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Implications of crustal property variations for models of Tibetan plateau evolution
Shear-coupled teleseismic P waves sampling the interior of the Tibetan plateau provide evidence of systematic variations in crustal structure. The crust thins by up to 20 km from south to north withExpand
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The TauP Toolkit: Flexible Seismic Travel-Time and Raypath Utilities
Buland and Chapman (1983) provides significant progress toward this need by allowing for the computation of times and paths of any conceivable seismic phase passing through arbitrary spherically symmetric velocity models. Expand
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Shear wave anisotropy beneath the Tibetan Plateau
Eleven broadband digital seismic stations were deployed across the central Tibetan Plateau in the first extensive passive-source experiment attempted within the Tibetan Plateau. One year of recordingExpand
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Upper mantle velocity structure beneath the Tibetan Plateau from Pn travel time tomography
We inverted 1510 P arrival times from regional distances (333–1600 km), in and around the Tibetan Plateau to map the lateral velocity variation within the uppermost mantle. Previous studies haveExpand
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Active foundering of a continental arc root beneath the southern Sierra Nevada in California
Seismic data provide images of crust–mantle interactions during ongoing removal of the dense batholithic root beneath the southern Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The removal appears to haveExpand
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A Detailed Analysis of Broadband Teleseismic P Waveforms
Broadband receiver functions developed from teleseismic P waveforms recorded on the midperiod passband of Regional Seismic Test Network station RSCP are inverted for vertical velocity structureExpand
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Crustal structure of the East African Plateau from receiver functions and Rayleigh wave phase velocities
The origin of the East African Plateau and rift valleys is poorly understood largely because little is known about the crust and upper mantle beneath East Africa. The center of the plateau isExpand
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Observations of regional phase propagation across the Tibetan Plateau
We present observations of regional phase velocity and propagation characteristics using data recorded during a 1-year deployment of broadband digital seismic stations across the central TibetanExpand
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On the relationship between extension and anisotropy: Constraints from shear wave splitting across the East African Plateau
Received 28 October 2003; revised 2 April 2004; accepted 21 May 2004; published 6 August 2004. [1] East Africa is a tectonically complex region owing to the presence of a rigid craton, paleothrustExpand
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Seismic evidence for a deep upper mantle thermal anomaly beneath east Africa
Upper mantle seismic velocity variations beneath northern Tanzania coupled with the structure of the 410 and 660 km discontinuities reveal a 200‐ 400-km-wide thermal anomaly extending into but notExpand
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