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Gary Pavlis

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Wang, Y. and Pavlis, G. 2015. Roughness of the Mantle Transition Zone Discontinuities Revealed by High Resolution Wavefield Imaging with the Earthscope Transportable Array, EOS abstract DI51A-2606, available online at https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi

Yang, X., Pavlis, G., Hamburger, M., Gilbert, H., Marshak, S., Larson, T. and Chen, C. 2015. Lithospheric Discontinuities in Illinois Basin and Their Tectonic Implications: Results from the EarthScope OIINK Experiment, EOS abstract T11D-2925, available online at https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi.

Pavlis, G.L. and Wang, Y. 2015. Geometry of the Farallon slab revealed by joint interpretation of wavefield imaging and tomography results from the Earthscope transportable array (invited), EOS, abstract S21E-01, available online at https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi.

Enkelmann, E., Koons, P.O., Pavlis, T.L., Hallet, B., Barker, A., Elliot, J., Garver, J., Gulick, S.P.S., Headley, R.M., Pavlis, G.L., Ridgway, K.D., Ruppert, N. and Van Avendonk, H.J.A. 2015. Cooperation among tectonic and surface processes in the St. Elias Range, Earth’s highest coastal mountains, Geophys. Res. Lett. 42(14):5838-5846 DOI.

Pavlis, G.L. and Wang, Y. 2015. Shaping wavelet effects in scattered wave imaging of P to S conversion data, Geophysical Journal International 203(1):373-383. DOI

Liu, X. and Pavlis, G.L. 2013. Appraising the reliability of converted wavefield imaging; application to USArray imaging of the 410–km discontinuity. Geophysical Journal International 192(3):1240-1254. doi

Pavlis, G.L., Sigloch, K., Burdick, S., Fouch, M. and Vernon, F.L. 2012. Unraveling the geometry of the Farallon Plate: Synthesis of three–dimensional imaging results from USArray. Tectonophysics 532-535:82–12. doi

Pavlis, G.L. 2011. Three–dimensional wavefield imaging of broadband seismic array data. Computers and Geosciences 37:1054–1066. doi

Pavlis, G.L. 2011. Three–dimensional wavefield imaging of data from the USArray: New constraints on the geometry of the Farallon slab/ Geosphere 7:785–801.

Hamburger, M.W., Shoemaker, K., Horton, S., DeShon, H., Withers, M., Pavlis, G.L. and Sherrill, E. 2011. Aftershocks of the 2008 Mt. Carmel, Illinois, earthquake; evidence for conjugate faulting near the termination of the Wabash Valley fault system. Seism. Res. Lett. 82(85):735–747.

Morozov, I. and Pavlis, G.L. 2011. Management of large seismic datasets: I. Automated building and updating using BREQ_FAST and NetDC. Seism. Res. Lett. 82(2):211–221.

Morozov, I. and Pavlis, G.L. 2011. Management of large seismic datasets: II. Data center type operations. Seism. Res. Lett. 82(2):222–226.

Anchieta, M.C., Wolfe, C.J., Pavlis, G.L., Vernon, F.L., Eakins, J., Solomon, S.C., Laske, G. and Collins, J.A. 2011. Seismicity around the Hawaiian Islands recorded by the plume seismometer networks; insights into faulting near Maui, Molokai, and Oahu. Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer. 101(4):1742–1758.

Pavlis, G.L. and Vernon, F.L. 2010. Array processing of teleseismic body waves with the USArray. Computers and Geosciences 36(7):910–920.

Burdick, S., van der Hilst, R.D., Vernon, F.L., Martynov, V., Cox, T., Eakins, J., Karasu, G., Tytell, J., Astiz, L. and Pavlis, G.L. 2010, Model update January 2010; upper mantle heterogeneity beneath North America from P-wave travel time tomography with global and USArray transportable array data. Seism. Res. Lett. 81(5):689–693. doi

Burdick, S., Li, C., Martynov, V., Cox, T., Eakins, J., Mulder, T., Astiz, L., Vernon, F.L., Pavlis, G.L. and vanderHilst, R.D. 2009. Model update December 2008; upper mantle heterogeneity beneath North America from P°wave travel time tomography with global and USArray transportable array data. Seism. Res. Lett. 80(4):638–645. doi

Growdon, M.A., Pavlis, G.L., Niu, F., Vernon, F. and Rendon, H. 2009. Constraints on mantle flow at the Caribbean–South American plate boundary inferred from shear–wave splitting. J. Geophys. Res. 114 (B2). doi

Burdick, S., Li, C., Martynov, V., Cox, T., Eakins, J., Mulder, T., Astiz, L., Vernon, F.L., Pavlis, G.L. and van der Hilst, R.D. 2008. Upper mantle heterogeneity beneath North America from travel time tomography with global and USArray Transportable Array data. Seis. Res. Lett. 79:384–392.

Niu, F., Bravo, T., Pavlis, G., Vernon, F., Rendon, H., Bezada, M. and Levander, A. 2007. Receiver function study of the crustal structure of the southeastern Caribbean plate boundary and Venezuela. J. Geophys. Res. 112:B11308. doi

Levander, A., Schmitz, M., AveLallemant, H.G., Zelt, C.A., Sawyer, D.S., Magnani, M.B., Mann, P., Christenson, G., Wright, J.E., Pavlis, G.L. and Pindell, J. 2006. Evolution of the southern Caribbean plate boundary. EOS Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union 87:97–101.

Fan, C., Pavlis, G.L., Weglein, A.B. and Nita, B.G. 2006. Removing free surface multiples from teleseismic transmission data and reconstructing the reflection response using reciprocity and the inverse scattering series. Geophysics 71:S171–S178.

Weglein, A.B., Nita, B.G., Innanen, K., Otnes, E., Shaw, S.A., Liu, F., Zhang, H., Ramirez, A.C. Jr., Pavlis, G.L. and Fan, C. 2006. Using the inverse scattering series to predict the wave field at depth and the transmitted wavefield without an assumption about the phase of the measured reflection data or back–propagation in the overburden. Geophysics 71:SI125–SI137.

Eagar, K.C., Pavlis, G.L. and Hamburger, M.W. 2006. Evidence of possible induced seismicity in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone from improved microearthquake locations. Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer 96:1718–1728. doi

Fan, C., Pavlis, G.L. and Tuncay, K. 2005. GCLGRID: A three–dimensional geographical curvilinear grid library for computational seismology. Computers in Geosciences 32:371–381.

Pavlis, G.L. 2005. Direct imaging of the coda of teleseismic P waves, in Seismic Earth: Array Analysis of Broadband Seismograms. AGU. Mono. 157:171–185.

Pavlis, G.L., Vernon, F.L., Harvey, D. and Quinlan, D. 2004. The generalized earthquake location (GENLOC) package: A modern earthquake location library. Computers in Geosciences 30:1079–1091.

Pavlis, G.L., Hamburger, M.W. and Wu, J. 2004. Structure and seismicity of the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. USGS NEHRP Report. website

Baldwin, T.K., Pavlis, G.L., Vernon, F.L., Rendon, H., Alvarado, L. and Vasquez, R. 2004. Proyecto Caribe: Preliminary results from an ongoing broadband, passive seismic array experiment in Venezuela. Proc. XII Congreso Venezolano de Geofisica, Caracas, Venezuela (published on CDROM).

Poppeliers, C. and Pavlis, G.L. 2003. Three–dimensional plane wave migration of P–to–S converted phases: Part 2, stacking multiple events. J. Geophys. Res. 108:2267. doi

Pavlis, G.L. 2003. Imaging the earth with passive seismic arrays. Leading Edge 22:224–231.

Poppeliers, C. and Pavlis, G.L. 2003. Three–dimensional plane wave migration of teleseismic P–to–S converted phases: Part 1, theory. J. Geophys. Res. 108:2112. doi

Poppeliers, C. and Pavlis, G.L. 2002. The seismic response of a steep slope: an analysis from a dense, three–component seismic array. Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer. 92:3102–3115.

Pavlis, G.L., Rudman, A.J., Pope, B.M., Hamburger, M.W., Bear, G.W. and Al-Shukri, H. 2002. Seismicity of the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone based on a temporary array experiment. Seism. Res. Lett. 73:751–761.

Rodi, W.R., Engdahl, R., Bergman, E., Waldhauser, F., Pavlis, G., Israelsson, J., Dewey, J. and Toksoz, M. 2002. A new grid–search multiple event location algorithm and a comparison of methods, Proc. 24rd Seismic Research Review: Nuclear Explosion Monitoring: Innovation and Integration, National Nuclear Security Administration report LA–UR–02-5048:403–411.

Vernon, F., Pavlis, G. and Wallace, T. 2002. Collaborative Research: Seismic Catalogue Completeness and Accuracy, Proc. 24rd Seismic Research Review: Nuclear Explosion Monitoring: Innovation and Integration. National Nuclear Security Administration report LA–UR–02–5048:448–456.

In Preparation

2015. Pavlis, G.L. and Wang, Y. (in review). Shaping wavelet effects in scattered wave imaging of P to S conversion data. Geophysical Journal International

2015. Wang,Y. and Pavlis, G.L. (submitted). Generalized Iterative Deconvolution for Receiver Function Estimation. Geophysical Journal International.