Yingjie Yang's Publications


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48. Afonso, J.C., Yang, Y., Rawlinson, N., Schutt, D., et al., (2014), Multi-observable probabilistic tomography reveals the thermochemical structure of Western/Central US, submitted.

47. Guo, Z., Chen, Y.J., Ning, J., Yang, Y., Afonso, J.C., Tang, Y. (2015), Seismic evidence of on-going sublithosphere upper mantle convection for intra-plate volcanism in Northeast China. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., (accepted).




46. Luo, Y, Y. Yang, K Zhao, Y Xu, J Xia (2015), Unraveling overtone interferences in Love-wave phase velocity measurements by radon transform, Geophysical Journal International 203 (1), 327-333. (pdf)

45. Luo, Y, Y. Yang, Y. Xu, H. Xu, K. Zhao, K. wang (2015), On the limitations of interstation distances in ambient noise tomography, Geophys. J. Int. 201, 652-661, 2015. (pdf)

44. Ouyang, L., H. Li, Q. Lu, Y. Yang, X. Li, G. Jiang, G. Zhang, D. Shi, D. Zheng, S. Sun, J. Tan and M. Zhou, 2014. Crustal and uppermost mantle velocity structure and its relationship with the formation of ore districts in the Middle-Lower Yangtze River region, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 408, 378-389. (pdf)

43. Shan, B., J. C. Afonso, Y. Yang, C. J. Grose,Y. Zheng, X. Xiong, and L. Zhou (2014),The thermochemical structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle beneath south China: Results from multiobservable probabilistic inversion, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, 8417-8441,doi:10.1002/2014JB011412. (pdf)

42. Yang, Y., Application of teleseismic long-period surface waves from ambient noise in regional surface wave tomography: a case study in western USA, Geophysical Journal International 198 (3), 1644-1652, 2014. (pdf)

41. Jiang, C., Yang, Y, and Zheng, Y, 2014. Penetration of mid-crustal low velocity zone across the Kunlun Fault in the NE Tibetan Plateau revealed by ambient noise tomography, Earth and Planetary Science 406, 81-92. (pdf)

40. Xie, J., M.H. Ritzwoller, W. Shen, Y. Yang, Y. Zheng, and L. Zhou,Crustal radial anisotropy across eastern Tibet and the western Yangtze craton, J. Geophys. Res., DOI:10.1002/jgrb.50296, 2013. (pdf)

39. Zheng Y., C Ge, Z. Xie, Y. Yang, X. Xiong, H. Hsu, Crustal and upper mantle structure and the deep seismogenic environment in the source regions of the Lushan earthquake and the Wenchuan earthquake, Science China Earth Sciences, 56, Issue,1158-1168, 10.1007/s11430-013-4641-2,2013. (pdf)

38. Warren, L. M., S. L. Beck, C. B. Biryol, G. Zandt, A. A. Ozacar, and Y. Yang, Crustal Velocity Structure of Central and Eastern Turkey from Ambient Noise Tomography, Geophys. J. Int, Geophys. J. Int.,194, 1941-1954,2013. (pdf)

37. Afonso, J.C., Fullea J., Yang, Y., Connolly, J.A.D., Jones, A.G. (2013), 3D multi-observable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle II: General methodology and resolution analysis. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/jgrb.50123.(pdf)

36. Afonso, J.C., Fullea J., Griffin, W.L., Yang, Y., Jones, A.G., Connolly, J.A.D., O'Reilly, S.Y. (2013), 3D multi-observable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle I: a priori information and geophysical observables. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/jgrb.50124. (pdf)

35. Luo,Y., Y. Xu, Y. Yang, Crustal radial anisotropy beneath the Dabie orogenic belt from ambient noise tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 195,1149-1164, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt281,2013. (pdf)

34. Jiang, M., Y. Ai, L. Chen, Y. Yang, Local modification of the lithosphere beneath the central and western North China Craton: 3-D constraints from Rayleigh wave tomography, Gondwana Research, 24, 849-864, 2013. (pdf)

33. Zhou, L., J. Xie, Y. Zheng, W. Shen, Y. Yang. H. Shi, and M.H. Ritzwoller, The structure of the crust and uppermost mantle beneath South China from ambient noise and earthquake tomography, Geophys.J. Int., 189,1565-1583,2012 (pdf)

32. Yang, Y., M.H. Ritzwoller, Y. Zheng, A.L. Levshin, and Z. Xie, A synoptic view of the distribution and connectivity of the mid-crustal low velocity zone beneath Tibet, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B04303, doi:10.1029/2011JB008810, 2012 (pdf)

31. Luo,Y., Y. Xu, Y. Yang, Crustal structure beneath the Dabie orogenic belt from ambient noise tomography, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 313-314 (2012) 12-22. (pdf)

30. Gilbert H., Y. Yang, D. Forsyth, C. Jones, T. Owens, G. Zandt, and J. Stachnik, Imaging lithospheric foundering in the structure of the Sierra Nevada, Geosphere, doi: 10.1130/GES00790.12012, 2012. (pdf)

29.. Zheng, Y., W. Shen, L. Zhou, Y. Yang, Z. Xie, and M.H. Ritzwoller, Ambient noise tomography of northeastern China, the Korean Peninsula, and the Sea of Japan, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B12312, doi:10.1029/2011JB008637, 2011 (pdf)

28. Harmon, N., D. W. Forsyth, D. S. Weeraratne,Y. Yang, S. C. Webb , Mantle heterogeneity and off axis volcanism on young Pacific lithosphere, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 311 (2011) 306-315. (pdf)

27. Tang,YC, Y.J. Chen, Y. Yang, et al., Ambient Noise Tomography in North China Craton, Chinese J. Geophys, 54, 2042-2049,2011. (pdf)

26. Zhang,Q, E. Sandvol, N. James, Y. Yang, Y. J. Chen, Rayleigh wave tomography of the northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, EPSL, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.01.021,2011. (pdf)

25. Yang, Y., M.H. Ritzwoller, and C.H. Jones, Crustal structure determined from ambient noise tomography near the magmatic centers of the Coso region, southeastern California, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q02009, doi:10.1029/2010GC003362, 2011. (pdf)

24. Yang,Y., W. Shen and M.H. Ritzwoller, Surface wave tomography in a large-scale seismic array combining ambient noise and teleseismic earthquake data, Earthquake Science, 24, 55-64, 2011. (pdf)

23. Barmin, M.P., A.L. Levshin, Y. Yang, and M.H. Ritzwoller, Epicentral location based on Rayleigh wave empirical Green's functions from ambient seismic noise, Geophys. J. Int., 184 (2), 869-884, 2011. (pdf)

22. Lin, F.C., M.H. Ritzwoller, Y. Yang, M.P.Moschetti, and M.J. Fouch, Complex and variable crustal and uppermost mantle seismic anisotropy in the western United States, Nature Geoscience, 4, 55-61, doi:10.1038/ngeo1036, 2011. (pdf)

21. Sun, X., X. Song, S. Zheng, Y. Yang, M. Ritzwoller, Three dimensional shear velocity structure of crust and upper mantle in China from ambient noise surface wave tomography, Earthquake Science, Vol. 23, 449-463,2010. (pdf)

20. Zheng, Y., Y. Yang, M.H. Ritzwoller, X. Zheng, X. Xiong, Z. Li, Crustal structure of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau, the Ordos Block and the Sichuan Basin from ambient noise tomography, Earthquake Science, Vol. 23, 465-476,2010. (pdf)

19. Moschetti, M.P., M.H. Ritzwoller, F.C. Lin, and Y. Yang, Crustal shear velocity structure of the western US inferred from amient noise and earthquake data, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B10306 doi:10.1029/2010JB007448,2010. (pdf)

18. Yang, Y., et al., Rayleigh wave phase velocity maps of Tibet and the surrounding regions from ambient seismic noise tomography, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., 11(8), Q08010, doi:10.1029/2010GC003119, 6 August 2010. (pdf)

17. Moschetti, M.P., M.H. Ritzwoller, F.C. Lin and Y. Yang, Seismic evidence for widespread crustal deformation caused by extension in the western USA, Nature, 464, Number 7290, 885-889, 8 April 2010. (pdf)

16. Bensen, G.D., M.H. Ritzwoller and Y. Yang, A 3D shear velocity model of the crust and uppermost mantle beneath the United States from ambient seismic noise, GJI, Geophys. J. Int., 177, 1177-1196, 2009. (pdf)

15. Yang Y., D. W. Forsyth, Attenuation in the upper mantle beneath Southern California: Physical state of the lithosphere and asthenosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B03308, doi:10.1029/2007JB005118,2008. (pdf)

14. Yang, Y. and M.H. Ritzwoller, The characteristics of ambient seismic noise as a source for surface wave tomography, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., 9(2), Q02008, 18 pages, doi:10.1029/2007GC001814, 2008. (pdf)

13. Yang, Y, A. Li, M.H. Ritzwoller, Crustal and uppermost mantle structure in southern Africa revealed from ambient noise and teleseismic tomography, Geophys. J. Int.174 (1) , 235-248 doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03779.x,2008. (pdf)

12. Zheng, S., X. Sun, X. Song, Y. Yang, and M. H. Ritzwoller (2008), Surface wave tomography of China from ambient seismic noise correlation, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q0502, doi:10.1029/2008GC001981, 2008. (pdf)

11. Yang, Y., M. H. Ritzwoller, F.-C. Lin, M. P. Moschetti, and N. M. Shapiro (2008), Structure of the crust and uppermost mantle beneath the western United States revealed by ambient noise and earthquake tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B12310, doi:10.1029/2008JB005833.(pdf)

10. Yang, Y., and M. H. Ritzwoller, Teleseismic surface wave tomography in the western U.S. using the Transportable Array component of USArray, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L04308, doi:10.1029/2007GL032278,2008. (pdf)

9. Villasenor, A., Y. Yang, M.H. Ritzwoller, and J. Gallart, Ambient noise surface wave tomography of the Iberian Peninsula: Implications for shallow seismic structure, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L11304, doi:10.1029/2007GL030164,2007. (pdf)

8. Bensen, G.D., M.H. Ritzwoller, M.P. Barmin, A.L. Levshin, F. Lin, M.P. Moschetti, N.M. Shapiro, and Y. Yang, Processing seismic ambient noise data to obtain reliable broad-band surface wave dispersion measurements, Geophys. J. Int., 169, 1239-1260, 2007. (pdf)

7. Yang, Y., D.W. Forsyth, and D.S. Weeraratne, Seismic attenuation near the East Pacific Rise and the origin of the low-velocity zone, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 258, Issue 1-2, p. 260-268,2007.(pdf)

6. Weeraratne, D.S., D.W. Forsyth, Y. Yang, and S.C. Webb Rayleigh wave tomography of the upper mantle beneath intraplate seamount chains in the south Pacific, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B06303, doi:10.1029/2006JB004403,2007. (pdf)

5. Yang, Y., M.H. Ritzwoller, A.L. Levshin, and N.M. Shapiro, Ambient noise Rayleigh wave tomography across Europe, Geophys. J. Int., 168(1), page 259, 2007. (pdf)

4. Yang, Y., and D.W. Forsyth, Rayleigh wave phase velocities, small-scale convection and azimuthal anisotropy beneath southern California, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B07306, doi:10.1029/2005JB004180, 2006. (pdf)

3. Yang, Y., and D.W. Forsyth, Regional tomographic inversion of amplitude and phase of Rayleigh waves with 2-D sensitivity kernels, Geophys. J. Int., 166, 1148-1160., 2006. (pdf)

2. Forsyth, D.W., and Y. Yang, M.-D Mangriotis, and Y. Shen, Coupled seismic slip on adjacent oceanic transfer faults, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(12), 1618, doi:10.1029/2002GL016454, 2003. (pdf)

1. Yang, Y. and D.W. Forsyth, Improving epicentral and magnitude estimation of earthquakes from T phases by considering the excitation function, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 93,2106-2122,2003. (pdf)