This initiative highlights the excellent, ground-breaking seismology research published in AGU journals or monographs over the last 100 years. It is to be a list that both honors and celebrates the contributions of the past and present, and reflects the diversity in people and of research within the current and future AGU membership. Every week between now and December 2019, we will upload links to a set of 3-4 papers or monographs.
What articles in AGU journals were fundamental to your own research? What do you consider a great paper in seismology? What article used seismic data to transform our understanding of the Earth or other planets? Initial suggestions have been provided by AGU Fellows in Seismology. Community suggestions are welcome! We respectfully ask that you not submit papers you have authored or co-authored nor submit only articles completed at your home institution(s).
Birch, F. (1952). Elasticity and constitution of the Earth’s interior. Journal of Geophysical Research 57 (2), 227-286. doi: 10.1029/JZ057i002p00227
Isacks, B., Oliver, J. and Sykes, L.R. (1968). Seismology and the new global tectonics, Journal of Geophysical Research 73 (18), 5855-5899. doi:10.1029/JB073i018p05855.
Grand, S.P. (1994). Mantle shear structure beneath the Americas and surrounding oceans, Journal of Geophysical Research 99 (B6), 11591-11621. doi: 10.1029/94JB00042
Aki, K. (1967). Scaling law of seismic spectrum. Journal of Geophysical Research, 72(4), 1217-1231. doi:10.1029/JZ072i004p01217.
Brune, J. N. (1970). Tectonic stress and the spectra of seismic shear waves from earthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research, 75(26), 4997-5009. doi:10.1029/JB075i026p04997.
Brune, J. N. (1979). Implications of earthquake triggering and rupture propagation for earthquake prediction based on premonitory phenomena. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 84(B5), 2195-2198. doi:10.1029/JB084iB05p02195.
Phinney, R.A. (1964). Structure of Earth’s crust from spectral behavior of long-period body waves. Journal of Geophysical Research 69(14), 2997-3017. doi:10.1029/JZ069i014p02997
Dziewonski, A.M., T.A. Chou, and J.H. Woodhouse (1981). Determination of earthquake source parameters from waveform data for studies of global and regional seismicity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 86(B4), 2825-2852. doi:10.1029/JB086iB04p02825
Yamasaki, T. and T. Seno (2003). Double seismic zone and dehydration embrittlement of the subducting slab, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 108(B4), 2212. doi:10.1029/2002JB001918
Paulssen, H. (1985). Upper mantle converted waves beneath the NARS array. Geophysical Research Letters, 12(10), 709-712.
Romanowicz, B. (1990). The upper mantle degree 2: constraints and inferences from global mantle wave attenuation measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 95(B7), 11051-11071.
Das, S., & Aki, K. (1977). Fault plane with barriers: a versatile earthquake model. Journal of geophysical research, 82(36), 5658-5670.
Jones, L. M., Wang, B., Xu, S., & Fitch, T. J. (1982). The foreshock sequence of the February 4, 1975, Haicheng earthquake (M= 7.3). Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 87(B6), 4575-4584.
Gomberg, J., Beeler, N. M., Blanpied, M. L., & Bodin, P. (1998). Earthquake triggering by transient and static deformations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 103(B10), 24411-24426.
Vidale, J. E., Agnew, D. C., Johnston, M. J., & Oppenheimer, D. H. (1998). Absence of earthquake correlation with Earth tides: An indication of high preseismic fault stress rate. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 103(B10), 24567-24572.
Mavko, G., & Nur, A. (1975). Melt squirt in the asthenosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 80(11), 1444-1448.
Burdick, L. J., & Helmberger, D. V. (1978). The upper mantle P velocity structure of the western United States. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 83(B4), 1699-1712.
Woodhouse, J. H., & Dziewonski, A. M. (1984). Mapping the upper mantle: Three‐dimensional modeling of Earth structure by inversion of seismic waveforms. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 89(B7), 5953-5986.
Savage, M. (1999). Seismic anisotropy and mantle deformation: What have we learned from shear wave splitting? Rev. Geophys., 37( 1), 65– 106.
Paul Silver and Winston Chan (1991). Shear wave splitting and subcontinental mantle deformation, J. Geophys. Res., 96( B10), 16429– 16454.
Peter Watt, Geoffrey Davies, and Richard O’Connell (1976). The elastic properties of composite materials, Rev. Geophys., 14( 4), 541– 563.
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1977), Determination of the three‐dimensional seismic structure of the lithosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 82( 2), 277– 296., , and (
1983), Earthquake locations and three‐dimensional crustal structure in the Coyote Lake Area, central California, J. Geophys. Res., 88( B10), 8226– 8236.(
1966), P wave diffraction theory and the structure of the core‐mantle boundary, J. Geophys. Res., 71( 24), 5959– 5975., and (
1983), Present seismic evidence for a boundary layer at the base of the mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 88( B4), 3498– 3505.(
1983), The shear‐wave velocity gradient at the base of the mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 88( B10), 8160– 8170., and (