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Name   Pei, Shunping Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D. Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7051 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      peisp@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
  • Associate Professor of Geophysics, 9/2004 - now Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Senior Visiting Scholar, 5/2009 - 8/2009 Earth Resources Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Senior Visiting Scholar, 6/2008 - 12/2008 Earth Resources Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Visiting Scholar, 2/2005 - 4/2005 Ehime University, Japan
  • Postdoctor, 10/2002 - 8/2004 Institute of Theoretical and Applied Geophysics, Peking University
  • Ph.D., Geophysics, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, 8/2002
  • M.S., Hydrogeology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), 6/1999
  • B.S., Geology, Xi’An University of Science and Technology, 7/1996

Research Interest:

Seismic Tomography on Travel Time and Attenuation

Public Services:

Selected Publications:
  1. Pei, S., H. Zhang, J. Su, Z. Cui (2014), Ductile Gap between the Wenchuan and Lushan Earthquakes Revealed from the Two-Dimensional Pg Seismic Tomography, submitted to Scientific Reports.
  2. Wang, Z., R. Huang, S. Pei (2014), Crustal deformation along the Longmen-Shan fault zone and its implications for seismogenesis, Tectonophysics, Volume 610, 6 January 2014, Pages 128-137, ISSN 0040-1951, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.11.004.
  3. Lü, Y., Z. Zhang, S. Pei, E. Sandvol, T. Xu, X. Liang (2014), 2.5-Dimensional tomography of uppermost mantle beneath Sichuan–Yunnan and surrounding regions, Tectonophysics, Available online 16 March 2013, ISSN 0040-1951, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.03.008.
  4. Xu, Q., J. Zhao, X. Yuan, H. Liu, S. Pei (2014), Mapping crustal structure beneath southern Tibet: Seismic evidence for continental crustal underthrusting, Gondwana Research, Available online 6 February 2014, ISSN 1342-937X, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2014.01.006.
  5. Zhao, J., D. Murodov, Y. Huang, Y. Sun, S. Pei, H. Liu, H. Zhang, Y. Fu, W. Wang, H. Cheng, W. Tang (2014), Upper mantle deformation beneath central-southern Tibet revealed by shear wave splitting measurements, Tectonophysics, Available online 13 November 2013, ISSN 0040-1951, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.11.003.
  6. Pei, S., Y. J. Chen, B. Feng, X. Gao, J. Su (2013), High-resolution seismic velocity structure and azimuthal anisotropy around the 2010 Ms=7.1 Yushu earthquake, Qinghai, China from 2D tomography, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.08.020
  7. Wang, S., S. Pei, G. Xu, A. Gao (2013), Pn velocity structure at the uppermost mantle of Mongolia and neighboring regions. Chinese J. Geophys. 56(12): 4106~4112, doi:10.6038/cjg20131215 (in Chinese)
  8. Xu, Q., J. Zhao, S. Pei, and H. Liu (2013), Imaging lithospheric structure of the eastern Himalayan syntaxis: New insights from receiver function analysis, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 118, 2323–2332, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50162.
  9. Xu, Q., J. Zhao, S. Pei, and H. Liu (2013), Distinct lateral contrast of the crustal and upper mantle structure beneath northeast Tibetan plateau from receiver function analysis, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Volume 217, Pages 1-9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2013.01.005.
  10. Zhao, J., Z. Jin, W. D. Mooney, N. Okaya, S. Wang, X. Gao, L. Tang, S. Pei, H. Liu, Q. Xu (2013), Crustal structure of the central Qaidam basin imaged by seismic wide-angle reflection/refraction profiling, Tectonophysics, Volume 584, Pages 174-190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2012.09.005.
  11. Pei, S. and Y. J. Chen (2012), Link between seismic velocity structure and the 2010 Ms=7.1 Yushu earthquake, Qinghai, China: Evidence from aftershocks tomography, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 102(1), 445-450
  12. Wang, Z., W. Huang, D. Zhao, S. Pei (2012), Mapping the Tohoku forearc: Implications for the mechanism of the 2011 East Japan earthquake (Mw 9.0), Tectonophysics, Volumes 524–525, Pages 147-154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2011.12.032.
  13. Pei, S., Y. Sun, M. N. Toksöz (2011), Tomographic Pn and Sn Velocity beneath Continental Collision Zone from Alps to Himalaya, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B10311, doi:10.1029/2010JB007845
  14. Xu, Q., J. Zhao, S. Pei, H. Liu (2011), The lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary revealed by Hi-CLIMB experiment from S receiver functions, Geophys. J. Int., 187, 414-420, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05154.x
  15. Lü, Y., B. Liu, S. Pei, Y. Sun, X. Zeng (2011), Pn Tomographic Velocity and Anisotropy beneath the Iran Region, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 102(1), 426-435
  16. Wang, Z., J. Wang, Z. Chen, Y. Liu, R. Huang, S. Pei, Q. Zhang, W. Tang (2011), Seismic imaging, crustal stress and GPS data analyses: Implications for the generation of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake (M7.9), China, Gondwana Researches, 10.1016/j.jr.2010.05.004.
  17. Pei, S., Y. Sun, M. N. Toksöz, Y. J. Chen, X. Gao, Z. Wang, J. Zhao and H. Liu (2011), Imaging Poisson's ratio of uppermost mantle beneath China, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 101,1452-1461, DOI: 10.1785/0120090024
  18. Pei, S. and Y. J. Chen (2010), The updated crustal attenuation in North China using ML amplitude tomography, Earthquake Science, 23, 541-548, doi: 10.1007/s11589-010-0753-3.
  19. Pei, S. and Y. J. Chen (2010), Tomographic structure of East Asia: I. No fast (slab) anomalies beneath 660 km discontinuity, Earthquake Science, 23, 597-611, doi: 10.1007/s11589-010-0759-x.
  20. Chen, Y. J. and S. Pei (2010), Tomographic structure of East Asia: II. Stagnant slab above 660 km discontinuity and its geodynamic implications, Earthquake Science, 23, 613-626, doi: 10.1007/s11589-010-0760-4.
  21. Pei, S., J. Su, H. Zhang,Y. Sun, M. N. Toksöz, Z. Wang, X. Gao, J. Liu, J. He (2010), Three-dimensional seismic velocity structure across the 2008 Wenchuan Ms8.0 earthquake, Sichuan, China, Tectonophysics, 491, 211–217, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009. 08. 039.
  22. Pei, S.J. Liu, H. Ma, X. Gao, J. Su (2010), Dynamic variation of S-wave Q value beneath Sichuan-Yunnan, China. Chinese J. Geophys. 53(7): 1639-1652, DOI:10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2010.07.015 (in Chinese)
  23. Zhao, J., X. Yuan, H. Liu, P. Kumar, S. Pei, R. Kind, Z. Zhang, J. Teng, L. Ding, X. Gao, Q. Xu, and W. Wang (2010), The boundary between the Indian and Asian tectonic plates below Tibet, PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1001921107.
  24. Xu, Q, J. Zhao, Z. Cui, S. Pei, H. Liu (2010), Moho offset beneath the central Bangong-Nujiang suture of Tibetan Plateau, Chinese Science Bulletin, 55(7): 607-613, doi: 10.1007/s11434-009-0387-9
  25. Pei, S., Z. Cui, Y. Sun, M. N. Toksöz, C.A. Rowe, X. Gao, J. Zhao, H. Liu, J. He, F. D. Morgan (2009), Structure of the Upper Crust in Japan from S-wave Attenuation Tomography, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., vol. 99, No. 1, pp. 428–434, February 2009, doi: 10.1785/0120080029.
  26. Cui, Z., S. Pei (2009), Study on Pn velocity and anisotropy in the uppermost mantle of the Eastern Himalayan Syntaxis and surrounding regions. Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 52(9): 2245~2254, DOI:10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2009.09.008
  27. Huang, R., Z. Wang, S. Pei, Y. Wang (2009), Crustal ductile flow and its contribution to tectonic stress in Southwest China, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.04.001
  28. Wang, Z., Y. Fukao, S. Pei (2009), Structural control of rupturing of the Mw7.9 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, China, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 279, 131–138, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.12.038
  29. Gao, X., Y. Su, W. Wang, S. Pei and Z. Guo (2009), Lower-crust S-wave velocity beneath western Yunnan Province from waveform inversion of dense seismic observations, Terra Nova, 21, 105–110, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2008.00862.x
  30. Sun, Y., M. N. Toksöz, S. Pei, D. Zhao, F. D. Morgan, A. Rosca (2008), S-wave Tomography of the Crust and Uppermost Mantle in China, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B11307, doi:10.1029/2008JB005836.
  31. Hearn, T., S. Wang, S. Pei, Z. Xu, James F. Ni, Y. Yu (2008), Seismic Amplitude Tomography for Crustal Attenuation beneath China. Geophysical Journal International. 174,223-234.
  32. Sun, Y., M. N. Toksöz, S. Pei, and F. D. Morgan, 2008. The layered shear wave velocity structure of the crust and uppermost mantle in China. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., vol. 98, No. 2, doi:10.1785/0120050222
  33. Pei, S., J. Su, X. Gao, J. Zhao, H. Liu (2008), S-wave attenuation tomography of upper crust in japan, Chinese J. Geophys., 51, 828-835.
  34. Zhao, J., H. Cheng, S. Pei, H. Liu, J Zhang, B. Liu (2008). Deep structure at northern margin of Tarim Basin, Chinese Science Bulletin, 53 (10): 1544-1554.
  35. Wang, S., Pei S., T. M. Hearn et al. (2008), Crustal S-wave Q estimated from ML amplitude II: Q lateral variation in China, Chinese J. Geophys., 51, 134-140.
  36. Zhao, J., Q. Xu, Y. Duan, S. Pei, H. Liu (2008).Study on the basement structure at the northern margin of Tibetan plateau by finite difference, Progress in Geophysics, 23(4), 993~1000 (in Chinese)
  37. Wang, S., Pei S., Xu Z. et al. (2007), Crustal S-wave Q estimated from ML amplitude I: attenuation in tectonic blocks. Chinese J. Geophys., 50, 1740-1747.
  38. Ma, H., S. Wang, S. Pei, et al. (2007), Q0 tomography of S wave attenuation in Sichuan-Yunnan and adjacent regions. Chinese J. Geophys., 50, 465-471.
  39. Pei, S., J. Zhao, Y. Sun, Z. Xu, S. Wang, H. Liu, C. A. Rowe, M. N. Toksöz, and X. Gao (2007), Upper mantle seismic velocities and anisotropy in China determined through Pn and Sn tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B05312, doi:10.1029/2006JB004409.
  40. Pei, S., J. Zhao, C. A. Rowe, S. Wang, T. M. Hearn, Z. Xu, H. Liu and Y. Sun (2006), ML Amplitude Tomography in North China, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 96, 1560-1566, doi:10.1785/0120060021.
  41. Pei, S., Z. Xu, S. Wang (2004). Sn Wave Tomography of the Uppermost Mantle Beneath the China Continent and Adjacent Regions. Chinese Journal of Geophysics. 47(2), 278~284.
  42. Pei, S., Z. Xu, S. Wang (2004). Discussion on origin of Pn velocity variation in China and adjacent region. Acta Seismologica Sinica. 17(1), 1~11.
  43. Pei, S., Z. Xu, S. Wang (2003). A review on refraction wave traveltime tomography of uppermost mantle, Progress in Geophysics, 18(1),59~64 (in Chinese)
  44. Wang, S., Z. Xu, S. Pei (2003). Pn velocity variation beneath China continent and deep structure background for strong earthquake preparation. Chinese Journal of Geophysics. 46(6), 1114~1124.
  45. Wang, S., Z. Xu, S. Pei (2003). Velocity structure of uppermost mantle beneath North China from Pn tomography and its implications. Science in China (Series D-Earth Sciences). 46(Suppl.), 130-140, 2003.
  46. Xu, Z., Wang S., S. Pei (2003) Lateral variation of Pn velocity beneath northeastern marginal region of Qinghai-Xizang plateau. Acta Seismologica Sinica, 16(1), 26-33.
  47. Chen, C., S. Pei, J.J. Jiao (2003). Land subsidence caused by groundwater exploitation in Suzhou City, China, Hydrogeology Journal. 11: 275-287.
  48. Jiao, J.J., X. Wang, J. Chen, S. Pei (2003). Academic Thoughts and Achievements of Professor CHEN Chongxi, Earth Science-Journal of China University of Geosciences, 28(5), 471-482. (in Chinese)
  49. Pei, S., Z. Xu, S. Wang (2002). Pn Velocity Tomography In Xinjiang, China And Adjacent Regions. Chinese Journal of Geophysics. 45(2), 217-224.
  50. Chen, C., S. Pei (2001). Numerical simulation on ground subsidence due to ground water exploitation. Hydrogeology and Engineer Geology, No.25-8. (in Chinese)
  51. Pei, S., C. Chen and J. J. Jiao (2000). Geological hazards related to groundwater exploitation-Land subsidence in Suzhou city, China, Proceedings of the international symposium on hydrogeology and the environment, Yanxin Wang, Wuhan, P. R. China, China environmental science press, 546-552.
  52. Chen, C., S. Pei (2000). Numerical simulation on ground subsidence due to ground water exploitation in Suzhou City and investigation on measures of controlling the subsidence (in Chinese). Institute of Environmental Geology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan
  53.  Chen, C., S. Pei, X. Wang (1999). Numerical simulation method of partial penetration river and some problems in the establishment of models, Site Investigation Science and Technology, No.4p3-12. (in Chinese)

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