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Yingjie Yang

Professor Yang is a seismologist at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology at Shenzhen, Guangdong. He got his Bachelor of Sciences from University of Science and Technology of China in 2000. His PhD studies took place in Brown University majoring in Geophysics and Seismology during 2000-2006 and his PhD degree was awarded in 2006. Afterward, he took research associate and senior research associate positions at University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006-2010.  In August 2010, he moved to Macquarie University as a lecturer and was promoted to associate professor in 2015.  In November 2021, he joined Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Southern University of Science and Technology. Prof. Yang’s main research area includes seismic tomography and ambient noise tomography. He has published more than 90 scientific papers in high-ranking international journals, including Nature, Nature Geoscience, Geology, EPSL, GRL, JGR-Solid Earth, etc.



2021/11-present   Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

2015-2021        Associate Professor, Macquarie University

2010-2015        Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University.

2006-2010       Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, University of Colorado at Boulder.


Honors and Awards

2015        The Anton Hales Medal from Australian Academy of Science

2013        Australian Research Council, Future Fellowship

2016        Chutian Guest Chair Professor, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

2016        Earth and Planetary Science Letter, Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing                  

2014        Outstanding Reviewer for Geophysical Journal of International.

2010        Outstanding Reviewer for Geophysical Journal of International.


Professional Service

2015-present, Associate editor for the journal of “Exploration Geophysics”.

2017-present, Member of editorial board of Journal “Earth and Planetary Physics”.

2016-2020, IUGG IASPEI National Correspondent of Australia,

2015-2021, Macquarie University’s representative for IRIS.

2009-2010, Member of IRIS Transportable Array Working Group


Seismic tomography and ambient noise tomography

Shallow crustal structure and assessment of earthquake hazards and risks

Lithospheric structure and deep metallogenic mechanisms

Structure and origin of volcanoes


(*students advised; #postdocs advised, ## visitors advised)

91. Xie, J. ##, Luo, Y., & Yang, Y. (2021). Retrieving PmP travel times from a persistent localized microseismic source. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL094827.

90. Wang, K. #, Yang, Y., Jiang, C., Wang, Y., Tong, P., Liu, T. and Liu, Q. (2021). Adjoint tomography of ambient noise data and teleseismic P waves: methodology and applications to central California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, p.e2021JB021648.

89. Zhang, A., Guo, Z., Afonso, J. C., Handley, H., Dai, H., Yang, Y., & Chen, Y. J. (2021). Lithosphere–asthenosphere interactions beneath northeast China and the origin of its intraplate volcanism. Geology.

88. Wang, K. #, Wang, Y., Song, X., Tong, P., Liu, Q., & Yang, Y. (2021). Full‐Waveform Inversion of High‐Frequency Teleseismic Body Waves Based on Multiple Plane‐Wave Incidence: Methods and Practical Applications. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, https://doi.org/10.1785/0120210094

87. Zhao, Y., Guo, Z., Wang, K., and Yang, Y. (2021). A Large Magma Reservoir beneath the Tengchong Volcano Revealed by Ambient Noise Adjoint Tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, e2021JB022116.

86. Rao, H., Luo, Y., Zhao, K., & Yang, Y. (2021). Extracting surface wave dispersion curves from asynchronous seismic stations: method and application. Geophysical Journal International, 226(2), P1148–1158.

85. Chen, G., Cheng, Q., Luo, Y., Yang, Y., Xu, H., & Deng, X. (2021). Seismic imaging of Caosiyao giant porphyry molybdenum deposit using ambient noise tomography. Geophysics, 86(6), 1-45.

84. Yang, X., Li, Y., Afonso, J.C., Yang, Y. & Zhang, A. (2021). Thermochemical State of the Upper Mantle beneath South China from Multi‐observable Probabilistic Inversion. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, p.e2020JB021114.

83. Li, G.*, Yang, Y., Niu, F., & Chen, M. (2021). 3‐D sedimentary structures beneath southeastern Australia constructed by passive seismic array data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, e2020JB019998, 2021.

82. Zhao, K. ##, Luo, Y., Yang, Y., & Yang, X. (2021). High-resolution lithospheric structures of the Qinling-Dabie orogenic belt: Implications for deep subduction and delamination of continental lithosphere. Tectonophysics, 228799.

81: Movaghari, R. ##, JavanDoloei, G., Yang, Y., Tatar, M., & Sadidkhouy, A. (2021). Crustal Radial Anisotropy of the Iran Plateau Inferred from Ambient Noise Tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, e2020JB020236.

80. Xu, H., Luo,Y., Yang, Y., Shen W., Yin, X., Chen, G., Yang, X., & Sun S. (2020). 3D crustal structures of the Shanxi Rift constructed by Rayleigh wave dispersion curves and ellipticity: Implication for sedimentation, intraplate volcanism and seismicity, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, e2020JB020146. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JB020146.

79. Zhao, K.##, Yang, Y., & Luo, Y. (2020). Broadband Finite Frequency Ambient Noise Tomography: A Case Study in the Western United States Using USArray Stations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(6), e2019JB019314.

78. Wang, K.#, Jiang, C., Yang, Y., Schulte‐Pelkum, V., & Liu, Q. (2020). Crustal deformation in southern California constrained by radial anisotropy from ambient noise adjoint tomography. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(12), e2020GL088580.

77. Xie, J.##, Yang, Y., & Luo, Y. (2020). Improving cross-correlations of ambient noise using an RMS-ratio selection stacking method. Geophysical Journal International, 222(2), 989-1002.

76. Luo, Y. ##, Yang, Y., Xie, J., Yang, X., Ren, F., Zhao, K., & Xu, H. (2020). Evaluating Uncertainties of Phase Velocity Measurements from Cross-Correlations of Ambient Seismic Noise. Seismological Research Letters, 91(3), 1717-1729.

75. Zhang, A.*, Guo, Z., Afonso, J. C., Yang, Y., Yang, B., & Xu, Y. (2020). The deep thermochemical structure of the Dabie orogenic belt from multi-observable probabilistic inversion. Tectonophysics, 787, 228478.

74. Xu, Y., Yang, B., Zhang, A., Wu, S., Zhu, L., Yang, Y., Wang, Q., & Xia, Q. (2020). Magnetotelluric imaging of a fossil oceanic plate in northwestern Xinjiang, China. Geology, 48(4), 385-389.

73. Wang, K.#, Liu, Q., & Yang, Y. (2019). Three-Dimensional Sensitivity Kernels for Multi‐component Empirical Green's Functions from Ambient Noise: Methodology and Application to Adjoint Tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(6), 5794-5810.

72. Li, G.*, Niu, F., Yang, Y., & Tao, K. (2019). Joint inversion of Rayleigh wave phase velocity, particle motion and teleseismic body wave data for sedimentary structures. Geophysical Research Letter, 46(12), 6469-6478.

71. O'Donnell, J. P., Stuart, G. W., Brisbourne, A. M., Selway, K., Yang, Y., Nield, G. A., Whitehouse, P. L., Nyblade, A. A., Wiens, D. A., & Aster, R. C. (2019). The uppermost mantle seismic velocity structure of West Antarctica from Rayleigh wave tomography: Insights into tectonic structure and geothermal heat flow. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 522, 219-233.

70. Zhang, A.*, Afonso, J., Xu, Y., Wu, S., Yang, Y., & Yang, B. (2019). The deep lithospheric structure of the Junggar terrane, NW China: Implications for its origin and tectonic evolution. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(11), 11615-11638.

69. O'Donnell, J. P., Brisbourne, A. M., Stuart, G. W., Dunham, C. K., Yang, Y., Nield, G. A., Whitehouse, P. L., Nyblade, A. A., Wiens, D. A., & Anadakrishnan, S. (2019). Mapping crustal shear wave velocity structure and radial anisotropy beneath West Antarctica using seismic ambient noise. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20(11), 5014-5037.

68. Guo, Z. #, Wang, K.*, Yang, Y., Tang, Y., Chen, Y. J., & Hung, S. H. (2018). The origin and mantle dynamics of quaternary intraplate volcanism in Northeast China from joint inversion of surface wave and body wave. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(3), 2410-2425.

67. Luo, Y. ##, Lin, J., Yang, Y., Wang, L., Yang, X., & Xie, J. (2018). Joint Inversion of Active Sources and Ambient Noise for Near‐Surface Structures: A Case Study in the Balikun Basin, China. Seismological Research Letters, 89(6), 2256-2265.

66. Xie, J., Chu, R., & Yang, Y. (2018). 3-D Upper-Mantle Shear Velocity Model Beneath the Contiguous United States Based on Broadband Surface Wave from Ambient Seismic Noise. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 175(10), 3403-3418.

65. Wang, K.*, Yang, Y., Basini, P., Tong, P., Tape, C., & Liu, Q. (2018). Refined crustal and uppermost mantle structure of southern California by ambient noise adjoint tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 215(2), 844-863.

64. Li, S.##, Guo, Z., Chen, Y. J., Yang, Y., & Huang, Q. (2018). Lithospheric structure of the Northern Ordos from ambient noise and teleseismic surface wave tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(8), 6940-6957.

63. Qashqai, M. T.*, Afonso, J. C., & Yang, Y. (2018). Physical State and Structure of the Crust Beneath the Western‐Central United States From Multiobservable Probabilistic Inversion. Tectonics, 37(9), 3117-3147.

62. Wu, S.*, Huang, R., Xu, Y., Yang, Y., Jiang, X., & Zhu, L. (2018). Seismological evidence for a remnant oceanic slab in the western Junggar, Northwest China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(5), 4157-4170.

61. Li, G.*, Niu, F., Yang, Y., & Xie, J. (2018). An investigation of time–frequency domain phase-weighted stacking and its application to phase-velocity extraction from ambient noise's empirical Green's functions. Geophysical Journal International, 212(2), 1143-1156.  

60. Guo, Z. #, Yang, Y., & Chen Y. J. (2016). Crustal radial anisotropy in Northeast China and its implications for the regional tectonic extension. Geophysical Journal International, 207(1), 197-208.

59. Qashqai, M. T.*, Afonso, J. C., & Yang, Y. (2016). The crustal structure of the Arizona Transition Zone and southern Colorado Plateau from multiobservable probabilistic inversion. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17(11), 4308-4332, doi: 10.1002/2016GC006463.

58. Afonso, J. C., Rawlinson, N., Yang, Y., Schutt, D. L., Jones, A. G., Fullea, J., & Griffin, W. L. (2016). 3‐D multiobservable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle III: Thermochemical Tomography in the Western‐Central US. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121(10), 7337-7370, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013049.

57. Guo, Z. #, Afonso, J. C., Qashqai, M. T., Yang, Y., & Chen, Y. J. (2016). Thermochemical structure of the North China Craton from multi-observable probabilistic inversion: Extent and causes of cratonic lithosphere modification. Gondwana Research, 37, 252-265.

56. Jiang, C.*, Yang, Y., Rawlinson, N., & Griffin, W. L. (2016). Crustal structure of the Newer Volcanics Province, SE Australia, from ambient noise tomography. Tectonophysics, 683, 382-392, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.

55. Jiang, C.*, Yang, Y., & Zheng, Y. (2016). Crustal structure in the junction of Qinling Orogen, Yangtze Craton and Tibetan Plateau: implications for the formation of the Dabashan Orocline and the growth of Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Journal International, 205(3), 1670-1681.

54. Xing, G., Niu, F., Chen, M., & Yang, Y. (2016). Effects of shallow density structure on the inversion for crustal shear wave speeds in surface wave tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 205(2), 1144-1152.

53. Wang, K.*, Luo, Y., & Yang, Y. (2016). Correction of phase velocity bias caused by strong directional noise sources in high-frequency ambient noise tomography: a case study in Karamay, China. Geophysical Journal International, 205(2), 715-727.

52. Xie, J.*, Yang, Y., & Ni, S. (2016). On the accuracy of long-period Rayleigh waves extracted from ambient noise. Geophysical Journal International, 206(1), 48-55, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw137.

51. Xu, Y., Zhang, S., Griffin, W. L., Yang, Y., Yang, B., Luo, Y., Zhu, L., Afonso, J. C., & Lei, B. (2016). How did the Dabie Orogen collapse? Insights from 3-D magnetotelluric imaging of profile data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121(7), 5169-5185, doi:10.1002/2015JB012717.

50. Li, G.*, Chen, H., Niu, F., Guo, Z., Yang, Y., & Xie, J. (2016). Measurement of Rayleigh wave ellipticity and its application to the joint inversion of high‐resolution S‐wave velocity structure beneath northeast China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121(2), 864-880, doi: 10.1002/2015JB012459.

49. Guo, Z. #, Chen, Y. J., Ning, J., Yang, Y., Afonso, J. C., & Tang, Y. (2016). Seismic evidence of on-going sublithosphere upper mantle convection for intra-plate volcanism in Northeast China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 433, 31-43.

48. Rawlinson, N., Pilia, S., Young, M., Salmon, M., & Yang, Y. (2016). Crust and upper mantle structure beneath southeast Australia from ambient noise and teleseismic tomography. Tectonophysics, 689(SI), 143-156, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.11.034.

47. Luo, Y.##, Yang, Y., Zhao, K., Xu, Y., & Xia, J. (2015). Unraveling overtone interferences in Love-wave phase velocity measurements by radon transform. Geophysical Journal International, 203(1), 327-333.

46. Luo, Y.##, Yang, Y., Xu, Y., Xu, H., Zhao, K., & Wang, K. (2015). On the limitations of interstation distances in ambient noise tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 201(2), 652–661.

45. Li, X., Ouyang, L., Li, H., Yang, Y., Zheng, D., Lü, Q., Zhou, M., Tan, J., Sun, S., & Zhang, G. (2015). A Broadband Seismic Network in the Middle–Lower Yangtze Metallogenic Belt, China. Seismological Research Letters, 86(3), 941-947.

44. Jiang, C.*, Yang, Y., & Zheng, Y. (2014). Penetration of mid-crustal low velocity zone across the Kunlun Fault in the NE Tibetan Plateau revealed by ambient noise tomography. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 406, 81-92.

43. Yang, Y. (2014). Application of teleseismic long-period surface waves from ambient noise in regional surface wave tomography: a case study in western USA. Geophysical Journal International, 198(3), 1644-1652.

42. Ouyang, L., Li, H., Lu, Q., Yang, Y., Li, X., Jiang, G., Zhang, G., Shi, D., Zheng, D., Sun, S., Tan, J., & Zhou, M. (2014). Crustal and uppermost mantle velocity structure and its relationship with the formation of ore districts in the Middle–Lower Yangtze River region. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 408, 378–389.

41. Shan, B. #, Afonso, J. C., Yang, Y., Grose, C. J., Zheng, Y., Xiong, X., & Zhou, L. (2014). The thermochemical structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle beneath south China: Results from multiobservable probabilistic inversion. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(11), 8417–8441, doi:10.1002/2014JB011412.

40. Xie, J., Ritzwoller, M. H., Shen, W., Yang, Y., Zheng, Y., & Zhou, L. (2013). Crustal radial anisotropy across eastern Tibet and the western Yangtze craton. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(8), 4226-4252, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50296.

39. Zheng, Y., Ge, C., Xie, Z., Yang, Y., Xiong, X., & Hsu, H. (2013). Crustal and upper mantle structure and the deep seismogenic environment in the source regions of the Lushan earthquake and the Wenchuan earthquake. Science China Earth Sciences, 56(7), 1158-1168, doi: 10.1007/s11430-013-4641-2.

38. Warren, L. M., Beck, S. L., Biryol, C. B., Zandt, G., Ozacar, A. A., & Yang, Y. (2013). Crustal Velocity Structure of Central and Eastern Turkey from Ambient Noise Tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 194(3), 1941–1954.  

37. Afonso, J. C., Fullea, J., Griffin, W. L., Yang, Y., Jones, A. G., Connolly, J. A. D., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2013). 3-D multi-observable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle I: a priori information and geophysical observables. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(5), 2586-2617, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50124.

36. Afonso, J. C., Fullea, J., Yang, Y., Connolly, J. A. D., & Jones, A. G. (2013). 3-D multi-observable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle II: General methodology and resolution analysis.Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(4), 1650-1676, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50123.

35. Luo, Y. ##, Xu, Y., & Yang, Y. (2013). Crustal radial anisotropy beneath the Dabie orogenic belt from ambient noise tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 195(2), 1149-1164, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt281.

34. Jiang, M., Ai, Y., Chen, L., & Yang, Y. (2013). Local modification of the lithosphere beneath the central and western North China Craton: 3-D constraints from Rayleigh wave tomography. Gondwana Research, 24(3-4), 849-864.  

33. Gilbert, H., Yang, Y., Forsyth, D., Jones, C., Owens, T., Zandt, G., & Stachnik, J. (2012). Imaging lithospheric foundering in the structure of the Sierra Nevada. Geosphere, 8(6), 1310-1330, doi: 10.1130/GES00790.12012.   

32. Zhou, L., Xie, J., Zheng, Y., Shen, W., Yang, Y., Shi, H. & Ritzwoller, M. H. (2012). The structure of the crust and uppermost mantle beneath South China from ambient noise and earthquake tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 189(3), 1565-1583.

31. Yang, Y., Ritzwoller M. H., Zheng Y., Levshin A. L., & Xie Z. (2012). A synoptic view of the distribution and connectivity of the mid-crustal low velocity zone beneath Tibet. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 117, B04303, doi:10.1029/2011JB008810. 

30. Luo, Y. ##, Xu, Y., & Yang, Y. (2012). Crustal structure beneath the Dabie orogenic belt from ambient noise tomography. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 313, 12-22.

29. Zheng, Y., Shen, W., Zhou, L., Yang, Y., Xie, Z., & Ritzwoller, M. H. (2011). Crust and uppermost mantle beneath the North China Craton, northeastern China, and the Sea of Japan from ambient noise tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 116, B12312, doi:10.1029/2011JB008637.

28. Harmon, N., Forsyth, D. W., Weeraratne, D. S., Yang, Y., & Webb, S. C. (2011). Mantle heterogeneity and off axis volcanism on young Pacific lithosphere. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 311(3-4), 306-315.

27. Tang, Y., Chen, Y., Yang, Y., Ding, Z., Liu R., Feng, Y., Li, P., Yu, C., Wei, S., Fan, W., Wang, H., Zhou, S., & Ning, J. (2011). Ambient Noise Tomography in North China Craton. Chinese Journal of Geophys-Chinese edition, 54(8), 2042-2049.

26. Zhang, Q., Sandvol, E., James, N., Yang, Y., & Chen, Y. (2011). Rayleigh wave tomography of the northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 304(1-2) 103-112, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.01.021.

25. Yang, Y., Ritzwoller, M. H., & Jones, C. H. (2011). Crustal structure determined from ambient noise tomography near the magmatic centers of the Coso region, southeastern California. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystem, 12, Q02009, doi:10.1029/2010GC003362.

24. Barmin, M. P., Levshin, A. L., Yang, Y., & Ritzwoller, M. H. (2011). Epicentral location based on Rayleigh wave Empirical Green's Functions from ambient seismic noise. Geophysical Journal International, 184(2), 869–884, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04879.x.

23. Lin, F.C., Ritzwoller, M. H., Yang, Y., Moschetti, M. P., & Fouch, M. J. (2011). Complex and variable crustal and uppermost mantle seismic anisotropy in the western United States. Nature Geoscience, 4(1), 55-61, doi:10.1038/ngeo1036.

22. Yang, Y., Shen, W., & Ritzwoller, M. H. (2011). Surface wave tomography in a large-scale seismic array combining ambient noise and teleseismic earthquake data. Earthquake Science, 24(1), 55-64.

21. Sun, X., Song, X., Zheng, S., Yang, Y., & Ritzwoller, M. H. (2010). Three dimensional shear velocity structure of crust and upper mantle in China from ambient noise surface wave tomography. Earthquake Science, 23(5), 449-463.

20. Zheng, Y., Yang, Y., Ritzwoller, M. H., Zheng, X., Xiong, X., & Li, Z. (2010). Crustal structure of the northeastern tibetan plateau,the ordos block and the sichuan basin from ambient noise tomography. Earthquake Science, 23, 465-476.

19. Moschetti, M. P., Ritzwoller, M. H., Lin, F., & Yang, Y. (2010). Crustal shear velocity structure of the western US inferred from ambient noise and earthquake data. Journal Geophysical Research, 115, B10306, doi:10.1029/2010JB007448.

18. Yang, Y., Zheng, Y., Chen, J., Zhou, S., Celyan, S., Sandvol, E., Tilmann, F., Priestley, K., Hearn, T. M., Ni, J. F., Brown, L. D., & Ritzwoller, M. H. (2010). Rayleigh wave phase velocity maps in Tibet and the surrounding regions from ambient seismic noise tomography. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 11, Q08010, doi:10.1029/2010GC003119.

17. Moschetti, M. P., Ritzwoller, M. H., Lin, F., & Yang, Y. (2010). Seismic evidence for widespread deep crustal deformation caused by extension in the western US. Nature, 464, 885-889.

16. Bensen, G. D., Ritzwoller, M. H., & Yang, Y. (2009). A 3D shear velocity model of the crust and uppermost mantle beneath the United States from ambient seismic noise. Geophysical Journal International, 177, 1177–1196.

15. Yang, Y., & Forsyth, D. W. (2008). Attenuation in the upper mantle beneath Southern California: Physical state of the lithosphere and asthenosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, B03308, doi:10.1029/2007JB005118.

14. Yang, Y., & Ritzwoller, M. H. (2008). The characteristics of ambient seismic noise as a source for surface wave tomography. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9(2), Q02008, doi:10.1029/2007GC001814.

13. Yang, Y. & Ritzwoller, M. H. (2008). Teleseismic surface wave tomography in the western U.S. using the Transportable Array component of USArray. Geopysical Research Letter, 35, L04308, doi:10.1029/2007GL032278.

12. Yang, Y., Li, A., & Ritzwoller, M. H. (2008). Crustal and uppermost mantle structure in southernAfrica revealed from ambient noise and teleseismic tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 174(1), 235-248, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03779.x.

11. Zheng, S., Sun, X., Song, X., Yang, Y., & Ritzwoller, M. H. (2008). Surface wave tomography of China from ambient seismic noise correlation. Geochemistry Geophysical Geosystems, 9, Q0502, doi:10.1029/2008GC001981.

10. Yang, Y., Ritzwoller, M. H., Lin, F., Moschetti, M. P., & Shapiro, N. M. (2008). Structure of the crust and uppermost mantle beneath the western United States revealed by ambient noise and earthquake tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, B12310, doi:10.1029/2008JB005833.

9. Villasenor, A., Yang, Y., Ritzwoller, M. H., & Gallart, J. (2007). Ambient noise surface wave tomography of the Iberian Peninsula: Implications for shallow seismic structure. Geophysical Research Letter, 34, L11304, doi:10.1029/2007GL030164.

8. Bensen, G. D., Ritzwoller, M. H., Barmin, M. P., Levshin, A. L., Lin, F., Moschetti, M. P., Shapiro, N. M., & Yang, Y. (2007). Processing seismic ambient noise data to obtain reliable broad-band surface wave dispersion measurements. Geophysical Journal International, 169, 1239-1260.

7. Yang, Y., Forsyth, D. W., & Weeraratne, D. S. (2007). Seismic attenuation near the East Pacific Rise and the origin of the low-velocity zone. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 258(1-2), 260-268.

6. Weeraratne, D. S., Forsyth, D. W., Yang, Y., & Webb, S. C. (2007). Rayleigh wave tomography of the upper mantle beneath intraplate seamount chains in the south Pacific. Journal Geophysical Research, 112, B06303, doi:10.1029/2006JB004403.

5. Yang, Y., Ritzwoller, M. H., Levshin, A. L., & Shapiro, N. M. (2007). Ambient noise Rayleigh wave tomography across Europe. Geophysical Journal International, 168(1), 259-274.

4. Yang, Y. & Forsyth, D. W. (2006). Rayleigh wave phase velocities, small-scale convection and azimuthal anisotropy beneath southern California. Journal Geophysical Research, 111, B07306, doi:10.1029/2005JB004180.

3. Yang, Y. & Forsyth, D.W. (2006). Regional tomographic inversion of amplitude and phase of Rayleigh waves with 2-D sensitivity kernels. Geophysical Journal International, 166, 1148-1160.

2. Forsyth, D. W., Yang, Y., Mangriotis, M. D., & Shen, Y. (2003). Coupled seismic slip on adjacent oceanic transfer faults. Geophysical Research Letter, 30(12), 1618, doi:10.1029/2002GL016454.

1. Yang, Y. & Forsyth, D.W. (2003). Improving epicentral and magnitude estimation of earthquakes from T phases by considering the excitation function. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 93, 2106-2122.