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Aibing Li

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Aibing Li

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Professor of Geophysics, Seismology, Geophysics Graduate Advisor

PHD: Geophysics, Brown University, 2000
MS: Geophysics, Brown University
BS: Geophysics, Beijing University

Office: 125-B SR1
Office Hours: W 2:00p - 4:00p
Phone: (713) 743-2878
ali2@uh.edu

Research Interests

  • Seismic constraints on continental evolution
  • Crust and upper mantle structure of the earth
  • Plume-ridge interaction
  • Mountain building process
  • Seismic inversion techniques
  • Synthetic waveform modeling

Published Abstracts

  • Li, A., Crustal structure of the Pakistan Himalayas from ambient noise and seismic Rayleigh wave inversion, AGU Spring meeting, 2007.
  • A. Lisi and A. Li, 3D shear-wave structure beneath the central Tien Shan, AGU Spring meeting, 2007.
  • Li, A. and C. Chen, Shear-wave splitting beneath the central Tien Shan and tectonic implications, AGU Fall meeting, 2006.
  • Li, A. Observations of asthenosphere from regional Rayleigh wave tomography, AGU Fall meeting, 2005.
  • Zhou, H.W., A. Li, B. Zhao, and J. Warren, Long-offset detection of offshore airguns by onshore broadband seismographs, AGU Spring meeting, 2005.
  • Li, A. and K. Burke, A shallow low velocity zone beneath the old continental lithosphere in southern Africa, EarthScope workshop, 2005.
  • Li, A., Shear-wave structure beneath southern Africa from Rayleigh wave tomography, AGU Fall meeting, 2004.
  • Li, A. and R. S. Detrick, Structure of crust and upper mantle beneath Iceland from Rayleigh wave tomography, AGU Fall meeting, 2003.
  • Li, A. and R. S. Detrick, Mapping phase velocities and azimuthal anisotropy of Rayleigh waves in Iceland, Eos Trans. AGU, 83(19), S343, 2002.
  • Li, A. and R. S. Detrick, Shear-wave splitting constraints on anisotropy and mantle flow beneath Iceland, Symposium on the Icelandic Plume and Crust, September 2001.
  • Li, A., D. W. Forsyth, and K. M. Fischer, Azimuthally anisotropic shear wave structure beneath Colorado Rocky Mountains, Eos Trans. AGU, 81(48), F1197, 2000.
  • Li, A., D. W. Forsyth, and K. M. Fischer, Evidence for azimuthal anisotropy in lithosphere and asthenosphere beneath the eastern North America, Eos Trans. AGU, 80(46), F730, 1999.
  • Li, A., D. W. Forsyth, and K. M. Fischer, 3-D Azimuthally anisotropic shear wave structure at the eastern edge of the North American continental keel, Eos Trans. AGU, 80(17), S216, 1999.
  • Li, A., K. M. Fischer, M. E. Wysession and T. J. Clarke, Upper mantle and transition zone discontinuity structure beneath eastern North America, Abstracts from the 10th annual IRIS workshop, University of California, Santa Cruz, July, 1998.
  • Li, A., K. M. Fischer, M. E. Wysession and T. J. Clarke, Upper mantle and transition zone discontinuity structure beneath eastern North America, Eos Trans. AGU, 79(17), S215, 1998.
  • Li, A., K. M. Fischer, M. E. Wysession and T. J. Clarke, Mantle discontinuities across the eastern margin of the North American continental root, Eos Trans. AGU, 78(46), F11, 1997.

Selected Publications

  • Li, A. and C. Chen, Shear-wave splitting beneath the central Tien Shan and tectonic implications, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, doi:10.1029/2006GL027717, 2006.
  • Li, A. and K. Burke, Upper mantle structure of southern Africa from Rayleigh wave tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 111, doi:10.1029/2006JB004321, 2006
  • Li, A. and R.S. Detrick, Seismic structure of Iceland from Rayleigh wave inversions and geodynamic implications, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., Vol 241, 901-912, 2006.
  • Li, A., D.W. Forsyth and K.M. Fischer, Rayleigh wave constraints on shear-wave structure and azimuthal anisotropy beneath the Colorado Rocky Mountains, in The Rocky Mountain Region: An Evolving Lithosphere, edited by K.E. Karlstrom and G.R. Keller, pp.385-401, Geophysical Monograph 154, AGU. Washington DC 2005.
  • Fischer, K. M., A. Li, D. W. Forsyth, and S. Hung, Imaging three-dimensional anisotropy with broadband seismometer arrays, in Seismic Earth: Array Analysis of Broadband Seismograms, edited by A. Levander and G. Nolet, pp99-116, Geophysical Monograph 157, AGU. Washington DC 2005.
  • Forsyth, D.W., and A. Li, Array-analysis of two-dimensional variations in surface wave phase velocity and azimuthal anisotropy in the presence of multipathing interference, in Seismic Earth: Array Analysis of Broadband Seismograms, edited by A. Levander and G. Nolet, pp81-98, Geophysical Monograph 157, AGU. Washington DC 2005.
  • Li, A., and R. Detrick, Azimuthal anisotropy and phase velocity beneath Iceland: implication for plume-ridge interaction, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., Vol 214, 1-2, 153-165, 2003.
  • Li, A., D. W. Forsyth and K. M. Fischer, Shear velocity structure and azimuthal anisotropy beneath eastern North America from Rayleigh wave inversion, J. Geophys. Res., 108, B8, 2362, 10.1029/2002JB002259, 2003.
  • Li, A., K. M. Fischer, S. van der Lee, and M. E. Wysession, Crust and upper mantle discontinuity structure beneath eastern North America, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10.1029/2001JB000190, 2002.
  • Li, A., D. W. Forsyth and K. M. Fischer, Evidence for shallow isostatic compensation of the southern Rocky Mountains from Rayleigh wave tomography, Geology, 30, 683-686, 2002.
  • Li, A., K. M. Fischer, M. E. Wysession and T. J. Clarke, Mantle discontinuities and temperature under the North American continental keel, Nature, 395, 160-163, 1998.