Spring Seminar 2006


[Stony Brook Geophysics] [Department of Geosciences] [SUNY at Stony Brook] [Links]

Weekly seminar: Rm 322, Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Everybody is welcome. Come with some questions!

You will be able to download most papers as PDF files from the schedule below. If this causes difficulties, or if no downloadable version is available, photocopied versions will be made available.

Please feel free to bring suggestions for current articles of general interest to discuss.


February 1 – Led by Wen-Che Yu


Stability of hydrous melt at the base of the Earth's upper mantle by T. Sakamaki, A. Suzuki, E. Ohtani 
             Nature V439, 192-194, 01/12/2006
                        The deterministic nature of earthquake rupture by E. L. Olson, R. M. Allan
                                   Nature V438, 212-215, 11/10/2005
February 8  Led by Elliot Klein 
                 The long-term strength of continental lithosphere: jelly sandwich’ or ‘crème brulee’? by E. B. Burov, A. B. Watts
                            GSA Today V16, JAN, 2006
                 Natural and experimental evidence of  melt lubrication of faults during earthquakes by G. D. Toro et al
                            Science V311, 647-649, 02/03/2006
February 15 – Led by Dan Hernandez
                 Postseismic mantle relaxation in the Central Nevada Seismic Belt by N. Gourmelen and F. Amelung
                             Science V310, 1473-1476, 12/02/2005             
                 Nonlinear dynamics, granular media and dynamic earthquake triggering by P. A. Johnson and X. Jia
                             Nature V437, 871-874, 10/06/2005
February 22—Led by Aaron Frodsham             
                 Mantle transition zone topography and structure beneath the Yellowstone hotspot by D. Fee and K. Dueker
                            GRL V31, 09/17/2004
March 1—Led by Yumei He
                 The nature of the 660-kilometer discontinuity in Earth’s mantle from global seismic observations of PP precursors by A. Deuss et al.
                           Science V311, 198-201, 01/13/2006
March 8 – Led by Yi Wang
                  The ocean’s seismic hum by S. Kedar and F. H. Webb
                            Science V307, 682-683, 02/04/2005
                  High-resolution surface-wave tomography from ambient seismic noise by N. M. Shapiro et al.
                            Science V307, 1615- 1618, 03/11/2005
March 15 – Led by Attreyee Ghosh  
                         Interpretation of seismic anisotropy in terms of mantle flow when melt is present by E. Kaminski
                                 Geophys. Res. Lett., V33,  2006 
March 22 – Led by Yi Wang
                  Mineralogy and elasticity of the oceanic upper mantle: origin of the low-velocity zone by L. Stixrude and C. Lithgow-Bertelloni
                          J. Geophys. Res., V110, 2005
March 29 – Led by Lada Dimitrova 
                  Lithospheric flexure and the evolution of the dichotomy boundary on Mars by T. R. Watters and P. J. McGovern
                         Geophys. Res. Lett., V33, 2006
April 5 – Led by Wen-Che Yu
                 Plate-boundary deformation associated with the great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake by C. Subarya et al.
                          Nature, V440, 46-51, 03/02/2006
                 Deformation and slip along the Sunda Megathrust in the great 2005 Nias-Simeulue earthquake by R. W. Briggs et al.
                          Science, V311, 1897-1901, 03/31/2006
April 26—Led by Aaron Frodsham
                 Metastable superplumes and mantle compressibility by E. Tan and M. Gurnis
                           Geophys. Res. Lett., V32, L20307, doi:10.1029/2005GL024190, 2005.
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