Shear Velocity Models by B. Kustowski (2007, 2008)

We have created (i) a new radially anisotropic reference Earth model, (ii) a new global model of the anisotropic shear-wave velocity in the mantle, and (iii) a shear-wave velocity model of the upper mantle beneath Eurasia. The data used in the inversions comprise surface-wave phase anomalies, long-period waveforms, and travel times of teleseismic body waves.

Images of the Models
STW105 (also known as REF)
A transversely isotropic reference Earth model
A global model of anisotropic shear-wave velocity in the whole mantle
A model of shear-wave velocity in the upper-mantle beneath Eurasia

  • Model Coefficients
    • STW105: new reference model (REF)
    • S362ANI: preferred global model of shear-wave velocity
    • S362WMANI: S362ANI with anisotropy throughout the mantle
    • S362ANI_PREM: S362ANI using PREM
    • S362ANI_OLDCRCOR: S362ANI using linear crustal corrections
    • S2.9EA: global model with higher resolution in the upper mantle beneath Eurasia
    • S2.9EA_OLDCRCOR: S2.9EA using linear crustal corrections
  • Related Files

  • Kustowski, B., Ekström, G., and A. M. Dziewoński (2008), Anisotropic shear-wave velocity structure of the Earth's mantle: A global model , J. Geophys. Res., 113, B06306, doi: 10.1029/2007JB005169.
  • Kustowski, B., Ekström, G., and A. M. Dziewoński (2008), The shear-wave velocity structure in the upper mantle beneath Eurasia, Geophys. J. Int., 174, 978-992, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03865.x.
  • Kustowski, B., Dziewoński, A.M., and G. Ekström (2007), Nonlinear Crustal Corrections for Normal-Mode Seismograms, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 97(5), 1756-1762, doi: 10.1785/0120070041.
  • Kustowski, B. (2007), Modeling the Anisotropic Shear-Wave Velocity Structure in the Earth's Mantle on Global and Regional Scales, Ph.D. Thesis, Harvard University.

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