomaly.  
Journal of Geod
esy 73(2): 58–66, doi: 10.1007/s001900050219

Vechfinskii, V.S. and P. Vajda, 1998.
Determination of Thermal Magnetization Using the Anhysteretic Magnetization Method.
, Physics of the Solid Earth34(10): 843–848.

Vaníček, P., W. Sun, P. Ong, Z. Martinec, P. Vajda and B. ter Horst, 1996.
Downward Continuation of Helmert´s Gravity.
Journal of Geod
esy 71(1): 21–34.

conferences (selected)

Vajda Peter, Zahorec Pavol, Papčo Juraj (2016) Deformation induced topographic effects in interpretation of time-lapse gravity changes. Workshop “25 years advancing volcano seismology in a wider volcanological context” of working group Volcano Seismology of the European Seismological Commission, September 26th – October 1st, 2016, Stromboli, Aeolian Islands, Italy (oral, abstract)

Vajda, P., Pohánka, V., Prutkin, I., Gottsmann, J. and Pánisová, J. (2016) Recent contributions of gravimetry to studying volcanic unrest or reactivation. 35th International Geological Congress, 27 Aug – 4 Sept 2016, CTICC Cape Town, South Africa (oral, abstract, paper No. 1582)

Bezák Vladimír,  Ján Vozár, Peter Vajda, (2016) Physical properties of the Western Carpathian upper crust – their inscription in development of tectonic structure SEG-AGU workshop „Upper Crust Physics of Rocks“, 11–13 July 2016, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo, Hawaii (poster)

Vajda Peter, V. Pohánka, J. Pánisová,  I. Prutkin, J. Gottsmann, (2016) On gravimetric tracking of magmatic fluids (of volcanic unrest) in the upper crust. SEG-AGU workshop „Upper Crust Physics of Rocks“, 11–13 July 2016, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo, Hawaii (poster)

Prutkin Ilya, Peter Vajda, Gerhard Jentzsch, (2016) Joint 3D inversion of gravity and magnetic data with geological constraints – an alternative approach. EGU General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria (Session G4.1/GD8.6: Acquisition and processing of gravity and magnetic field data and their integrative interpretation) (poster)

Vajda Peter, Ilya Prutkin, Jo Gottsmann, (2014) A gravimetric model, seismically constrained, of the Teide 2004/5 unrest, based on signal decomposition and vertical separation of sources. IASPEI/IAVCEI Joint Commission ‘Volcano Seismology’ in co-operation with ESC Working Group ‘Seismic Phenomena Associated with Volcanic Activity’. “Comparing and Testing Different Models for Volcano Seismicity“ November 17–21 2014, Lough Rynn castle, Leitrim, Ireland (oral)

Vajda Peter, Ilya Prutkin, Jo Gottsmann, (2014) On gravimetric monitoring and analysis of volcanic edifice unrest and possible magma recharge. 1st International Conference on Volcanic Landscapes (VOLAND 2014) 16–18 October 2014, Petros M. Nomikos Conference Center, Santorini Island, Greece 

Vajda Peter, Ilya Prutkin, Jo Gottsmann, M Bielik, V Bezák, R Tenzer, Ladislav Brimich (2014) On capabilities of modern gravimetric methods in studying dynamic magmatic systems. 1st International Conference on Subduction, Volcanism and the Evolution of Oceanic and Continental Crust (SVEOCC 2014), February 10–16, 2014, Nadi, Fiji (oral)

Vajda Peter, Ilya Prutkin, Jo Gottsmann (2013) Reinterpretation of Teide 2004–2005 gravity changes by 3D line segments approximation (oral, invited talk). 15th annual conference of IAMG: Frontiers of Mathematical Geosciences: New approaches to understand the natural world, 2–6 Sept., 2013, Madrid, Spain

Nováka P., Tenzer, R., Vajda P. (2012) Spectral representations of Earth inner density structures and gravity field. EGU General Assembly 2012, session G1.1 (poster, abstract EGU2012-10024), Vienna, Austria

Tenzer R, Hamayun, Novák P, Gladkikh V, Vajda P (2011) The crust-mantle density contrast estimated based on EGM2008, DTM2008, CRUST2.0 and ICE-5G. Session G4.2/GD1.5: Geodynamics - Gravity modelling for understanding of the solid Earth structure and geodynamical processes, EGU General Assembly, April 3–8, 2011, Vienna, Austria (poster)

Tenzer, R., Hamayun, P. Vajda, R. Riva (2008) Global map of the ice and sediment stripped BT gravity disturbances. AGU Fall Meeting, 15–19 December 2008, San Francisco, California, USA (poster)

Vajda, P., P. Vaníček, P. Novák, R. Tenzer, A. Ellmann, and B. Meurers (2008). On ambiguities in definitions and applications of Bouguer gravity anomaly. IAG International Symposium on Gravity,
Geoid and Earth Observation, 23–27 June 2008, Chania, Crete, Greece. (poster)

Vajda P., A. Ellmann, B. Meurers, P. Vaníček, P. Novák, R. Tenzer (2007) On a refined global topographic correction to gravity disturbances. XXIV IUGG General Assembly, July 2–13, 2007,
Perugia, Italy, (oral)

Tenzer, R., P. Novák, A. Ellmann, P. Vajda (2006). Far-zone effects in gravimetric geoid modelling by means of the surface truncation coefficients. 1st International Symposium of The International
Gravity Field Service, August 28 – September 1, 2006, Istanbul, Turkey, (poster)

Vajda, P., P. Vaníček, P. Novák, R. Tenzer and A. Ellmann (2006) Secondary indirect effects in gravimetry. 2‐nd Workshop on International Gravity Field Research, Smolenice castle, Slovak
Republic, May 8–9, 2006, (oral)

Vajda, P., Brimich, L (2003) Analytical derivation of the of the instant of the dimple pattern in 2D truncation filtering methodology for a point source of heat geodynamic model. EGS/AGU/EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, April 6–11, 2003, (poster)

Vajda, P., Brimich, L., Jentzsch, G., Jahr, T., Weise, A (2003) Interpreting temporal changes of gravity at Mayon using the TFM: preliminary results. Workshop „Time-variable deformation and gravity fields: theory, observations, and modelling.“ Casa de los Volcanes, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, February 18–21, 2003, (oral)

Vajda, P (2000) Interpreting gravity data by means of truncation filtering. 8th International Alpine Gravimetry Colloquium, Leoben, Austria, May 4–5, 2000, (oral)

Vajda, P., P. Vaníček, Z. Martinec M. Paton (1993) Truncated Geoid and the Inverse Gravimetric Problem: Progress Report., The CGU Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 9–11, 1993, (oral)

Vajda, P., M.C. Santos, P. Vaníček, P. Ong M.R. Craymer (1992) A Comparison of Geoidal Deflections Computed from the UNB´91 Geoid with Observed Astrodeflections., The 1992 Spring Meeting of AGU/CGU/MSA, Montreal, Canada, May 12–16, 1992, (oral)

Vajda, P. (1990) Investigation of Possibility to Determine the Palaeointensity of the Thermoremanently Magnetised Synthetic Magnetite by the Method of Anhysteretic Magnetising., New Trends in Geomagnetism, Castle of Bechyne, South Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, September 24–29, 1990, (oral)

publications complete list (PDF)

summit cratersESC IASPEI/IAVCEI 2016 workshop Stromboli
(Stromboli summit craters)

Cape Town
35IGC, Aug 2016, Cape Town South Africa
(Lion Head and Green Point from Table Mt.)

pahoehoe lava
SEG-AGU July 2016, Hilo, Hawaii
(pahoehoe lava from PuuOo, Kilauea)

LeitrimIAVCEI/IASPEI 2014, Leitrim, Ireland
(Lough Rynn Castle, November 2014)

Santorini 2014
VOLAND 2014, Santorini, Greece

Fiji 2014
SVEOCC 2014, Nadi, Fiji. South Pacific
(Castaway island)

Madrid 2013
IAMG 2013, Madrid, Spain

Salina 2011
ESC 2011, Salina, Aeolian Islands, Italy

Lanzarote 2009
Lanzarote, Canary Islands, 2009
(Los Hervideros)

Crete 2008 Elafonisi
IAG 2008, Chania, Crete, Greece (Elafonisi)

malta 2008WSEAS 2008, Malta

Lanzarote 2003
Canary Islands, 2003
(El Golfo beach)

CGU 1993, Banff, Alberta, Canada
(Valley of Ten Peaks)