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A 3-D crustal and upper mantle S-wave velocity model of NE China is constructed by inversion of phase velocity dispersion curves at 6-140 s periods from ambient noise tomography and two-plane surface wave tomography. The seismic data used in this study are collected from 120 China Earthquake Administration (CEA) permanent stations and 127 portable stations of NECESSArray. We observe strong low S-wave velocity beneath the Changbaishan volcano in the upper mantle to at least 200-km depth, which is interpreted as a mantle upwelling beneath the Changbaishan volcano that is consistent with the body wave tomographic image. The Songliao Basin is dominated by a high velocity extending to at least 200-km depth. Built upon the observed velocity anomalies, we propose a sub-lithosphere mantle convection model for NE China in which the upwelling of upper mantle materials from the mantle transition zone to the Changbaishan volcano could induce a local sub-lithosphere convection in the upper mantle and the strong high velocity of the upper mantle beneath the Songliao Basin corresponds to the downwelling limb of this convection cell. The downwelling beneath the Songliao Basin could also induce secondary local convection in the asthenosphere to the west, leading to local asthenospheric upwelling beneath the Abaga and Halaha volcanoes in the Xing'an-Mongolia Orogenic Belt.
- Abaga volcano
- Changbaishan volcano
- Halaha volcano
- Markov chain Monte Carlo
- Northeast China
- Surface wave tomography
How the Earth moves: Developing a novel seismological approach to map the small-scale dynamics of the upper mantle
Yang, Y., MQRES, M. & MQRES (International), M. (.
20/01/14 → …
Down under Down Under: Using multi-scale seismic tomography to image beneath Australia's Great Artesian Basin
Yang, Y., Rawlinson, N. & MQRES (International), M. (.
4/05/12 → 31/12/16