Steve Gao's Publications

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Refereed Articles

(* = PhD students and ** = MS students advised by S. Gao and K. Liu)

x96. Yu, Y.*, Gao, S.S., Zhao, D., & Liu, K.H. (submitted 7/30/2018; EPSL).
P-wave anisotropic tomography of the Malawi and Luangwa rifts.

95. Song, J., Gao, S.S., Liu, K.H., Sun, M.*, Yu, Y.*, Kong, F.*, & Mickus, K. (submitted 11/20/2018; GRL).
Crustal structure and subsidence mechanism of the intracratonic Williston Basin: Constraints from reverberation-removed receiver functions.

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94. Wang, T.*, Feng, J., Liu, K.H., & Gao, S.S. (submitted 4/9/2018 to GondRes; Revision 1 due: 8/20/2018).
Crustal structure beneath the Malawi and Luangwa Rift Zones and adjacent areas from ambient noise tomography.

93. Kong, F.*, Gao, S.S., Liu, K.H., Song, J., Ding, W., Fang, Y., Ruan, A, & Li, J. (submitted 3/25/2018 to JGR; Revision 1 due: 07/31/2018; Revision 2 due: 10/11/2018; minor revision).
Receiver function investigations of seismic anisotropy layering beneath Southern California.

92. Zheng, T., Ding, Z., Ning, J., Chang, L., Wang, X., Kong, F., Liu, K.H., & Gao, S.S. (submitted 4/20/2018 to JGR; Revision 1 due: 07/31/2018, extended to and submitted on: 8/20; accepted: 10/5/2018).
Crustal azimuthal anisotropy beneath the southeastern Tibetan Plateau and its geodynamic implications.

91. Abdelnabi, A.A., Abushalah, Y., Liu, K.H., & Gao, S.S. (submitted to Interpretation on 12/22/2017; accepted 9/26/2018).
Integrated geology, geophysics and petrophysics data to construct full field geological model of Cambrian-Ordovician, and Upper Cretaceous Reservoir Formations, Central Western Sirte Basin, Libya.
Interpretation.

90. Kong, F.*, Wu, J., Liu, L.*, Liu, K.H., Song, J., Li, J., & Gao, S.S. (submitted 5/17/2018; Tectono; R1 due 10/8; R1 submitted 9/18; accepted 9/20).
Azimuthal anisotropy and mantle flow underneath the southeastern Tibetan Plateau and northern Indochina Peninsula revealed by shear wave splitting analyses.

89. Sun, M.*, Fu, X., Liu, K.H., & Gao, S.S. (submitted 5/8/2018 to EPSL; Revision R1 due 9/4/2018; Accepted 9/11).
Absence of thermal influence from the African Superswell and cratonic keels on the mantle transition zone beneath southern Africa: Evidence from receiver function imaging.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

88. Qaysi, S.*, Liu, K.H., & Gao, S.S. (submitted 5/9/2018 to SRL; Revision R1 due 08/04/2018; accepted 8/15/2018).
A database of shear wave splitting measurements for the Arabian Plate.

87. Liu, L.*, & Gao, S.S. (2018).
Lithospheric layering beneath the contiguous United States constrained by S-to-P receiver functions.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

86. Yu, Y.*, Gao, S.S., Liu, K.H., Yang, T., Xue, M., Le, K.P., & Gao, J. (2018).
Characteristics of the mantle flow system beneath the Indochina Peninsula revealed by teleseismic shear wave splitting analysis.
Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 19. https://doi.org/10.1002/2018GC007474.

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85. Sun, M.*, Liu, K. H., Fu, X., & Gao, S. S. (2017).
Receiver function imaging of mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the Tanzania Craton and adjacent segments of the East African Rift System.
Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 12,116-12,124. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075485
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84. Dahm, H. H.*, Gao, S. S., Kong, F.*, & Liu, K. H. (2017).
Topography of the mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath Alaska and its geodynamic implications: Constraints from receiver function stacking.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122, 10,352-10,363. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB014604
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83. Reed, C. A.*, Liu, K. H., Yu, Y.*, & Gao, S. S. (2017).
Seismic anisotropy and mantle dynamics beneath the Malawi Rift Zone, East Africa.
Tectonics, 36, 1338-1351. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017TC004519
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82. Yu, Y.*, Gao, S. S., Liu, K. H., Yang, T., Xue, M., & Le, K. P. (2017).
Mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the Indochina Peninsula: Implications for slab subduction and mantle upwelling.
Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 7159-7167. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL073528
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81. Yu, Y.*, Hung, T. D., Yang, T., Xue, M., Liu, K. H., & Gao, S. S. (2017).
Lateral variations of crustal structure beneath the Indochina Peninsula.
Tectonophysics, 712-713, 193-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2017.05.023
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80. Liu, L.*, Gao, S. S., Liu, K. H., & Mickus, K. (2017).
Receiver function and gravity constraints on crustal structure and vertical movements of the Upper Mississippi Embayment and Ozark Uplift.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122, 4572-4583. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB014201
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79. Yang, B. B.*, Liu, Y.*, Dahm, H.*, Liu, K. H., & Gao, S. S. (2017).
Seismic azimuthal anisotropy beneath the eastern United States and its geodynamic implications.
Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 2670-2678. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL071227
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78. Emishaw, L., Lao-Davila, D. A., Abdelsalam, M. G., Atekwana, E. A., & Gao, S. S. (2017).
Evolution of the Broadly Rifted Zone in southern Ethiopia through gravitational collapse of dynamic topography.
Tectonophysics, 699, 213-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.12.009
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77. Yu, Y.*, Liu, K. H., Huang, Z., Zhao, D., Reed, C. A.*, Moidaki, M.*, Lei, J., & Gao, S. S. (2017).
Mantle structure beneath the incipient Okavango Rift Zone in southern Africa.
Geosphere, 13, 102-111. https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01331.1
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---2016---

76. Reed, C.A.*, K.H. Liu, P. Chindandali, B. Massingue, H. Mdala, D. Mutamina, Y. Yu*, and S.S. Gao, 2016.
Passive rifting of thick lithosphere in the southern East African Rift: Evidence from mantle transition zone discontinuity topography,
Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 8068-8079, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013131. PDF

75. Cherie, S.G.*, S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, A.A. Elsheikh*, F.S. Kong*, C.A. Reed*, and B.B. Yang*, 2016.
Shear wave splitting analyses in Tian Shan: Geodynamic implications of complex seismic anisotropy,
Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 17, 1975-1989, doi: 10.1002/2016GC006269. PDF

74. Reed, C.A.*, S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, and Y. Yu*, 2016.
The mantle transition zone beneath the Afar Depression and adjacent regions: Implications for mantle plumes and hydration,
Geophysical Journal International, 205,1756-1766, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw116. PDF

73. Kong, F.S.**, J. Wu, K.H. Liu, and S.S. Gao (2016),
Crustal anisotropy and ductile flow beneath the eastern Tibetan Plateau and adjacent areas,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, volume 442, 72-79. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.03.003 . PDF

72. Yang, B.B.**, K.H. Liu, H.H. Dahm**, and S.S. Gao (2016),
A uniform database of teleseismic shear wave splitting measurements for the western and central United States: December 2014 update,
Seismological Research Letters, volume 87, No. 2A, 295-300, doi: 10.1785/0220150213 . Click here for the 3 supplementary tables. PDF

---2015---

71. Yu, Y.**, K.H. Liu, C.A. Reed**, M. Moidaki, K. Mickus, E.A. Atekwana, and S.S. Gao (2015),
A joint receiver function and gravity study of crustal structure beneath the incipient Okavango Rift, Botswana,
Geophysical Research Letters, volume 42, 8398-8405, doi: 10.1002/2015GL065811 . PDF

70. Yu, Y.**, S.S. Gao, M. Moidaki, C.A. Reed**, and K.H. Liu (2015),
Seismic anisotropy beneath the incipient Okavango rift: Implications for rifting initiation,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, volume 430, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.009 . PDF

69. Kong, F.S.**, S. S. Gao, and K. H. Liu (2015),
On the applicability of the multiple-event stacking technique for shear wave splitting analysis,
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, volume 105, 3156-3166, doi:10.1785/0120150078. PDF.

68. Yu, Y.**, K.H. Liu, M. Moidaki, C.A. Reed**, and S.S. Gao (2015),
No thermal anomalies in the mantle transition zone beneath an incipient continental rift:
Evidence from the first receiver function study across the Okavango Rift Zone, Botswana,
Geophysical Journal International, volume 202, 1407-1418, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv229 . PDF.

67. Lemnifi, A.**, K.H. Liu, S.S. Gao, C.R. Reed**, A. Elsheikh**, Y. Yu**, and A. Elmelade (2015),
Azimuthal anisotropy beneath north central Africa from shear wave splitting analyses,
Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, volume 16, 1105-1114, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005706 . PDF.

66. Yu, Y.**, J. Song, K.H. Liu, and S.S. Gao (2015),
Determining crustal structure beneath seismic stations overlying a low-velocity sedimentary layer using receiver functions,
Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 120, 3208-3218, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011610. PDF.

65. Wu, J., Z. Zhang, F.S. Kong**, B.B. Yang**, Y. Yu**, K.H. Liu, and S.S. Gao (2015),
Complex seismic anisotropy beneath western Tibet and its geodynamic implications,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, volume 413, 167-175. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.01.002 . PDF

64. Kong, F.S.**, S.S. Gao, and K.H. Liu (2015),
A systematic comparison of the transverse energy minimization and splitting intensity techniques for measuring shear-wave splitting parameters,
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, volume 105, 230-239, doi: 10.1785/0120140108. PDF

---2014---

63. Gao, S. S., and K. H. Liu (2014),
Mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the contiguous United States,
Journal of Geophysical Research, volume, 119, 6452-6468, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011253 . PDF and supporting info: 26 E-W cross-sections with velocity anomalies.

62. Mohamed, A.A., S.S. Gao, A.A. Elsheikh**, K.H. Liu, Y. Yu**, and R.E. Fat-Helbary (2014),
Seismic imaging of mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the northern Red Sea and adjacent areas,
Geophysical Journal International, volume 199, 648-657, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu284 . PDF

61. Elsheikh, A.A.**, S.S. Gao, and K.H. Liu (2014),
Formation of the Cameroon Volcanic Line by lithospheric basal erosion: Insight from mantle seismic anisotropy,
Journal of African Earth Sciences, volume 100, 96-108, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2014.06.011. PDF

60. Elsheikh, A.A.**, S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, A.A. Mohamed, Y. Yu**, and R.E. Fat-Helbary (2014),
Seismic anisotropy and subduction-induced mantle fabrics beneath the Arabian and Nubian plates adjacent to the Red Sea,
Geophysical Research Letters, volume 41, 2376-2381, doi: 10.1002/2014GL059536 . PDF

59. Liu, K.H., A. Elsheikh**, A. Lemnifi**, U. Purevsuren**, M. Ray*, H. Refayee**, B. Yang**, Y. Yu**, and S.S. Gao (2014),
A uniform database of teleseismic shear wave splitting measurements for the western and central United States,
Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, volume 15, 2075-2085, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005267 . PDF

58. Reed, C. A.**, S. Almadani**, S. S. Gao, A. Elsheikh**, S. Cherie**, M. Abdelsalam, A. Thurmond, and K. H. Liu (2014),
Receiver function constraints on crustal seismic velocities and partial melting beneath the Red Sea rift and adjacent regions, Afar Depression,
Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 119, 2138-2152, doi: 10.1002/2013JB010719 . PDF

57. Yang, B.B.**, S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, A.A. Elsheikh**, A.A. Lemnifi**, H.A. Refayee**, and Y. Yu** (2014),
Seismic anisotropy and mantle flow beneath the northern Great Plains of North America,
Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 119, 1971-1985, doi: 10.1002/2013JB010561 . PDF

56. Gao, S. S., and K. H. Liu (2014),
Imaging mantle discontinuities using multiply-reflected P-to-S conversions,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, volume 402, 99-106, , doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.08.025 . PDF

55. Refayee, H. A.**, B. B. Yang**, K. H. Liu, and S. S. Gao (2014),
Mantle flow and lithosphere-asthenosphere coupling beneath the southwestern edge of the North American Craton: Constraints from shear-wave splitting measurements,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters , volume 402 , 209-220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.01.031 . PDF

---2013---

54. Liu, K. H, and S. S. Gao (2013),
Making reliable shear-wave splitting measurements,
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, volume 103, 2680-2693, doi: 10.1785/0120120355. PDF

53. Gao, S. S., K. H. Liu, C. A. Reed**, Y. Yu**, B. Massinque, H. Mdala, M. Moidaki, D. Mutamina, E.A. Atekwana, S. Ingate, and A. M. Reusch (2013),
Seismic arrays to study African rift initiation,
Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, volume 94, 213-214, doi: 10.1002/2013EO240002. PDF

52. Moidaki, M.**, S. S. Gao, K. H. Liu, and E. Atekwana (2013),
Crustal Thickness and Moho Sharpness beneath the Midcontinent Rift from Receiver Functions,
Research in Geophysics, volume 3, doi: 10.4081/4538.

---2012---

51. Gao, S. S., and K. H. Liu (2012),
AnisDep: A FORTRAN program for the estimation of the depth of anisotropy using spatial coherency of shear-wave splitting parameters,
Computers & Geosciences, , doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.01.020. PDF

50. Wang, B. Z.**, S. S. Gao, K. H. Liu, E. S. Krebes (2012),
High-accuracy practical spline-based 2D and 3D integral transformations in potential-field geophysics,
Geophysical Prospecting , volume 60, 1001-1016, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.2011.01026.x. PDF

49. Bridges, D.**, K. Mickus, S. S. Gao, M. G. Abdelsalam, and A. Alemu (2012),
Magnetic stripes of a transitional continental rift in Afar,
Geology, doi:10.1130/G32697.1. PDF

---2011---

48. Satsukawa, T., M. Michibayashi, E. Y. Anthony, R. J. Stern, S. S. Gao, and K. H. Liu (2011),
Seismic anisotropy of the uppermost mantle beneath the Rio Grande rift: Evidence from Kilbourne Hole peridotite xenoliths, New Mexico,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, volume 311, 172-181.

47. Bashir, L.**, S. S. Gao, K. H. Liu, and K. Mickus (2011),
Crustal structure and evolution beneath the Colorado Plateau and the southern Basin and Range Province: Results from receiver function and gravity studies,
Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems , volume 12, Q06008 (18 pages), doi:10.1029/2011GC003563. PDF

46. Abdelsalam, M. G., S. S. Gao, and J. -P. Liegeois (2011),
Upper mantle structure of the Saharan Metacraton,
Journal of African Earth Sciences, volume 60, 328-336

45. Liu, K.H. and S.S. Gao (2011),
Estimation of the depth of anisotropy using spatial coherency of shear-wave splitting parameters,
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, volume 101, 2153-2161, doi: 10.1785/0120100258. PDF

---2010---

44. Gao, S.S., K.H. Liu, and M.G. Abdelsalam (2010),
Seismic anisotropy beneath the Afar Depression and adjacent areas: Implications for mantle flow,
Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 115, B12330, 15 pages, doi:10.1029/2009JB007141. PDF

43. Liu, K. H., and S. S. Gao (2010),
Spatial variations of crustal characteristics beneath the Hoggar swell, Algeria, revealed by systematic analyses of receiver functions from a single seismic station,
Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, volume 11, Q08011 (14 pages), doi:10.1029/2010GC003091. PDF

42. Moidaki M.**, S. S. Gao, K. H. Liu, M. G. Abdelsalam, J. P. Hogan, and E. Atekwana (2010),
Converted P-to-S phase and Moho quality beneath the New Madrid seismic Zone from receiver function studies,
Geoscience Research, 1, 7-21.

---2009---

41 Atef, A.**, K. H. Liu, and S.S. Gao (2009),
Apparent weekly and daily earthquake periodicities in the western United States,
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, volume 99, 2273-2279, doi:10.1785/0120080217. PDF

40. Gao, S. S., and K. H. Liu (2009),
Significant seismic anisotropy beneath the southern Lhasa Terrane, Tibetan Plateau,
Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, volume 10, Q02008 (19 pages), doi:10.1029/2008GC002227. PDF

---2008---

39. Liu, K. H., S. S. Gao, Y. Gao, and J. Wu (2008),
Shear wave splitting and mantle flow associated with the deflected Pacific slab beneath northeast Asia,
Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 113, B01305 (15 pages), doi:10.1029/2007JB005178. PDF

38. Gao, S. S., K. H. Liu, R. J. Stern, G. R. Keller, J. P. Hogan, J. Pulliam, and E. Y. Anthony (2008),
Characteristics of mantle fabrics beneath the south-central United States: Constraints from shear-wave splitting measurements,
Geosphere, volume 4, 411-417, doi: 10.1130/GES00159.1. PDF

37. Gao, S. S., T. M. Niemi, R. A. Black, K. H. Liu, R. M. Joeckel, R. W. Busby, and J. Taber (2008),
Rationale for a permanent seismic network in the Central Plains utilizing USArray,
(click here for electronic supplementary material)
Eos (Forum section), Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, volume 89, 85. PDF

---2006---

36. Liu, K. H, and S. S. Gao (2006),
Mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the Baikal rift and adjacent areas,
Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 111, B11301 (10 pages), doi:10.1029/2005JB004099. PDF

35. Nair, S. K.*, S. S. Gao, K. H. Liu, and P. G. Silver (2006),
Southern African crustal evolution and composition: Constraints from receiver function studies,
Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 111, B02304 (17 pages), doi:10.1029/2005JB003802. PDF

34. Zhao, D., J. Lei, T. Inoue, A. Yamada, and S. S. Gao (2006),
Deep structure and origin of the Baikal rift zone,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, volume 243, 681-691. PDF

33. Bridges, D.L.*, and S.S. Gao (2006),
Spatial variation of seismic b-values beneath Makushin Volcano, Unalaska Island, Alaska,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, volume 245, 408-415. PDF

---2004---

32. Gao, S. S., K. H. Liu, and C. Chen* (2004),
Significant crustal thinning beneath the Baikal rift zone: New constraints from receiver function analysis,
Geophysical Research Letters, volume 31, L20610 (4 pages), doi:10.1029/2004GL020813. PDF

31. Silver, P. G., M. Fouch, S. S. Gao, M. D. Schmitz, and the Kaapvaal Seismic Group (2004),
Seismic anisotropy, mantle fabric, and the magmatic evolution of Precambrian southern Africa,
South Africa Journal of Geology, volume 107 , 47-60. PDF

30. Gao, S. S., and K. H. Liu (2004),
Seafloor asymmetry in the Atlantic Ocean,
Journal of Ocean University of China, volume 3, 191-194. PDF

29. Fouch, M. J., D. E. James, J. C. VanDecar, S. van der Lee, and the Kaapvaal Seismic Group (2004),
Mantle seismic structure beneath the Kaapvaal and Zimbabwe Cratons,
South African Journal of Geology, volume 107, 33-44. PDF

---2003---

28. Liu, K. H., S. S. Gao, P. G. Silver, and Y. K. Zhang* (2003),
Mantle layering across central South America,
Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 108, 2510 (10 pages), doi:10.1029/2002JB002208. PDF

27. Hubbard, M. S., S. S. Gao, K. H. Liu, K. E. Nicolaysen, and C. G. Oviatt (2003),
Great Plains workshop held to prepare for USArray Deployment,
Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, volume 84, 314-320. PDF

26. Gao, S. S., K. H. Liu, P. M. Davis, P. D. Slack, Y. A. Zorin, V. V. Mordvinova, and V. M. Kozhevnikov (2003),
Evidence for Small-Scale Mantle Convection in the Upper Mantle Beneath the Baikal Rift Zone,
Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 108, 2194 (10 pages), doi:10.1029/2002JB002039. PDF

25. Hui, R., J. Thomas, C. Allen, B. Fu, and S. Gao (2003),
Low coherent, WDM reflectometry for accurate fiber length monitoring,
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, volume 15, 96-98. PDF

---2002---

24. Zorin, Y. A., V. V. Mordvinova, G. L. Kosarev, E. K. Turutanov, B. G. Belichenkoa, and S.S. Gao (2002),
Low seismic velocity layers in the earths crust of Eastern Siberia (Russia) and Mongolia: Receiver function data and geological implication,
Tectonophysics, volume 359, 307-327. PDF

23. Gao, S. S., P. G. Silver, and K. H. Liu (2002),
Mantle Discontinuities Beneath Southern Africa,
Geophysical Research Letters, volume 29, 1491 (4 pages), doi: 10.1029/2001GL013834. PDF

22. Cao, A.*, and S. S. Gao (2002),
Temporal variation of seismic b-values beneath northeastern Japan island arc,
Geophysical Research Letters, volume 29, 1-3, 10.1029/2001GL013775, PDF

21. Zorin, Yu. A., V. V. Mordvinova, E. K. Turutanov, V. G. Belichenko, A. M. Mazukabzov, G. L. Kosarev, and S. S. Gao (2002),
New geophysical data on thrust faults in the Baikal and Transbaikal regions and Central Mongolia,
Geotektonika, volume 3, 40-52.

---2001---

20. Liu, K. H., and S. S. Gao (2001),
Characterization of a continuous, very narrowband seismic signal near 2.08 Hz,
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, volume 91, 1910-1916. PDF

19. Silver, P. G., S. S. Gao, K. H. Liu, and the Kaapvaal Seismic Group (2001),
Mantle Deformation beneath Southern Africa,
Geophysical Research Letters, volume 28, 2493-2496. PDF

18. Nguuri, T. K., J. Gore, D. E. James, S. J. Webb, C. Wright, T. G. Zengeni, O. Gwavava, J. A. Snoke, and the Kaapvaal Seismic Group (2001),
Crustal structure beneath southern Africa and its implications for the formation and evolution of the Kaapvaal and Zimbabwe cratons,
Geophysical Research Letters, volume 28, 2501-2504. PDF

17. James, D. E., M. J. Fouch, J. C. VanDecar, S. van der Lee, and the Kaapvaal Seismic Group (2001),
Tectospheric structure beneath southern Africa,
Geophysical Research Letters, volume 28, 2485-2488. PDF

16. Freybourger, M., J. B. Gaherty, T. H. Jordan, and the Kaapvaal Seismic Group (2001),
Structure of the Kaapvaal craton from surface waves,
Geophysical Research Letters, volume 28, 2489-2492. PDF

---2000---

15. Gao, S. S., P. G. Silver, and A. T. Linde (2000),
A Comprehensive Analysis of Deformation Data at Parkfield, California: Detection of a Long-term Strain Transient,
Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 2955-2967. PDF

14. Gao, S. S., P. G. Silver, A. T. Linde, and I. S. Sacks (2000),
Annual Modulation of Triggered Seismicity Following the 1992 Landers Earthquake in California,
Nature, 406, 500-504, doi: 10.1038/35020045. PDF

13. Davis, P. M, J. L. Rubinstein, K. H. Liu, S. S. Gao, and L. Knopoff (2000),
Northridge Earthquake Damage Caused by Geologic Focusing of Seismic Waves,
Science, 289, , 1746-1750. PDF

---1999---

12. Gao, S.S.; P.M. Davis, H. Liu, P.D. Slack and others (1999),
"SKS splitting beneath continental rifts zones" by Gao et al. - Reply.
Journal of Geophysical Research, 104: 10,791-10,794. PDF

---1997---

11. Gao, S., P. M. Davis, H. Liu, P.D. Slack, A. W. Rigor, Y. A. Zorin, V. V. Mordvinova, V. M. Kozhevnikov, and N. A. Logatchev (1997),
SKS Splitting Beneath Continental Rift Zones,
Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(B10) , 22,781-22,797. PDF

10. Gao, S. (1997),
A Bayesian approach for the calculation of seismic body-wave attenuation factors,
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 87, , 961-970. PDF

---1996---

9. Gao, S., H. Liu, P. M. Davis, and L. Knopoff (1996),
Localized Amplification of Seismic Waves and Correlation with Damage due to the Northridge Earthquake,
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 86, S209-S230. PDF

8. Gao, S., Liu, H, P. M. Davis, L. Knopoff, and G. Fuis (1996),
A 98-station Seismic Array to Record Aftershocks of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake,
USGS Open File Report, OF 96-690, ISBN-13: 9781287001539

7. Kohler, M. D., P.M. Davis, H. Liu, M. Benthien, S. Gao, G. S. Fuis, R. W. Clayton, D. Okaya, and J. Mori (1996),
Data report for the 1993 Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment (LARSE93), Southern California: a passive study from Seal Beach Northeastward Through the Mojave Desert,
USGS Open File Report , OF 96-0085.

---1995---

6. Mordvinova, V.V., Yu. A. Zorin, S. Gao, and P.M. Davis (1995),
Estimation of the Thickness of Earth's Crust at the Profile Irkutsk - Ulan_Bator - Undurshil Using Spectral Ratios of Seismic Body Waves,
Physics of the Earth, N9, 3-10.

5. Liu, H., P. M. Davis, and S. Gao (1995),
SKS Splitting Beneath Southern California,
Geophysical Research Letters, 22, 767-770. PDF

---1994---

4. Gao, S., P. M. Davis, H. Liu, P. D. Slack, Y. A. Zorin, N. A. Logatchev, M. G. Kogan, P. D. Burkholder, and R. P. Meyer (1994),
Preliminary Results of Teleseismic Studies of the Mantle of the Baikal Rift,
Physics of the Earth, N7-8: 113-122.

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Asymmetric upwarp of the Asthenosphere beneath the Baikal Rift zone, Siberia,
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1. Gao, S., P.M. Davis, H. Liu, P. D. Slack, Y. A. Zorin, V. V. Mordvinova, V. M. Kozhevnikov, and R. P. Meyer (1994),
Seismic Anisotropy and Mantle Flow beneath the Baikal Rift Zone,
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Seismic Evidence for Small Scale Mantle Convection under the Baikal Rift Zone, Siberia,
University of California, Los Angeles (11 MB in size)




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