Selected Publications

(See a more up-to-date and full list of publications at at the Seismolab)

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).

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).

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)

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)

MELT Scientific Team (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 (17-19S), 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.