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Blanchette, A. R., Klemperer, S. L., Mooney, W. D., & Zahran, H. M. (2018). Two-stage Red Sea rifting inferred from mantle earthquakes in Neoproterozoic lithosphere. Earth and Planetary Science Letters497, 92-101. [pdf]

2018 Liu, T., Klemperer S., Yu, C., Ning, J., Post-critical SsPmp and Its Applications to Virtual Deep Seismic Sounding (VDSS): 1. Sensitivity to Lithospheric 1D and 2D structure, in review with Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.17605/ [preprint]


2017 Blanchette, A. R., Klemperer, S. L., Mooney, W. D., Zahran, H. M., El-Hadidy, S. Y. Active Lithospheric Thinning at the Red Sea Margin Implied by Sub-Moho Earthquakes [poster]

2017 Ferragut, G., Liu, T., Klemperer, S.L., Significant Variation of Post-critical SsPmp Amplitude: Observations from the Yellowknife Array , abstract/poster, AGU 2017 Fall Meeting, S31B-0808 [poster]

2017 Liu, T., Klemperer, S.L., Yu, C., Ning, J., Imaging the Moho beneath Sedimentary Basins: A Comparative Study of Virtual Deep Seismic Sounding (VDSS) and P Wave Receiver Functions (PRF), abstract/poster, AGU 2017 Fall Meeting, S33A-0841 [poster]



2016  Barak, S., and Klemperer, S.L. Rapid variation in upper-mantle rheology across the San Andreas fault system and Salton Trough, southernmost California, USA. Geology, v. 44, #7, doi: 10 .1130 /G37847 .1. [download .pdf]

2016  Barak, S., and S., L., Klemperer, Imaging of upper-mantle upwelling beneath the Salton Trough, by joint inversion of ambient noise dispersion and receiver functions, abstract/poster, T21B-2816, AGU Fall Meeting 2016 [PDF]

2016 Blanchette, A. R., Klemperer, S. L., Mooney, W. D., Zahran, H. M., El-Hadidy, S. Y. Receiver Function Analysis of the Arabian Plate and Deep Earthquakes Beneath Harrat Lunayyir, (poster), IRIS Workshop 2016 [abstract] [poster]

2016  Gao, R., Lu, Z., Klemperer, S.L., Wang, H., Dong, S., Li, W., and Li, H.  Crustal-scale duplexing beneath the Yarlung Zangbo suture in the western Himalaya. Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2730. [Read full paper] [Download Supplementary Material]

2016 Liang, X., Chen, Y., Tian, X., Chen, Y.J., Ni, J., Gallegos, A., Klemperer, S.L., Wang, M., Xu, T., Sun, C. and Si, S. 3D imaging of subducting and fragmenting Indian continental lithosphere beneath southern and central Tibet using body-wave finite-frequency tomography. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 443, pp.162-175. doi: [download .pdf]

2016 Liu, T., Chen, J., Zebker, H.A., Klemperer, S.L., Preliminary InSAR Study of a Seismic “Bright Spot” beneath the Yadong-Gulu Rift, Tibet Plateau, abstract/poster, AGU 2016 Fall Meeting, G23A-1014 [poster]

2016 Shi, D., Zhao, W., Klemperer, S.L., Wu, Z., Mechie, J., Xue, G., Su, H., and Shi, J. Transition from underplating to steep subduction in the India-Tibet collision zone revealed by receiver function profiles. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 452, pp. 171-177, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.07.051.  [download .pdf]


2015  Athens, N., Glen, J., Klemperer, S.L., Egger, A., Fontiveros, V.  Hidden intra-basin extension: Evidence for dike-fault interaction from magnetic, gravity, and seismic reflection data in Surprise Valley, NE California. Geosphere, v. 12, no. 1, p. 1–11, doi: 10.1130/GES01173.1 [download .pdf]

2015  Barak, S.S. L. Klemperer, and J. F. LawrenceSan Andreas Fault dip, Peninsular Ranges mafic lower crust and partial melt in the Salton Trough, Southern California, from ambient-noise tomographyGeochem. Geophys. Geosyst., v. 16, doi:10.1002/2015GC005970. [download .pdf]

2015   Klemperer, S.L., Liu, T., Hilton, D., Karlstrom, K., and Zhao, P. Does the "mantle" helium signature provide useful information about the lithospheric architecture of Tibet/Himalaya? AGU 2015 Fall meeting, invited talk T13G-03 [abstract]

2015 Liu, T., Yu, C., Klemperer, S.L., Ning, J., Lateral Variation of Crustal Structure Beneath a Stable Craton: Seismic Evidence from Ordos, China, abstract/poster, AGU 2015 Fall Meeting, T11B-2893, [poster]

2015   Shi, D., Wu, Z., Klemperer, S.L., Zhao, W., Xue, G., Su, H.   Receiver function imaging of crustal suture, steep subduction, and mantle wedge in the eastern India–Tibet continental collision zone.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 414, 6-15. [download .pdf]

2015 Tian, X., Chen, Y., Tseng, T.L., Klemperer, S.L., Thybo, H., Liu, Z., Xu, T., Liang, X., Bai, Z., Zhang, X. and Si, S. Weakly coupled lithospheric extension in southern Tibet. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 430, pp.171-177. [download .pdf]


2014 Barak, S., Klemperer, S.L. & Lawrence, J., “Ambient Noise Tomography of Southern California Images Dipping San Andreas-Parallel Structure and Low-Velocity Salton Trough Mantle”, (abstract, poster), AGU 2014 Fall meeting, T31B-4583. [download .PDF]

2014  Castillo, C.M., Francis, R.D., Klemperer, S.L., Legg, M.R.  Late Quaternary Subsidence of Santa Catalina Island, southern California Borderland, from submerged paleoshorelines.  Submitted to EPSL October 2014. [download .pdf]

2014 Klemperer, S.L., Shi, D., Wu, Z., Zhao, W., Xue, G., and Xu, H. West-East variability in Indian subduction geometry: new seismic receiver-function profile across the Himalaya and Lhasa terranes at 92°E. AGU 2014 Fall meeting, invited talk T11E-01. [abstract]


2014 Litherland, M. and Klemperer S.L. Receiver Function Imaging of the Ruby Mountains Metamorphic Core Complex, Abstract 17-3 presented at Rocky Mountain (66th Annual) and Cordilleran (110th Annual) Joint Meeting May 2014. [download .pdf]


2014 Liu, T., Tao, K., Klemperer, S.L., Ning, J., Lithospheric Structure of Ordos China: Evidence from Virtual Deep Seismic Sounding (VDSS), abstract/oral presentation, AGU 2014 Fall Meeting, T32A-02, [abstract]

2014 Tao, K., Liu, T., Ning, J., Niu, F., Estimating sedimentary and crustal structure using wavefield continuation: theory, techniques and applications, Geophysical Journal International, v. 197, pp. 443-457, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt515 [download]


2014 Zamudio, K. D., Klemperer, S. L., Sastry, S., Harinarayana, T. Geochemical Characterization and Geothermometry of Thermal Springs of Northwest India. (abstract, poster), AGU 2014 Fall Meeting, V21A-4743. [download.pdf]