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81. Vadim Levin, Sergei Lebedev, Javier Fullea, Yiran Li and Xiaoran Chen, (2023) Defining continental lithosphere as a layer with abundant frozen-in structures that scatter seismic waves,, JGR-Solid Earth

80. Jeffrey Park, Xiaoran Chen and Vadim Levin, Crustal Anisotropy from the Birefringence of P-to-S Converted Waves: Bias Associated with P-Wave Anisotropy, 2023, Annals of Geophysics, 

79*. James Bourke, Vadim Levin , Ivonne Arroyo, and Lepolt Linkimer, Evidence for Caribbean Plate subduction in Southern Costa Rica, Geology, accepted 12/22/22, online 03/02/23,

78. Vadim Levin, Huaiyu Yuan, Andrew Hynes, Continents never forget: seismological record of lithospheric deformation 1 billion years ago, Geological Society of London Special Publication, online 28 October 2022,

77*. Chen, X., V. Levin, H. Yuan, Small Shear Wave Splitting Delays Suggest Weak Anisotropy in Cratonic Mantle Lithosphere, GRL, August 6, 2021 DOI 10.1029/2021GL093861   [PDF]

76*.  Li, Y.., V. Levin, A. Nikulin, X. Chen, Systematic Mapping of Upper Mantle Seismic Discontinuities Beneath Northeastern North America, G-cubed, June 23, 2021  DOI 10.1029/2021GC009710   [PDF]

75*. Chen, X., V., Levin, H. Yuan, M.Klaser and Y. Li, Seismic Anisotropic Layering in the Yilgarn and Superior Cratonic Lithosphere, JGR-Solid Earth, August 11, 2021 DOI 10.1029/2020JB021575 [PDF]

74*. Chen, X., Park, J. & Levin, V. Anisotropic Layering and Seismic Body Waves: Deformation Gradients, Initial S-Polarizations, and Converted-Wave Birefringence. Pure Appl. Geophys. (2021). DOI 10.1007/s00024-021-02755-6  [PDF]

73*. Bourke, J., V. Levin, L. Linkimer, I. Arroyo, A Recent Tear in Subducting Plate Explains Seismicity and Upper Mantle Structure of Southern Costa Rica, 2020, G^3, first published November 12 2020 DOI 10.1029/2020GC009300   [PDF]

72. Levin, V. S. Elkington, J. Bourke, I. Arroyo and L. Linkimer, Seismic anisotropy in southern Costa Rica confirms upper mantle flow from the Pacific to the Caribbean., Geology, accepted Bastille Day (July 14)  published September 4, 2020; DOI 10.1130/G47826.1   [PSF]

71*. Zhenxin Xie, Vadim Levin, Qingju Wu, Crustal anisotropy beneath northeastern Tibetan Plateau from the harmonic decomposition of receiver functions, 2019, GJI, Volume 220, Issue 3, March 2020, Pages 1585–1603 DOI 10.1093/gji/ggz526 [PDF]

70*. Yiran Li, Vadim Levin, Stephen Elkington, Janine Hlavaty, Localized Anisotropic Domains Beneath Eastern North America, G-cubed, published online 19 November 2019  [PDF]

69*. Xiaoran Chen, Yiran Li and Vadim Levin, Shear Wave Splitting Beneath Eastern North American Continent: Evidence for a Multi-layered and Laterally Variable Anisotropic Structure, G-cubed, published August, 02, 2018  [PDF]

68. Li, C., Gao, H., Williams, M. L. and Levin, V., Crustal thickness variation in the northern Appalachian Mountains: Implications for the geometry of 3D tectonic boundaries within the crust, GRL, published online June 19, 2018

67. Vadim Levin, Maureen D. Long, Peter Skryzalin, Yiran Li, and Ivette Lopez, 2018, Seismic evidence for a recently formed mantle upwelling beneath New England , Geology (2018) 46 (1): 87–90.,  [PDF]

66. Levin, V., Servali, A., VanTongeren, J., Menke, W., and Darbyshire, F., 2017, Crust-mantle boundary in eastern North America, from the (oldest) craton to the (youngest) rift, in Bianchini, G., Bodinier, J.-L., Braga, R., and Wilson, M., eds., The Crust-Mantle and Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundaries: Insights from Xenoliths, Orogenic Deep Sections, and Geophysical Studies: Geological Society of America Special Paper 526, p. 107-131, doi:10.1130/2017.2526(06). [PDF]

65. Guo-chin Dino Huang, Steven W. Roecker, Vadim Levin, Haitao Wang and Zhihai Li,2017, Dynamics of intracontinental convergence between the western Tarim basin and central Tien Shan constrained by centroid moment tensors of regional earthquakes, GJI, v. 208, pp. 561-576, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw415 [PDF]

64. Menke, W., P. Skryzalin, V. Levin, T. Harper, F. Darbyshire, and T. Dong (2016), The Northern Appalachian Anomaly: A modern asthenospheric upwelling, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 10,173-10,179,DOI:10.1002/2016GL070918  [PDF]

63. Park, J. and V. Levin Anisotropic shear zones revealed by back-azimuthal harmonics of teleseismic receiver functions Geophys. J. Int., v. 207, pp. 1216-1243, online August 26, 2016 doi:10.1093/gji/ggw323  [PDF]

62. Park, J., and V. Levin, Statistics and frequency-domain moveout for multiple-taper receiver functions,(2016), Geophys. J. Int., 207, 512-527, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw291 .[PDF]

61. Boyce, A., I. D. Bastow, F. A. Darbyshire,A. G. Ellwood, A. Gilligan, V. Levin, andW. Menke (2016), Subduction beneathLaurentia modified the eastern North American cratonic edge: EvidencefromP wave and S wave tomography,J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth,121, DOI:10.1002/2016JB012838

60. Amy Gilligan, Ian D. Bastow, Emma Watson, Fiona A. Darbyshire, Vadim Levin, William Menke, Victoria Lane, David Hawthorn, Alistair Boyce, Mitchell V. Liddell and Laura Petrescu, Lithospheric deformation in the Canadian Appalachians: evidence from shear wave splitting, Geophys. J. Int. (2016) Volume 206, Issue 2, pp. 1273-1280. DOI:10.1093/gji/ggw207

59. Levin, V., J. A. VanTongeren, and A. Servali (2016), How sharp is the sharp Archean Moho? Example from eastern Superior Province, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, LINK, doi:10.1002/2016GL067729  [PDF]

58*. Razi, Ayda S., Roecker, Steven W., Levin, Vadim, The Fate of the Indian Lithosphere beneath western Tibet: Upper mantle elastic wavespeed structure from a joint teleseismic and regional body wave tomographic study, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, (2016), pp. 11-23, DOI: 10.1016/j.pepi.2015.12.001  [PDF]

57. Gilligan, A., K. F. Priestley, S. W. Roecker, V. Levin, and S. S. Rai (2015), The crustal structure of the western Himalayas and Tibet, J. Geophys. Res., 120

56. S. Salimbeni, S. Pondrelli, L. Margheriti, V. Levin, J. Park, Looking for layered anisotropic structures in the mantle beneath the northern Apennines, Journal of Geodynamics, Volume 82, Dec. 2014, pp. 39-51, DOI: 10.1016/j.jog.2014.09.001

55. Margheriti, L., Lucente, F.P., Park, J., Pondrelli, S., Levin, V., Steckler, M.S., Baccheschi, P., Salimbeni, S.,Large-scale coherent anisotropy of upper mantle beneath the Italian peninsula comparing quasi-Love waves and SKS splitting., Journal of Geodynamics (2014) Volume 82, pp. 26-38,

54. Vadim Levin, Svetlana Droznina, Maxim Gavrilenko, Michael Carr, Sergey Senyukov, Seismically active sub-crustal magma source of the Klyuchevskoy volcano in Kamchatka, Geology ,2014,41(11):983,doi:10.1130/G35972.1   [PDF]

53*. Huaiyu Yuan, Vadim Levin, Stratified seismic anisotropy and the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath Eastern North America, 119-4, pp. 3096-3114, 2014 DOI: 10.1002/2013JB010785  [PDF]

52*. Ayda Shokoohi Razi, Vadim Levin , Steven Roecker , Guo-chin Dino Huang, Crustal and uppermost mantle structure beneath western Tibet using seismic traveltime tomography, G-cubed, 15-2, pp. 434-452, 2014, LINK, DOI: 10.1002/2013GC005143  [PDF]

51. Takaya Iwasaki, Vadim Levin, Alex Nikulin, Takashi Iidaka, Constraints on the Moho in Japan and Kamchatka, Tectonophysics, Volume 609, 8 December 2013, Pages 184 – 201 2013 DOI link   [PDF]

50. Vadim Levin, Guochin Dino Huang and Steven Roecker, Crust-mantle coupling at the northern edge of the Tibetan plateau: evidence from focal mechanisms and observations of seismic anisotropy, Tectonophysics Volume 584, 22 January 2013, pp. 221-229; DOI link  [PDF]

49*. Alex Nikulin; Vadim Levin, Michael Carr, Claude Herzberg, Michael West, Evidence for two upper mantle sources driving volcanism in Central Kamchatka, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 321-322, p. 14-19 2012 [PDF]

48. Margaret H. Benoit, Megan Torpey, Kelly Liszewski, Vadim Levin and Jeffrey Park, P and S wave Upper Mantle Seismic Velocity Structure beneath the Northern Apennines: New Evidence for the End of Subduction, GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, VOL. 12, Q06004, 19 PP., 2011 doi:10.1029/2010GC003428  [PDF]

47*. Huang, Guochin, S. Roecker, V. Levin, Intermediate-depth earthquakes in the West Kunlun range, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 38, L01314, 5 PP., 2011, [PDF]

46. Bianchi, I., J. Park, N Piana Agostinetti and V. Levin, Mapping seismic anisotropy using harmonic decomposition of Receiver Functions: an application to Northern Apennines, Italy; JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 115, B12317, 14 PP., 2010, DOI LINK [PDF]

45. Duret, F., N.M. Shapiro, Z. Cao, V. Levin, P. Molnar, S. Roecker, Surface wave dispersion across Tibet: direct evidence for radial anisotropy in the crust, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L16306, doi:10.1029/2010GL043811 2010

44*. Nikulin, A., V. Levin, A. Shuler, M. West, Anomalous seismic structure beneath the Klyuchevskoy Group, Kamchatka, GRL, 37, L14311, doi:10.1029/2010GL043904 2010 [PDF] and a correction published in 2012 when we found a mistake in the figures

43. Davide Piccinini, Massimo Di Bona, Francesco Pio Lucente, Vadim Levin, Jeffrey Park, Seismic attenuation and mantle wedge temperature in the Northern Apennines Subduction Zone, Italy), from teleseismic body wave spectra, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B09309, 2010 doi:10.1029/2009JB007180   [PDF]

42. Linkimer, L., S. Beck, S. Y. Schwartz, G. Zandt, V. Levin, Nature of crustal terranes and the Moho in northern Costa Rica from receiver function analysis, Geochem. Geophys. G eosyst., 11, Q01S19,2010 doi:10.1029/2009GC002795. [PDF]

41*. Nikulin, A., V. Levin, and J. Park (2009), Receiver function study of the Cascadia megathrust: Evidence for localized serpentinization, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q07004, doi:10.1029/2009GC002376  [PDF]

40. Piana Agostinetti, N., V. Levin and J. Park, Crustal structure above a retreating trench: Receiver function study of the northern Apennines orogen, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.06.022 , EPSL, 2008 [PDF]

39. Levin, V., Roecker, S., Graham, P. and Hosseini, A., Seismic Anisotropy Indicators in Western Tibet: Shear Wave Splitting and Receiver Function Analysis, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2008.03.019 Tectonphysics 2008 [PDF]

38. Salimbeni S., Pondrelli S. , Margheriti L., Park J., and Levin V., SKS splitting measurements beneath the Northern Apennines region: a case of oblique trench retreat, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2007.11.075, Tectonophysics, 2008 [PDF]

37. Salimbeni, S., S. Pondrelli, L. Margheriti, V. Levin, J. Park, J. Plomerova and V. Babuska, Abrupt change in mantle fabric across northern Apennines detected using seismic anisotropy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L07308, doi:10.1029/2007GL029302, 2007 [PDF]

36. Lees, J. L., J. Vandecar, E. Gordeev, A. Ozerov, M. T. Brandon, J. Park and V. Levin, Three-dimensional images of the Kamchatka-Pacific plate cusp, Volcanism and Tectonics of the Kamchatka Peninsula and Adjacent Arcs, AGU Monograph, Editors: J. Eichelberger, P. Izbekov, N. Ruppert, J. Lees, E. Gordeev, 2007.

35. Levin., V., J. Park, F. P. Lucente, L. Margheriti, S. Pondrelli and the RETREAT seismology team,The end of subduction in Northern Apennines confirmed by observations of quasi-Love waves from the great 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. GRL, 34, L04304, doi:10.1029/2006GL028860, 2007 [PDF]

34. Levin. V., D. Okaya and J. Park, Cause and Effect: shear wave birefringence in wedge-shaped anisotropic regions. GJI, 168, pp. 275-286, 2007 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03224.x   [PDF]

33. W. Menke, H. Abend, D. Bach, K. Newman and V. Levin, Review of the Source Characteristics of the Great Sumatra-Andaman Islands Earthquake of 2004 , DOI:10.1007/s10712-006-9013-4 “Surveys in Geophysics”, Volume 27, Number 6, pp. 603-613, 2006  [PDF]

32. Plomerova, J., L. Margheriti, J. Park, V. Babuska, S. Pondrelli, L. Vecsey, D. Piccinini, V. Levin, P. Baccheschi, and S. Salimbeni, Seismic anisotropy beneath the Northern Apennines (Italy): Mantle flow or lithosphere fabric? Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 247, pp. 157- 170, 2006. DOI link

31. Margheriti, L., S. Pondrelli, D. Piccinini, N. Piana Agostinetti, F. P. Lucente, A. Amato, P. Baccheschi, L. Giovani, S. Salimbeni, J. Park, M. T. Brandon, V. Levin, J. Plomerova, P. Jedlicka, L. Vecsey, V. Babuska, A. Fiaschi, B. Carpani, and P. Ulbricht, RETREAT seismic deployment in the Northern Apennines, Annals of Geophysics, V. 49, N 4/5, August/October 2006. [PDF]

30. Levin, V., A. Henza, J. Park and A. Rodgers, Texture of mantle lithosphere along the Dead Sea Rift: recently imposed or inherited? Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 2006  .doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2006.05.007 [PDF]

29. W. Menke and V. Levin, A Strategy to Rapidly Determine the Magnitude of Great Earthquakes, EOS, 86, 19, 10 May 2005 [PDF]

28. Vadim Levin, Nikolai M. Shapiro, Jeffrey Park, Michael H. Ritzwoller, The Slab Portal Beneath the Western Aleutians, doi: 10.1130/G20863.1, Geology: Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 253-256 2005 [PDF]

27. Shapiro, N. M., M. H. Ritzwoller, P. Molnar and V. Levin, Thinning and Flow in Tibetan Crust Constrained by Seismic Anisotropy, Science, 305, 233-236, 2004.

26. Park, J., H. Yuan, and V. Levin, Subduction-zone anisotropy under Corvallis, Oregon: A serpentinite skidmark of trench-parallel terrane migration? Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, B10306, doi:10.1029/2003JB002718, 2004. [PDF]

25. V. Levin, D. Droznin, J. Park, E. Gordeev, Detailed mapping of seismic anisotropy with local shear waves in southeastern Kamchatka, GJI doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02352.x, 2004 [PDF]

24. Michael Studinger, Garry D. Karner, Robin E. Bell, Vadim Levin, Carol A. Raymond, Anahita A. Tikku, Geophysical Models for the Tectonic Framework of the Lake Vostok Region, East Antarctica, EPSL, 216, 663 — 677, 2003 [PDF]

23. W. Menke and V. Levin, A Waveform-based method for interpreting SKS splitting observations, with application to one and two layer anisotropic Earth models, GJI, 154, 379-392, 2003. [PDF]

22. Levin, V., L. Margheriti, J. Park, A. Amato,  Anisotropic seismic structure of the lithosphere beneath the Adriatic coast of Italy constrained with mode-converted body waves, GRL, paper 10.1029/2002GL015438, 26 November 2002 [PDF]

21. Levin, V., N. Shapiro, J. Park and M. Ritzwoller, Seismic Evidence for Catastrophic Slab Loss Beneath Kamchatka, Nature, v418, 763-767, 2002. [PDF]

20. Park, J., and V. Levin, Seismic anisotropy: Tracing plate dynamics in the mantle, Science, 296, 485-489, 2002. [PDF]

19. Park, J., V. Levin, M. T. Brandon, J. M. Lees, V. Peyton, E. Gordeev, and A. Ozerov, A dangling slab, amplified arc volcanism,
mantle flow and seismic anisotropy near the Kamchatka plate corner, Plate Boundary Zones, Seth Stein and Jeffrey Freymueller, editors, AGU Geodynamics Series No. 30, AGU, Washington DC, pp. 295-324, 2002. [PDF]

18. Menke, W and Levin, V. , Anomalous seaward dip of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath northeastern US detected using differential-array measurements of Rayleigh waves , GJI, 149, 413-421, 2002. [PDF]

17. Levin, V., J. Park, J. Lees, M. T. Brandon, V. Peyton, E. Gordeev, and A. Ozerov, Crust and upper mantle of Kamchatka from teleseismic
receiver functions, Tectonophysics, 358, Pages 233-265, 2002 [PDF]

16. Peyton, Valerie, Vadim Levin, Jeffrey Park, Mark Brandon, Jonathan Lees, Evgenii Gordeev, Alexei Ozerov, Mantle Flow at a Slab Edge: Seismic Anisotropy in the Kamchatka Region, GRL, 28, pp 379-382, 2001. [PDF]

15. Park, J. and V. Levin, Receiver functions from regional P waves, Geophysical Journal International, v147, 1-11, 2001 [PDF]

14. Levin, V., and J. Park, Shear zones in the Proterozoic lithosphere of the Arabian Shield and the nature of the Hales discontinuity,Tectonophysics, 323, pp 131-148, 2000. [PDF]

13. Park, J., and V. Levin, Receiver functions from multiple-taper spectral correlation estimates, BSSA, v90, pp1507-1520, 2000 [PDF]

12. Levin, V., J. Park, M. Brandon and W. Menke, Thinning  of the upper mantle during the late Paleozoic Appalachian orogenesis, Geology, v. 28, pp 239-242, 2000 . [PDF]

11. Levin, V., W. Menke and J. Park, No Regional Anisotropic Domains in Northeastern US Appalachians J. Geophysical Res., v105, pp. 19029-19042, 2000. [PDF]

10. Levin, V., W. Menke and J. Park, “Shear-wave splitting in Appalachians and Urals: a case for multilayered anisotropy”, JGR, v104, 17975-17994,1999 [PDF]

9. Levin, V. and J. Park, “quasi-Love phases between Tonga and Hawaii: Observations, simulations and explanations”, JGR v. 103, pp 24321-24331, 1998. [PDF]

8. Levin, V. and J. Park, , 1998, P-SH conversions in layered media with hexagonally symmetric anisotropy: A cookbook, PAGEOPH, 151, 669-697 [PDF]

7. Levin, V. and J. Park, 1997. P-SH conversions in a flat-layered medium with anisotropy of arbitrary orientation. GJI, 131, pp 253-266, [PDF]

6. Levin, V. and J. Park, 1997 Crustal Anisotropy in the Ural Mountains foredeep from teleseismic receiver functions, GRL, v. 24, pp 1283-1286, [PDF]

5. Levin, V., W.Menke and A. Lerner-Lam, 1996, Seismic Anisotropy in Northeastern US as a Source of Significant Teleseismic P Traveltime Anomalies. GJI, v. 126, p. 593 – 603 [PDF]

4. Levin, V., A. Lerner-Lem and W. Menke, 1995, Anomalous mantle structure at the Proterozoic-Paleozoic boundary , GRL, v. 22, 121-124; [PDF]

3. Levin, V., W.-Y. Kim and W. Menke, 1995, Seismic velocities in the shallow crust of western New England and northern New York, BSSA, v. 85, 207-219; [PDF]

2. Menke, W., V. Levin and R. Sethi, 1995. Seismic attenuation in the crust at the mid-Atlantic plate boundary in south-west Iceland, GJI, v. 122, 175-182; [PDF]

1. Menke,W. and V. Levin, 1994, Cold crust in a hot spot, GRL, v.21, 1967-1970;  [PDF]