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Selected Publications

Richard C. Aster, Professor of Geophysics


Aster, R. and R. Meyer, Three-dimensional velocity structure and hypocenter distribution in the Campi Flegrei caldera, Italy, Tectonophysics, 149, 195-218, 1988.

Aster, R., P. Shearer, and J. Berger, Quantitative measurements of shear-wave polarizations at the Anza seismic network, southern California--Implications for shear-wave splitting and earthquake prediction, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 12449-12474, 1990.

Aster, R. and P. Shearer, Initial shear-wave particle motions and stress constraints at the Anza seismic network, Geophys. J. Int., 108, 740-748, 1992.

Aster, R. and J. Scott, Comprehensive identification of similar earthquakes in microearthquake data sets, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 83, 1307-1314, 1993.

Hartse, H., Fehler, M., Aster, R., Scott, J., Vernon, F., Small-Scale stress heterogeneity in the Anza seismic gap, southern California, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 6801-6818, 1994.

Haase, J., Shearer, P., Aster, R., Constraints on temporal variations in velocity near Anza California, from analysis of similar event pairs, Bull Seism. Soc. Am., 85, 194-206, 1995.

Aster, R., Slad, G., Henton, J., Antolik, M., Differential analysis of coda Q using similar microearthquakes in seismic gaps. Part 1: Techniques and application to seismograms recorded in the Anza seismic gap, southern California, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 86, 868-889, 1996.

Antolik, M., Nadeau, R.M., Aster, R., McEvilly, T.V., Differential analysis of coda Q using similar microearthquakes in seismic gaps. Part 2: Application to seismograms recorded by the Parkfield High Resolution Seismic Network, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 86, 890-910, 1996.

Schlue, J., Aster, R., Meyer, R. A lower-crustal extension to a mid-crustal magma body in the Rio Grande rift, New Mexico, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 25,283-25,291, 1996.

Rowe, C., Aster, R., Kyle, P., Schlue, J., Dibble, R., Broadband recording of Strombolian explosions and associated very-long-period seismic signals on Mount Erebus volcano, Ross Island, Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 2297-2300, 1998.

Aster, R., Rowe, C., Automatic phase pick refinement and similar event association in large seismic datasets, in: Thurber, C., Kissling, E, Rabinowicz, N., eds., Advances in Seismic Event Location 18, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2000.

Rowe, C.A., Aster, R., Phillips, W.S., Jones, R., Borchers, B., Fehler, M., Relocation of Induced Microearthquakes at the Soultz Geothermal Reservoir Using Automated, High-Precision Repicking, Pure Appl. Geophys., 159, 563-596, 2002.

Johnson, J., Lees, M., Ruiz, M., McChesney, P., Aster, R., Kyle, P., Interpretation and utility of infrasonic records from erupting volcanoes, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 121, 15-63, 2003.

Gok, R., Ni, J., West, M., Sandvol, E., Wilson, D., Aster, R., Baldridge, Grand, S., Gao, W., Tilmann, F., Semken, S., Shear wave splitting and mantle flow beneath LA RISTRA, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2002GL016616, 2003.

Koper, K., Wallace, T., Aster, R., Seismic Recordings of the Carlsbad, New Mexico, Pipeline Explosion of 19 August, 2000, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 93, 1427-1432, 2003.

Aster, R., Mah, S.Y., Kyle, P., McIntosh, W., Dunbar, N., Johnson, J., Ruiz, M., McNamara, S., Very long period oscillations of Mount Erebus Volcano, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (B11), 2522, doi:10.1029/2003JB002743, 2003.

Aster, R., McIntosh, W., Kyle, P., Esser, R., Bartel, B., Dunbar, N., Johns, B., Johnson, J., Karstens, R., Kurnik, C., McGowan, M., McNamara, S., Meertens, C., Pauly, B., Richmond, M., Ruiz, M., New instrumentation delivers multidisciplinary real-time data from Mount Erebus, Antarctica, EOS trans. AGU., 85, no. 10, 9 March, 2004.

Gao, W., Grand, S., Baldridge, S., Wilson, D., West, M., Ni, J., Aster, R., Upper mantle convection beneath the central Rio Grande rift imaged by P and S wave tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 109 (B3), B03305, doi:10.1029/2003JB002743, 2004.

Johnson, J., Aster, R., Kyle, P., Volcanic eruptions observed with infrasound, Geop. Res. Lett., 31, L14604, doi:10.1029/2004GL020020, 2004.

Aster, R., Borchers, B., Thurber, C., Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems, 301 pp, Elsevier Academic Press, 2004.

Park, J., Anderson, K., Aster, R., Butler, R., Lay, T., Simpson, D., Global seismographic network records the great Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake, EOS trans. AGU, 86, 8 February, 2005.

Wilson, D., Aster, R., West, M., Ni, J., Grand, S., Gao, W., Baldridge, W.S., Semken, S., Lithospheric Structure of the Rio Grande Rift, Nature, 433, doi:10.1038/nature03297, 2005. Associated article in the Albuquerque Journal.

Aster, R., Beaudoin, B., Hole, J., Fouch, M., Fowler, J., James, D., and the PASSCAL Staff and Standing Committee, IRIS PASSCAL program marks 20 years of scientific discovery, EOS trans. AGU, 86, 26 April, 2005.

Lay, T., Kanamori, H., Ammon, C., Nettles, M., Ward, S., Aster, R., Beck, S., Bilek, S., Brudzinski, M., Butler, R., DeShon, H., Ekström, G., Satake, K., Sipkin, S., The Great Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake of December 26, 2004, Science, 308, 1127-1133, doi:10.1126/science.1112250, 2005.

Wilson, D., Aster, R., Seismic imaging of the crust and uppermantle using regularized joint receiver functions,frequency.wave number filtering, and multimode Kirchhoff migration, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B05305, doi:10.1029/2004JB003430, 2005.

Wilson, D., Aster, R., Ni, J., Grand, S., West, M., Gao, W., Baldridge, W.S., Semken, S., Imaging the seismic structure of the crust and upper mantle beneath the Great Plains, Rio Grande Rift, and Colorado Plateau using receiver functions, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B05306, doi:10.1029/2004JB003492, 2005.

Park, J., Butler, R., Anderson, K., Berger, J., Benz, H., Davis P., Hutt, R., McCreery, C., Ahern, T., Ekstrom, G., Aster, R., Performance review of the Global Seismographic Network for the Sumatra-Andaman megathrust earthquake, Seism. Res. Lett, 76, 3, 2005.

Hubenthal, M. (Guest Editor), et al., The 2004 Sumatra Earthquake, The Earth Scientist, National Earth Science Teacher's Association, Volume XXI, Issue 2, Spring, 2005.

Johnson, J., Aster, R., Relative partitioning of acoustic and seismic energy during Strombolian eruptions, J. Volcan. Geotherm. Res., 148, 334–354, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.05.002, 2005.

Lay, T., Kanamori, H., Ammon, C., Nettles, M., Ward, S., Aster, R., Beck, S., Bilek, S., Brudzinski, M., Butler, R., DeShon, H., Ekström, G., Satake, K., Sipkin, S., Reply to Technical Comment on “The Great Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake of 26 December 2004” by S. Neetu, I. Suresh, R. Shankar, D. Shankar, S.S.C. Shenoi, S. R. Shetye, D. Sundar, and B. Nagaraja, Science, 310, 1431b, 2005.

MacAyeal, D., Okal, E., Aster, R., Basis, J., Brunt, K., Cathles, L. Mac. Drucker, R., Kim, Y-J., Martin, S., Okal, M., Sergienko, O., Sponsler, M., Thom, J., Transoceanic wave propagation links iceberg calving margins of Antarctica with storms in tropics and northern hemisphere, Geop. Res. Lett., 33, L17502, doi:10.1029/2006GL027235, 2006.

Stankova, J., Bilek, S., Rowe, C., Aster, R., Characteristics of the October 2005 microearthquake swarm and reactivation of similar event seismic swarms over decadal time periods near Socorro, New Mexico, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 98, 93-105, doi:10.1785/0120070108, 2008.

Aster, R., McNamara, D., Bromirski, P., Multi-decadal climate-induced variability in microseisms, Seismological Research Letters 79, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.79.2.194, 2008.

Sine, C., Wilson, D., Gao, W., Grand, S., Aster, R., Ni, J., Baldridge, W.S., Mantle structure beneath the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, Geop. Res. Lett., 35, L10303, doi:10.1029/2008GL033391, 2008.

MacAyeal, D. R., Okal, E., Aster, R., Bassis, J., Seismic and hydroacoustic tremor generated by colliding icebergs, J. Geophys. Res., 113, F03011, doi:10.1029/2008JF001005, 2008.

Aster, R., Zandomeneghi, D., Mah, S., McNamara, Henderson, D.B., Yarbrough, H., Jones, K., Moment tensor inversion of very long period seismic signals from Strombolian eruptions of Erebus Volcano, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.08.013, 2008.

Jones, K., Johnson, J.B., Aster R., Kyle P., McIntosh, W., Infrasonic tracking of large bubble bursts and ash venting at Erebus volcano, Antarctica. J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.02.001, 2008.

Johnson, J., Aster R., Jones K., Kyle P., McIntosh W., Acoustic Source Characterization of Impulsive Strombolian Eruptions from the Mount Erebus Lava Lake. J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., doi:10.1029/2008JF001005doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.06.028, 2008.

Lay, T. (ed.), Aster, R., Forsyth, D., Romanowicz, B., et al. Seismological Grand Challenges in Understanding Earth's Dynamic Systems, Report to the National Science Foundation, IRIS Consortium, 2009.

Aster, R., MacCarthy, J., Heizler, M., Kelley, S., Karlstrom, K., Crossey, L., Dueker, K., and the CREST Team, CREST probes the roots and geologic history of the Colorado Rockies, Outcrop, Newsletter of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, 58, January 2009.

MacAyeal, D., Okal, E., Aster, R., Bassis, J., Seismic Observations of Glaciogenic Ocean Waves (Micro-Tsunamis) on Icebergs and Ice Shelves, J. Glaciology, 55, 193-206, 2009.

Condie, K., O'Neill, C., Aster, R., Evidence and implications for a widespread magmatic shutdown for 250 My on Earth, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 282, 294–298, 2009.

Forsyth, D., Lay, T., Aster, R., Romanowicz, B., Grand Challenges for Seismology, EOS trans. AGU, 90, 13 October, 2009.

Condie, K., and Aster, R., Zircon Age Episodicity and Growth of Continental Crust, EOS trans. AGU, 90, 13 October, 2009.

Zandomeneghi, D., Kyle, P., Miller, P., Snelson, C., Aster, R., Seismic tomography of Erebus Volcano, Antarctica, EOS trans. AGU, 91, 9 February, 2010.

Martin, S., Drucker, R., Aster, R., Davey. F., Okal E., Scambos T., and MacAyeal, D., Kinematic and seismic analysis of giant tabular iceberg breakup at Cape Adare, Antarctica, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B06311, doi:10.1029/2009JB006700, 2010.

Condie, K. C. and Aster, R. C., Episodic zircon age spectra of orogenic granitoids: The supercontinent connection and continental growth, Precambrian Research, 180, 227–236, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2010.03.008, 2010.

van Wijk, J., Baldridge, W., van Hunen, J., Goes, S., Aster, R., Coblentz, D., Grand, S., Ni, J, Small scale convection at the edge of the Colorado Plateau: Implications for topography, magmatism, and evolution of Proterozoic lithosphere, Geology, 38, 611-614, doi: 10.1130/G31031.1, 2010.

Aster, R.C., McNamara, D.E., Bromirski, P.D., Global trends in extremal microseism intensity, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L14303, doi:10.1029/2010GL043472, 2010.

Wilson, D., Aster, R., Grand, S., Ni, J., Baldridge, W.S., High-resolution receiver function imaging, contrained lithospheric architecture, and mantle-supported topography of the Colorado Plateau, Geop. Res. Lett., 37, L20313, doi:10.1029/2010GL044799, 2010.

Condie, K.C., Bickford, M., Aster, R., Belousova, E., Scholl, D., Episodic zircon ages, Hf isotopic composition and the preservation rate of continental crust, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B30344.1, 2011.

MacCarthy, J.K., Borchers, B., Aster, R., Efficient stochastic estimation of the model resolution matrix diagonal and generalized crossvalidation for large geophysical inverse problems, J, Geophys. Res.116, B10304, doi:10.1029/2011JB008234, 2011.

Aster, R., Expecting the Unexpected:  Black Swans and Seismology, Seismological Research Letters, 83, 1, doi:10.1785/gssrl.83.1.5, January/February 2012.

Aster, R., Borchers, B., Thurber, C., Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems, Second Edition, Elsevier Academic Press, 360 pp., 2012.

Karlstrom, K.E., Coblentz, D., Ouimet, W., Kirby, E., Van Wijk, J., Schmandt, B., Kelley, S., Lazear, G.,Crossey, L. J., Crow, R., Aslan, A, Darling, A1, Dueker, K, Aster, R., MacCarthy, J., Hansen, J., Stachnik, J., and the CREST working group, Surface response to mantle convection beneath the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Lithosphere4, 3-22, 2012.

Ringler, A.T., Hutt, C.R., Aster, R., Bolton, H., Gee, L.S., Storm, T., Estimating Pole/Zero errors in GSN-IRIS/USGS network calibration metadata, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 102 (2), 836-841, 2012.

Chaput, J., Zandomeneghi, D., Aster, R., Knox, H., Kyle, P., Imaging of Erebus volcano using body wave seismic interferometry of Strombolian eruption coda, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, (7), L07304, doi:/10.1029/2012GL050956, 2012.

Trabant, C., Hutko, A., Bahavar, M., Karstens, R., Ahern, T., Aster, R., Data products at the IRIS DMC: stepping-stones for research and other applications, Seismol. Res. Lett., 83(5), 2012.

Zandomeneghi, D., Aster, R., Kyle, P., Barclay, A., Chaput, J., Knox, H., Internal structure of Erebus volcano, Antarctica imaged by high-resolution active-source seismic travel time and scattering tomography, J. Geophs. Res., 118 (3), doi:10.1002/jgrb.50073, 2013.

Hansen, S., Dueker, K., Stachnik, J., Aster, R., Karlstrom, K., A rootless Rockies - support and lithospheric structure of the Colorado Rocky Mountains inferred from CREST and TA seismic data, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1002/ggge.20143, 2013.

Condie, K., Aster, R.C., Refinement fo the supercontinent cycle with Hf, Nd, and Sr isotopes, Geoscience Frontiers, doi: 10.1016/j.gsf.2013.06.001, 2013.

Gerst, A., Hort, M., Aster, R., Johnson, J., Kyle, P.R., The First second of volcanic eruptions from the Erebus Volcano lava lake, Antarctica - Energies, pressures, seismology, and infrasound, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 3318–3340, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50234, 2013.

Schmandt, B., Aster, R., Scherler, D., Tsai, V., Karlstrom, K., Multiple fluvial pricesses detected by riverside and infrasound monitoring of a controlled flood in the Grand Canyon, Geop. Res. Lett., 40, 1-6, doi:10.1002/grl.50953, 2013.

Lough, A., Wiens, D., Barcheck, C., Aster, R., Nyblade, A., Huerta, A., Wilson, T., Seismic detection of an active subglacial volcanic center in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, Nature Geoscience, 10.1038/ngeo1992, 2013.

Chaput, J., Aster, R., Sun, X., Wiens, D., Nyblade, A., Anandakrishnan, S., Huerta, A., Winberry, J., Wilson, T., Crustal thickness of West Antarctica, J. Geop. Res., 119, 1-18, 10.1002/2013JB010642, 2014.

Papers in advanced preparation, review, or in press

Accardo, N., Wiens, D., Hernandez, S., Aster, R., Nyblade, A., Huerta, A., Anandakrishnan, S., Wilson, T., Heeszel, D., Upper mantle seismic anisotropy beneath the West Antarctic Rift System and surrounding region from shear wave splitting analysis, in revision, 2013.

Peng, Z., Walter, J., Aster, R., Nyblade, A., Wiens, D., Anandakrishnan, S., Dynamically triggered icequakes in Antarctica, in revision, 2013.

MacCarthy, J.K., Aster, R., Dueker, K., Hansen, S., Schmandt, B., Karlstrom, K., High resolution upper mantle seismic tomography beneath the Colorado Rocky Mountains from CREST, in review, 2013.

Chaput, J., Aster, R., Campillo, M., Roux, P., Kyle, P., Czoski, P., Seismic scattering equipartition at Erebus Volcano, Antarctica, from small icequakes: Implications for coda-based imaging at glaciated volcanoes, in prep., 2013.

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