Lithospheric Structure Across the Alaskan Cordillera From the Joint Inversion of Surface Waves and Receiver Functions

Kevin M. Ward, Fan-Chi Lin

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The final deployment stage of the USArray Transportable Array is nearly complete with several years of high-quality broadband seismic data across the Northern American Cordillera already publicly available. This section of the Cordillera represents a rich history of tectonic deformation and accretion events as well numerous active tectonic processes. Many of these active tectonic processes such as uplift mechanisms or magmatic systems have been interpreted from structures imaged in regional or limited 2-D studies. To investigate the fully 3-D nature of the crust and uppermost mantle (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8780-8797
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 9 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-03-10
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OCRF-2014-CRG3-2300
Acknowledgements: This research was supported by the National Science Foundation grants CyberSEES-1442665 and EAR-1753362 as well as the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under award OCRF-2014-CRG3-2300. The authors acknowledge Carl Tape and Roy D. Hyndman for their thoughtful and constructive reviews of this manuscript. The facilities of the IRIS Data Management System, and specifically the IRIS Data Management Center, were used for access to waveform and metadata required in this study. The IRIS DMS is funded through the National Science Foundation and specifically the GEO Directorate through the Instrumentation and Facilities Program of the National Science Foundation under cooperative agreement EAR-1063471. Data used in this study can be found at the IRIS Data Management System ( The complete shear wave velocity model will be available from IRIS Data Services Products: Earth Model Collaboration ( All figures were generated using the Generic Mapping Tool (GMT) software (Wessel et al.,).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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