Yingjie Yang's Publications

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Refereed journal publications (*denotes student/postdoc/visitors advisees; )

(Total publications: 98. Citations: 8764 and h-index: 42 from Google scholar; citations: 5859 and h-index: 37 from Web of Science)


  • Yang, Y. and Chen, X. (2022), A seismic meteor strike on Mars, Science, Vol 378, Issue 6618 360-361. (DOI:10.1126/science.add8574)

  • Ma, L., Xu, T., Ai, Y., Yang, J., Yang, Y., Fan, E., Li, L., Hou, J. & Dong, W. (2022). Hot lithosphere beneath the northeastern North China Craton detected by ambient noise tomography. Tectonophysics, 839, 229551.

  • Guo, Z., Li, S., Yu, Y., Chen, Y. J., Yang, Y., Xu, B., & Liang, X. (2022). Eastward asthenospheric flow from NE Tibet inferred by joint inversion of teleseismic body and surface waves: insight into widespread continental deformation in Eastern China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(8), e2022JB024410.

  • Afonso, J. C., Ben-Mansour, W., O’Reilly, S. Y., Griffin, W. L., Salajeghegh, F., Foley, S., Begg, G., Selway, K., Macdonald, A., Januszczak, N., Fomin, I., Nyblade, A.A., & Yang, Y. (2022). Thermochemical structure and evolution of cratonic lithosphere in central and southern Africa. Nature Geoscience, 15(5), 405-410.

  • Wang, K.*, Wang, Y., Song, X., Tong, P., Liu, Q., & Yang, Y. (2022). Full-Waveform Inversion of High-Frequency Teleseismic Body Waves Based on Multiple Plane-Wave Incidence: Methods and Practical Applications. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 112(1), 118-132.

  • Luo, Y., Huang, Y., Yang, Y., Zhao, K., Yang, X., & Xu, H. (2022). Constructing shear velocity models from surface wave dispersion curves using deep learning. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 196, 104524.

  • Zheng, F., Xu, T., Ai, Y., Yang, Y., Zeng, Q., Yu, B., Zhang, W. and Xie, T. (2022). Metallogenic potential of the Wulong goldfield, Liaodong Peninsula, China revealed by high resolution ambient noise tomography. Ore Geology Reviews, 142, p.104704.


  • Xie, J.*, Luo, Y., & Yang, Y. (2021). Retrieving PmP travel times from a persistent localized microseismic source. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL094827. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL094827.

  • Zhang, A., Guo, Z., Afonso, J. C., Handley, H., Dai, H., Yang, Y., & Chen, Y. J. (2021). Lithosphere-asthenosphere interactions beneath northeast China and the origin of its intraplate volcanism. Geology. https://doi.org/10.1130/G49375.1

  • Chen, G., Cheng, Q., Luo, Y., Yang, Y., Xu, H., & Deng, X. (2021). Seismic imaging of Caosiyao giant porphyry molybdenum deposit using ambient noise tomography. Geophysics, 86(6), 1-45. https://doi.org/10.1190/geo2021-0117.1

  • Wang, K.*, Yang, Y., Jiang, C., Wang, Y., Tong, P., Liu, T. & Liu, Q. (2021). Adjoint tomography of ambient noise data and teleseismic P waves: methodology and applications to central California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, p.e2021JB021648.

  • Wang, K.*, Wang, Y., Song, X., Tong, P., Liu, Q., & Yang, Y. (2021). Full-Waveform Inversion of High-Frequency Teleseismic Body Waves Based on Multiple Plane-Wave Incidence: Methods and Practical Applications. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, https://doi.org/10.1785/0120210094

  • Zhao, Y., Guo, Z., Wang, K., & Yang, Y. (2021). A Large Magma Reservoir beneath the Tengchong Volcano Revealed by Ambient Noise Adjoint Tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, e2021JB022116.

  • Yang, X., Li, Y., Afonso, J.C., Yang, Y. & Zhang, A. (2021). Thermochemical State of the Upper Mantle beneath South China from Multi-observable Probabilistic Inversion. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, p.e2020JB021114.

  • Rao, H., Luo, Y., Zhao, K., & Yang, Y. (2021). Extracting surface wave dispersion curves from asynchronous seismic stations: method and application. Geophysical Journal International,226, Issue 2, August 2021, Pages 1148–1158, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggab153.

  • Li, G.*, Yang, Y., Niu, F., & Chen, M. (2021). 3-D sedimentary structures beneath southeastern Australia constructed by passive seismic array data, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, e2020JB019998.

  • Movaghari, R., JavanDoloei, G., Yang, Y., Tatar, M., & Sadidkhouy, A. (2021). Crustal Radial Anisotropy of the Iran Plateau Inferred from Ambient Noise Tomography, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, e2020JB020236.

  • Zhao, K.*, Luo, Y., Yang, Y., & Yang, X. (2021). High-resolution lithospheric structures of the Qinling-Dabie orogenic belt: Implications for deep subduction and delamination of continental lithosphere, Tectonophysics, 228799.


  • Zhao, K.*, Yang, Y., & Luo, Y. (2020). Broadband finite frequency ambient noise tomography: a case study in the western USA using USArray stations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, e2019JB019314. (pdf)

  • Wang, K.*, Jiang, C., Yang, Y., Schulte‐Pelkum, V., & Liu, Q. (2020). Crustal deformation in southern California constrained by radial anisotropy from ambient noise adjoint tomography, Geophysical Research Letters, e2020GL088580. (pdf)

  • Xie, J*.,Yang, Y. & Luo, Y. (2020). Improving cross-correlations of ambient noise using a RMS-ratio selection stacking method, Geophysical Journal International.(pdf)

  • Luo, Y.; Yang, Y.; Xie, J.; Yang, X.; Ren, F.; Zhao, K.; & Xu, H.; Evaluating Uncertainties of Phase Velocity Measurements from Cross-Correlations of Ambient Seismic Noise, Seismological Research Letters 2020. (pdf)

  • Xu, Y., Yang, B., Zhang, A., Wu, S., Zhu, L., Yang, Y., Wang, Q., & Xia, Q. (2020). Magnetotelluric imaging of a fossil oceanic plate in northwestern Xinjiang, China. Geology, 48(4), 385-389. (pdf)

  • Zhang, A., Guo, Z., Afonso, J.C. , Yang., Y., Yang, B., & Xu, Y., (2020) The deep thermochemical structure of the Dabie Orogenic Belt from multi-observable probabilistic inversion, Tectonophysics, 787. (pdf)

  • Xu, H., Luo,Y., Yang, Y., Shen W., Yin, X., Chen, G., Yang, X., & Sun S. (2020). 3D crustal structures of the Shanxi Rift constructed by Rayleigh wave dispersion curves and ellipticity: Implication for sedimentation, intraplate volcanism and seismicity, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, e2020JB020146. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JB020146.


  • Wang, K*.; Q., Liu; & Y. Yang. (2019). 3D Sensitivity Kernels for Multi‐component Empirical Green's Functions from Ambient Noise: Methodology and Application to Adjoint Tomography, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. (pdf)

  • Li, G.*; F. Niu; Y. Yang; & K. Tao (2019). Joint inversion of Rayleigh wave phase velocity, particle motion and teleseismic body wave data for sedimentary structures, Geophysical Research Letters. (pdf)

  • O'Donnell, JP; Stuart, GW; Brisbourne, AM; Selway, K; Yang, Y; Nield, GA; Whitehouse, PL; Nyblade, AA; Wiens, DA; & Aster, RC. (2019). The uppermost mantle seismic velocity structure of West Antarctica from Rayleigh wave tomography: Insights into tectonic structure and geothermal heat flow, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 522 219-233. (pdf)

  • Zhang, A*; Afonso, JC.; Xu, Y.; Wu, S.; Yang, Y.; & Yang, B. (2019). The deep lithospheric structure of the Junggar terrane, NW China: Implications for its origin and tectonic evolution Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. (pdf)

  • O'Donnell, JP; Brisbourne, AM; Stuart, GW; Dunham, CK; Yang, Y; Nield, GA; Whitehouse, PL; Nyblade, AA; Wiens, DA; Anadakrishnan, S. (2019). Mapping crustal shear wave velocity structure and radial anisotropy beneath West Antarctica using seismic ambient noise, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. (pdf)


  • Guo, Z.*, Wang, K.*, Yang, Y., Tang, Y., John Chen, Y., & Hung, S. H. (2018). The origin and mantle dynamics of quaternary intraplate volcanism in Northeast China from joint inversion of surface wave and body wave, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(3), 2410-2425. (pdf)

  • Luo, Y., Lin, J., Yang, Y., Wang, L., Yang, X., & Xie, J. (2018). Joint Inversion of Active Sources and Ambient Noise for Near‐Surface Structures: A Case Study in the Balikun Basin, China, Seismological Research Letters. (pdf)

  • Xie, J., R. Chu, and Y. Yang (2018). 3-D Upper-Mantle Shear Velocity Model Beneath the Contiguous United States Based on Broadband Surface Wave from Ambient Seismic Noise, Pure and Applied Geophysics 175.10: 3403-3418. (pdf)

  • Wang, K.*, Yang, Y., Basini, P., Tong, P., Tape, C., & Liu, Q. (2018). Refined crustal and uppermost mantle structure of southern California by ambient noise adjoint tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 215(2), 844-863. (pdf)

  • Li, S., Guo, Z., Chen, Y. J., Yang, Y., & Huang, Q. (2018). Lithospheric structure of the Northern Ordos from ambient noise and teleseismic surface wave tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(8), 6940-6957. (pdf)

  • Tork Qashqai, M., Afonso, JC. and Yang Y. (2018). Physical State and Structure of the Crust Beneath the Western‐Central United States From Multiobservable Probabilistic Inversion." Tectonics 37.9 (2018): 3117-3147. (pdf)

  • Wu, S*., Huang, R., Xu, Y., Yang, Y., Jiang, X., & Zhu, L. (2018). Seismological evidence for a remnant oceanic slab in the western Junggar, Northwest China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. (pdf)

  • Li, G.*, Niu, F., Yang, Y., & Xie, J.. (2018). An investigation of time–frequency domain phase-weighted stacking and its application to phase-velocity extraction from ambient noise's empirical Green's functions. Geophysical Journal International, 212(2), 1143-1156. (pdf)


  • Guo, Z.*, Y. Yang, Y.J. Chen. (2016). Crustal radial anisotropy in Northeast China and its implications for the regional tectonic extension, Geophysical Journal International, Volume, 207, 197-208. (pdf)

  • Jiang, C*, Y., Yang, N. Rawlinson, WL Griffin. (2016). Crustal structure of the Newer Volcanics Province, SE Australia, fromambient noise tomography, Tectonophysics doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06 (pdf)

  • Jiang, C*, Y Yang, Y Zheng. (2016). Crustal structure in the junction of Qinling Orogen, Yangtze Craton and Tibetan Plateau: implications for the formation of the Dabashan Orocline and the growth of Tibetan Plateau, Geophysical Journal International 205 (3), 1670-1681. (pdf)

  • Tork Qashqai,M,*, JC Afonso, Y Yang, The crustal structure of the Arizona Transition Zone and southern Colorado Plateau from multiobservable probabilistic inversion, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems,DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006463, 2016. (pdf)

  • Afonso, JC, N Rawlinson, Y Yang, et al., 3‐D multiobservable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle III: Thermochemical Tomography in the Western‐Central US, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth,DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013049,2016. (pdf)

  • Guo, Z.*, JC Afonso, MT Qashqai, Y Yang, YJ Chen, Thermochemical structure of the North China Craton from multi-observable probabilistic inversion: Extent and causes of cratonic lithosphere modification, Gondwana Research 37, 252-265,2016. (pdf)

  • Xing,G, F Niu, M Chen, Y Yang, Effects of shallow density structure on the inversion for crustal shear wave speeds in surface wave tomography, Geophysical Journal International 205 (2), 1144-1152,2016. (pdf)

  • Wang, K*, Y Luo, Y Yang, Correction of phase velocity bias caused by strong directional noise sources in high-frequency ambient noise tomography: a case study in Karamay, China, Geophysical Journal International 205 (2), 715-727,2016. (pdf)

  • Xie, J*, Y. Yang, S. Ni, On the accuracy of long-period Rayleigh waves extracted from ambient noise, Geophys. J. Int206(1): 48-55.doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw137,2016. (pdf)

  • Xu, Y., S. Zhang, W. L. Griffin, Y. Yang, B. Yang, Y. Luo, L. Zhu, J. C. Afonso, and B. Lei, How did the Dabie Orogen collapse? Insights from 3-D magnetotelluric imaging of profile data, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JB012717,2016. (pdf)

  • Li, G*, H Chen, F Niu, Z Guo, Y Yang, J Xie, Measurement of Rayleigh wave ellipticity and its application to the joint inversion of high‐resolution S‐wave velocity structure beneath northeast China, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012459, 11 January 2016. (pdf)

  • Guo, Z*, YJ Chen, J Ning, Y Yang, JC Afonso, Y Tang, Seismic evidence of on-going sublithosphere upper mantle convection for intra-plate volcanism in Northeast China, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 433, 31-43,2016. (pdf)

  • Rawlinson, N, S Pilia, M Young, M Salmon, Y Yang, Crust and upper mantle structure beneath southeast Australia from ambient noise and teleseismic tomography, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.11.034, Tectonophysics,2016. (pdf)


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

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

  • Li,X, L. Ouyang, H. Li, Y. Yang, D. Zheng, Q. Lü, M. Zhou, J. Tan, S. Sun, and G.Zhang (2015). A Broadband Seismic Network in the Middle–Lower Yangtze Metallogenic Belt, China. Seismological Research Letters, May/June 2015. (pdf)


  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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: Resultsfrom multiobservable probabilistic inversion, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, 8417–8441,doi:10.1002/2014JB011412. (pdf)


  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Afonso, J.C., Fullea J., Griffin, W.L., Yang, Y., Jones, A.G., Connolly, J.A.D., O'Reilly, S.Y., 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, 2013. (pdf)

  • Afonso, J.C., Fullea J., Yang, Y., Connolly, J.A.D., Jones, A.G., 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., 2013. (pdf)

  • 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)

  • 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)


  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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. (pdf)


  • 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)

  • Zheng, Y., W. Shen, L. Zhou, Y. Yang, Z. Xie, and M.H. Ritzwoller, Crust and uppermost mantle beneath the North China Craton, northeastern China, and the Sea of Japan from ambient noise tomography, J.Geophys. Res., 116, B12312, doi:10.1029/2011JB008637, 2011. (pdf)

  • 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)

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

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

  • Barmin, M. P., Levshin, A. L., Yang, Y. and Ritzwoller, M. H., Epicentral location based on Rayleigh wave Empirical Green's Functions from ambient seismic noise. Geophysical Journal International, 184: 869–884. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04879.x,2011. (pdf)

  • 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)

  • 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)


  • Yang, Y, et al., Rayleigh wave phase velocity maps in Tibet and the surrounding regions from ambient seismic noise tomography, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q08010, doi:10.1029/2010GC003119. (pdf)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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


  • 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)


  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)


  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)


  • 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)

  • 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)


  • 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)

  • 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)