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Publications and Preprints

Bao, X., C.A. Dalton, G. Jin, J.B. Gaherty, Y. Shen (2016), Imaging Rayleigh wave attenuation with USArray, Geophysical Journal International, 206/1/241, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw151 (full text).

Bao, X., and Y. Shen (2016), Assessing waveforem predictions of recent three-dimensional velocity models of the Tibetan plateau, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JB012619 (full text).

Zheng, D., H. Li, Y. Shen, J. Tan, L. Ouyang, and X. Li (2015), Crustal and upper mantle structure beneath the northeastern Tibetan plateau from joint analysis of receiver functions and Rayleigh wave dispersion, Geophys. J. Int., 204 (1):583-590, doi:10.1093/gji/ggb469 (full text).

Gao, H. and Y. Shen (2015), A preliminary full-wave ambient-noise tomoghraphty model spanning from the Juan de Fuca and Gorda spreading centers to the Cascadia volcanic arc, Seismol. Res. Lett., 86(5), doi:10.1785/0220150103 (full text).

Gong, M., Y. Shen, H. Li, X. Li, J. Jia (2015), Effects of seasonal changes in ambient noise sources on monitoring temporal variations in crustal properties, J. Seismol., doi: 10.1007/sl10950-015-9494-z (full text).

Covellone, B.M., B. Savage, Y. Shen (2015), Seismic wave speed structure of the Ontong Java Plateau, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 420, 140-150, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.033 (full text).

Gao, H. and Y. Shen (2014), Validation of recent shear wave velocity models in the United States with full-wave simulation, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JB011369 (full text).

Wertman, C.A., R.M. Yablonsky, Y. Shen, J. Merrill, C.R. Kincaid, R.A. Pockalny (2014), Scientific Reports, 4:7143, doi:10.1038/srep07143 (full text).

Li, X., H. Li, Y. Shen, M. Gong, D. Shi, E. Sandvol, and A. Li, Crustal velocity structure of the northeastern Tibetan plateau from ambient noise surface-wave tomography, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 104(3), 1045-1055, 2014 (pdf).

Gao, H., and Y. Shen, Upper mantle structure of the Cascades from full-wave ambient noise tomography: Evidence for 3D mantle upwelling in the back-arc, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 390, 222-233, 2014 (pdf).

Li, H., Y. Shen, Z. Huang, X. Li, M. Gong, D. Shi, E. Sandvol, A. Li, The distribution of the mid-to-lower crustal low-velocity zone beneath the northeastern Tibetan plateau revealed from ambient noise tomography, J. Geophys. Res, Solid Earth, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JB010374, 2014 (pdf).

Li, L., A. Li, Y. Shen, E.A Sandvol, D. Shi, H. Li, and X. Li, Shear wave structure in the northeastern Tibetan plateau from Rayleigh wave tomography, J. Geophys. Res.: Solid Earth, 118, 1-14, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50292, 2013 (pdf).

Gao, H., and Y. Shen, Validation of shear-wave velocity models of the Pacific Northwest, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 102 (6), 2611-2621, doi:10.1785/0120110336, 2012 (pdf).

Bao, X., E. Sandvol, Y.J. Chen, J. Ni, T. Hearn, and Y. Shen, Azimuthal anisotropy of Lg attenuation in eastern Tibetan plateau, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B10309, doi:10.1029/2012JB009255, 2012 (pdf).

Ren, Y., G.W. Stuart, G.A. Houseman, B. Dando, C. Ionescu, E. Hegedus, S. Radovanovic, and Y. Shen, Upper mantle structures beneath the Carpathian-Pannonian region: Implications for the geodynamics of continental collision, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 349-350, 139-152, 2012 (pdf).

Shen, Y., Y. Ren, H. Gao, and B. Savage, An Improved Method to Extract Very Broadband Empirical Green's Functions From Ambient Seismic Noise, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 102 (4), 1872-1877, 2012 (pdf).

Gao, H., and Y. Shen, Validation of shear-wave velocity models of the Pacific Northwest, submitted to Bull. Seism. Soc. Am.

Liang, X., E. Sandvol, Y. J. Chen, T. Hearn, J. Ni, S. Klemperer, Y. Shen, and F. Tilmann, A complex Tibetan upper mantle: A fragmented Indian slab and no south-verging subduction, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 333-334,101-111, 2012 (pdf).

Zhang, W., Y. Shen, L. Zhao, Three-dimensional anisotropic seismic wave modeling in spherical coordinate by a collocated-grid finite difference method, Geophys. J. Inter., 188, 1359-1381, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05331.x, 2012 (pdf).

Shen, Y., Z. Zhang, W. Zhang, Moment inversions of earthquakes in the southeast Tibetan plateau using finite-difference strain Green tensor database, submitted to Geophys. J. Inter.

Bao X., Sandvol E., Ni J., Hearn T., Chen J., and Shen Y., High resolution regional seismic attenuation tomography in eastern Tibetan Plateau and adjacent areas, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L16304, doi:10.1029/2011GL048012, 2011 (pdf).

Liang, X., Y. Shen, J.Y. Chen, Y. Ren, Seismic velocity models of southern Tibet from finite frequency tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 116 (B02408), doi:10.1029/2009JB007159, 2011 (pdf).

Zhang, W., and Y. Shen, Unsplit complex frequency shifted PML implementation using auxiliary differential equation for seismic wave modeling, Geophys. 75 (4), 141-154, 2010 (pdf).

Shi, D., Y. Shen, W. Zhao, A. Li, Seismic evidence for a Moho offset and south-directed thrust at the easternmost Qaidam-Kunlun boundary in the Northeast Tibetan plateau, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 288, 329-334, 2009 (pdf).

Zhang, W., Y. Shen, X. Chen, Numerical simulation of strong ground motion for the Ms 8.0 Wenchuan earthquake of 12 May 2008, Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences, vol.51, no. 12, 1673-1682, 2008 (pdf).

Zhang, Z., Y. Shen, Cross-dependence of finite-frequency compressional waveforms to shear seismic wave-speeds, Geophys. J. Int., 174, 941-948, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03840.x, 2008 (pdf AND erratum).

Ren, Y., Y. Shen, Finite-frequency tomography in southeastern Tibet: Evidence for the causal relation between mantle lithopshere delamination and the north-south-trending rifts, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B10316, doi:10.1029/2008JB005615, 2008 (pdf).

Shen, Y., Z. Zhang, L. Zhao, Component-dependent Frechet sensitivity kernels and utility of three-component seismic records, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 98 (5), 2517-2525, doi: 10.1785/0120070283, 2008 (pdf).

Zhang, W., Y. Shen, L. Zhao, X. Yang, Refined local and regional seismic velocity and attenuation models from finite-frequency waveforms, Proceedings of the 2008 Monitoring Research Review, pp. 316-325, 2008.

Zhang, Z., Y. Shen, L. Zhao, Finite-frequency sensitivity kernels for head waves, Geophys. J. Int., 171, 847-856, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03575.x, 2007. (pdf).

Ren, Y., T. Yang, W. Zhang, Y. Shen, B. Covellone, and X. Yang, Crustal and mantle structure beneath eastern Eurasia from inversions of finite-frequency body and surface waves, Procedings of the 29th Monitoring Research Review, Vol. 1, pp. 434-443, 2007.

Yang, T., Y. Shen, S. van der Lee, S.C. Solomon, S.-H. Hung, Upper mantle structure beneath the Azores hotspot from finite-frequency seismic tomography, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 250, 11-26, 2006 (pdf).

Yang, T., and Y. Shen, Frequency-dependent crustal correction for finite-frequency seismic tomography, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 96 (6), 2441-2448, doi:10.1785/0120060038, 2006 (pdf).

Zhang, Z., Y. Shen, L. Zhao, X. Yang, and K. Olsen, Developing finite-frequency regional Pn velocity models, Proceedings of the 28th Seismic Research Review, vol. 1, pp. 333-340, 2006.

Yang, T., Y. Shen, and X. Yang, Finite-frerquency seismic tomography for Eastern Eurasia, Proceedings of the 28th Seismic Research Review, vol. 1, pp. 538-546, 2006.

Yang, T. and Y. Shen, P-wave velocity structure of the crust and uppermost mantle beneath Iceland from local earthquake tomography, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 235, 597-609, 2005. (pdf)

Yang, T., Y. Shen, and X. Yang, Crustal and mantle structure beneath eastern Eurasia from finite frequency tomography, Proceedings of the 27th Seismic Research Review, vol. 1, pp.479-488, 2005.

Hung, S.-H., Y. Shen, and L.-Y. Chiao, Imaging seismic velocity structure beneath the Iceland hotspot - A finite-frequency approach, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B08305, doi:10.1029/2003JB002889, 2004 (pdf)

Blum, J., and Y. Shen, Thermal, hydrous, and mechanical states of the mantle transition zone beneath Southern Africa, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 217, 367-378, 2004. (pdf)

Y. Shen, and J. Blum, Seismic evidence for accumulated oceanic crust above the 660-km discontinuity beneath southern Africa, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(18), 1925, doi:10.1029/2003GL017991, 2003. (pdf)

Shen, Y., C. J. Wolfe, S. C. Solomon, Seismic evidence for a lower mantle discontinuity beneath Hawaii and Iceland, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 214, 143-151, 2003. (pdf)

Forsyth, D. W., Y. Yang, M.-D. Mangriotis, and Y. Shen, Coupled Seismic Slip on Adjacent Oceanic Transform Faults, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, No.12, 1618, doi:10.1029/2002GL016454, 2003. (pdf)

Shen, Y., Seismicity at the Southern East Pacific Rise from Recordings of an Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Array, J. Geophys. Res., 107, B12, 2002. (pdf)

Shen, Y., S. C. Solomon, I. Th. Bjarnason, G. Nolet, W. J. Morgan, R. M. Allen, K. Vogfjord, S. Jakobsdottir, R. Stefansson, B. R. Julian, and G. R. Foulger, Seismic evidence for a tilted mantle plume and north-south mantle flow beneath Iceland, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 197, 261-272, 2002. (pdf)

Ito, G., Y. Shen, G. Hirth, and C. Wolfe, Mantle flow, melting and dehydration rheology of the Iceland mantle plume, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 165, 81-96, 1999. (pdf)

Shen, Y., S.C. Solomon, I. Th. Bjarnason, and C. J. Wolfe, Seismic evidence for a lower mantle origin of the Iceland mantle plume, Nature, 395, 62-65, 1998a. (pdf)

Shen, Y., A.F. Sheehan, K.G. Dueker, C. de Groot-Hedlin, and H. Gilbert, Upper mantle discontinuity structure beneath the southern East Pacific Rise from P-to-S converted phases, Science, 280, 1232-1234,1998b. (pdf)

Forsyth, D.W., S. C. Webb, L.M. Dorman, and Y. Shen, Phase velocities of Rayleigh waves in the vicinity of the MELT experiment on the East Pacific Rise, Science, 280, 1235-1238, 1998. (pdf)

D. W. Forsyth, D. S. Scheirer, S. C. Webb, L. M. Dorman, J. A. Orcutt, A. J. Harding, D. K. Blackman, J. Phipps Morgan, R. S. Detrick, Y. Shen, C. J. Wolfe, J. P. Canales, D. R. Toomey, A. F. Sheehan, S. C. Solomon, W. S. D. Wilcock, Imaging the deep structure beneath a mid-ocean ridge: The MELT Experiment, Science, 280, 1215-1218, 1998. (pdf)

Shen, Y., D.W. Forsyth, J. Conder, and L.M. Dorman, Investigation of microearthquake activity following an intraplate teleseismic swarm on the west flank of the Southern East Pacific Rise, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 459-475, 1997. (pdf)

Shen, Y., S.C. Solomon, I. Th. Bjarnason, and G.M. Purdy, Hot mantle transition zone beneath Iceland and the adjacent Mid-Atlantic Ridge inferred from P-to-S conversions at the 410- and 660-km discontinuities, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 3527-3530, 1996. (pdf)

Shen, Y., D.S. Scheirer, D.W. Forsyth, and K.C. Macdonald, Trade-off in production between adjacent seamount chains near the southern East Pacific Rise (17û-19ûS), Nature, 373, 140-143, 1995. (pdf)

Shen, Y., and D.W. Forsyth, Geochemical constraints on initial and final depths of melting beneath mid-ocean ridges, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 2211-2237, 1995. (pdf)

Shen, Y., D.W. Forsyth, D.S. Scheirer, and K.C. Macdonald, Two forms of volcanism: Implications for mantle flow and off-axis crustal production on the west flank of the Southern East Pacific Rise, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 17,875-17,889, 1993.

Shen, Y., and D.W. Forsyth, The effect of temperature- and pressure-dependent viscosity on passive mantle flow beneath a ridge-transform system, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 19,717-19,728, 1992.