Publications


–2019–
24.  Lemnifi, A. A., Browning, J., Elshaafi, A., Aouad, N. S., and Yu, Y. (2019), Receiver function imaging of mantle transition zone discontinuities and the origin of volcanism beneath Libya, Journal of Geodynamics, 124, 93-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jog.2019.01.009
23.  Zou, Y., Tian, X., Yu, Y., Pan, F., Wang, L., and He, X. (2019), Seismic evidence for the existence of an entrained mantle flow coupling the northward advancing Indian plate under Tibet, Earth and Planetary Physics, 3, 62-68. https://doi.org/10.26464/epp2019007
–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.