Govermental Documents: Lianxing Wen

Peer-reviewed Publications: Lianxing Wen

  • Xiao, X., Cheng, S., Wu, J., Wang, W., Sun, L., Wang, X. and Wen, L., Shallow seismic structure beneath the continental China revealed by P-wave polarization, Rayleigh wave ellipticity and receiver function, Geophys. J. Int. , Volume 225, Issue 2, May 2021, Pages 998-1019, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggab022, 2021.
    (Reprint)

  • Yao, J., Tian, D., Sun, L. and Wen, L., Comment on "Origin of temporal changes of inner-core seismic waves" by Yang and Song (2020), Earth and Planet. Sci. Letts., Volume 553, 116640, 2021.
    (Reprint)

  • Lei, W. and Wen, L.,Widespread small-scale anisotropic structure in the lowermost mantle beneath the North American continent and northeastern Pacific, Seis. Res. Lett., 91 (5): 2779-2790, 2020.
    (Reprint)

  • Wen, L., Earth's Structure, Core. In: Gupta H. (eds) Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Springer, Cham, 2020.
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  • Tang, L., Zhang, M. and Wen, L., Support vector machine classification of seismic events in the Tianshan orogenic belt, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi: 10.1029/2019JB018132, 2020.
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  • Wang, Y., He, Y., Lu, G. and Wen, L., Seismic, thermal and compositional structures of the stagnant slab in the mantle transition zone beneath southeastern China, Tectonophysics, Article 228208, 2020.
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  • Yao, J., Tian, D., Sun, L. and Wen, L.,Temporal change of seismic Earth's inner core phases: inner core differential rotation or temporal change of inner core surface?, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi:10.1029/2019JB017532, 2019.
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  • Xu, Y. and Wen, L., Relative directivity inversion of small earthquake rupture, Geophys. J. Int., 218(1), 631-639, doi:10.1093/gji/ggz179, 2019.
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  • Lu, Z. and Wen, L., Strong hydro-related localized long-period crustal deformation observed in the Plate Boundary Observatory borehole strainmeters, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi10.1029/2018GL080856, 2018.
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  • Yao, J., Tian, D., Lu, Z., Sun, L. and Wen, L., Triggered seismicity after North Korea's 3 September 2017 nuclear test, Seismol. Res. Lett., 89 (6), 2085-2093, doi:10.1785/0220180135, 2018.
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  • Yao, J., Tian, D., Sun, L. and Wen, L., Source characteristics of North Korea's 3 September 2017 nuclear test, Seismol. Res. Lett., 89 (6), 2078-2084, doi:10.1785/0220180134, 2018.
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  • Tang, L., Lu, Z., Zhang, M., Sun, L. and Wen, L., Seismicity induced by simultaneous abrupt changes of injection rate and well pressure in Hutubi gas field, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi:10.1029/2018JB015863, 2018.
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  • Chen, Y., Meng, L., Zhang, A. and Wen, L., Source complexity of the 2015 Mw 7.9 Bonin earthquake, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1029/2018GC007489, 2018.
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  • Tian, D., Yao, J. and Wen, L., Collapse and earthquake swarm after North Korea's 3 September 2017 nuclear test, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45(9), 3976-3983, doi:10.1029/2018GL077649, 2018.
    (Reprint) (IRIS Highlight)

  • Lu, Z., Yi, H. and Wen, L., Loading-induced Earth's stress change over time, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 123(5), 4285-4306, doi:10.1029/2017JB015243, 2018.
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  • Wen, L., Tian, D. and Yao, J., Seismic structure and dynamic process of the Earth's inner core and its boundary. Chinese Journal Of Geophysics (in Chinese), 61(3): 803-818,doi: 10.6038/cjg2018L0500, 2018.
    (Reprint)

  • Lu, Z and Wen, L., Abnormally strong daily-cycle S1 strain tide: observation and physical mechanism, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi:10.1002/2017JB014383, 2017.
    (Reprint)

  • Tian, D. and Wen, L., Seismological evidence for a localized mushy zone at the Earth inner core boundary, Nat. Commun., 165, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00229-9, 2017.
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  • Sun, L., Zhang, M. and Wen, L. , A new method for high-resolution event relocation and application to the aftershocks of Lushan Earthquake, China, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2016JB012840, 2016.
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  • Ma, X., Sun, X., Wiens, D.A., Wen, L., Nyblade, A., Anandakrishnan, S., Aster, R., Huerta, A. and Wilson, T., Strong seismic scatterers near the core-mantle boundary north of the Pacific Anomaly. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 253, 21-30, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2016.01.007, 2016.
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  • Yi, H. and Wen, L., Satellite gravity measurement monitoring terrestrial water storage change and drought in the continental United States, Sci. Rep. 6, 19909, doi:10.1038/srep19909, 2016.
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  • Li, Z., Zhao, R., Hu, J. Wen, L., Feng, G., Zhang, Z. and Wang, Q., InSAR analysis of surface deformation over permafrost to estimate active layer thickness based on one-dimensional heat transfer model of soils. Sci. Rep. 5, 15542; doi: 10.1038/srep15542, 2015.
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  • Zhang, M. and Wen, L., Earthquake characteristics before eruptions of Japan's Ontake volcano in 2007 and 2014, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2015GL065165, 2015.
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  • Yao, J., Sun, L. and Wen, L., Two-decades of Temporal Change of Earth's Inner Core Boundary, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi: 10.1002/2015JB012339, 2015.
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  • Chen, X., Tian, D. and Wen, L., Microseismic sources during Hurricane Sandy, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi: 10.1002/2015JB012282, 2015.
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  • Chen, Y. and Wen, L., Global large deep-focus earthquakes: source process and cascading failure of shear instability as a unified physical mechanism, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 423, 134-144, 2015.
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  • He, Y., Wen, L., Capdeville, Y. and Zhao, L., Seismic evidence for an Iceland thermo-chemical plume in the Earth lowermost mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 417, 19-27, 2015.
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  • Zhang, M. and Wen, L., An effective method for small event detection: Match and Locate (M&L), Geophys. J. Int., , 200 (3): 1523-1537. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu466, 2015.
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  • Zhang, M. and Wen, L., Seismological evidence for a low-yield nuclear test on 12 May 2010 in North Korea, Seismol. Res. Lett., 86(1), doi: 10.1785/02201401170, 2015.
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  • He, Y., Wen, L., and Zheng, T., Seismic evidence for an 850 km thick low-velocity structure in the Earth lowermost mantle beneath Kamchatka, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL061249, 2014.
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  • Yao, J., and Wen, L., Seismic structure and ultra-low velocity zones at the base of the Earth's mantle beneath Southeast Asia, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 233, 103-111, 2014.
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  • Chen, Y., Wen, L. and Ji, C., A cascading failure during the May 24 2013 great Okhotsk deep earthquake, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth , 119, doi: 10.1002/2013JB010926, 2014.
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  • Zhang, M., Tian, D. and Wen, L., A new method for earthquake depth determination: stacking multiple-station autocorrelograms, Geophys. J. Int. , 197 (2): 1107-1116., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu044, 2014.
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  • Wang, Y., Wen, L. and Weidner, D., Composition of Mars constrained using geophysical observations and mineral physics modeling, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. , 224, 68-76, 2013.
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  • Zhang, M. and Wen, L., High-precision location and yield of North Korea's 2013 nuclear test, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40 (12), 2941-2946, doi:10.1029/grl.50607, 2013.
    (Reprint pdf); for General Introduction.

  • Ghosh, A., Holt, W., and Wen, L., Predicting the lithospheric stress field and plate motions by joint modeling of lithosphere and mantle dynamics, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 346-368, doi:10.1029/2012JB009516, 2013.
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  • He, Y., and Wen, L., Geographic boundary of the "Pacific Anomaly" and its geometry and transitional structure in the north, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B09308, doi:10.1029/2012JB009436, 2012.
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  • Long, H., and Wen, L., Using repeated sources to quantitatively determine temporal change of medium properties: theory and an example, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B09303, doi:10.1029/2012JB009302, 2012.
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  • Dai, Z., Wang, W. and Wen, L., Irregular topography at the Earth's inner core boundary, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., doi:10.1073/pnas.1116342109, 2012.
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  • Yu, W. and Wen, L., Deep-focus repeating earthquakes in the Tonga-Fiji subduction zone Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., doi0.1785/0120110272, 102, 1829-1849, 2012.
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  • He, Y. and Wen, L., Seismic velocity structures and detailed features of the D" discontinuity near the core-mantle boundary beneath eastern Eurasia, Phys. Earth and Planet. Int., 189, 176-184, 2011.
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  • Wen, L., Structure of Earth's core, Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, Ed. Gupta, H., 2011.

  • Wen, L. and Long, H., High-precision location of North Korea's 2009 nuclear test, Seism. Res. Lett., 81 (1), 26-29, 2010.
    (Reprint pdf); for General Introduction.

  • Wang, Y., Wen, L. and Weidner, D., Array triplication data constraining seismic structure and composition in the mantle, Surveys in Geophys. , vol. 30 (4), 355, doi:10.1007/s10712-009-9073-3, 2009.
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  • He, Y. and Wen, L., Structural features and shear-velocity structure of the "Pacific Anomaly", J. Geophys. Res., 114, B02309, doi:10.1029/2008JB005814, 2009.
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  • Zhao, L., Wen, L., Chen, L. and Zheng, T., A two-dimensional hybrid method for modeling seismic wave propagation in anisotropic media, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B12307, doi:10.1029/2008JB005733, 2008.
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  • Ghosh, A., Holt, W. E., Wen, L., Flesch, L. M., Haines, A. J., Joint modeling of lithosphere and mantle dynamics elucidating lithosphere-mantle coupling, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L16309, doi:10.1029/2008GL034365, 2008.
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  • Wang, Y., Wen, L. and Weidner, D., Upper mantle SH- and P-velocity structures and compositional models beneath southern Africa, Earth Panet. Sci. Lett., 267, 596-608, 2008.
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  • Wang, Y. and Wen, L., Complex seismic anisotropy near the border of a very low velocity province at the base of the Earth's mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B09305, Doi:10.1029/2006JB004719, 2007.
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  • Yu, W. and Wen, L., Complex seismic anisotropy in the Earth's inner core beneath Africa, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B08304, Doi:10.1029/2006JB004868, 2007.
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  • Wang, Y. and Wen, L., Geometry and P- and S- velocity structure of the "African anomaly", J. Geophys. Res., 112, B05313, Doi:10.1029/2006JB004483, 2007.
    (Reprint pdf) (IRIS Highlight)

  • Flesch, L. M., Holt, W. E., Haines, A. J., Wen, L., Shen-Tu, B., The dynamics of western North America: stress measurements and the relative role of gravitational potential energy, plate interaction at the boundary and basal tractions, Geophys. J. Int., 169, 866-896, 2007.
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  • Wen, L., Localized temporal change of the Earth's inner core boundary, Science, 314. no. 5801, pp. 967 - 970, DOI: 10.1126/science.1131692, 2006.
    [Abstract] (Reprint pdf) [Supporting Online Material, pdf]

  • Yu, W. and Wen, L., Seismic velocity and attenuation structures in the top 400 km of the inner core along the equatorial paths, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B07308, doi:10.1029/2005JB003995, 2006.
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  • Wang, Y., Wen, L., Weidner, D. and He, Y., SH velocity and compositional models near the 660-km discontinuity beneath South America and Northeast Asia, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B07305, doi:10.1029/2005JB003849, 2006.
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  • Wen, L., A compositional anomaly at the Earth's core-mantle boundary as an anchor to the relatively slowly-moving surface hotspots and as source to the DUPAL anomaly, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 246, 138-148, 2006.
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  • Yu, W. and Wen, L., Inner core attenuation anisotropy, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 245, 581-594, 2006.
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  • He, Y., Wen, L., and Zheng, T., Geographic boundary and shear velocity structure of the "Pacific anomaly" near the core-mantle boundary beneath western Pacific, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 302-314, 2006.
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  • Chen, L, Wen, L., and Zheng T., A wave equation migration method using receiver functions: (II) application to the Japan subduction zone, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B11310, doi:10.1029/2005JB003666, 2005.
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  • Chen, L, Wen, L., and Zheng T., A wave equation migration method using receiver functions: (I) Theory, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B11309, doi:10.1029/2005JB003665, 2005.
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  • Yu, W., Wen, L., and Niu, F., Seismic velocity structure in the Earth's outer core, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B02302, doi:10.1029/2003JB002928, 2005.
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  • Wang, Y. and Wen, L., Mapping the geometry and geographic distribution of a very-low velocity province at the base of the Earth's mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B10305, doi:10.1029/2003JB002674, 2004.
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  • Butler, R., Lay, T., Creager, C., Earl, P., Fischer, K., Gaherty, J., Laske, G., Leith, B., Park, J., Ritzwoller, M., Tromp, J., and Wen, L., The Global Seismographic Network surpasses its design goals, EOS, 85, 225-232, 2004.
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  • Niu F. and Wen, L., Difference in seismic velocity between the eastern and western hemispheres in the top of the earth's inner core, Global Tectonics and Metallogeny, 8, 109-111, 2003.

  • Wen, L., Inner core anisotropy and hemisphericity, McGraw-Hill 2003 Yearbook of Science and Technology, McGraw-Hill, New York, 192-195, 2003.
    (link)

  • Wen, L., and Niu, F., Seismic velocity and attenuation structures in the top of the Earth's inner-core, J. Geophys. Res., 107 (B11), 2273, doi:10.1029/2001JB000170, 2002.
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  • Niu, F. and Wen, L., Seismic anisotropy in the top 400 km of the inner core beneath the "eastern" hemisphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29, No 12, 10.1029/2001GL014118, June 29, 2002.
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  • Wen, L., An SH hybrid method and shear velocity structures in the lowermost mantle beneath the central Pacific and South Atlantic oceans, J. Geophys. Res., 107, B3, 10.1029/2001JB000499 29 March 2002, 2002.
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  • Wen, L., Seismic evidence for a rapidly-varying compositional anomaly at the base of the Earth's mantle beneath the Indian ocean, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 194, 83-95, 2001.
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  • Niu, F. and Wen, L., Strong seismic scatterers near the core-mantle boundary west of Mexico, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 3557-3560, 2001.
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  • Wen, L., Silver, P., James, D. and Kuehnel, R., Seismic evidence for a thermo-chemical boundary layer at the base of the Earth's mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 189, 141-153, 2001.
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  • Niu, F. and Wen, L., Hemispherical variations in seismic velocity at the top of the Earth's inner-core, Nature, 410, 1081-1084, 2001.
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  • Wen, L., Intense seismic scattering near the Earth's core-mantle boundary beneath the Comoros hotspot, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3627-3630, 2000.
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  • Helmberger, D.V., Si, N., Wen, L. and Ritsema, J., Seismic evidence for ultra low velocity zones beneath Africa and the Atlanic Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 23,865-23,878, 2000.
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  • Helmberger, D.V., Wen, L. and Ding, X., Seismic evidence that the source of the Iceland hotspot lies at the core-mantle boundary, Nature, 396, 251-255, 1998.
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  • Wen, L. and Helmberger, D.V., Ultra-low velocity zones near the core-mantle boundary from broadband PKP precursors, Science, 279, 1701-1703, 1998.
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  • Wen, L. and Helmberger, D.V., A 2D P-SV hybrid method and its application to localized structures near the core-mantle boundary, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 17,901-17,918, 1998.
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  • Wen, L. and Anderson, D.L., Present-day plate motion constraint on mantle rheology and convection, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 24,639-24,654, 1997.
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  • Wen, L. and Anderson, D.L., Layered mantle convection: a model for Geoid and topography, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 146, 367-377, 1997.
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  • Wen, L. and Anderson, D.L., Slabs, hotspots, cratons and mantle convection revealed from residual seismic tomography in the upper mantle, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 99, 131-143, 1997.
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  • Wen, L. and Helmberger, D.V., Propagational corrections for basin structure: Lander's earthquake, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 87, 782-787, 1997.
    (Some details)

  • Wen, L. and Anderson, D.L., The fate of the slabs inferred from seismic tomography and 130 Ma subduction, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 133, 185-198, 1995.
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  • Wen, L. and Yao, Z.X., A study of the effects of the Feitsui canyon topography on the ground strong motion -using 2.5-D SH hybrid method and the strong motion records at a station, ACTA, Geophysica Sinica, 38, 64-70, 1995.

  • Wen, L. and Yao, Z.X., Theory and application of hybrid method seismograms, ACTA, Geophysica Sinica, 37, 211-219, 1994.

  • Yao, Z.X., Zheng T.-Y. and Wen, L., Moment Tensor inversion method for determining the earthquake process by the use of P-Wave from data, ACTA, Geophysica Sinica, 37, 36-44, 1994.