Talent details

Name:Ling Bai
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201204/t20120405_3550426.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments

Ph.D. Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, 2007
B. S. School of Geosciences, China University of Petroleum, 1996
2012-present: Professor, ITPCAS
2009-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan
2007-2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo

Research Interest

Source parameters of earthquakes, Deep structures of Earth, Continental collision zone tectonics, Geophysics

Selected Publications

1. Li, G., Bai, L.*, Ritsema, J. 2020. Lateral variation of shear-wave velocity in the D layer beneath the Indian-Eurasian plate collision zone. Geophysical Research Letters. 47, e2019GL086856. 

2. Li, G., Bai, L.*, Ding, L., Song, B., Jiang, Y. 2020. Source parameters of the 2019 Ms6.3 Medog earthquake and its tectonic implications. Chinese Journal of Geophysics. 63(3): 1214-1223. 

3. Bai, L.*, Klemperer, S.L. *, Mori, J., Karplus, M.S., Ding, L., Liu, H., Li, G., Song, B., Dhakal, S. 2019. Lateral variation of the Main Himalayan Thrust controls the rupture length of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal. Science Advances. 5, eaav0723. 

4. Dhakal, S., Bai, L.*, Neupane, B., Li, L., Song, B. 2019. Review of earthquake activity and faulting structure in Nepal Himalaya. Bulletin Nepal Geological Society. 36: 259-266. 

5. Rahman, M.M., Bai, L. * 2018. Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment of Nepal using multiple seismic source models. Earth Planetary Physics. 2: 327-341. 

6. Rahman, M.M., Bai, L.*, Khan N. G., Li, G., 2018. Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment for Himalayan-Tibetan Region from Historical and Instrumental Earthquake Catalogs. Pure and Applied Geophysics. 175: 685-705. 

7. Bai, L.*, Li, G., Khan, N.G., Zhao, J., and Ding, L. 2017. Focal depths and mechanisms of shallow earthquakes in the Himalayan-Tibetan region. Gondwana Research. 41: 390-399. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2015.07.009. 

8. Bai, L.*, Li, G., Song, B. 2017. The source parameters of the M6.9 Mainling, Tibet earthquake and its tectonic implications. Chinese Journal of Geophysics. 60: 4956-4963. Doi: 10.6038/cjg20171234. 

9. Li, G., Bai, L., Zhou, Y., Wang, X., Cui, H., Zhou, X. 2017. Velocity structure of the mantle transition zone beneath the southeastern edge of Tibetan Plateau. Tectonophysics. 721: 349-360, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.08.009. 

10. Khan, N.G., Bai, L.*, Zhao J., Li G., Rahman, M.M., Cheng C., Yang, J. 2017. Crustal structure beneath Tien Shan orogenic belt and its adjacent regions found by multi-scale seismic data. Science China: Earth Sciences. 60: 1-14, doi: 10.1007/s11430-017-9068-0. 

11. Cheng, C., Bai, L.*, Ding, L., Li, G., Yang, J., Xu, Q. 2017. Crustal structure of eastern Himalaya Syntaxis revealed by receiver function method. Chinese Journal of Geophysics. 60: 2969-2979, doi: 10.6038/cig20170806. 

12. Bai, L.*, Liu, H., Ritsema, J., Mori, J., Zhang, T., Ishikawa, Y., and Li, G. 2016. Faulting structure above the Main Himalayan Thrust as shown by relocated aftershocks of the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters. 43: 637-642. doi: 10.1002/2015GL066473. 

13. Pei, S., Liu, H., Bai, L., Liu, Y., Sun, Q. 2016. High-resolution seismic tomography of the 2015 Mw7.8 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal: Evidence for the crustal tearing of the Himalayan Rift. Geophysical Research Letters. 43: 9045-9052. doi:10.1002/2016GL069808. 

14. Bai, L.*, and Zhang, T. 2015. Complex deformation pattern of the Pamir-Hindu Kush region inferred from multi-scale double-difference earthquake relocations. Tectonophysics. 638: 177-184. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.11.006. 

15. Bai, L.*, Medina Luna, L., Hetland, E., and Ritsema, J. 2014. Focal depths and mechanisms of Tohoku-Oki aftershocks from teleseismic P wave modeling. Earthquake Science. 27: 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s11589-013-0036-x. 

16. Bai, L.*, and Ritsema, J. 2013. The effect of large-scale shear-velocity heterogeneity on SS precursor amplitudes. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1002/2013GL058669. 

17. Bai, L.*, Ritsema, J. and Zhao, J. 2012. Focal depth estimates of earthquakes in the Himalayan-Tibetan region from teleseismic waveform modeling. Earthquake Science. 25:459-468. 

18. Bai, L.*, Zhang, Y., and Ritsema, J. 2012. An analysis of SS precursors using 3D spectral-element seismograms. Geophysical Journal International. 188: 293-300, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05256.x. 

19. Bai, L.*, Tian, X., and Ritsema, J. 2010. Crustal structure beneath the Indochina peninsula from teleseismic receiver functions. Geophysical Research Letters. 37, L24308, doi:10.1029/2010GL044874. 

20. Bai, L.*, Kawakatsu, H., and Morita, Y. 2010. Two anisotropic layers in central orogenic belt of North China Craton. Tectonophysics. 494: 138-148, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.09.002. 

21. Bai, L.*, Iidaka, T., Kawakatsu, H., Morita, Y., and Dzung, N.Q. 2009. Upper mantle anisotropy beneath Indochina block and adjacent regions from shear-wave splitting analysis of Vietnam array data. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. 176: 33-43. 

22. Bai, L.*, Bergman, E.A., Engdahl, E.R., and Kawasaki, I. 2007. The 2004 earthquake offshore of the Kii peninsula, Japan: Hypocentral relocation, source mechanism and tectonic implications. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. 165: 47-55. 

23. Bai, L.*, Kawasaki, I., Zhang, T., Ishikawa, Y. 2006. An improved double-difference earthquake location algorithm using sP phases: Application to the foreshock and aftershock sequences of the 2004 earthquake offshore of the Kii peninsula, Japan (Mw 7.5), Earth Planets Space. 58: 823-830. 

24. Bai, L.*, Wu, Z., Zhang, T., Kawasaki, I. 2006. The effect of distribution of stations upon location error: Statistical tests based on the double-difference earthquake location algorithm and the bootstrap method. Earth Planets Space. 58: e9-e12. 

25. Bai, L.*,Zhang, T., Zhang, H. 2003. Multiplet relative location approach and waveform correlation correction and their application. Acta Seismologica Sinica. 16: 606-615.