This semester we will read latest papers that potentially interest most people. Any topics of geophysics or even geology and geochemistry are welcome. We prefer to read the papers pubulished in Geology/GRL/Nature/NatureGeo/Science recently. Contact Shawn Wei ( for more information or suggestions.

Location: Rudolph Hall, Room 184

Time: Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Sep. 3
Sep. 10
Sep. 17
Sep. 24
Oct. 1
Oct. 8
Oct. 15
Oct. 22
Oct. 29
Nov. 5
Nov. 12
Nov. 19


  • Schmandt, B., S. D. Jacobsen, T. W. Becker, Z. Liu, and K. G. Dueker (2014), Dehydration melting at the top of the lower mantle, Science, 344(6189), 1265-1268, DOI: 10.1126/science.1253358.
  • McGary, R. S., R. L. Evans, P. E. Wannamaker, J. Elsenbeck, and S. Rondenay (2014), Pathway from subducting slab to surface for melt and fluids beneath Mount Rainier, Nautre, 511, 338–340, DOI: 10.1038/nature13493.
  • van der Elst, N. J., H. M. Savage, K. M. Keranen, and G. A. Abers (2013), Enhanced Remote Earthquake Triggering at Fluid-Injection Sites in the Midwestern United States, Science, 341(6142), 164-167, DOI: 10.1126/science.1238948.
  • Burov, E., and T. Gerya (2014), Asymmetric three-dimensional topography over mantle plumes, Nature, 513(7516), 85-89, DOI: 10.1038/nature13703.
  • Zhan, Z., D. V. Helmberger, H. Kanamori, and P. M. Shearer (2014), Supershear rupture in a Mw 6.7 aftershock of the 2013 Sea of Okhotsk earthquake, Science, 345(6193), 204-207, DOI: 10.1126/science.1252717.
  • Schubnel, A., F. Brunet, N. Hilairet, J. Gasc, Y. Wang, and H. W. Green (2013), Deep-Focus Earthquake Analogs Recorded at High Pressure and Temperature in the Laboratory, Science, 341(6152), 1377-1380, DOI: 10.1126/science.1240206.
  • Brenguier, F., M. Campillo, T. Takeda, Y. Aoki, N. M. Shapiro, X. Briand, K. Emoto, and H. Miyake (2014), Mapping pressurized volcanic fluids from induced crustal seismic velocity drops, Science, 345(6192), 80-82, DOI: 10.1126/science.1254073.
  • Sun, T., K. Wang, T. Iinuma, R. Hino, J. He, H. Fujimoto, M. Kido, Y. Osada, S. Miura, Y. Ohta, and Y. Hu (2014), Prevalence of viscoelastic relaxation after the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake, Nature, 514(7520), 84-87, DOI: 10.1038/nature13778.
  • Kendrick, J. E., Y. Lavallee, T. Hirose, G. Di Toro, A. J. Hornby, S. De Angelis, and D. B. Dingwell (2014), Volcanic drumbeat seismicity caused by stick-slip motion and magmatic frictional melting, Nature Geosci., 7(6), 438-442, DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2146.
  • Paczkowski, K., C. J. Thissen, M. D. Long, and L. G. J. Montési (2014), Deflection of mantle flow beneath subducting slabs and the origin of subslab anisotropy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41(19), 6734-6742, DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060914.
  • Levander, A., M. J. Bezada, F. Niu, E. D. Humphreys, I. Palomeras, S. M. Thurner, J. Masy, M. Schmitz, J. Gallart, R. Carbonell, and M. S. Miller (2014), Subduction-driven recycling of continental margin lithosphere, Nature, 515(7526), 253-256, DOI: 10.1038/nature13878.