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Name  
Yao Zhenxing
Subject Categories  
  Geophysics
Highest Education  
  Master
Office  
  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China
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Zip Code  
  100029
Fax  
  010-62010846
Email  
  yaozx@mail.igcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
Zhenxing Yao
Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Professor of Geophysics

Education
 
1980.1-1982.12, Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, American
1966 M.S., Institute of Geophysics, CAS, Beijing
1962 B.S., Beijing University, Beijing

Professional Experience
   
1999-present professor, the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
1986-1999    professor, the Institute of Geophysics, CAS
1978-1986    associate professor, the Institute of Geophysics, CAS

Research Interests:
  1. Source rupture process and strong ground motion prediction of earthquakes;
  2. Interior structure of the Earth and underground nuclear test detection;
  3. Seismic migration;
  4. Focal mechanism theory and dynamic evaluation for microseismic events induced from hydraulic fracturing.
Public Services:

Honors:

Supported Projects:
  1. The Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China: The rupture process of earthquake and its application in earthquake emergency (Project leader);
  2. The National Major Project of China: Key technology of deep oil and gas exploration (Participant);
  3. The Major Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China: Basic theory and method on geophysics of unconventional oil and gas exploration — Subproject 5: Unconventional oil and gas fracturing theory and dynamic evaluation method about regeneration of fissure induced by micro seismic source (Leader of the experts group for the project & Subroject leader).

Selected Publication:
  1. Zhao, L. F., Xie, X. B., Wang, W. M., Yao, Z. X., 2014. The 12 February 2013 North Korean underground nuclear test. Seism. Res. Lett., In press. 
  2. Zhao, L. F., Xie, X. B., He, J. K., Tian, X., Yao, Z. X., 2013. Crustal flow pattern beneath the Tibetan Plateau constrained by regional Lg-wave Q tomography. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 383, 113-122. 
  3. Zhao, L. F., Xie, X. B., Wang, W. M., Zhang, J. H., Yao, Z. X., 2013. Crustal Lg attenuation within the North China Craton and its surrounding regions. Geophys. J. Int., 195, 513-531. 
  4. Wang, J., Zhao, D., Yao, Z. X., 2013. Crustal and uppermost mantle structure and seismotectonics of North China Craton. Tectonophysics, 582, 177-187. 
  5. Zhang, J. H., Yao, Z. X., 2013. Optimized explicit finite-difference schemes for spatial derivatives using maximum norm. Journal of Computational Physics, 250, 511–526. 
  6. Zhang, J. H., Yao, Z. X., 2013. Optimized finite-difference operator for broad-band seismic wave modeling. Geophysics, 78(1), A13–A18. 
  7. Hao, J. L., Ji, C., Wang, W. M., Yao, Z. X., 2013. Rupture history of the 2013 Mw 6.6 Lushan earthquake constrained with local strong motion and teleseismic body and surface waves. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40(28), 5371–5376. 
  8. Zhao, L. F., Xie, X. B., Wang, W. M., Yao, Z. X., 2012. Yield estimation of the 25 May 2009 North Korean nuclear explosion. Bull Seism. Soc. Am., 102, 467-478. 
  9. Zhang, J. H., Yao, Z. X., 2012. Globally optimized finite-difference extrapolator for strongly VTI media. Geophysics, 77(4), T125–T135. 
  10. Zhang, J. H., Yao, Z. X., 2011. Reducing two-way splitting error of FFD method in dual domains. Geophysics, 76, S165–S175. 
  11. Ye, L. L., Li, J., Tseng, T. L., Yao, Z. X., 2011. A stagnant slab in a water-bearing mantle transition zone beneath northeast China: Implications from regional SH waveform modeling. Geophys. J. Int., 186, 706-710 
  12. Zhang, J. H., Yao, Z. X., 2011. Reducing two-way splitting error of FFD method in dual domains. Geophysics, 76, S165–S175 
  13. Zhao, L. F., Xie, X. B., Wang, W. M., Zhang, J. H., Yao, Z. X., 2010. Seismic Lg-wave Q tomography in and around Northeast China. J. Geophys. Res., 115, B08307, doi: 10.1029/2009JB007157. 
  14. Zhang, J. H., Wang, W. M., Wang, S. Q., Yao, Z. X., 2010. Optimized Chebyshev Fourier migration: a wide-angle dual-domain method for media with strong velocity contrasts. Geophysics, 75, S23–S34. 
  15. Zhang, J. H., Wang, S. Q., Yao, Z. X., 2009. Accelerating 3D Fourier migration with Graphics Processing Units. Geophysics, 74, WCA129–WCA139. 
  16. Zhang, J. H., Wang, S. Q., Yao, Z. X., 2009. Comparison between the Fourier finite-difference method and the generalized-screen method. Geophysical Prospecting, 57, 355–365. 
  17. Zhao, L. F., Xie, X. B., Wang, W. M., Yao, Z. X., 2008. Regional seismic characteristics of the October 9, 2006 North Korean nuclear test. Bull Seism. Soc. Am., 98, 2571-2589. 
  18. Zhang, J. H., Wang, W. M., Fu, L. Y., Yao, Z. X., 2008. 3D Fourier finite-difference migration by ADI plus interpolation. Geophysical Prospecting, 56, 95–103. 
  19. Li, J., Tian, B. F., Wang, W. M., Zhao, L. F., Yao, Z. X., 2007. Lateral variation in the sedimentary structure of West Bohai bay Basin inferred from P-multiple receiver functions. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 97, 1355-1363. 
  20. Zhao, L. F., Wang, W. M., Li, J., Yao, Z. X., 2006. Modeling the seismic response of basin-edge structure by a sequential waveform method. Tectonophysics, 420, 493-507. 
  21. Li, J., He, Y. M., Yao, Z. X., 2006. Source finiteness and rupture propagation using higher-degree moment tensors. Bull.Seismol.Soc.Am., 96 (4), 1241-1256. 
 
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