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Selected Publications

Y. Tang, M. Obayashi, F. Niu , S. Grand, Y.J. Chen, H. Kawakatsu, S. Tanaka, J. Ning, J. Ni, Changbaishan volcanism in northeast China linked to subduction-induced mantle upwelling, Nature Geoscience, 7, 470-475, doi:10.1038/ngeo2166, 2014. [PDF 2.0M]

T. Taira, P. G. Silver, F. Niu, R.M., Nadeau, Remote triggering of fault-strength changes on the San Andreas fault at Parkfield, Nature, 461, 636-639, doi:10.1038/nge:10.1038/nature08395, 2009. [PDF]

F. Niu, Q.-F. Chen, Seismic evidence for distinct anisotropy in the innermost inner core, Nature Geoscience, 1, 692 - 696, doi:10.1038/ngeo314, 2008. [PDF].

F. Niu, P. Silver, T. Daley, X. Cheng, E. Majer, Preseismic velocity changes observed from active source monitoring at the Parkfield SAFOD drill site, Nature, 454, doi:10.1038/nature07111, 2008.[PDF]

F. Niu, P.G. Silver, R.M. Nadeau, T.V. McEvilly, Stress-Induced Migration of Seismic Scatterers Associated with the 1993 Parkfield Aseismic Transient Event, Nature, 426, 544-548, 2003.[PDF]

F. Niu, L. Wen, Hemispherical variations in seismic velocity at the top of the Earth's inner-core, Nature, 410, 1081-1084, 2001. [PDF]

H. Kawakatsu, F. Niu, Seismic evidence for a 920-km discontinuity in the mantle, Nature, 371, 301-305, 1994.[PDF]

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Reviewed Publications

2014

R093. F. Niu , X. Zhang, S. Grand, J.Y. Chen, H. Kawakatsu, J. Ning, S. Tanaka, M. Obayashi, J. Ni, Shear-wave anisotropy beneath Northeast China observed by the NECESSArray, to be submitted, 2014.

R092. M. Chen, F. Niu , Q. Liu, J. Tromp, X. Zheng, High-resolution multi-parameter adjoint tomography of the crust and upper mantle beneath East Asia, J. Geophys. Res., submitted, 2014.

R091. S. Thurner, R. Margolis, A. Levander, F. Niu , PdS Receiver Function Evidence for Crustal Scale Thrusting, Relic Subduction, and Mafic Underplating in the Trans‐Hudson Orogen and Yavapai Province, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., submitted, 2014.

R090. Z. Guo, Y.J. Chen, J. Ning, Y. Feng, S. Grand, F. Niu , H. Kawakatsu, S. Tanaka, M. Obayashi, J. Ni, High resolution crustal structure beneath NE China from 3D joint inversion of ambient noise and receiver functions using NECESSArray data, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., submitted, 2014.

R089. M., Arnaiz-Rodriguez, F. Niu, M., Schmitz, Ambient noise tomography in the eastern Caribbean, J. Geophys. Res., under revision, 2014.

R088. Z. Liu, F. Niu , J.Y. Chen, S. Grand, H. Kawakatsu, J. Ning, S. Tanaka, M. Obayashi, J. Ni, Receiver function images of the mantle transition zone beneath NE China: new constraints on intraplate volcanism and deep subduction, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., under revision, 2014.

R087. N.R. Ranasinghe, A.C. Gallegos, A.R. Trujillo, E.A. Sandvol, J. Ni, T.M. Hearn, Y. Tang, S.P. Grand, F. Niu, Y.J. Chen, J. Ning, H. Kawakatsu, S. Tanaka, M. Obayashi, Lg Attenuation in Northeast China Using NECESSArray Data, Geophys. J. Int., in press, 2014.

R086. N. Takeuchi, H. Kawakatsu, S. Tanaka, M. Obayashi, J. Chen, J. Ning, S. Grand, F. Niu J. Ni, R. Iritani, K. Idehara, T. Tonegawa, Upper Mantle Tomography in the Northwestern Pacific Region Using Triplicated P Waves, J. Geophys. Res., in press, 2014.

R085. A. Levander, M.J. Bezada, F. Niu , E.D. Humphreys, I. Palomeras, S.M. Thurner, J. Masy, M. Schmitz, J. Gallart, R. Carbonell, M.S. Miller, Subduction-Driven Recycling of Continental Margin Lithospher, Nature, accepted, 2014.

R084. J. Masy F. Niu , A. Levander, M. Schmitz, Lithospheric Expressions of the Cenozoic Subduction, Mesozoic Rifting and the Precambrian Shield in Venezuela, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., in press, 2014.

R083. H. Chen, H. Ge, F. Niu, Semiannual velocity variations around the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan Earthquake fault zone revealed by ambient noise and ACROSS active source data, Earthquake Science, doi10.1007/s11589-014-0089-5, 2014. [PDF 1.6M]

R082. Y. Tang, M. Obayashi, F. Niu , S. Grand, Y.J. Chen, H. Kawakatsu, S. Tanaka, J. Ning, J. Ni, Changbaishan volcanism in northeast China linked to subduction-induced mantle upwelling, Nature Geoscience, 7, 470-475, doi:10.1038/ngeo2166, 2014. [PDF 2.0M]

R081. K. Tao, F. Niu , J. Ning, J.Y. Chen, H. Kawakatsu, S. Tanaka, M. Obayashi, J. Ni, Crustal structure beneath NE China imaged by NECESSArray receiver function data, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 398, 48-57, 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.043, 2014. [PDF 5.5M]

R080. M. Chen, H. Huang, H. Yao, R. van der Hilst, F. Niu , Low wavespeed zones in the crust beneath the SE Tibet revealed by ambient noise adjoint tomography, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2013GL058476, 2014. [PDF 2.1M]

R079. K. Tao, T. Liu, J. Ning, F. Niu , Estimating sedimentary and crustal structure using wavefield continuation: theory, techniques and applications, Geophys. J. Int., 197, 443-457, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt515, 2014. [PDF 5.0M]

R078. H. Liu, N. Dai, F. Niu, W. Wei, An Explicit Time Evolution Method for Acoustic Wave Propagation, Geophysics, 79 (3) T117-T124,doi:10.1190/GEO2013-0073.1, 2014. [PDF 1.4M]

R077. F. Niu, Distinct compositional thin layers at mid-mantle depths beneath northeast China imaged by the USArray, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 402, 305-312, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.02.015, 2014.[PDF 4.2M]

2013

R076. L. Li, Q.-F. Chen, F. Niu , J.-B. He, H. Fu, Estimates of deep slip rate along the Xiaojiang fault with repeating microearthquake data, Chinese Journal of Geophysics (in Chinese), 56(10), 3373-3384, doi:10.6038/cjg20131013, 2013. [PDF 4.2M] .

R075. M.S., Miller, F. Niu, E. Vanacore, Aspherical structural heterogeneity within the uppermost inner core: insights into the hemispherical boundaries and core formation,Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 223, 8-20 2013. [PDF 2.0M]

R074. S., Wang, F. Niu, G. Zhang, Velocity structure of the uppermost mantle beneath East Asia from Pn tomography and its dynamic implications, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 290-301, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50085, 2013. [PDF 11.8M]

R073. Y., Chen, F. Niu, Ray Parameter Based Stacking and Enhanced Preconditioning for Stable Inversion of Receiver Function Data, Geophys. J. Int., 194, 1682-1700, 2013. [PDF 5.4M]

2012

R072. Y. Sun, F. Niu, H. Liu, Y. Chen, J. Liu, Crustal structure and deformation of the SE Tibetan plateau revealed by receiver function data: Seismic evidence for a lower crustal flow beneath the plateau, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 349-350, 186-197, 2012. [PDF]

R071. F. Niu, C. Kelly, J. Huang, Constraints on rigid zones and other distinct layers at the top of the outer core using CMB underside reflection PKKP waves, Earthquake Science, 25, 17-24, 2012.[PDF]

R070. H. Liu, F. Niu, Estimating crustal seismic anisotropy with a joint analysis of radial and transverse receiver function data, Geophys. J. Int., 188, 144-164, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05249.x 2012. [PDF]

2011

R069. J. Li, L. Ye F. Niu, Seismic anisotropy and implication for mantle deformation beneath the NE margin of the Tibet plateau and Ordos plateau, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 189, 157-170, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2011.08.009, 2011. [PDF]

R068. K. Liu, A. Levander, F. Niu, M. Miller, Imaging crustal and upper mantle structure beneath the Colorado Plateau using finite-frequency Rayleigh wave tomography, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12, Q07001, doi:10.1029/2011GC003611, 2011. [PDF]

R067. J. Masy, F. Niu , A. Levander, M. Schmitz, Mantle flow beneath northwestern Venezuela: Seismic evidence for a deep origin of the Merida Andes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 305, 396-404, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.03.024, 2011.[PDF]

R066. L. Li, Q.-F. Chen, F. Niu, and J. Su, Deep slip rates along the Longmen Shan fault zone estimated from repeating microearthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B09310, doi:10.1029/2011JB008406, 2011.[PDF]

R065. S. Pan, F. Niu, Large contrasts in crustal structure and composition between the Ordos plateau and the NE Tibetan plateau from receiver function analysis, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 303, 291-298, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.01.007, 2011.[PDF]

R064. X. Cheng, F. Niu, P. G. Silver, R. Nadeau, Seismic imaging of scatterer migration associated with the 2004 Parkfield earthquake using waveform data of repeating earthquakes and active sources, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 101, 1291-1301, 2011.[PDF]

R063. X. Wang, F. Niu, Imaging the mantle transition zone beneath eastern and central China with CEArray receiver functions, Earthquake Science, 24, 65-75, 2011.[PDF]

R062. B. Wang, F. Niu, Spatial variations of the 660-km discontinuity in the western Pacific subduction zone observed from triplication data recorded by the CEArray, Earthquake Science, 24, 77-85, 2011.[PDF]

R061. H. Liu, F. Niu, Receiver function study of the crustal structure of northeast China: Seismic evidence for a mantle upwelling beneath the eastern flank of the Songliao Basin and the Changbaishan region, Earthquake Science, 24, 27-33, 2011.[PDF]

R060. E. Vanacore, F. Niu, Characterization of the D" layer beneath the Galapagos islands using SKKS and SKS waveforms, Earthquake Science, 24, 87-99, 2011.[PDF]

R059. Q.-F. Chen, L. Li, F. Niu, J. Su, Large slip rate detected at the seismogenic zone of the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake, Earthquake Science, 24, 101-106, 2011. [PDF]

R058. F. Niu, J. Li, Component azimuths of the CEArray stations estimated from P-wave particle motion, Earthquake Science, 24, 3-13, 2011.[PDF]

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2010

R057. T. Daley, F. Niu, P. Silver, E. Majer, 2010, Acquisition of Crosswell Seismic Monitoring Data. In: Junzo Kasahara, Valeri Korneev and Michael Zhdanov, editors: Active Geophysical Monitoring, Vol 40, Handbook of Geophysical Exploration: Seismic Exploration, Klaus Helbig and Sven Treitel. The Netherlands, Elsevier, pp. 165-176, 2010, [PDF]

R056. J. Li, F. Niu, Seismic anisotropy and mantle flow beneath northeast China inferred from regional seismic networks, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12327, doi:10.1029/2010JB007470, 2010. [PDF]

R055. N. Liu, F. Niu, Q.-F. Chen, Y. Chen, Imaging the rupture of the 2010 M8.8 Chile earthquake with a broadband seismic array, Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 53(7),1605-1610, doi:10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2010.07.011, 2010. [PDF]

R054. X. Cheng, F. Niu, B. Wang, Coseismic velocity change in the rupture zone of the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake observed from ambient seismic noise data, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 100, 2539-2550, doi:10.1785/0120090329, 2010.[PDF]

R053. E. Vanacore, F. Niu, Y. Ma, Large angle reflection from a dipping structure recorded as a PKP precursor: Evidence for a low velocity zone at the core-mantle boundary beneath the Gulf of Mexico, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 293, 54-62, 2010.[PDF]

R052. B. Wang, F. Niu, A broad 660-km discontinuity beneath northeastern China revealed by dense regional seismic networks in China, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B06308, doi:10.1029/2009JB006608, 2010.[PDF]

R051. Y. He, A. Levander, F. Niu, A localized waveform inversion at teleseismic distances: an application to the D" region beneath the Cocos plate, Geophys. J. Int., 180, 1344-1352, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04489.x, 2010.[PDF]

R050. J. Huang, E. Vanacore, F. Niu, A. Levander, Mantle transition zone beneath the Caribbean-South American plate boundary and its tectonic implications, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 289, 105-111 doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.10.033, 2010.[PDF]

R049. Y. Chen, F. Niu, R. Liu, Z. Huang, H. Tkalcic, L. Sun, W. Chan, Crustal Structure beneath China from receiver function analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B03307, doi:10.1029/2009JB006386, 2010.[PDF]

R048. G. Zhang, F. Niu, Z. Shao, S. Wang, Difference of Aftershock Activity and its Causes for Ms>=7.8 Earthquakes in China Continent, Earthquake (in Chinese), 30, 1-12, 2010.[PDF]

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2009

R047. G. Zhang, F. Niu , Z. Shao, The Parkfield Earthquake Prediction Experiment: The 2004 M6.0 Earthquake and Its Impact on Earthquake Physics and Earthquake Prediction Study, Earthquake Research in China (in Chinese), 25, 345-355, 2009. [PDF]

R046. T. Taira, P. G. Silver, F. Niu , R.M. Nadeau, Remote Triggering of Fault-Strength Changes on the San Andreas Fault at Parkfield, Nature, 461, 636-639 doi:10.1038/nature08395, 2009.[PDF]

R045. J. Huang, S.D. Ni, R.S. Fu, F. Niu, Z. Shao, Y. Zheng, Source mechanism of the 2006 Mw 5.1 Wen'an Earthquake determined from a joint inversion of local and teleseismic broadband waveform data, Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 52, 120-130, 2009.[PDF]

R044. M. A. Growdon, G. L. Pavlis, F. Niu, F. Vernon, H. Rendon, Constraints on Mantle Flow at the Caribbean-South American Plate Boundary Inferred from Shear Wave Splitting, J. Geophys. Res.,114, B02303, doi:10.1029/2008JB005887, 2009.[PDF]

R043. M. Miller, A. Levander, F. Niu, A. Li, Upper mantle structure beneath the Caribbean-South American plate boundary from surface wave tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B01311, doi:10.1029/2007JB005507, 2009.[PDF]

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2008

R042. B. Wang, P. Zhu, Y. Chen, F. Niu, B. Wang, Continuous in-situ measurement of stress-induced travel time variation with coda interferometry, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B12313, doi:10.1029/2007JB005023, 2008.[PDF]

R041. L. Li, Q.-F. Chen, F. Niu, H. Fu, R. Liu, Y. Hou, Deformation rate along the Lijiang-Ninglang fault zone estimated from repeating microearthquakes, Chinese Science Bulletin , doi: 10.1007/s11434-008-0406-2, 2008.[PDF]

R040. M. Miller, F. Niu , Bulldozing the core-mantle boundary: localized seismic scatterers beneath the Caribbean Sea, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 170, 89-94, 2008.[PDF]

R039. F. Niu, Q.-F. Chen, Seismic evidence for distinct anisotropy in the innermost inner core, Nature Geoscience, 1, 692 - 696, doi:10.1038/ngeo314, 2008.[PDF]

R038. F. Niu, P. Silver, T. Daley, X. Cheng, E. Majer, Preseismic velocity changes observed from active source monitoring at the Parkfield SAFOD drill site, Nature, 454, doi:10.1038/nature07111, 2008.[PDF]

R037. Taka'aki Taira, Paul G. Silver, F. Niu, R.M. Nadeau, Detecting seismogenic stress evolution and constraining fault-zone rheology in the San Andreas Fault following the 2004 Parkfield Earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B03303, doi:10.1029/2007JB00615, 2008.[PDF]

R036. X. He, H.-L. Zhou, Y.-L. Ma, F. Niu, Synthetic study on SS waveform splitting and complication, Acta Seismologica Sinica, 30(1) 44-54, 2008[PDF]

R035. J. Li, Q.-F., Chen, E. Vanacore, F. Niu, Topography of the 660-km discontinuity beneath northeast China : Implications for a retrograde motion of the subducting Pacific slab, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L01302, doi:10.1029/2007GL031658, 2008.[PDF]

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2007

R034. L. Li, Q.-F. Chen, X. Cheng, F. Niu, Spatial clustering and repeating of seismic events observed along the 1976 Tangshan fault, North China , Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L23309, doi:10.1029/2007GL031594, 2007 .[PDF]

R033. F. Niu, T. Baldwin, G. Pavlis, F. Vernon, H. Rendon, M. Bezada, A. Levander, Receiver Function Study of the Crustal Structure of the Southeastern Caribbean Plate Boundary and Venezuela, J. Geophys. Res ,112, B11308, doi:10.1029/2006JB004802 2007.[PDF]

R032. N. Liu, Q.-F., Chen, F. Niu, Y. Chen, Rupture of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake inferred from direct P-wave imaging, Chinese Science Bulletin, 52, 1986-1991, 2007.[PDF]

R031. Cheng, X., F. Niu, P. G. Silver, S. Horiuchi, K. Takai, Y. Iio, H. Ito, Similar microearthquakes observed in western Nagano, Japan, and implications for rupture mechanics, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B04306, doi:10.1029/2006JB004416, 2007.[PDF]

R030. P. Silver, T. Daley, F. Niu, E. Majer, Active source monitoring of crosswell seismic travel time for stress induced changes, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 97, 281-293, 2007.[PDF]

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2006

R029. T. Daley, P. Silver, F. Niu, E. Majer, Continuous monitoring of crosswell seismic travel time, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 25, 1565-1569,doi: 10.1190/1.2369820, 2006.[PDF]

R028. E. Vanacore, F. Niu, H. Kawakatsu, Hitoshi, Observations of the mid-mantle discontinuity beneath Indonesia from S to P converted waveforms, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, 10.1029/2005GL025106, 2006.[PDF]

R027. A. Levander, F. Niu, C.-T.A. Lee, X. Cheng, Imag(in)ing the Continental Lithosphere, Tectonophysics, 416, 167-185, 2006.[PDF]

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2005

R026. F. Niu, A. Levander, S. Ham, M. Obayashi, Mapping the subducting Pacific slab beneath southwest Japan with Hi-net receiver functions, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 239, 9-17, 2005.[PDF]

R025. A. Levander, F. Niu, Imaging teleseismic P to S scattered waves using the Kirchhoff integral, in Analysis of Broadband Seismograms, edited by A. Levander and G. Nolet, Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, 149-169, 2005.[PDF]

R024. C.-T. A. Lee, A. Lenardic, C.M. Cooper, F. Niu, A. Levander, The role of chemical boundary layers in regulating the thickness of continental and oceanic thermal boundary layers, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.,230, 379-395, 2005.[PDF]

R023. W.-C.Yu, L. Wen, F. Niu, Seismic velocity structure of the Earth's outer core, J. Geophys. Res., 110, 10.1029/2003JB002928, 2005.[PDF]

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2004

R022. F. Niu, Anisa M. Perez, Seismic anisotropy in the lower mantle: a comparison of waveform splitting of SKS and SKKS, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, 10.1029/2004GL021196, 2004.[PDF]

R021. F. Niu, A. Levander, C.M. Cooper, C.-T. Aeolus Lee, A. Lenardic, D.E. James, Seismic constraints on the depth and composition of the mantle keel beneath the Kaapvaal craton, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 224, 337-346, 2004.[PDF]

R020. D. Suetsugu, T. Saita, H. Takenaka, F. Niu, Thickness of the mantle transition zone beneath the South Pacific as inferred from analyses of ScS reverberated and Ps converted waves, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 146, 135-146, 2004.[PDF]

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2003

R019. F. Niu, H. Kawakatsu, Y. Fukao, A slightly dipping and strong seismic reflector at mid-mantle depth beneath the Mariana subduction zone, J. Geophys. Res., 108(B9), 2419, doi:10.1029/2002JB002384, 2003.[PDF]

R018. F. Niu, P.G. Silver, R.M. Nadeau, T.V. McEvilly, Stress-Induced Migration of Seismic Scatterers Associated with the 1993 Parkfield Aseismic Transient Event, Nature, 426, 544-548, 2003.[PDF]

R017. D.E. James, F. Niu, J. Rokosky, Crustal formation in the Archean: Constraints from the Southern Africa Seismic Experiment, Lithos , 71, 413-429, 2003.[PDF]

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2002

R016. L. Wen, F. Niu, Seismic velocity and attenuation structures in the top of the Earth's inner-core, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10.1029/2001JB000170, 2002.[PDF]

R015. F. Niu, D.E. James, Fine structure of the lowermost crust beneath the Kaapvaal craton and its implications for crustal formation and evolution , Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. , 200, 121-130, 2002.[PDF]

R014. F. Niu, L. Wen, Seismic anisotropy in the top 400 km of the inner core beneath the "eastern" hemisphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29, 10.1029/2001GL014118, 2002.[PDF]

R013. F. Niu, S.C. Solomon, P.G. Silver, D. Suetsugu, H. Inoue, Mantle Transition-zone Structure beneath the South Pacific Superswell and Evidence for a Mantle Plume underlying the Society Hotspot, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. , 198, 371-380, 2002.[PDF]

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2001

R012. F. Niu, L. Wen, Strong seismic scatterers near the core-mantle boundary west of Mexico, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 3557-3560, 2001.[PDF]

R011. F. Niu, L. Wen, Hemispherical variations in seismic velocity at the top of the Earth's inner-core, Nature, 410, 1081-1084, 2001.[PDF]

R010. T. Iidaka, F. Niu, Mantle and crust anisotropy in the eastern China region as inferred from waveform splitting of SKS and PpSms, Earth, Planets and Space, 53, 159-168, 2001. [PDF]

R009. T. Iidaka, F. Niu , Seismic anisotropy beneath the Lau back-arc basin as inferred from a comparison of splitting data between sScS and ScS, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 863-867, 2001.[PDF]

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1994 - 2000

R008. F. Niu , H. Inoue, D. Suetsugu, K. Kanjo, Seismic evidence for a thinner mantle transition zone beneath the South Pacific Superswell, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 1981-1984, 2000.[PDF]

R007. L. Vinnik, F. Niu, H. Kawakatsu, Broadband converted phases from mid-mantle discontinuities, Earth, Planets and Space, 50, 987-997, 1998.[PDF]

R006. F. Niu, H. Kawakatsu, Determination of the absolute depths of the mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath China: effect of stagnant slabs on mantle transition zone discontinuities, Earth, Planets and Space, 50, 965-975, 1998. [PDF]

R005. T. Iidaka, F. Niu, Evidence for an anisotropic lower mantle beneath eastern Asia: Comparison of shear-wave splitting data of SKS and P660s, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 675-678, 1998.[PDF]

R004. F. Niu, H. Kawakatsu, Depth variation of the mid-mantle seismic discontinuity, Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 429-432, 1997.[PDF]

R003. F. Niu, H. Kawakatsu, Complex structure of the mantle discontinuities at the tip of the subducting slab beneath the northeast China: A preliminary investigation of broadband receiver functions, J. Phys. Earth, 44, 701-711, 1996.[PDF]

R002. F. Niu, H. Kawakatsu, Direct evidence for the undulation of the 660-km discontinuity beneath Tonga: Comparison of Japan and California array data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 531-534, 1995.[PDF]

R001. H. Kawakatsu, F. Niu, Seismic evidence for a 920-km discontinuity in the mantle, Nature, 371, 301-305, 1994.[PDF]

Other Publications

N008. J. Li, F. Niu, The Great East Japan Earthquake, March 11, 2011, Chengshi Yu Jianzai (City and Disaster Reduction) 14(5), 5-8, 2011 (in Chinese).[PDF]

N007. F. Niu, The M9.0 Japan Earthquake: What was unexpected and expected from earthquake seismology? Kexue (Science) 63(4), 27-29, 2011 (in Chinese).[PDF]

N006. F. Niu, Preface to the special issue on seismic array analysis and CEArray, Earthquake Science, 24, 1-2, 2011.[PDF]

N005. R. Nadeau, F. Niu, T. Taira, Seismic Imaging of Fault Zone Processes on the San Andreas Fault near Parkfield, InSights the EarthScope Newsletter, winter, 2010.[PDF]

N004. F. Niu, L. Wen, Difference in seismic velocity between the eastern and western hemispheres in the top of the earth's inner core, Global Tectonics and Metallogeny, 8, 109-111, 2003.[PDF]

N003. T. Iidaka, F. Niu, Upper mantle anisotropy beneath back-arc basin, Chikyu (Earth), 23, 64-69, 2001 (in Japanese).[PDF]

N002. F. Niu, Mantle transition zone discontinuities structure as determined by conversion waves, Chikyu (Earth), 20, 381-387, 1998 (in Japanese).[PDF]

N001. H. Kawakatsu, F. Niu, New discontinuity in the lower mantle: Deep structure as "viewing" by the J-array, kagaku (Science), 64, 701-707, 1994 (in Japanese).[PDF]

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