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Name   Bai, Ling Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D. Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7035 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-84097079 Email      bailing@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
  • 2012.04~present:Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS),Professor
  • 2009.11~2012.03:Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2007.04~2009.10:Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2003.10~2007.03:Kyoto University, Ph.D.
  • 1999.09~2003.09:China Earthquake Administration, Institute of Geophysics, Ms.&Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Studies of Earth’s deep interior and mechanism for earthquakes using theoretical and observed seismograms.

Public Services:

  1. 2018, COX Visiting fellowship, Stanford University, USA
  2. 2017, Tibetan Plateau Award for Young Scientists, The China Society on Tibetan Plateau
  3. 2016, Fu Chengyi Youth Science and Technology Award, Chinese Geophysical Society
  4. 2014, Hundred Talent Award, CAS
Selected Publications:

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  1. Bai, L., Klemperer, S.L., Mori, J. et al., 2019. Lateral variation of the Main Himalayan Thrust controls the rupture length of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, Science Advances, In press.
  2. Bai, L., Song, B., Li, G., Jiang, Y., Dhakal, S., 2019. Seismic Activity in the Himalayan Orogenic Belt and Its Related Geohazards. Advances in Earth Science. (in Chinese with English abstract) In press.
  3. Li, G., Li, Y.E., Zhang, H., Bai, L., Ding, L., Li, W., Cui, Q., Zhou, Y., 2019. Detection of a thick and weak low-velocity layer atop the mantle transition zone beneath the northeastern South China Sea from triplicated P-wave waveform modeling. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. In press.
  4. Rahman, M.M. #, Bai, L., 2018. Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment of Nepal using multiple seismic source models. Earth Planet. Phys. 2: 327-341. [link]
  5. 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. PAGEOPH. 175: 685-705. doi: 10.1007/s00024-017-1659-y. [link]
  6. 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 Res., 41: 390-399. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2015.07.009. [link]
  7. Bai, L., Li, G., Song, B., 2017. The source parameters of the M6.9 Mainling, Tibet earthquake and its tectonic implications. Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese with English abstract) 60: 4956-4963. Doi: 10.6038/cjg20171234. [link]
  8. 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. [link]
  9. 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. [link]
  10. 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 J. Geophys. (in Chinese with English abstract) 60: 2969-2979, doi: 10.6038/cig20170806. [link]
  11. 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, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43: 637-642. doi: 10.1002/2015GL066473. [link].
  12. 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, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43: 9045-9052. doi:10.1002/2016GL069808. [link]
  13. 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. [link]
  14. Bai, L., Medina Luna, L., Hetland, E., and Ritsema, J., 2014. Focal depths and mechanisms of Tohoku-Oki aftershocks from teleseismic P wave modeling, Earthq. Sci., 27: 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s11589-013-0036-x. [link]
  15. Bai, L., and Ritsema, J., 2013. The effect of large-scale shear-velocity heterogeneity on SS precursor amplitudes, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2013GL058669. [link]
  16. Bai, L., Ritsema, J. and Zhao, J., 2012. Focal depth estimates of earthquakes in the Himalayan-Tibetan region from teleseismic waveform modeling, Earthq. Sci., 25:459-468. [link]
  17. Bai, L., Zhang, Y., and Ritsema, J., 2012. An analysis of SS precursors using 3D spectral-element seismograms, Geophys. J. Int., 188: 293-300, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05256.x [link]
  18. Bai, L., Tian, X., and Ritsema, J., 2010. Crustal structure beneath the Indochina peninsula from teleseismic receiver functions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L24308, doi:10.1029/2010GL044874. [link]
  19. 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. [link]
  20. 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, Phys. Earth Planet Int., 176: 33-43. [link]
  21. 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, Phys. Earth Planet Int., 165: 47-55. [link]
  22. 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. [link]
  23. 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. [link]
  24. Bai, L., Zhang, T., Zhang, H., 2003. Multiplet relative location approach and waveform correlation correction and their application. Acta Seismologica Sinica, 16: 606-615.

Supported Projects:
  • 2018.01~2020.12, The seismic controls of geohazards related to the 2015 Nepal earthquake, NSFC-ICIMOD, P.I.
  • 2017.01~2019.12, Source and Structural Properties of the 2015 Mw7.8 Nepal earthquake, Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University, P.I.
  • 2014.01~2017.12: Mechanism of earthquakes and Earth’s deep interior beneath Tibetan Plateau, Hundred Talent Program of CAS, P.I.
  • 2013.01~2016.12: Probing deep structure of the Earth beneath the Tibetan plateau using SS precursors, NSFC, P.I.
  • 2007.05~2009.09: Seismological study of northeastern China from a large-scale broadband seismograph array, JSPS, P.I.
  • 2005.04~2006.03: Improved hypocenters of earthquakes in Nankai Trough and their tectonic implications, Japan Science Society, P.I.