JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EJ] Poster

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-IT Science of the Earth's Interior & Tectonophysics

[S-IT32] [EJ] Recent earthquakes and deep structure of the Earth in and around Tibetan Plateau

Wed. May 24, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

[SIT32-P06] Core-mantle boundary structure beneath the Tibetan Plateau and adjacent regions

*Guohui Li1,2, Ling Bai1 (1.Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2.College of Earth Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Keywords:core-mantle boundary, Tibetan Plateau, slant stack

We use waveforms from the Chinese Digital Seismic Network and 3-D synthetics to study the structure of D” beneath the Tibetan Plateau and adjacent regions. The synthetics are calculated using specfem3d_globle and based on crust1.0 for the crust, S40RTS for the mantle, and ak135 for the lowermost 300 km above the CMB. We use waveform cross correlation between observed and synthetic waveforms to obtain differential travel-time residuals of S and ScS phases.
The corrected ScS-S differential travel time residuals indicate that a high shear velocity anomaly beneath the Tibetan plateau is adjacent to a low shear velocity anomaly to the west of Tibetan plateau. Slant stacks of Scd signals show that a discontinuity on top of D” exists near the boundary of high and low velocity anomalies. Precursors of ScP to the south of this boundary suggest the existence of ultralow velocity zone (ULVZ).