Publications


–2018–
22.  Yu, Y., and D. Zhao (2018), Lithospheric deformation and asthenospheric flow associated with the Isabella anomaly in Southern California, Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 8842–8857. https://doi.org/10.1029/ 2018JB015873. 
21.  Yu, Y., S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, T. Yang, M. Xue, K.P. Le, and J. Gao (2018), Characteristics of the mantle flow system beneath the Indochina Peninsula revealed by teleseismic shear wave splitting analysis, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 19, 1519-1532. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GC007474.
20.  Xiao, H.,  M. Xue, T. Yang, C. Liu, Q. Hua, S. Xia, H. Huang, B. Le, Y. Yu, D. Huo, M. Pan, L. Li, and J. Gao (2018), The characteristics of microseisms in South China Sea: Results from a combined dataset of OBSs, broadband land seismic stations, and a global wave height model, Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 3923–3942. https://doi.org/10.1029/ 2017JB015291
–2017–
19.  Yu, Y., D. Zhao, and J. Lei (2017), Mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the Tien Shan, Geophysical Journal International, 211, 80-92, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx287.
18.  Yu, Y., T.D. Hung, T. Yang, M. Xue, K.H. Liu, and S.S. Gao (2017), Lateral variations of crustal structure beneath the Indochina Peninsula, Tetonophysics, 712, 193-199, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.05.023.
17.  Yu, Y., S.S. Gao,  K.H. Liu, T. Yang, M. Xue, and K.P. Le (2017), Mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the Indochina Peninsula: Implications for slab subduction and mantle upwelling, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 7159-7167, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073528.
16.  Yu, Y., K.H. Liu, Z. Huang, D. Zhao, C.A. Reed, M. Moidaki, J. Lei, and S.S. Gao (2017), Mantle structure beneath the incipient Okavango rift zone in southern Africa, Geosphere, 13, 1-10, doi: 10.1130/GES01331.1.
15.  Reed, C.A., K.H. Liu, Y. Yu,, and S.S. Gao (2017), Seismic anisotropy and mantle dynamics beneath the Malawi Rift Zone, East Africa, Tectonics, 36, 1338-1351, doi: 10.1002/2017TC004519. 
14.  Lemnifi, A.A., A. Elshaafi, O. Karaoglu, M.K. Salah, N. Aouad, C.A. Reed, and Y. Yu (2017), Complex seismic anisotropy and mantle dynamics beneath Turkey, Journal of Geodynamics, 112, 31-45, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2017.10.004.
–2016–
13.  Reed, C.A., K.H. Liu, P. Chindandali, B. Massingue, H. Mdala, D. Mutamina, Y. Yu, and S.S. Gao (2016), Passive rifting of thick lithosphere in the southern East African Rift: Evidence from mantle transition zone discontinuity topography, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 1-12, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013131.
12.  Reed, C.A., S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, and Y. Yu (2016), The mantle transition zone beneath the Afar Depression and adjacent regions: Implications for mantle plumes and hydration. Geophysical Journal International, volume 205, 1756-1766, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw116.

–2015–
11.  Yu, Y., K.H. Liu, C.A. Reed, M. Moidaki, K. Mickus, E.A. Atekwana, and S.S. Gao (2015), A joint receiver function and gravity study of crustal structure beneath the incipient Okavango Rift, Botswana, Geophysical Research Letters, volume 42, 8398-8405, doi: 10.1002/2015GL065811.
10.  Yu, Y., S.S. Gao, M. Moidaki, C.A. Reed, and K.H. Liu (2015), Seismic anisotropy beneath the incipient Okavango rift: Implications for rifting initiation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, volume 430, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.009 .
9.  Yu, Y., K.H. Liu, M. Moidaki, C.A. Reed, and S.S. Gao (2015), No thermal anomalies in the mantle transition zone beneath an incipient continental rift: Evidence from the first receiver function study across the Okavango Rift Zone, Botswana, Geophysical Journal International, volume 202, 1407-1418, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv229 .
8.  Yu, Y., J. Song, K.H. Liu, and S.S. Gao (2015), Determining crustal structure beneath seismic stations overlying a low-velocity sedimentary layer using receiver functions, Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 120, 3208-3218, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011610.
7.  Lemnifi, A., K.H. Liu, S.S. Gao, C.R. Reed, A. Elsheikh, Y. Yu, and A. Elmelade (2015),
Azimuthal anisotropy beneath north central Africa from shear wave splitting analyses,
Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, volume 16, 1105-1114, doi:10.1002/2014GC005706.
6.  Wu, J., Z. Zhang, F.S. Kong, B.B. Yang, Y. Yu, K.H. Liu, and S.S. Gao (2015), Complex seismic anisotropy beneath western Tibet and its geodynamic implications, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, volume 413, 167-175. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.01.002 .

–2014–
5.  Mohamed, A.A., S.S. Gao, A.A. Elsheikh, K.H. Liu, Y. Yu, and R.E. Fat-Helbary (2014), Seismic imaging of mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the northern Red Sea and adjacent areas, Geophysical Journal International, volume 199, 648-657, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu284 .
4.  Elsheikh, A.A., S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, A.A. Mohamed, Y. Yu, and R.E. Fat-Helbary (2014),
Seismic anisotropy and subduction-induced mantle fabrics beneath the Arabian and Nubian plates adjacent to the Red Sea, Geophysical Research Letters, volume 41, 2376-2381, doi: 10.1002/2014GL059536 .
3.  Liu, K.H., A. Elsheikh, A. Lemnifi, U. Purevsuren, M. Ray, H. Refayee, B. Yang, Y. Yu, and S.S. Gao (2014), A uniform database of teleseismic shear wave splitting measurements for the western and central United States, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, volume 15, 2075-2085, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005267 .
2.  Yang, B.B., S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, A.A. Elsheikh, A.A. Lemnifi, H.A. Refayee, and Y. Yu (2014), Seismic anisotropy and mantle flow beneath the northern Great Plains of North America, Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 119, 1971-1985, doi: 10.1002/2013JB010561 .

–2013–
1.  Gao, S. S., K. H. Liu, C. A. Reed, Y. Yu, B. Massinque, H. Mdala, M. Moidaki, D. Mutamina, E.A. Atekwana, S. Ingate, and A. M. Reusch (2013), Seismic arrays to study African rift initiation, Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, volume 94, 213-214, doi: 10.1002/2013EO240002.