Selected Publications

Journal Publications

 
[15]
Ribeiro, J., Stern, R., Fernando, M., Woodhead, J., Chen, M., and Ohara, Y. (2017),  An Indian mantle outflow underneath the southern Mariana convergent plate margin?, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.08.022. [link]
 
[14]
Chen, M., Niu, F., Tromp, J., Lenardic, A., Lee, C.-T. A., Cao, W., and Ribeiro, J. (2017), "Lithospheric Foundering and Underthrusting Imaged Beneath Tibet", Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/ncomms15659[link] [PDF download] [News release]
 
[13]
Liu, Y., Niu, F., Chen, M., and Yang, W. (2017), "3-D Crustal and Uppermost Mantle Structure Beneath NE China Revealed by Ambient Noise Adjoint Tomography", Earth and Planetary Science Letters,  doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.12.029[link]
 
[12]
Xing, G., Niu, F., Chen, M.Yang, Y. (2016), "Effects of Shallow Density Structure on the Inversion for Crustal Shear Wavespeeds in Surface Wave Tomography"Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw064. [link]
 
[11]
Chen, M., Niu, F., Liu, Q., and Tromp, J. (2015), "Mantle-driven Uplift of Hangai Dome: New Seismic Constraints from Adjoint Tomography", Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065018. [link]
 
[10]
Chen, M., Niu, F., Liu, Q., Tromp, J. and Zheng, X. (2015), "Multiparameter Adjoint Tomography of the Crust and Upper Mantle Beneath East Asia: 1. Model Construction and Comparisons",  J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2014JB011638. [link] [Stories featuring this research are reported in more than 20 media outlets, e.g. TACC, Phys.orgGeology PageOpen Scienceand Science CodexThe podcast of the story is available for listening at SoundCloud.]
 
[9]
Chen, M., Huang, H., Yao, H., van der Hilst, R. D. and Niu, F. (2014), "Low Wave Speed Zones in the Crust Beneath the SE Tibet Revealed by Ambient Noise Adjoint Tomography", Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 41, No.2, 334-340, doi:10.1002/2013GL058476. [link]
 
[8]
Bozda?, E., Charles J., Chen, M., Göddeke, D., Hjörleifsdóttir, V., Kientz, S., Komatitsch, D., Labarta, J., Le Goff, N., Le Loher, P., Liu, Q., Luo, Y., Maggi, A., Martin, R., McRitchie, D., Meschede, M., Messme, P., Michéa, D., Nissen-Meyer, T., Peter, D., Rietmann, M., Sales de Andrade, E., Savage, B., Schuberth, B., Sieminski, A., Strand, L., Tape, C., Tromp, J., Vilotte, J., Xie, Z. and Zhu, H. (2013), "SPECFEM3D_GLOBE User Manual (Version 5.1): SPECFEM3D_GLOBE Simulates Global and Regional (continental-scale) Seismic Wave Propagation", Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG website, www.geodynamics.org). [link]
 
[7]
Ampuero, J., Basini, P., Blitz, C., Bozda?, E., Casarotti, E., Charles J., Chen, M., Galvez, P., Göddeke, D., Hjörleifsdóttir, V., Kientz, S., Komatitsch, D., Labarta, J., Le Goff, N., Le Loher, P., Liu, Q., Luo, Y., Maggi, A.,  Magnoni, F., Martin, R.,  Matzen, R., McRitchie, D., Meschede, M., Messme, P., Michéa, Somala, S. N., Nissen-Meyer, T., Peter, D., Rietmann, M., Sales de Andrade, E., Savage, B., Schuberth, B., Sieminski, A., Strand, L., Tape, C., Tromp, J., Vilotte, J., Xie, Z. and Zhu, H. (2013), "SPECFEM3D_Cartesian User Manual (Version 2.1): (formerly SPECFEM3D BASIN) Simulates Seismic Wave Propagation in Sedimentary Basins or any Other Regional Geological Model", Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG website, www.geodynamics.org). [link]
 
[6]
Liu, L., Tan, Y., Sun, D., Chen, M. and Helmberger, D. (2011), "Trans-Pacific Whole Mantle Structure", J. of Geophy. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JB007907. [link]
 
[5]
Maggi, A., Tape, C., Chen, M., Chao, D. and Tromp, J. (2009), "An Automated Time Window Selection Algorithm for Seismic Tomography", Geophys. J. Int., 178, 257-281. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04099.x. [link]
 
[4]
Chen, M. (2008), "Numerical Simulations of Seismic Wave Propagation in Anisotropic and Heterogeneous Earth Models : the Japan Subduction Zone". Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology[link]
 
[3]
Chen, M., Tromp, J., Helmberger, D. and Kanamori, H. (2007), "Waveform Modeling of the Slab Beneath Japan", J. Geophys. Res., 112, B02305, doi:10.1029/2006JB004394. [link]
 
[2]
Chen, M. and Tromp, J. (2007), "Theoretical and Numerical Investigations of Global and Regional Seismic Wave Propagation in Weakly Anisotropic Earth Models", Geophys. J. Int., 168, 1130 - 1152, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03218.x. [link]
 
[1]
Yao, H., Xu, G., Xiao, X., and Chen, M. (2003), "Geometrical Features of Subduction Boundaries", Seismology and Geology, Vol. 25, No.2, 220-226. [link]