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Biography: I am a seismologist at the Department of Earth and Planetary of Sciences, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. I got my Bachelor of Sciences from University of Science and Technology of China in 2000. My PhD studies took place in Brown University majoring in Geophysics/Seismology during 2000-2005.  Afterward, I took research associate and senior research associate positions at University of Colorado at Boulder.  In 2010, I moved to Macquarie University as a lecturer.  Now I am an associate professor.

Research interests: My primary research interests lie in understanding the structure, dynamics, and deformation of the Earth's lithosphere and upper mantle by studying seismic velocity, anisotropy, and attenuation using seismological techniques. My specific research topics include ambient noise surface wave tomography by extracting seismic Green functions from cross-correlating sequences of ambient or background seismic noise, teleseismic surface wave tomography using earthquake data to constrain the seismic structure of lithosphere, joint inversion of multiple seismic data sets to improve the imaging of thermal and chemical status of the lithosphere and upper mantle.   

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Projects 2011 2022

Unveiling the fine structure of the Australian continent using ocean waves

Yang, Y., Afonso, J. C., Rawlinson, N. & Niu, F.


Project: Research

From Space to the Deep Earth

Afonso, J. C., Ebbing, J., Holzrichter, N. & Yang, Y.

1/01/16 → …

Project: Research

ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS) (ARC)

O'Reilly, S., Wilde, S., Griffin, W., Pearson, N., McCuaig, T., Wu, F., Kerrich, R., Brown, M., Gessner, K., Mainprice, D., Nemchin, A., Van Kranendonk, M., Foley, S., McCammon, C., Clark, S., Kilburn, M., Belousova, E., Fiorentini, M., O'Neill, C., Yang, Y., Barley, M. & Li, Z.

21/06/11 → …

Project: Research

Research Outputs 2003 2019

  • 4050 Citations
  • 32 h-Index
  • 69 Article
  • 5 Abstract
  • 1 Meeting abstract

The uppermost mantle seismic velocity structure of West Antarctica from Rayleigh wave tomography: insights into tectonic structure and geothermal heat flow

O'Donnell, J. P., Stuart, G. W., Brisbourne, A. M., Selway, K., Yang, Y., Nield, G. A., Whitehouse, P. L., Nyblade, A. A., Wiens, D. A., Aster, R. C., Anandakrishnan, S., Huerta, A. D., Wilson, T. & Winberry, J. P., 15 Sep 2019, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 522, p. 219-233 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Rayleigh waves
tectonic structure
Rayleigh wave
Antarctic regions

3-D upper-mantle shear velocity model beneath the contiguous United States based on broadband surface wave from ambient seismic noise

Xie, J., Chu, R. & Yang, Y., Oct 2018, In : Pure and Applied Geophysics. 175, 10, p. 3403-3418 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

seismic noise
Surface waves
surface wave
surface waves
upper mantle

An investigation of time-frequency domain phase-weighted stacking and its application to phase-velocity extraction from ambient noise's empirical Green's functions

Li, G., Niu, F., Yang, Y. & Xie, J., 1 Feb 2018, In : Geophysical Journal International. 212, 2, p. 1143-1156 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
ambient noise
Phase velocity
phase velocity
Green function
Green's function

Joint inversion of active sources and ambient noise for near-surface structures: a case study in the Balikun Basin, China

Luo, Y., Lin, J., Yang, Y., Wang, L., Yang, X. & Xie, J., 1 Nov 2018, In : Seismological Research Letters. 89, 6, p. 2256-2265 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ambient noise
surface wave
surface waves

Lithospheric structure of the northern Ordos from ambient noise and teleseismic surface wave tomography

Li, S., Guo, Z., Chen, Y. J., Yang, Y. & Huang, Q., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 123, 8, p. 6940-6957 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

lithospheric structure
teleseismic wave
ambient noise
Surface waves
surface wave