Lithospheric structure of northern California from teleseismic images of the upper mantle

H. M. Benz, G. Zandt, D. H. Oppenheimer

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Abstract

Teleseismic P wave trave time residuals from 120 earthquakes recorded across the U.S. Geological Survey California seismic network were used to determine the lithosphere P wave velocity structure beneath northern California. Inversion results for the crust show strong correlations to volcanic features. Results from this study provide improved constraints on Gorda plate subduction, evolution of the San Andreas fault system, and development of the lithosphere beneath western North America. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4791-4807
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume97
Issue numberB4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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