[SIT29-P06] Velocity structure of uppermost mantle from Pn tomography beneath the southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau
Keywords:Tibetan Plateau, uppermost mantle, Pn tomography
In our work we have selected travel times of Pn arrivals as reported in the Annual Bulletin of Chinese Earthquakes(ABCE) and regional seismic network of provinces. A two-dimensional tomography method is employed to find regional variation of Pn velocity in the uppermost mantle beneath the southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. In the most study area 2 degrees are well resolved.The main results show the relations of Pn velocity variation to regional tectonic structure, Moho depth and earth’s heatflow. Pn velocity structure is close to the regional tectonic structure: Low Pn velocities are found on the intense tectonic activity area, such as the west of SiChuan-YunNan block . High Pn velocities are on the tectonic stability area,beneath SiChuan Plain. Quantitative analysis result indicates that Pn velocity is positively correlated with crust thickness and negatively correlated with Earth’s heatflow.
This study was supported by NSFC(Grant No. 41674064).