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van Driel et al 2019. Preparing for InSight: Evaluation of the Blind Test for Martian Seismicity, Seismological Research Letters, vol. 90, num. 4.

Sergio León-Ríosa, Hans Agurto Detzel, Andreas Rietbrock, Alexandra Alvarado, Susan Beck, Phillipe Charvis, Benjamin Edwards, Yvonne Font, Tom Garth, Mariah Hoskins, Colton Lynner, Anne Meltzer, Jean Matthieu Nocquet, Marc Regnier, Frederique Rolandone, Mario Ruiz, Lillian Soto-Cordero. 1D-velocity structure and seismotectonics of the Ecuadorian margin inferred from the 2016 Mw7.8 Pedernales aftershock sequence. Tectonophysics, vol 767.


Bie L, Hicks S, Garth T, Gonzalez P, Rietbrock A; 2018. ‘Two go together’: Near-simultaneous moment release of two asperities during the 2016 Mw 6.6 Muji, China earthquake;  Earth and Planetary Science Letters vol. 491 pgs 34-42.

Coulson S, Garth T, Rietbrock A, 2018; Velocity Structure of the Subducted Yakutat Terrane, Alaska: Insights From Guided Waves. Geophysical Research Letters.


Garth T, Rietbrock A., 2017; Constraining the hydration of the subducting Nazca plate beneath Northern Chile using subduction zone guided waves. Earth and Planetary Science.

Koelemeijer, P., Deuss A. & Ritsema, J. (2017). Density structure of Earth’s lowermost mantle from Stoneley mode splitting observations. Nature Comm., Vol. 8, 15241, doi:10.1038/ncomms15241.

Krischer, L., Hutko, A.R, van Driel, M., Stähler, S., Bahavar, M., Trabant, C., Nissen‐Meyer, T. (2017). On‐Demand Custom Broadband Synthetic Seismograms. SSA, 88(2B), doi:10.1785/0220160210.

Bauer, A., Schwarz, B. & Gajewski, D. (2017). Utilizing diffractions in wavefront tomography. Geophysics, 82(2), R65-R73, doi: 10.1190/geo2016-0396.1

Schwarz, B. & Gajewski, D. (2017). A generalized view on normal moveout. Geophysics, 82(5), V335-V349, doi: 10.1190/geo2017-0159.1

Schwarz, B. & Gajewski, D. (2017). Accessing the diffracted wavefield by coherent subtraction. Geophys. J. Int., 211(1), 45-49, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx291

Petrescu, L.Darbyshire, F.Bastow, I., Totten, E. and Gilligan, A. (2017). Seismic anisotropy of Precambrian lithosphere: insights from Rayleigh wave tomography of the eastern Superior cratonJ. Geophys. Res.122, doi:10.1002/2016JB013599.Schwarz, B. & Gajewski, D. (2017). The two faces of NMO. The Leading Edge, 36(6), 512-517, doi: 10.1190/tle36060512.1

Walda, J., Schwarz, B. & Gajewski, D. (2017). A competitive comparison of multiparameter stacking operators. Geophysics, 82(4), V275-V283, doi: 10.1190/geo2016-0432.1

Haugland, S. M., Ritsema, J., van Keken, P. E., Nissen-Meyer, T. (in press). Analysis of PKP scattering using mantle mixing simulations and axisymmetric 3D waveforms. ‎Phys. Earth Planet. Inter.

Bakhtiari Rad, P., Schwarz, B., Gajewski, D. & Vanelle, C. (in press). Common-reflection-surface-based prestack diffraction separation and imaging. Geophysics, doi: 10.1190/geo2016-0445.1


Matthews, K. J., Maloney, K. T., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S. E., Seton, M., & Müller, R. D. (2016). Global plate boundary evolution and kinematics since the Late Paleozoic. Global and Planetary Change, 146, 226-250, doi:

Zahirovic, S., Matthews, K. J., Flament, N., Müller, R. D., Hill, K. C., Seton, M., & Gurnis, M. (2016). Tectonic evolution and deep mantle structure of the eastern Tethys since the latest Jurassic. Earth-Science Reviews, 162, 293–337, doi:

Johnson, C. W., Totten, E. J. et al. (2016). Depth migration of seasonally induced seismicity at The Geysers geothermal field. Geophysical Research Letters 43(12), 6196-6204, doi: 10.1002/2016GL069546

Vincent, O., Szenicer, A. and Stroock, A. D. (2016). Capillarity-driven flows at the continuum limit. Soft Matter. Issue 31, 12, 6656-6661, doi:10.1039/C6SM00733C

Leng, K.Nissen-Meyer, T. and van Driel, M. (2016). Efficient global wave propagation adapted to 3-D structural complexity: a pseudo-spectral/spectral-element approach. Geophys. J. Int. : ggw363v1-ggw363.

Stähler, S. C. , Sigloch, K. , Hosseini, K. , Crawford, W. C. , Barruol, G. , Schmidt-Aursch, M. , Tsekhmistrenko, M. , Scholz, J. R. , Mazzullo, A. and Deen, M. (2016): Preliminary performance report of the RHUM-RUM ocean bottom seismometer network around La Rèunion, western Indian Ocean , Advances in Geosciences, 41 , pp. 43-63 . doi:10.5194/adgeo-41-43-2016

Schwarz, B., A. Bauer & Gajewski, D. (2016). Passive seismic source localization via common-reflection-surface attributes. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 60(3), 531-546, doi:10.1007/s11200-015-0493-x

Bauer, A., Schwarz, B. & Gajewski, D. (2016). Ehancement of prestack diffraction data and attributes using a traveltime decomposition approach. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 60(3), 471-486,

Matthews, K. J., Müller, R. D., & Sandwell, D. T. (2016). Oceanic microplate formation records the onset of India–Eurasia collision. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 433, 204-214.

Müller, R. D., Flament, N., Matthews, K. J., Williams, S. E., & Gurnis, M. (2016). Formation of Australian continental margin highlands driven by plate–mantle interaction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 441, 60-70.

Müller, R. D., Seton, M., Zahirovic, S., Williams, S. E., Matthews, K. J., Wright, N. M., Shephard, G. E., Maloney, K. T., Barnett-Moore, N., & Hosseinpour, M. (2016). Ocean basin evolution and global-scale plate reorganization events since Pangea breakup. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 44(1), 107-138.

Seton, M., Mortimer, N., Williams, S., Quilty, P., Gans, P., Meffre, S., Micklethwaite, S., Zahirovic, S., Moore, J., & Matthews, K. J. (2016). Melanesian back-arc basin and arc development: Constraints from the eastern Coral Sea. Gondwana Research, 39, 77-95.

Koelemeijer, P.J. , J. Ritsema, A. Deuss & H.-J. Van Heijst (2016). SP12RTS: a degree-12 model of compressional and shear wave velocity in the Earth’s mantle. Geophys. J. Int, Vol. 204(2), 1024-1039, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv481.


van Driel, M., Krischer, L., Stähler, S. C., Hosseini, K., Nissen-Meyer, T. (2015). Instaseis: instant global seismograms based on a broadband waveform database. Solid Earth, 6, 701-717, doi:10.5194/se-6-701-2015.

Hosseini, K., & Sigloch, K. (2015). Multifrequency measurements of core-diffracted P waves (Pdiff) for global waveform tomography. Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 203 (1), 506–521. doi:10.1093/gji/ggv298

Matthews, K. J., Williams, S. E., Whittaker, J. M., Müller, R. D., Seton, M., & Clarke, G. L. (2015). Geologic and kinematic constraints on Late Cretaceous to mid Eocene plate boundaries in the southwest Pacific. Earth-Science Reviews, 140, 72-107.

Wessel, P., Matthews, K. J., Müller, R. D., Mazzoni, A., Whittaker, J. M., Myhill, R., & Chandler, M. T. (2015). Semiautomatic fracture zone tracking. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16(7), 2462-2472.

Martin-Short, R., Allen, R. M., Bastow, I. D., Totten, E. and Richards, M. A. (2015). Mantle flow geometry from ridge to trench beneath the Gorda-Juan de Fuca plate system. Nature Geoscience 8, 965-968. doi:10.1038/ngeo2569

Ahmed, K.A., Schwarz, B. & Gajewski, D. (2015). Application of the 3D common-reflection-surface workflow in a crystalline rock environment. Geophysical Prospecting, 63(4), 990-998, doi:10.1111/1365-2478.12282


van Driel, M., Nissen-Meyer, T. (2014). Seismic Wave Propagation in Fully Anisotropic Axisymmetric Media, Geophys. J. Int, Vol. 199 (2): 880893 doi:10.1093/gji/ggu269

van Driel, M., Nissen-Meyer, T. (2014). Optimized visco-elastic wave propagation for weakly dissipative media , Geophys. J. Int, Vol. 199 (2): 10781093 doi:10.1093/gji/ggu314

Nissen-Meyer, T., van Driel, M., Stähler, S. C., Hosseini, K., Hempel, S., Auer, L., Colombi, A., and Fournier, A., (2014). AxiSEM: broadband 3-D seismic wavefields in axisymmetric media, Solid Earth, 5, 425-445, doi:10.5194/se-5-425-2014.

Colombi, A., Nissen-Meyer, T., Boschi, L., Giardini, D. (2014). Seismic waveform inversion for core–mantle boundary topography. Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu112.

Galvez, P., Ampuero, J.-P., Dalguer, L. Somala S., Nissen-Meyer T. (2014). Dynamic earthquake rupture modeled with an unstructured 3D spectral element method applied to the 2011 M9 Tohoku earthquake, Geoph. J. Int.

Schwarz, B., C. Vanelle., D. Gajewski & B. Kashtan (2014). Curvatures and heterogeneities: An improved common-reflection-surface approach. Geophysics, 79(5), S231-S240, doi:10.1190/geo2013-0196.1

Auer, L., Boschi, L., Becker, T. W., Nissen-Meyer, T. and Giardini, D. (2014). Savani: a variable-resolution whole-mantle model of anisotropic shear-velocity variations based on multiple datasets. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 3006-3034, doi:10.1002/2013JB010773.


Mohammadzaheri, A., Sadeghi, H., Hosseini., S., K., and Navazandeh, M. DISRAY: A distributed ray tracing by map-reduce. Computers & Geosciences, 52:453–458, March 2013.

Bharadwaj, Nissen-Meyer, Mai, Schuster (2013). Enhancing core-diffracted arrivals by Supervirtual Interferometry, Geoph. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt452.

Barruol, Guilhem, and Sigloch (2013), Investigating La Reunion hotspot from crust to core, Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 94(23), 205-207, doi:10.1002/2013EO230002.

Charlety, J., S. Voronin, G. Nolet, I. Loris, F.J. Simons, K. Sigloch, and I.C. Daubechies (2013), Global seismic tomography with sparsity constraints: Comparison with smoothing and damping regularization, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50326.

Chris Scheingraber, Kasra Hosseini, Robert Barsch, and Karin Sigloch (2013), ObsPyLoad – a tool for fully automated retrieval of seismological waveform data, Seismological Research Letters, 84(3), 525-531, doi:10.1785/0220120103.

Karin Sigloch  and Mitchell G. Mihalynuk (2013), Intra-oceanic subduction shaped the assembly of Cordilleran North America, Nature, 496(7443), 50-56, doi:10.1038/nature12019.

Stähler, Simon C. and Sigloch, Karin (2013), Fully probabilistic seismic source inversion – Part 1: Efficient parameterisation, Solid Earth Discussions, 5, 1125-1162, doi:10.5194/sed-5-1125-2013, Open access article.

Zhang, Ran, Claudia Czado, and Karin Sigloch (2013), A Bayesian linear model for the high-dimensional inverse problem of seismic tomography, Annals of Applied Statistics, 7(2), 1111-11138, doi:10.1214/12-AOAS623.

Zhang, Ran, Claudia Czado, and Karin Sigloch (2013), Bayesian spatial modelling for high-dimensional seismic inverse problems, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C, submitted.

Basini, Nissen-Meyer, Boschi, Verbeke, Giardini, 2013. The influence of non-uniform ambient noise on crustal tomography in Europe, G-cubed, doi:10.1002/ggge.20081.

Koelemeijer, P.J., A. Deuss & J. Ritsema (2013). Observations of core-mantle boundary Stoneley modes. Geoph. Res. Lett., Vol. 40 (11), 2557-2561, doi:10.1002/grl.50514.

Soldati, G., Koelemeijer, P.J., L. Boschi & A. Deuss (2013). Constraints on core-mantle boundary topography from normal mode splitting. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Vol. 14(5), 1333-1342, doi:10.1002/ggge.20115.


Hosseini Zad, S.K., Komeili, A., Eslami, M.R., Fariborz, S. (2012). Classical and generalized coupled thermoelasticity analysis in one-dimensional layered media. Archive of applied mechanics, 82(2), 267-282, doi:10.1007/s00419-011-0555-7.

Koelemeijer, P.J., A. Deuss & J. Trampert (2012). Normal mode sensitivity to 2012 Earth’s D” layer and topography on the core-mantle boundary: What we can and cannot see. Geoph. J. Int., Vol. 190(1), 553-568, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05499.x.

Koelemeijer, P.J., C.J. Peach & C.J. Spiers (2012). Surface diffusivity of cleaved NaCl crystals as a function of humidity: Impedance spectroscopy measurements and implications for crack healing in rocksalt. J. Geoph. Res., Vol. 117, B01205, doi:10.1029/2011JB008627.

Matthews, K. J., Seton, M., & Müller, R. D. (2012). A global-scale plate reorganization event at 105- 100Ma. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 355, 283-298.

Stähler, S., Sigloch, K., Nissen-Meyer, T. (2012). Triplicated P-wave measurements for waveform tomography of the mantle transition zone, Solid Earth, 3(2), 339–354.

Colombi, A., Nissen-Meyer, T., Boschi, L., Giardini, D. (2012). Seismic sensitivity to global boundary topography, Geoph. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05660.x.

O’Brien, G. S., Nissen-Meyer, T., Bean, C. (2012). A Lattice Boltzmann Method for Elastic Wave Propagation in a Poisson Solid, 102, 3, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., doi: 10.1785/0120110191

Prior to 2012

Akbarzadeh, A. H., Hosseini Zad, S. K., Eslami, M. R., Sadighi, M. (2011). Mechanical behaviour of functionally graded plates under static and dynamic loading. JMES, 225(2), 326-333, doi:10.1243/09544062JMES2111.

Akbarzadeh, A. H., Abbasi, M., Hosseini Zad,  S. K., Eslami, M. R. (2011). Dynamic analysis of functionally graded plates using the hybrid Fourier-Laplace transform under thermomechanical loading. MECCANICA, 46(6), 1373-1392, doi:10.1007/s11012-010-9397-6.

Sigloch, Karin (2011), Mantle provinces under North America from multi-frequency P-wave tomography,Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 12(Q02W08), doi:10.1029/2010GC003421.

Tian, Yue, Ying Zhou, Karin Sigloch, Guust Nolet, and Gabi Laske (2011), Structure of the North American Mantle Constrained by Simultaneous Inversion of Multiple-Frequency SH, SS, and Love Waves, J. Geophys. Res.,116(B02307), doi:10.1029/2010JB007704.

Matthews, K. J., Müller, R. D., Wessel, P., & Whittaker, J. M. (2011). The tectonic fabric of the ocean basins. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(B12), B12109.

D. Peter, D. Komatitsch, Y. Luo, R. Martin, N. Le Goff, E. Casarotti, P. Le Loher, F. Magnoni, Q. Liu, C. Blitz, T. Nissen-Meyer, P. Basini, J. Tromp, 2011. Forward and adjoint simulations of seismic wave propagation on fully unstructured hexahedral meshes, Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05044.x

Zhu, H., Luo, Y., Nissen-Meyer, T., Morency, C., Tromp, J., 2009. Elastic Imaging and Time-Lapse Migration Based Upon Adjoint Methods. Geophysics, 74, WCA167-WCA177.

Luo, Y., Zhu, H., Nissen-Meyer, T., Morency, C., and Tromp, J., 2009. Seismic modeling and imaging based upon spectral-element and adjoint methods, The Leading Edge, May 2009, 260-265.

Nissen-Meyer,T., Fournier, A., Dahlen, F. A., 2008. A 2-D spectral-element method for computing spherical-earth seismograms–II. Waves in solid-fluid media. Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 174, issue 3, pp. 873-888.

Sigloch, Karin, Nadine McQuarrie, and Guust Nolet (2008), Two-stage subduction history under North America inferred from multiple-frequency tomography, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo231.

Nissen-Meyer, T., Fournier, A., Dahlen, F. A., 2007. A 2-D spectral-element method for computing spherical-earth seismograms–I. Moment-tensor source, Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 168, issue 3, pp. 1067-1093. (Download as pdf)

Nissen-Meyer, T., Dahlen, F. A., Fournier, A., 2007. Spherical-earth Fréchet sensitivity kernels, Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 168, 3, pp. 1051-1066. (Download as pdf)

Igel, H., Brietzke, G., Ewald, M., Fohrmann, M., Jahnke, G., Nissen-Meyer, T. , Ripperger, J., Strasser, M., Treml, M., Wang, G., 2002. 3-D Seismic Wave Propagation on a Global and Regional Scale: Earthquakes, Fault Zones, Volcanoes. Springer Verlag, in “High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering 2002 Transactions of the First Joint HLRB and KONWIHR Result and Reviewing Workshop, October 10th and 11th, 2002”, Technical University of Munich (Springer).

Igel, H., Nissen-Meyer, T., Jahnke, G., 2002. Wave propagation in 3-D spherical sections: Effects of subduction zones. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 132, pp. 219-234. (Download as pdf)


Kasra Hosseini, 2016. Global multiple-frequency seismic tomography using teleseismic and core-diffracted body waves. Dissertation, LMU München: Faculty of Geosciences.

Andrea Colombi, 2013. Numerical seismology across the scale: from experimental acoustics to the core-mantle boundary, Ph.D. thesis, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Silvia Salas Romero, 2012. Modeling realistic ground shaking upon the Christchurch M6.3 earthquake. M.Sc. thesis, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Andrea Tesoniero, 2011. 3D elastic focusing effects in the Los Angeles Basin upon the Northridge earthquake. M.Sc. thesis, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Karin Sigloch, 2008. Multiple-frequency body-wave tomography, Ph.D. thesis, Princeton University.

Tarje Nissen-Meyer, 2007. Full-wave seismic sensitivity in a spherical earth, Ph.D. thesis, Princeton University, Princeton, USA.